I did this watercolor/white gouache sketch in a coffee shop of these two old women talking. I recognize that the quality of the picture is shit, but I'm wondering what else I can improve on. Should I grab a smaller brush? Should I spend more time planning/drawing? What can help my paintings progress? I'm worried that I'm plateauing because I need more third-party help.
Medium is watercolor/white gouache on Moleskine's smallest watercolor book. I think it's 5 x 3.5 inches or something close to that.
My bet is that you don't want to hear this, so you can keep being cute with your moleskine, but the #1 thing I think you can do is work bigger. Like, 3x bigger. Right now you can cop out of detail like faces because its so small. You also have a much easier time managing the wet/dry mechanics of the whole image.
DESU it look pretty good, but a big part of that is the small size hides your bullshit messiness. If you honestly want to get better and didn't just start this thread to show off, start working bigger immediately.
>>2593459 >start this thread to show off I'm asking for assistance. Why the fuck would I show off something I'm not proud of? >bullshit messiness I can paint larger, but I have a hard time carrying around large watercolor paper for coffee shop sketches like this. >work bigger Okay, that's advice. I'll try that.
I wouldn't say that book is very good at all as a learning book. It very loosely touches upon each of the basics, with just the basest of each fundamental. Most of it is just pages of finished artwork by various artists/illustrators to serve as inspiration, so if you want that, go ahead. You should go Robertson, or something more specific like the books you'll find through the sticky, if you actually want to learn things proper.
There's a good segment about how to find the golden ratio on your page, regardless of proportions, for compositionl purposes,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Are the W&N Pigment Markers the biggest art supply scam currently around or just "too ahead of its time"?
>Due to the ingredients, doesn't blend so well with any other markers (water-based, alcohol, acrylic) >Needs its own specific paper, or things like Yupo to fully utilize the gimmick >Soaks through any other types of paper, blending is completely fucked because of that >"100 years of lightfastness" slogan to justify... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
They're a step on the right direction at least, being lightfast unlike those expensive dye-based makers. I only have 3 grays but I like them well enough. They bleed less than Copics, but also tend to ruin the surface of normal paper if you layer more than a couple of coats. You don't really need their fancy paper, they actually work really well on the back side of regular marker paper.
I create string art and I'm currently planning out a new piece. Part of it, however, i want to spray my canvas differently (rather than the usual flat black color).
I've noticed a lot of street artists making outrageous work with spray paint and gloss paper. One technique in particular is layering a bunch of colors and then laying a piece of newspaper or plastic to peel some color off and make a textured look.
My question is, can i create the same effect if I do this on a wooden canvas?? Or will the wood absorb... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Hello _artist_! I am a big fan and want to know if you have any tips about getting into the industry? >Post your work online, draw everyday, draw a lot, especially from life!
Holy shit fuck any young artist who got lucky and successful early on and gives advice like this. These fucking people never mention networking, the necessary dilemma or getting a part-time job just to support your art, or even that luck has a huge fucking factor in whether or not an artist gets noticed and that sometimes, you might... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2593897 How could you explain luck having a factor in art at all? Is it just luck that someone woke up one day and drew a girl with a dick? Is it luck that people happen to be very into that? Or that they have excessive money to blow on dickgirls? Ultimately it boils down tp you either being found by your skill or you hitting a niche
>>2593899 It's luck that you even got noticed in such a competitive field by someone who was able to give you a big opportunity. And I'm not speaking about people who draw porn on Patreon, I'm talking about people in art-based industries like comics or animation where landing a job at a well-known studio is like trying to purposely get hit by lightning.
Grand Prize >You drew everyday for a long time, longer than anyone else. Congratulations. You are the best
Rules >Update every day at: http://www.lavaflake.com/draw/ >The deadline for submissions is 23:59:59 GMT each day >You should spend at least 30 minutes on each update >Miss a day and you lose a token, FAQ is the first post. >Miss another day within a month and you're eliminated. Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The site is currently in the alpha phase of development and is being built around us as we compete so sometimes things go wrong. If you ever need any help send me a tweet @LavaFlake or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we draw?
>Whatever you want. At this point there's no required topic so draw your heart out. Make sure you submit at least a half hour of work or you may get a low... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You seem to be treating digital art as if it's not very obviously much bigger and more lucrative (in a general sense) than all other mediums. This makes it seem like you've either been living under a rock for the last two decades (and should just do some googling to get you acquainted with the modern world), or you're otherwise not intelligent enough to warrant giving answers to.
Here are some things for you to google: "How much money does an illustrator artist make" "How... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You've got to understand that digital art will always be shit on by traditional artists because of the lineage and culture that comes with it.
Reducing all of your artistic tools to a computer and a tablet is pretty weak and even if what you do looks good, you'll still be seen as some nerdy art fuck rathet than a true artist that has a gallery (not a fucking deviant art).
But now digital art is what's the hot shit in the business. It's easier and faster so it's better for the industry.
But deep within if you truly want to be an Artist of the soul and not of the paycheck, you're not gonna make it with just digital art. I know I'm gonna get shit on because you guys are heavily digital oriented but this is what I've seen as someone who's spent two years in French Art Schools.
I want to learn how to sketch cleanly but loosely. Like the guy in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIaTjqTbK2U
I studied product design and while my presentation drawings and renderings end up looking nice and clean, I am ashamed of my exploration sketches because I have poor line control and they end up looking like doodles instead of professional work. I want to enter a very competitive field and everything should look as good as it could, so...
>How can I practise ideation/thumbnail sketching for product design so I can make tens of iterations that look clean and presentable? Any online resources or books that you recommend?
With that kind of insightful and amazing advice that you are providing for free, why aren't you teaching at Art Center, RISD or Parsons? Seriously, I would have paid for someone to tell me that a few years ago.
When I was younger I used to draw all day everyday. It was all I wanted to do and all that made me happy. But recently I've lost my passion for art. I never feel like drawing and I literally have to sit down and fucking force myself to do it. And when I do I get frustrated/bored after like an hour or so. I haven't made a complete work since God knows when. Should I just give up on art?
Never tried your brand OP, but don't they have those samples on display?
Usually what would make the difference for me is the brushpen which seems to not be equally as interesting on those you mentioned.
The closest thing to a Copic I've come across for cheaper is the Touch by Shin Han art which has a similar brush pen but still, ink quality is not as spectacular as Copic. For experiments/practice however, they're perfect, and about a third of the price.
I see those 40 to 50% coupons all the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How come people who finally git gud don't do anything worth while with their skill (imo atleast)? I look at online artists like sinix or people like feng and, while they're skilled, they don't really do anything, they don't really produce any content or tell stories or make people feel emotions. They don't create stuff aside from samey landscapes or cute girls. They've obviously worked hard to git gud but it seems to me like a lot of people just git gud to git gud and don't really want to do anything with the skill they've worked so hard... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises. Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up, make your mom proud.
AVOID asking unrelated questions, there is a question thread for that.
RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000x1000 PIXELS:
#1) >screenshot the image and post that instead
#2) >change camera capture settings to something smaller
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>>2590257 Thanks for the video, however I already know I would never draw for free. The question is not asking whether or not I should get paid, the question is more about the timing. Do I ask what their budget is right off the bat? Should I wait until we do a Skype call?
And if he does intend to pay me, do I made a contract/agreement? If I make a contract, should it be in written form or is verbal agreement enough?
If I make a contract, what details should it entail??
>>2593845 >government is bad >capitalism is bad >dude social media is destroying us >pollution is bad >war is bad >you're totally not think about the poor and how much they suffer right now, you monster >dude ur bould by chains, open up your eyes lmao
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