The California College of the Arts is offering a free online course on comic making. Thoughts?
The instructor only has 1 comic published (correct me if I'm wrong) called homeless shelter and it looks like heavily referenced, no style, utter garbage. I can't even find his portfolio.
what a fucking joke, the main instructor literally traces.
Dumping some random stuff I've done. Post whatever you feel like sharing
What the fuck Crilley? Was he always so bad?
>Was he always so bad?
He's not necessarily that bad but he stagnated a long time ago and hasn't improved in years. So as you grow you're going to notice how stale his work is since there's no improvement.
Hey everyone! I need some help.
Im not sure where to take this monster now. Ive been drawing and redrawing things around the head for hours.
May I have some suggestions?
this fucking fag is so lame and gypster.
only burger will fall for that
just try to prove me wrong
Fuck your bad vibes, breh.
This is now a reference thread.
If I do 2 still lifes everyday will my drawings stop being so flat?
First time posting here, alarmingly nervous.
Long story short, I have been teaching myself to digitally paint for a couple of years. I started with the 1-layer approach, painting everything clumsily as if the image was a canvas, like how I oil paint. I moved on to the one million layer technique and found it frustrating.
Now, I sit on this technique: Sketch, make a half decent lineart, underpaint in greyscale, then use a multiply layer for color, and an opaque layer for highlights. Background gets its own layer or two as needed.... Problem is, the figure always...
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Work on your shading/coloring in order to blend him in. Look at the leg and tail of the dragon in this example and compare it to yours.
Yeah, I see it. The crisp edged highlights from the light bouncing off the ground around that dragon-chan. AIght,t hat would certainly be a start. I've always found my figures look super hard edged... I think maybe matching the palette a bit more would be wise too, the background of my dragons is kinda mustard-y compared to him.
Yeah I see your problem. The layers you're using to make selections have too hard edges.
In photoshop you can right click a layer and select "Create clipping mask" which will make the layer you're on use the one below it for its alpha.
Notice how my dragon has blurry edges and then when I turn the clipping mask on the purple bits take on the blurryness. You need those soft edges so that your dragon will blend into everything behind it a bit.
Obviously you still also need to study lighting and form so you can paint something really convincing...
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Why are people still falling for the Loomis meme in 2016? Loomis books are objectively boring and useless. Want to learn fundamentals? Get the Scott Robertson and Feng Zhu Gnomon dvds. Want to learn to construct the figure? Get the Michael Hampton book and subscribe to Proko. Want to improve your figure drawing? George Bridgman and Burne Hogarth. Want to broaden your knowledge of anatomy? Glenn Vilppu and Scott Eaton's videos. There is literally not a single reason to be reading Loomis in the year of our lord 2016.
Loomis is supposed to be a simple introduction for all the topics he covers. If you think it would be wise for a beginner to to jump right in to bridgman and hogarth, then you've never read either of them
Notice how the order of recommendations went from fundamentals to basic construction, to figure drawing. Bridgman and Hogarth are not what I recommended for fundamentals, so who didn't read what?
Well fuck this shit, I decided to start studying draftsmanship and subscribed for the watts program for a month, turn out the materials they use are not available on my country, neither the pencils or the paper used, which is simple newsprint but only sold here bu the ton on paper facotories.
I've thought of importing but it seems it wouldn't be cost efficient, makes me thing it would be better to simply go digital.
Any other anons with this problem?
A drawing of the moon I just made
Newfag here, also poorfag. Last time i drew something was probably 3 years ago, but i'm willing to work hard to get good. I got only 30 dollars to spend on art supplies, but don't know what to buy. What supplies/brands does /ic/ recommend? There are no art stores around here where i live so i thought i might aswell buy it online.
So, I want to buy a tablet. Recommendations? Budget is 200 bucks. A friend wants me to buy a cheap 70$ Genius as a first tablet because he says they are quite tanky. Should I?
Sticky says Bamboo are a no-go because of their size, and I have never heard of the rest of the alternatives listed, can anyone give me some advice?
How do you make an object look 3D/not like symbol shit with just line art? Even drawing with a 3D mindset/drawing what I see, it comes out looking horrid. I've watched Prokos vids a million times but I still seem stagnant. Especially when it comes to "building form". I thought I could do that, but apparently it still seems like symbol drawing garbage.
Start simple. boxes, cilinders, pyramids. Once they start to look fine, use different perspectives. (pick not related).
The trick is drawing a lot (and mainly from life) and trying to make it either realistic or at least simplified in a geometric way (not in a cartoony or anime way because you want to break your bad habits at first). If drawing is becoming frustrating do some sculpting with clay or plasticine from anatomy books (i recommend Peck for this)