I'm seriously considering getting into art, but I don't know whether I should draw or use a computer, I prefer using my hands, and feel like I would enjoy it far more, but I know it has limitations compared to a computer, especially when it comes to colour & lighting (which I hate/have 0 capability in), as for doing both, I know this probably isn't the case, but I feel as though all the time spent drawing would be pointless if I transitioned. What do?
In short, simply committing(and putting effort) to the act of learning one medium or the other will make you better.
However, I would suggest starting with traditional art. Painting, pencil, charcoal, etc. Why? Digital art has a lot of crutches and pitfalls you can potentially fall into that will hinder your learning; ie, tracing filtering color-picking etc. Irregardless, people can make fantastic art no matter the medium. It is much easier to pick up digital art after learning any traditional medium, than it is vice versa. However, doing one will not stop you from doing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2382853 they do have their work online too, but it's mostly...anime-ish style you know those round types what are they called, chibis? or something i really wanna ask them about it but i dont wanna start drama either
>>2382838 I was wondering as an aspiring artist who suck at drawing by stick in sand which on is more efficient/easier to pick up? Should I buy myself some animal blood and sharp rocks or suck it up and continue to learn by stick in sand?
I'm not even sure if this is the board I should be posting this in but it did seem like the most relevant.
So basically I'm looking to buy a drawing tablet, I bought a Wacom pad not that long ago but I find myself really not that fond of looking up at the screen when I draw instead of down like I am used to. I am in the market for something like a Cintiq Companion 2 and I was wondering if any of you had any advice on the matter.
I have enough to buy even the most expensive model of CC2, but some of the higher end models seem a bit unnecessary. I mean it's $500 more for a model that only seems to add 250GB of internal storage and that seems pretty crazy, is their any other benefit to the higher end models? I take it you can but in SD and Micro SD cards to help with the storage issue anyways.
Also wondering if anyone is familiar with any of the alternatives to Cintiq's that I should perhaps be considering or if there is anything else I should know before I make my decision.
Any advice is greatly appreciated, if this isn't where I should be posting this feel free to tell me to fuck off and where to fuck off to.
>>2382720 >So basically I'm looking to buy a drawing tablet, I bought a Wacom pad not that long ago but I find myself really not that fond of looking up at the screen when I draw instead of down like I am used to. Do you need a whole new computer too? Cintiqs function like other wacom drawing pads, but they're simultaneously a second monitor. The Cintiq Companion is something different than other Cintiqs in that it's a full computer as well. If you already have a good enough desktop or laptop, you could save money by getting one of the other non-companion cintiqs. In that scenario, you can also consider other manufacturer's drawing tablets with a screen, as they'll cost a fraction of the price.
If you are set on a cintiq, and you do need a new computer, but you don't need the portability, then you should consider building a new desktop and buying a cintiq 13HD. Going that route you can make something that's overwhelmingly more powerful than the CC2 (which has been on the market for a year and could get an update) and you'll save a few hundred bucks in the process depending on your build.
If you need a new computer and it has to be a laptop, then there are a few alternatives that you should research. There are offerings from microsoft in the surface pro and surface book lines (powered by NTrig). Lenovo still makes convertible tablet pcs, as do other companies I assume. Check out the forums over at tabletpcreview to find out whats new and what users experience with these types of devices.
>>2382705 >recommended on the first page of the sticky >teaches what the symbol system is and why it hinders art >gives you methods and strategies for controlling and rising above symbol drawing >helps you learn to "see" things in shapes and values which makes it easier to draw.
>calls it a meme...
riiiight anon.... sure its a meme. Perhaps it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So /ic/ what are your opinions concerning the Italian Renaissance vs. The Northern Renaissance? Who's techniques do you find more valuable to artistic progression? Northern detailing and textural work vs. the revival of Classical naturalism of the Italian etc. Discuss.
>>2382554 italians invented perspective wich is end game so ,flemish are godlike .its a very technical discussion , the kind of discussion nobody can handle on ic so... the same for wet canvas, cgsoc,etc. even artrenwal cannot really handle this topic
I'm interested in experimenting with pastels. Mostly interested in painting portraits/figures, and would like to aim for a good amount of detail.
I've currently got my eye on Prismacolour NuPastels, the 12- or 24-set, as well as a Strathmore assorted colours pad, and would like to know if that's a reasonable choice/pairing for my purpose.
Overall, I'd like to stay in an 'under $25' range to start with, staying as cheap as reasonably possible. I know getting properly into pastels is hella expensive, but I have no idea if I'll... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2382543 I really love pastels, the nupastels are good, I think they're more of mid ground in terms of price and quality. They feel buttery, lots of pigment and they layer on top of each other easily. I'd say it's a good choice to begin with because if you ever go to the really high quality ones you will know how to treat them well (I'm talking about the ones that are almost all pigment and no binder). I wouldn't go with cheap ones because you really have to dig into the paper with them, very little... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I actually live in Australia. I was doing a bit more digging, and it turns out I pretty much can't get the Strathmore paper shipped here for some reason, so I'll probably go local with Art Spectrum Colourfix paper instead as far as that goes.
I can still get Nu Pastels here easy enough, and while they're no bag of chips, they seem to be among the cheapest you can get before you suddenly drop into the absurd "100-pack for $2" kids' stuff, so it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2382543 Generally soft pastels are the really expensive ones. If you want detail harder pastels like the Nupastel are a good bet. I'd get Polychromos instead if they're similarly priced, or a set of Contés if you want something harder that won't leave as much dust.
So I just got me a screenless drawing tablet (not in pic), but I've never used a drawing tablet before. I'm working with it, but it's kind of hard to use since I'm so used to paper (also looking down at my drawing).
I'm curious if there are any suggestions for little "exercises" for drawing tablets, just to help me get used to it.
>>2382523 Not really. You just have to feel around a bit and get used to it, and you get used to it faster depending on what you are trying to draw. For example do some basic time drawing to start out with before trying the stuff you are used to on paper.
>>2382478 Explain and give examples and if they're really being obstinate I check my mood. If I'm not in the mood, I shrug and walk away. If I'm in the mood, I will fite u m8 swear on me mum. It usually doesn't come down to that though because I try not to be inflammatory with my initial critique.
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