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Whats a good drawing regime?
im thinking of making a weekly schedule in order to improve really fast.

pic related, its a shitty self portrait i did a couple of days ago.
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Unless you have time to draw all day every day, just set aside at least 2 - 3 hours a day.
Draw weed erryday. yay.

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For whatever reason the Ranma 1/2 OVA style is one of the hardest and most fustrating anime styles to try and mimic. Maybe it's because a lot of the physical features make absolutely no sense in reality but I guess that could be said for a lot of anime designs. I really don't know but I'm posting this here to see if she fits the style.

Also, that ponytail was the hardest thing to draw. It took me literally forever to get it right.
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Now draw a turnaround, 3/4 of the head, different expressions.
I tired doing that already. I did two of them when my art program crashed because it needed an update. For the time being I lost interest but I'll come back to it eventually. It comes and goes in phases.
Ranma 1/2 is the shit watched all the VHS throughout my childhood.
Ukyo best waifu.

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This is my first time doing digital art. I have the surface pro 4 and I draw directly on the screen. It's been so tedious to change brush size and undo in photoshop.

I have lift my pen to press undo on the menu drop down thing and move the pen constantly to change brush size because there's no keyboard..it's just screen. >:(

I used to think drawing directly on the screen would be easier but apparently not. It's far more convenient to draw on a separate device. One hand with a stylus/pen and another with the keyboard for shortcuts while you...
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May I introduce this to you young padafaggot:


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I read the Sticky but I'm still confused on what 'starting' means. I want to be a digital artist but the Guide makes no sense. Does it want me to buy some books and do exercises? Or what? I just want to learn how to do Digital Art, not read books.
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jesus if you want to make artt just fucking make art it's not some secret process fucking christ
Then don't read books.

Just don't come crying to us when you've been drawing for three years and start to realize that people are making the same progress as you in a third of the time. You'll be sitting there reinventing the wheel because you can't be assed to spend a few hours a week actually investing in your improvement.

You're not special. You're going to make the same stupid mistakes everyone else does when they start out. The point of the sticky is to direct you towards resources that address the most common things artists must learn.
"I just want to learn without knowing what I'm doing or investing a single cent in my art career"

Lmao @ OP

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How do you regain lost passion to draw?
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Passion is a myth, just draw and you'll keep going for a few hours.
you dont, you just force yourself to draw.
it comes back eventually.
You draw.

I'm just getting myself out of a week or so's slump. I find the best thing get myself back on the saddle is drawing something I'm really proud of... Easier said than done, I know, but if you sit your ass down and draw enough things you'll pump one out eventually, even if you just stay in your comfort zone to do it.

I dunno how common it is, but in my experience I basically cycle every month or so. I hit a high point where I'm really confident, and I'm willing to experiment and do stuff and generally I'm pleased with...
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I want to learn to draw little girls, because little girls are cute. For obvious reasons it is very difficult (and dangerous) to research anatomy regarding little girls (or any child.)

What are some tips that will help me learn this forbidden art?
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just fucking find a girlfriend and make babies until you get a daughter you retard.
References and imagination.
Learn the female adult figure and go from it,
You can also go to a pool and take notes.
i get you're trolling, but also you're pointing to a valid issue in nowadays zeitgeist.

anyway, finding good reference for whatever subject is generally hard. and is part of the job.

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Camera Obscura's have existed for over 2000 years, most historians put the earliest ones a few hundred years BCE.

Camera Lucida's have existed since the late 1700's.

Isn't it possible that some of the masters were using these kind of optical devices to aid in their artistic endeavors?

Personally, I think if would be naive to believe that it was always skill, but what does /ic/ think? Did the old masters use the existing technology, such as ancient cameras, to give them an edge on their realism?
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It was pure skill and relentless talent stop looking for excuses you stupid cunt.
Yes, they were doing that, lika any other craftsman they used tools and helpers to produce stuff better and faster. It is not really a big secret, but it burst the bubble of people who got their own idealised version of the old masters, which are rather frequent on this site.
some of them did use the dark room as you said, but they did also understand realism.
go back to draw.

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Looks like you should bake it in the oven.

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Hey /ic/ I was wonder what is a decent digital art program for beginners. Is there anything out there that gives me the essentials, but isn't too complicated for me to use? Thanks in advance.
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anon the only programs out there that are not complicated are microsoft paint and programs that are stripped of their essentials(for painting anyways).

so start learning which ever from this list
Photoshop**(painting priority)
Sai**(Line,ink shitty for painting)
Manga studio(painting,inking,line but tools are garbage)
TVpaint**(animation,painting,line,ink all sorts of stuff, but if you wana get through this damn thing you need to read the manual)
Gimp**(painting,line,ink its a buggy program however)
Krita**(painting, line, ink,animation its a buggy program)
Jasc Paint**(painting priority it has all the stuff that makes a drawing program)

all of these programs have the same capabilities from the core, but some lack different functions to manually change pressure, tilt and all that jazz from your tablet.
If there were such a thing as a drawing app for beginners, I wouldn't recommend it to beginners. Just go for photoshop and ignore the stuff you don't understand yet, don't pay for it tho.

Worth mentioning the open-source freebies in this list, namely Krita and Gimp. They may have bugs (all programs do) but development is constant and open for observation.
that program is corel painter is intuitive as fuck new version 2015 is even more intuitive

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Or people in Ontario to be precise. Is there any hope here for art schools? I need a degree for a work visa down the road and I want to put myself 100% into art, so I'm getting an art degree.

Any schools that give you any internship/art employment opportunities at all? OCAD? Sheridan? Seneca? George-Brown?
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You get and internship at the end of third year in Sheridan's animation program. You get lots of help getting one too, so long as you apply yourself a bit it's basically guaranteed. The program's 4 years long and the BAA you get let's you work in the states ez (granted you can find the work)

Yeah I know about the animation program, but I dislike animation and would rather do a fine art program. You know, illustration/concept art/etc.

Anything even half-decent?
>Fine art
Gross!! Nah, just kidding. I'm only familiar with the animation program at Sheridan, sorry. One of my roommates was in the illustration program, but I don't think they get an internship at any point. They do still get their BAA to let them work in the states, though.

Post great drawings and help make IC great again
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Hey guys. So I do a small podcast show with a couple of guys. One guy who sometimes joins us, asked me if I can draw a logo for a fighting game tournament he hosts every year.

Should I charge him for doing this logo or just do it as a favor since we're both hosts for this podcast? I work a full-time job as my main source of income so I'm not too worried about the money, but I also don't like doing artwork for someone else for free unless it's a close friend or family member that I want to do art for.

What would you do? Again its just for a tournament...
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>feel awkward asking the guy to pay for it
>friends with the guy
>art not main source of income

Kind of answered your own question here. This is clearly something you enjoy as well and doing this will benefit yourself as well as your friends + it won't even take that long compared to a fully rendered environment with character concept etc. Just do it, maybe he'll understand you invested your free time...
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If the logo is going to take any considerable amount of time just tell him you'd rather be compensated for your time, if you want to be nice about it just give him a reasonably cheap rate.

Nobody should just expect someone to devote hours of their time to doing something for free just because they asked, friend or not. If you were an accountant and your friend asked you to do his taxes you'd probably tell him to fuck off.
> buy you some beers

To be fair I never met the guy in person. We just kinda do our show over Skype. He's like a friend of the main host/creator of the show who I've met in person.

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Post your practice.

What method do you generally use to improve your figure drawing skill?

Personally I find that tracing photos and then trying to replicate your line work freehand tends to work pretty well, in terms of building muscle memory and noticing how certain parts of the body are built.
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>tracing photos and then trying to replicate your line work freehand
Huh, that's a good idea, I should probably print some pics out (or get a tablet, which would probably be more expensive short term but better in the long term)
Not OP there.

I should try that some time. I usually freehand them. Tracing is usually a good practice if its not used to sell your art or lying to your customers.

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but I need motivation, look at the figure and put a song that is in line with the figure.
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Alright, mate, I got some shit that you may like if you can tolerate some classical sounds- (It's all pretty epic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLdhFVzqt4 Look into many things by Two Steps From Hell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2RK6OGNMCY Some more from Two Steps From Hell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLJllk-0o6c You've prolly heard this one before
I'm not sure you'll get the same vibes I got, but tell me what you think and maybe I can find some more.
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mmm not bad, but I'm looking for something more classic and apocalyptic. thanks anyway!
AH!! Alright yeah I dunno where I'd get that stuff - sorry there!

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So lots of artists do character design.
How 'bout posting some of those designs, and letting others critique 'em?
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Are there any must read material for character design and design in general, I got a new computer and want to start filling up my hardrive with some shit.
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really fucking old but its the only thing I've made that would be original
Shit mate, sorry I kinda suck, but I don't have many resources, HOWEVER, I found this http://www.creativebloq.com/colour/tools-colour-schemes-12121430 shit if you wanna slap
down some bookmarks.
(Honestly, I'd dive at the chance for some good reading on character design, but I can never fucking find any
Most of it is stuff like; You should know anatomy!!! or Make your character unique!!
which isn't really helpful bECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT)

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