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About Varied / Hobbyist Hannah FlinnFemale/New Zealand Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
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Pencil Girl by Fli-nn Pencil Girl :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 5 4 Lil Birdy by Fli-nn Lil Birdy :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 10 1 Oh Sandy... by Fli-nn Oh Sandy... :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 7 2 Inigo Montoya by Fli-nn Inigo Montoya :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 1 5 Westley by Fli-nn Westley :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 6 1 New Blog Header by Fli-nn New Blog Header :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 0 0 Great Expectations by Fli-nn Great Expectations :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 10 1 Russian Red by Fli-nn Russian Red :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 3 1 Frenchie by Fli-nn Frenchie :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 1 0 Daisy - The Great Gatsby by Fli-nn Daisy - The Great Gatsby :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 15 1 American Girl by Fli-nn American Girl :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 5 1 Forest by Fli-nn Forest :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 4 0 And that's how you rock the bowl cut by Fli-nn And that's how you rock the bowl cut :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 4 2 Hat girl by Fli-nn Hat girl :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 10 8 Butterfly Fox by Fli-nn Butterfly Fox :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 3 0 Blue Jean Shorts Girl by Fli-nn Blue Jean Shorts Girl :iconfli-nn:Fli-nn 8 4


Hi There Little shell! sketch by LuigiL Hi There Little shell! sketch :iconluigil:LuigiL 703 54 Kakapo Sketch by sketchinthoughts Kakapo Sketch :iconsketchinthoughts:sketchinthoughts 782 38 Gloomy Day by Sairobi Gloomy Day :iconsairobi:Sairobi 228 22 Another portrait by kyla79 Another portrait :iconkyla79:kyla79 461 14 Turquoise by Katikut Turquoise :iconkatikut:Katikut 1,245 75 Alice and The Caterpillar by RobbVision Alice and The Caterpillar :iconrobbvision:RobbVision 992 208 The heartwood by Tohad The heartwood :icontohad:Tohad 3,541 351 Mushroom district by Tohad Mushroom district :icontohad:Tohad 1,903 178 Under the bridge by Tohad Under the bridge :icontohad:Tohad 2,991 271 belle by loish belle :iconloish:loish 15,032 479 Some tips on shading and character + environments by Qinni Some tips on shading and character + environments :iconqinni:Qinni 6,613 6 Tree and Leaves Tutorial + Tips by Qinni Tree and Leaves Tutorial + Tips :iconqinni:Qinni 10,346 16 Hope for Brighter Days by DestinyBlue Hope for Brighter Days :icondestinyblue:DestinyBlue 10,787 536 She's brOKen by DestinyBlue She's brOKen :icondestinyblue:DestinyBlue 29,825 1,620 find me by vmbui find me :iconvmbui:vmbui 4,298 203 Flickerlee by StressedJenny Flickerlee :iconstressedjenny:StressedJenny 7,552 344


"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it's just not that good. It's trying to be good, it has potential, but it's not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase; they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn't have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that it's normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It's only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I've ever met. It's gonna take a while. It's normal to take awhile. You just gotta fight your way through."

~ Ira Glass


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Hannah Flinn
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
New Zealand
Just keep drawing, just keep drawing, just keep drawing drawing drawing - that's what I've got to do... yeah!

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Fli-nn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow - thank you! :)
nicokat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! You have a lovely gallery! :D
kiramcita Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ great Gallery!! You have a very sweet style!!!
Fli-nn Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) *blushy face* :)
SencilSketches Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yay! Another favourite! :D thanks, I was looking for you today to ask if I could nominate my fairy for artist of the week submission :P Hehe.
xkustomx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ahh crazy talented feel like i got a long way to go
Fli-nn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cheers man - hang in there - we ALL have a long way to go (and we all feel that way about ourselves too)
xkustomx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
getting there :D
ittybittynidhi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hiya! thanks for the watch & faves ^_^
Fli-nn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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