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Diedra Rater
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
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I'm a software engineer at Khan Academy, an education product, with a background in fine art and illustration. I'm a huge fan of communal learning through critique in artist communities.

Drawing process timelapse videos

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 28, 2017, 10:21 AM
Hi all! :wave:
I finally uploaded some timelapse recordings of me doing some drawing studies in Photoshop. If you're interested in seeing my process in detail, this is a great chance!

Alice long study (7.5 hours sped up to 8.5 minutes):

Alice warmup study (45 minutes sped up to 2 minutes):

Brass duck study (this is a really old one that I forgot to upload at the time) (2 hours sped up to 5 minutes):

Have a great weekend! :)

Journal History

Do you feel like your work is improving? 

147 deviants said I think I'm improving, but it's a gradual process.
40 deviants said I see improvement in my work every day!
33 deviants said I'd like to improve, but I'm not sure how :/
14 deviants said I think my work has hit a plateau..
9 deviants said I'm more of an art appreciator than a creator.
6 deviants said Other?
5 deviants said I am on the verge of greatness!
3 deviants said How can one improve beyond perfection?!

Crits and questions

Feel free to note me with questions or requests for critique! I really enjoy giving advice and constructive feedback to other artists. I'm best at giving feedback on composition, tonal contrast, and visual storytelling.

Also check out ProjectComment! It's an active group for artists to give each other direction and advice.

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sissyroberta Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama !
bluediscord Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for watching me, I really appreciate it! :thanks:

Hope you have a wonderful day, and keep making awesome stuff Love!
dierat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you, and you too! :heart:
bluediscord Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart: :hug:
Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
thanks for the mention in your post! <3
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