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Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterday

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:05 AM
Tip of the day: I don't care to be the best. I just care to be better then I was... constantly.
When I do this kind of comparison it encourages me to focus on my artistic journey as opposed to the destination. It creates momentum and great habits.

Sending positive vibes to you all!

Bobby

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Princess-Suki-W Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I really like this tip of the day!
this and learning new stuff everyday!
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JeffPeli Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always looked at my wrong as it's either good or not good at all. I've never heard anyone say to just do better than yesterday, but now that I have, it certainly helps. Thank you again Bobby! I'll be sure to compete with my past self tomorrow and see how it turns out
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Mirix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Love this one! I always compare myself to others.. how about comparing myself to myself? Run a race with myself as a opponent, just to be ahead of my past self, not looking how far is there to 'the end', being grateful for winning at the point where I'm now ;)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, Bobby!! Good vibes...
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BlindEyeTwist Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Your Tips of the Day for the win :D :heart:
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ArrentKnave Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lately I've been agonizing about how my art measures up to many artists here on DA. I would always compare myself to others in the real world to see how good I was, but now I'm making the transition into digital art (so I can post art online) which doesn't come as naturally to me as using a pencil, and I have become very disheartened.

This is exactly what I needed to hear, thank you.
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Holyengine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the good vibes :) I think the same /o/
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SchneeKatze09 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome, I appreciate it Bobby Chiu! :)
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for this reminder! I need to hear this kind of thing every day!
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Yunyin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Bobby, I've been struggling with this a lot lately. I keep comparing myself to others and fretting about going pro. It's really hard to enjoy making art when I think that way, and nothing I do seems to be good enough. Hopefully I can think on this and get into a better frame of mind.
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ChaosAscending Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! :D This is what I tell myself every morning.
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Nnusia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
^^
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RoArGo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all your tips Bobby Chiu!
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Appylon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
inspiring, bobby. wonder how much it pushed ya after getting imaginism going with other great artists. Surrounding yourself with motivated talented artists must help just as much.
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michysoong Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
So true. (:
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jameskoenig1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for this! Your voice keeps ringing in my head: to compare myself against myself, rather than comparing myself to the 15+ year industry professional. I've been learning to enjoy the journey!
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DarkNightGlow Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
100% agree
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Kata Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Always a great piece of advice :)
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RPGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I came to this conclusion myself last winter. Not only does it give great peace of mind, I think my art has gotten better a lot faster too. :)
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Owlchap Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
It's nice that there are actually well-known artists here that encourage their watchers rather than whining about this and that.
Thanks for the tip. : -)
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S0nova Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
It's sad how true that statement is.
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Owlchap Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Indeedio..
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Padder Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I try. I really do. lol
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