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2013 Summary of Art by Arenheim 2013 Summary of Art by Arenheim
Doing this again. This year was interesting for me, to say the least. It got pretty nuts, especially during the last few months. Summer was pretty wild too...lots of drinking...

Aaaaanyway, as a result of the crazysauce of my life this year, I feel like I didn't get a lot of art done. I also kinda fell outta the DA scene more than I ever have in the 5 years of my fairly consistent activity here. To be fair, I did a lot of art this year that I didn't end up posting here, some were private commissions, and some were started but not finished projects (that I do still plan to finish tho'). Worked on a lot of comic things I never shared, some character designs that never got past sketch stage, and some background practice that never reached a state worth showing. Also a big trend this year for me was spending an insane amount of time on individual drawings...like, months.... I'm starting to practice faster drawing now that I came to that realization.

BUT, all that said, I developed a somewhat new relationship with my art this year. For the first time I feel like I can see my own style, and am not completely disgusted by it, lol. I've come to accept the way I draw, and so instead of trying to change it to something else, I'm working more toward improving what it already is, if that makes sense...
It seems like a more productive path to be on, so that's good. :D

But anyway, sorry for the rambles. XD
A couple of these (specifically March and November) aren't finished nor in my gallery yet. I started them those months, and pop 'em open now and then to idly work on. They'll be done someday since I still think they have potential. ^^

Thanks for sticking with me through the year guys! Here's hoping for a productive 2014! :iconlazywaveplz:

Full images:
Jan - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Bu…
Feb - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Ag…
Mar - N/A
April - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/No…
May - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Ur…
June - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Oh…
July - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Mo…
Aug - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Fr…
Sept - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/C-…
Oct - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Fa…
Nov - N/A
Dec - arenheim.deviantart.com/art/Wi…

Last year's: 2012 Art Summary by Arenheim

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:icontakashi11:
takashi11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic!!
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnotmateo:
notMateo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Hey- great year to you- and I totally understand what you meant as far as developing what you have in style- that's sorta where I'm at with my art. Regardless of inactivity, great year, and glad to be watching you, going into 2014 ^~^


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Arenheim Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013   General Artist
I think that's a good place to be artwise. It's easy to just want to imitate other people's styles rather than develop what already comes natural to you, but I think it's a bit less productive. Imitation can help one learn certain things, but there's only so far you can go with it.
Thank you! I appreciate that! <3
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notMateo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
I can agree with that, surely~

No problem ^~^
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