Art isn’t an acronym. Art is what you think it is.
I slowly came to the realization that learning how to draw is essentially the same as a MMO. No, I’m not pulling your leg.
The goal in most MMOs is to deck yourself out. Learning how to draw is practically the same thing, except its infinitely harder.There is no set path and the manuals are huge. You know, how MMOs work in pipe dreams.
I find myself grinding poses, effectively leveling up a skill. The problem, of course, is inconsistency. MMOs offer some level of respite from risk-reward when it comes to character progression, Aion’s nightmare crafting exempt.
MMOs have a community and so does drawing. Basically, every time I look at DeviantArt, I feel like I leveled above the average fodder, but I’m still undergeared when it comes to people with significant talent and/or more XP. It is literally the same feeling of satisfaction. I don’t know why it is that way, but it’s nice.
At the moment, there’s no MMO that is better than learning how to draw, but that’s because MMOs require the same amount of effort it takes to mull through excercises and return a similar amount of satisfaction.
Not to say I’m toasted on MMOs. Guild Wars 2, Black Prophecy, hell, even FF14 are grabbing my attention.
With that being said, I am consolidating my identity and will likely be haunting my DA account. Once I find another MMO, I’ll come back to PP and start anew. Heck, I might have the basic skills covered so I can start a webcomic.