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About Varied / Hobbyist Core Member Ralph-Jared Maneja16/Male/Canada Recent Activity
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Your pics of Nicole's big fluffy tail rock! Espiecially the one when everyone exept Richard are in the hospital! YOU ARE AWSOME!
Wed Dec 26, 2012, 5:54 PM
This place needs more watchers, man
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 6:17 AM
Hi there
Sun Nov 25, 2012, 3:13 PM
Lol what?
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:06 AM
Hello welcome to hardys! Wanna try our big ass frys!?
Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:54 PM
No problem buddy, take your time; no rush right?
Sat Sep 15, 2012, 7:42 AM
sorry i havent been rating ur art lately sorry
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 8:10 PM
I'm a huge fan, lol. But not obsessed
Sun Sep 9, 2012, 5:09 PM
watching because you are good at drawing Nicole
Sun Sep 9, 2012, 8:59 AM
I'll get more soon
Sat Aug 25, 2012, 7:16 PM

I am improving upon it. BUT since my updates on art are slow. Want me to post the sketches of my projects before the final product? 

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Ralph-Jared Maneja
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Born in Montreal. Growing up I had a personal interest in Fine Arts, especially with drawing and cartoons. Recently I've been challenging myself to improve my skills as art develops into a hobby for myself.


I am improving upon it. BUT since my updates on art are slow. Want me to post the sketches of my projects before the final product?
2 deviants said Yes
No deviants said No
Nov 9, 2015
:iconlustrousgem:LustrousGem has changed their username (formerly Inspiratiuora)
Steven-Universe-Sketch by LustrousGem
First Sketch of my new favourite show Steven Universe! Don't expect perfection - Steven Universe lost some weight somehow. Future sketches will get better!

All related characters belong to their respect owners.
Connie-Steven-Universe by LustrousGem
Fun sketch of undercover Connie or something like that.

All related characters belong to their respected owners.
It is quite obvious that my activity in Deviantart is not frequent, but that doesn't mean I haven't stopped drawing! If any are you are beginners or would like to find out some tips and tricks to become more talented at any genre of drawing? I believe I can offer you some of my own (NOTE: Only if you are interested in art as a hobbyist):

1. Three P's:
The first "P" is planning. This is not necessity when it comes to sketches, however planning never hurts! In reality, planning would be a essential skill to learn because this can boost your creativity, yet with a bonus of  better managing your daily routine. Second is patience. In case you haven't noticed, like everything else art is no walk in a park. THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS EITHER. Art is not a race, therefore to truly improve your skills in art, work at a pace that works for you! The third "p" is practice. This ties in with patience as well, however I cannot stress enough that you need to keep drawing to get better too! Challenge yourself each time you draw. I would also like to mention that taking some art courses can help (I am taking a couple classes myself).

2. Design? Me, myself and I only:
I've been through this stage before. There will be some artists that we are deeply passionate about and we would DIE to have their skills and designs (HINT, mine are Patrick Brown and Bleedman. Check them out!). Ok, if you are passionate of someone's design of characters (e.g.. anime) and you wish to use it as your own? That's okay (Be a citizen and credit the artist though)! On the other hand, this may not work for everyone but this is one way how to develop a unique design: 1. Choose an artist who's design you love the most. 2. Choose a specific detail from the image that you love. 3. Use it on your own drawings. 4. Rinse and repeat.
For example, say I want to create an original version of Nicole Watterson from The Amazing World of Gumball but I cannot think of a style to use on her eyes. I search up an image that has a style of eyes that I like and I simply use that style on my drawing. The significance about this method is that the original design that you wish to call your own will develop from trial and error. If it worked for me, it could do the same for you.

3. Perfectionist? Nope!:
As an early artist, I can understand why you would want your art to be perfect. To prove your just as good as the professionals? Popularity? Other reasons? You can achieve this with tips #1 and #2. Please don't be a perfectionist. You should have fun with your drawings! Remember, you get better by learning from your mistakes.

4. Popularity huh? Don't be discouraged!:
If you are an artist who wishes to share art on websites such as Deviantart, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED if your art does not get many views or likes. popularity will come at a different rate for each artist. As you get better, you can gain more viewers by participating in events or open commissions, BUT until that day, keep drawing! (I learned the hard way about this, don't fall into my shoes okay?)

Anyone can draw, literally! Although you need to patient in order to improve because there are many ways to achieve a professional/experienced level of an artist. Don't fall for my mistakes!
Officer Watterson by InspiratiuoraNicole Watterson by Inspiratiuora

This is and example of my art today using the 4 tips versus my art in the past without following the tips above. (Exclude the color, focus on designs!)
  • Mood: Optimism


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SatoshiTakeo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch !
LustrousGem Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate the watch as well :)
X--The-B-Meister--X Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hey Jared! I thought you were gone ;v;
It's great to see you again :D
And thank for the watch! 
LustrousGem Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not gone, just busy Brandon! Haha, I will try to post as much as I can. Yet again I can't promise anything either.

No problem by the way!
X--The-B-Meister--X Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. Well I look forward to seeing your post again :)
LustrousGem Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, glad to hear that :)
thienooo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
hey man. :)
MannyG86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :cake:
lexboss Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Happy birthday:)
KidarooGumball Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:iconwondercomedyplz:: Happy Birthday Jared!!!!
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