NOT DIRECTED AT ANY ONE PERSON
This thread has gotten so damn ridiculous!
The point here is to help one another.
Now listen, if you post ANY graphic.
Expect it to be critiqued. That is how we all get better.
If you don't want any criticism when you post your work then post your graphic along with a statement like: Not looking for cnc
No one here is better or worse than the other...
We are all learning how to better ourselves and develop techniques and style.
If we use a tutorial, so be it. But use the tutorial and LEARN FROM IT.
Don't get all bent out of shape.
If you pay attention, someone might be dropping a tip for you that could make you or break you in getting past any hurdles in working with graphic art.
I have personally spent hours on a particular graphic and posted it for cnc and got what I considered to be painful cnc.
I thought to myself, damn I just spent several hours on this and it STILL SUCKS!
Instead of letting that cnc piss me off, I threw that tag away and started all over from scratch until I got it right.
Don't do graphics because you want to be like somebody else.
Everyone wants to be like somebody else, but very rarely do they want to be themself.
Be yourself! Let the true inner artist come forth from within yourself!
If you do that, you will find it will all flow for you with little to no struggle.
Do graphic arts because you love it, not because you feel like you have to compete.
If you feel like you have to compete, than you have already been defeated.
LET ART COME FROM THE HEART!