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Platinum by Silvixen Platinum by Silvixen
Yet another foxy t-shirt design by myself.
Credit goes to ~LightCode for helping me with the idea and the element symbol.

T-shirt is available on RedBubble:
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(For those after smaller sizes, I've been looking for another site to upload to but so far I'm having trouble finding quality sites that allow it.)
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Shinxgod Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
heh, that cute, if i could id buy it, oh well...

yeah, how long have you been drawing for to get this good? i was never great to begin with -_-
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I may seem cliche but I have in fact been drawing since the day I first put pencil to paper. To the best of my knowledge I've strived to improve since I was 5 years old. People grow at different rates when it comes to skill. My most dramatic improvements would have occurred over the last 4 years.

And thank you!
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Shinxgod Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Yeah, ive been drawing for fourteen years now... only occasionally do my works improve... like in august this year, i got some decent stuf but after that, nothing
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
The really important element is not how long you've been drawing for but how often you do it.
The best artists make sure to draw something every day. I however haven't done that and so my growth has been slower than others. It's also about technique. Starting with purely traditional art until you've come to a stage you're satisfied with what you're producing will greatly improve any digital art later on. When in doubt, use a pencil first. This will also give you a greater understanding of how colours blend and how different materials work.
Most of all, if there's a particular thing you like to draw often (animal, people etc) I would suggest finding references (photos) and for a while, draw exactly what you see. This is the best way to gain an understanding of anatomy. Much more accurate than trying to make your own while just looking at a ref. Draw the real thing first. Get used to the shapes and the way things align. THEN develop your style. This will give you a great understanding and make any characters or cartoon figures look both accurate and original because you haven't been dependant on imitating the style of someone else. Something I would have liked to know many years ago.

Overall development takes time. You'll find that it'll be slow for a while and then you'll find something that works for you and the improvement will just explode. That was my experience anyway. The two most important things are, if you're passionate about art and drawing, never let yourself give up: if you're going through a rough patch or art block, just sketch ANYTHING that come to mind. And never, ever compare yourself to another artist. There will always be someone you're jealous of and who has better skills than you. Use this as inspiration and a desire to improve further. It's motivation to see better artists, not an excuse to give up.

I hope you enjoyed my ramble :D
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Shinxgod Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
meh... i understand what you mean, but i guess im a bit slow at improving.

every single night i tyr to draw a concept art for my fursona, for the last four years... only every couple of months do i get any improvment of note... oh well... I guess i just gotta keep trying :D
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Tarunyada Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've got a very nice drawing style :heart:
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Tarunyada Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :dummy: I love your art :huggle:
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   General Artist
Very cool! Looks great ^_^ [I so wish I could buy one..]
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I love the play on words! And the fox is adorable, too. :)
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Magen-David-Shaddai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should one for Gold as a cute one and maybe Uranium for more of a badass one. :)
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have a gold platinum one on the way. Gold and uranium are not fox fur patterns. Platinum is.
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Magen-David-Shaddai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought you were doing representaions of elements. :(
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
No it's a legit fur pattern of the domesticated red fox. Elements came in as a simple play on words.
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Magen-David-Shaddai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry then.
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Arrowfrogtmt2 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A highly valuable metal indeed.
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
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gabrielIgnitus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What about Argentum?
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Platinum is a fox fur pattern.
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gabrielIgnitus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, same way it could've been named Argentum, which is up and right in the table.
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
The periodic table has nothing to do with this beyond a play on words... It is platinum because the fur pattern is of a domesticated red fox of which the variation is called platinum.
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gabrielIgnitus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh, well. That explains...
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JamJams Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Platinum foxes are my all time favorite foxes!
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Silvixen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yaaay!
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