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Hey guys,
I hope you're all well. I haven't posted anything for a while which makes it seem like I've been absent on DA; in truth, I've been here every day checking and answering messages, I just haven't been active in the submission sense.
The reason for this is because I'm ill 85% of the time (either through actual illness or from feeling like crap) and demotivated the other 15%. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a pity post - I just don't want people thinking I've disappeared anywhere!

Moving on, I've lost interest in Fakemon design right now. There are some excellent artists in that particular field but for me personally, it's become a bit saturated so I'm taking a break from that; no doubt I'll be called back to it at some point but I want to try different things until it feels less... stale. I still have quite a few designs left I need to upload (some a higher quality than others) so I'll probably release them in a sketch dump in the near future.

There are lots of other things I want to try. I've mentioned a lot of them in the past and even posted stuff on them at one point or another, but my other projects are currently calling out to me more and I have started practising figure drawing again. I sort of have art wanderlust right now and maybe that will lead me to something new; I intend to look to other art galleries here on DA for inspiration and maybe even make a timetable to stick to so I can develop all the art areas I wish to improve in a more practical manner. Basically, I want to become better than I am now and maybe even stand a chance of working in art in a professional capacity... something I don't feel I am able to do at my current level. Flexibility is required, so it's something to work on.

I hope you'll all stick with me in this process. I don't know where I'm going or what I'm doing in the art world just yet, but I need to explore a little and see what I can find. When you're not having fun in art, you're doing it wrong and I need to find the fun again! It should be quite an adventure :aww:

What time is it?
:iconfinnandjakeplz:
Where have you bean? by Trueform
Where have you bean?
I would add the descriptions, but right now I can't be bothered so I'll update them later. Anyways, they're based on jumping beans / magic beans / beanstalks /giants... there might be sprouts in there too, for some reason. They're grass/fairy types called Beanign, Feefi and Fofum.
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Afraid of You by Trueform
Afraid of You
My fiancee wrote a short adventure time fanfic about Death talking with Simon and asked me to draw a picture related to it. After listening to what she was after, I came up with this.
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Hey guys,
I'm back from my break now! I don't really know how much better I'm feeling - things are still a bit amiss but the time away has helped me a little, so that's a good thing! I hope you're all doing well and don't mind the late replies. I have over 3,000 message notifications to go through (including watch notifications of course) so please bare with me as I go through them as it could take some time! :XD:

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Hey guys,
I hate writing retractions, so as Sarah said, it's a good job I'm not in politics. Here goes:

I've slept on it, and I've decided I will keep the comments up, so thank you to everyone for your support.

I hope these journals haven't messed anyone around too much. Basically, although I can't go into it too deeply, there's a lot going on in my life right now and that - combined with extended illnesses - have really gotten me down in terms of motivation and mood so I've been struggling to remain my usual happy self. I was going to disable all the comments on my deviations until I felt a little better, I have changed my approach:

I will take a bit of a break. I don't think I've ever had much of one from DA for a long time, I've always been active in one way or another, so I'll take some time and come back with fresh eyes. It won't be a massively long time (a couple of weeks, maybe) but from Monday 30th I'll go on my virtual holiday and try to cool down and right my mood (hopefully then my health will be improved a little too).

I will stick with what I said about faves and comments, so for those of you who didn't read it:

I won't be commenting or faving as regularly as I used to, since I watch a lot of people and have a mountain of faves that I can't keep track of. I will add the odd thing or make the odd comment and of course you're welcome to drop me a line if there's anything specific you want my opinion on or want to talk to me about. I hope none of you think this means I don't appreciate your work or efforts but I understand if there are those of you who wish to unwatch me for it. All I can say is, If I watch you, I support you in my own way and I will be looking forward to your work and keeping track of it.

Thank you all again for your support and apologies for the inconvenience of my current stormy mind.

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Hey guys,
I hope you're all well. I haven't posted anything for a while which makes it seem like I've been absent on DA; in truth, I've been here every day checking and answering messages, I just haven't been active in the submission sense.
The reason for this is because I'm ill 85% of the time (either through actual illness or from feeling like crap) and demotivated the other 15%. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a pity post - I just don't want people thinking I've disappeared anywhere!

Moving on, I've lost interest in Fakemon design right now. There are some excellent artists in that particular field but for me personally, it's become a bit saturated so I'm taking a break from that; no doubt I'll be called back to it at some point but I want to try different things until it feels less... stale. I still have quite a few designs left I need to upload (some a higher quality than others) so I'll probably release them in a sketch dump in the near future.

There are lots of other things I want to try. I've mentioned a lot of them in the past and even posted stuff on them at one point or another, but my other projects are currently calling out to me more and I have started practising figure drawing again. I sort of have art wanderlust right now and maybe that will lead me to something new; I intend to look to other art galleries here on DA for inspiration and maybe even make a timetable to stick to so I can develop all the art areas I wish to improve in a more practical manner. Basically, I want to become better than I am now and maybe even stand a chance of working in art in a professional capacity... something I don't feel I am able to do at my current level. Flexibility is required, so it's something to work on.

I hope you'll all stick with me in this process. I don't know where I'm going or what I'm doing in the art world just yet, but I need to explore a little and see what I can find. When you're not having fun in art, you're doing it wrong and I need to find the fun again! It should be quite an adventure :aww:

What time is it?
:iconfinnandjakeplz:

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Trueform
I am Groot.
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Beings as I seem to necessitate some instruction before use, I present to you:

TRUEFORM FOR DUMMIES!

This is handy guide will feature all you need to know about the etiquette in dealing with the non-complexity that is me. I may add to this in the future as needed and it will be handily posted up on my profile as a 'pocket guide' if you will. Now without further ado, let's begin.
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DO UNTO OTHERS
If we watch each other, please don't ask or expect me to comment on your work if you're not willing to do the same for me. Support works both ways, and if you're not willing to take the time to comment on my work, why I should do so for you?

GIFTS FROM ME ARE NOT AN OBLIGATION
I don't make gifts often because I don't have a lot of time and my personal work takes priority. When I do make them, I don't want to feel pressured or rushed into it so please don't hassle me about it; a gift isn't a commission, it's done on my own time and out of kindness. Most people are fine with that and are very patient, so thank you to everyone who is. For those of you who aren't patient, I will either stop making the gift altogether or drop it to the end of my VERY long to-do list, especially after I took the time to write the journal explaining WHY I sometimes have trouble submitting art.

DON'T MISTAKE ME FOR A DOORMAT
I am a very patient person and I try to be as easy-going and kind as I can be; as such, some people see these traits and mark them down as docility. That is a mistake. Treat me how you want to be treated yourself and if you act offensively or rudely, you will be treated the same way.

READ MY JOURNALS
If they're about my personal life, I will always put up a quick version for casual watchers who are only interested in my artwork and a longer version for those interested in me as a person. I only write journals when I have something to say, so if it's been posted, it's been posted for a reason.

Thank you all for listening. I am bluntly honest, so if there's an issue you're concerned with, feel free to contact me directly. The issues mentioned here

ARE NOT AIMED AT ANY ONE PERSON.

They are issues that have been brought up frequently by several people and that is why I have made the journal, otherwise I would have just told you personally rather than making it public.

If you've been affected by any of the topics touched upon in this 'For Dummies' guide, please contact me on the number below.
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:iconnurseblissey:
NurseBlissey Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I've solved your Grappunzel problem.
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:icontrueform:
Trueform Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh? How's that then? :)
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NurseBlissey Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student General Artist
I made a design that's less humanoid
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:icontrueform:
Trueform Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool, I'd love to see it :)
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Nao-Dignity Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Hi there! I hope you have a nice day! n_n
~Daireth :heart:
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:icontrueform:
Trueform Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :wave: thank you very much, I hope you are too!
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Kurigaru Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there! Thanks for the watch, means a lot :D
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Trueform Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, keep up the great work :)
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Pohlranda3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Helloooo~ How are you? I was wanting to ask you something, since your a fan of making fakemon. I am opening a fakemon contest on my page and was wondering fi you would like to join it! ^-^
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Trueform Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I'm fine thank you, I hope you're well.
Thank you for letting me know about the competition, at the moment though I don't have time to participate, sorry! I wish you the best of luck with it though and I hope you get lots of entries!
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