Got me Fursona problem under control XD all done, I promise
In all honesty, this design phase was brought about by my own feelings regarding my art. For years, I've adored the semi-realism and realism works of wolf artists out there (like innali, azzai, birewuff...etc) and tried to emulate it (those pieces aren't on DA because of how embarrassingly awful they were). As hard as it is, I've begun to realize that if I am to more forward in my art, I need to embrace my style and my voice, as every artist must do. Art is relative and often the worst enemy an artist can face is themselves. Don't copy, you'll never be as good at being someone than that person them-self, it's just how it works. I struggled believing this for years and I still have trouble with it. But I am going to try embracing a more toony style from now on. All this time, my quick doodles were the ones I preferred over the large serious pieces, looking back on it, toonism has always appealed to me, I just ignored it.
I want to continue growing, especially now that I don't have direct access to artists/in an art class, I don't want to become stagnant like I've heard a lot of former AP students becoming. I want to grow and improve<3