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Secret to Success: Draw with your balls out

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2013, 6:53 PM





Happy new ears my brothers and sisters. I hope you had a good break, but now its time to get back to work! And Ry here has a pro tip for you, something I have kept to myself but I think you as an artist should know about and adapt this habit. Its actually not that complicated, you should just always Draw with your balls out.

A wise man by the name of John Rambo once told us that we should 'Stay ballsy'. We should not let our fear overtake us, we should dive head in into obstacles and fight the demons without fear and without worries. Well I have taken that approach and incorporated it into my drawing, believe it or not I have never been confident about my artworks, even if it is something I spent 24 hours on I still have doubt whether its good enough to show or not, especially when it is for work and I know I am being judged on.. thats why it always takes so long for me to finish an art piece because I keep looking at it and try to fix stuff that probably no one would ever notice. There are often times when I look back at my gallery and can't believe how awful it is, I would then delete some artworks in hope that no one would ever see it.. And sometimes I would upload something on Deviantart and browse through the comment to find some negativity, I would get a bit sensitive about it and worry that they are right and the artwork really isn't good enough, eventhough 99% say its good I would still unconsciously focus on that 1% that says its bad... Well at least during the early days of my Deviantart life anyway. Now I feel stronger, now I feel more confident, and now I can say I have improved significantly because I have been more confident too! That's right, I HAVE BEEN DRAWING WITH MY BALLS OUT, and I highly encourage you to do it too. If you fear drawing a new perspective may damage the whole artwork, DO IT ANYWAY, even if it doesn't look good, at least you tried. If you fear you can't draw more than 2 characters in an artwork because its too much work, DO IT ANYWAY, stay ballsy and throw in more characters to make your artwork more lively and interesting! If you feel that one artwork you uploaded isnt good enough, DO 10 MORE! Prove to yourself you are better than that. If you get some troll comments on your page, IGNORE THEM, you know you are ballsy and don't have time for trolls. If someone gives you positive comment, ACCEPT THEM, don't be like 'ohh im not sure I still don't like it.. boo hoo hoo' NO you accept their comment, respect their opinion god dammit!

I guess the main point is don't be afraid to try new things and be confident about yourself. I feel that MANY artists I know ain't very confident about their work, eventhough in my opinion they are amazing! but its understandable I guess. Cos I was like that too. However if you draw with your balls out you will find yourself trying more new things and even improving because of this, next time you come across a difficult task you will be like 'Hey I can do this, I have done this before.' And next time you have something you ain't sure if you should upload, just think 'Yeah this is good, I have done something like this before and people liked it. THIS IS A GOOD PIECE OF ART'. And if someone gives you advice on improving it, you can be like 'Yeah I'll take that! I will take in this advice and make the changes, I am not gonna hide under the table, I am gonna take it like a man, I AM GONNA BE THE VERY BEST'.like no one ever was.

How's that for motivation at the start of 2013 huh? I would even say that fear itself is the ONLY thing that's stopping someone from succeeding in art (Unless you literally lost an arm or something), I mean even if you ain't born with artistic talent, I believe it is 100% possible to learn and improve and eventually become an amazing artist! Draw with your balls out I say, lol I think this attitude definately helped me overcome my fear of my art isn't good enough. Oh but don't take it too literally, I don't want you suddenly taking off your pants in art class. But attitude wise you should always stay ballsy. Take care, Ry-Spirit cares.



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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Big Bang
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  • Watching: Nicolas Cage movies
  • Playing: Sonic All Star Racing Transformed
  • Eating: Dinosaur Pie
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:iconneokamatari:
neokamatari Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I get what you mean, sometimes I chose anti-christian topics in my works and some people criticise a lot, most of them Christians. If you most cope with What most people think is ok to draw then you are not sincere to yourself. I respect people, if an artwork make you feel bad don't look at it. Finally, feeling uneasy about an artwork is valid, indifferent is bad... Hail to Ry!
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
The whole time, I thought you literally meant you drew with your balls out... :o
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eShredder Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for taking your time to write this. Reading this was really inspiring. I truly needed this.
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ArtisanElizaRose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome motivation, but I have found a fault with your logic....

I'm a girl.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can lend u my balls if u like. Wait that sounds wrong too
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:iconrubberyparts:
RubberyParts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god that's officially one of the best replies i've ever read
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:iconartisanelizarose:
ArtisanElizaRose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
That just seriously cracked me up XD

Ry, your journals will forever amuse me...same with your humor ^^
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Tom-Cii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
All the motivation! :D
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Makaylafashion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really great. It went right into my favs!
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:iconkaze-no-sasayaki:
kaze-no-sasayaki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student
lol thanks, this actually made me get up and do some art XD a great piece of advice for someone like me :D
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Eternal--Art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for writing this! :huggle:
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:iconnoodledude:
noodledude Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ry-Spirit, since this journal has inspired me, I've putted this in my fave.
Thanks Ry!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thx!
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:iconpinopika:
Pinopika Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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Pinopika Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for this journal Ry n_n
i needed that.
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Zerolr-RM Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent piece of advice! Thanks for sharing! I definite want to be more daring!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yup!
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:iconzerolr-rm:
Zerolr-RM Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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:iconv-s-m:
V-S-M Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm inspired to have this as my resolution :icondesireyouplz:
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AbbeyMurdered Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I love this journal. It's the best one ever written.
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BillJersey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
All this time following you... and I didn't know you were a fellow Ramborgian!
Very cool.

And of course excellent advice. :thumbsup:
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL YEAH RAMBORGIA REVOLUTION! well now you know. I listen but I dont talk to them though. I always miss out on the chat because I am bad with maths to work out when they are on
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the motivation! (At first, I almost took it literally.)
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:iconreversefrown:
ReverseFrown Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Are you going to make a new Dev Icon for 2013? You gotta stay ballsy Ry… :Y
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes... i will be nude... with a pair of tennis balls
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Starzway Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
You sir have just given many people the best inspiration here. :'D
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Portosilva Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I like this concept and I am definitely going to start trying it. As for the in-class literal balls out thing, I can see how that would be socially incorrect. BUT, I wonder, if it would actually make a difference in private.
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fuzzymctiger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Nice, got art classes this yeah, this should be interesting...
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:iconlynchly:
Lynchly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....YEAHHHH :iconesteemissuesplz:
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sunsetzero Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's get ready for BALLS OUT 2013!
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IKY92791 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huzzah!
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god this so much
this is really the only way to improve your art is to do stuff you're afraid to do/ not good at. if i was afraid to make mistakes in art then i wouldve never gotten to where i was artistically! (not that its even such a great place but I'm proud that I got there on my own ^ ^" )
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
im proud of u wrabbit
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:icontheamazingwrabbit:
theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ry :iconmanlytearsplz:
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:iconprinceoffire:
PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah! Draw with your balls out!

Just don't do it in public or you might get arrested. >_>
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
no out door drawing for you!
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:iconprinceoffire:
PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:o
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Dragonfly764 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I do everything with my balls out. People tell me to put my testicles away, but I say NO! Real men have their balls hanging out of their trousers at all times. If someone complains, smack them in the face with them.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
spoken like a true ballsy man
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jonny-doom Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am going to draw pantsless forever!
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The-Seventh-Gate Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the motivation! Stay ballsy!
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Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel pumped up now! Thanks so much for the motivational words, Ry! :hooray:
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richardtorres21 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
is january the month of encouraging, and motivational drawings month? and welp, i will draw with my balls out in art class, literally pull down my pants spread dem cheeks and let the class, bask in my, ...image. XD hahaha dont even ask please i behg of you XDD but anyhooo this does actually make me want to subcontiously start drawing better at the things i cant draw. such as pose and fully done faces and bodies and all dat stuuffs yo. your icon also never gets boring, seriously i stare at it for at least a good 2 minutes in complete amusement, sort of like, a black man with keys. [link] this explains it all. XDD
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol dats funny.
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richardtorres21 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
im glad you liked it mate! i really do admire you (being as popular as you are) for replying back to so many of my comments and such, it means alot somehow. thank you chap!
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AlexisDragonStorm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
random question im sure everyone else is thinking...

what if u dont HAVE balls? xD i mean, what do women do? draw with their boobs out? x[
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
its open for interpretation lol
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AlexisDragonStorm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL ur too...... idk whether to say "funny" "jackass" or "just like me" xD
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doubleHippo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Laughing My Balls Out! :D
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yuroran Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ry, I needed to read something like this (both for the inspiration and the laugh the title gave me... I'm not sure wether to be thankful for the mental image though

//COUGHS LOUDLY).

I really want to start developing myself as an artist completely and take more risks :U but at the time I am the most motivated, I am also full of work that has nothing to do with art and takes way too much time (thank god university ends this year UGH). I guess I'll have to make the most out of the little time I've got for now. :nod:
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