thanks a lot. it's something I strive for. I don't know if I'll ever consider myself a master but I know that as long as I keep trying eventually I'll learn everything I'll need and then some in order to draw something on this scale. it's only a matter of time energy and effort
that and realize when I'm riding someone else's coattails or living my life through artists who are better. I esp have trouble with the later since whenever I see something amazing I'm content with seeing someone else doing it when i should try to do something about it myself. having a paradigm shift is kinda hard when you are stuck in that respect but thats what I want my journey learning art to entail
Hmmm... I wouldn't say that's bad but I wouldn't say that's good either. If there is someone who serves as your model, you should not just be happy with their works rather follow them or imitate them (there's nothing wrong with imitation cause no one has ever made things who haven't seen them in real life, I mean there's no such thing as originality. All fantasy/sci-fi characters and environments are just a product of our imagination... combination of things, animals and places we've seen in our planet). By imitating... I mean not copying/swiping their own works but copying their process or style of work. Most everybody starts from this practice, I believe. No one is born as a master, probably some born talented but skills take practice,patient and passion to further develop it. As long as you want to push yourself you can probably surpass them. Remember... live to inspire and be inspired. Pardon me for the very late response and for the very very long reply. Have a nice weekdays!