Problem with porn artists is the same as with pornstars - they don't realize that after a while they will be doing extreme stuff to just get a little bit of past money and attention and then eventually they will be forgotten like countless before them.
Budding artisté(just had to say it) here. Bought a tablet at you guys' recommendation and I have a couple of questions about the thing. First off, the pressure feature seems kind of fiddly. Is it a bad idea to just turn it off and ignore it this early on? It seems like a quality of life thing more than anything else really. Secondly, I've watched some videos on drawing tablets and a lot of them were scratched to hell. Is this kind of wear unavoidable? Lastly, how long does a wacom pen nib last? I got answers ranging from 6 months to 10 years to forever. Maybe I'm just autistic but I hate the idea of stuff breaking with moderate use. That's it, thanks.
>>2719943 >First off, the pressure feature seems kind of fiddly. Is it a bad idea to just turn it off and ignore it this early on? Most people use pen pressure for opacity. You can leave it off for size change. Painting without opacity is possible and some people do it, but it would likely make things harder for you as a beginner. Leave opacity set to 100% and have it set for pen pressure just to get used to painting, then later you can modify things slightly.
> Is this kind of wear unavoidable? I've had my tablet 7ish years and it's worn the surface a bit but it's just superficial. There's no deep gouges or anything and it feels smooth to the touch so it doesn't matter.
>Lastly, how long does a wacom pen nib last? It seems to vary from person to person depending how heavy handed you are. I've only changed it once in 7 years, but I've heard of other people needing to change it every few months because I guess they grind the nib into the surface really hard. Just so you know, the stylus holder thing that came with it you can unscrew it and there's replacement nibs in there.
Let's say someone mid-20s with zero experience starts drawing 4-5 hours a day. They practice from life and only do the fundies with a rigid goal of improving through exercises.
How many years before this person can draw well enough to be seen as "gud" and be able to confidently draw from imagination? I can already feel the incoming shitstorm from /ic/ ruffled at such a baseless question. But I know some of you already got gud and must have answers.
Again let's assume focused practice every day, mostly from life & practice studies. Drawing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2719655 It depends really on their natural aptitude and if they'd already studied anything that lends itself to the subject such as anatomy. Some people will pick it up right away some people will never really get there.
The common answer is 10 000 hours of concentrated regular training. So a few years.
Obviously depends on the individuals visual perception, retention, direction and pattern recognition. 10 000 hours of idle cartooning will not net the same results as 10 000 hours as working from refs and accomplished artists.
There are no bad questions, but this is all in the sticky.
It's all sham and mirrors and how you market yourself, always put the doubt away. Also rotate and resize your photos asshole, who do you think you are? Can't you postprocess it? Where is your sense of aesthetics? Fucking poser.
Today I'm starting taking part to a drawing class in my city. Lessons are more realism oriented with a lot of copying from real; to this date I've mostly drawn animu garbage and ignored realism, and only recently I started copying from real and learning anatomy. I don't want to tell them I draw manga because I don't want to have them spitting prejudices on me; what should I tell the teacher if she asks about my level? I think I would say I only have a year of drawing experience.
Pic related, garbage skull anatomy I've done this morning.
>>2719729 Yo, that picture is better than anything ive ever done. Also, just tell her what you just explained there. If she's teaching a class about it, I doubt you'll be the first one to have told her that. Everyone has tried to emulate their favorite drawing style, and im sure she realizes that. Just give your best effort in class to learn what she's trying to teach and she'll give you the same respect as any other student. If she doesn't, that's a flaw in her character, not yours.
>>2719729 some pointers for that skull if ur still working on it. Firstly the jaw is a little narrow, you need more contrast in your lights and darks, make sure when shading you're also establishing shape so it looks 3d, other than that i dont see too many problems with it. also are u working from a real skull or images. also i advise that you feel your own face for bone structure etc, not for solid reference but it can guide you in the right direction and i find it can help.
Reproduce pictures and note how color behaves. That's about it.
Ideally, you'd want to read your resources to get the theory down so you know what to look for, but most of your studying should be happening on the canvas. So go ahead and study other people's work. Go ahead and paint still lives, scenery, models, and such while noting how the color in each scenario behaves. Note the lighting conditions, the relationship between each color and how their placement allows you, and subsequently the viewer, to discern contours, detail, texture, volume, and so... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Get layed off from job in construction >Having a great time studying everyday >Dad tells me to get my sleep schedule in order because he'll need me to help him install doors soon >Say Ok >Decide against doing studies for 2 days because I'll only forget it since I'll have to stay up for a night and a day >Correct sleep schedule >No longer feel... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
/ic/ I need a solid ref for an artist that can copy paintings Anyone have a website to direct me to? I am willing to travel. Locates in the Mid west USA. International options are considered as well. pic is somewhat related.
Hello, /ic/. I've recently decided I want to make it so I picked up How to Draw and How to Render by Scott Robertson. First off, how the hell do I apply any of what he's saying? Am I supposed to build a perspective grid for every single drawing I make? Can his information readily be applied to organic forms? I get that he likes drawing cars and environments, but what about people?
TL;DR, will grinding his exercises by making perspective grids and drawing houses and cars and shit make me better at drawing "freehand", without (or with few) perspective... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You dont have to draw a grid for everything you draw... once you get how perspective works, you are going to be able to freehand shapes in accurate perspective. This will also help you the human form in amazing perspectives, etc. Same goes for anything else you study. Ex if you study how light works youre going to be able to produce better form with light.
>>2709255 Ditch that book and do something else. The "ideal" training is useless if it makes you lose interest in art and stop. Start somewhere that holds more interest to you, maybe get Vilppu's Drawing Manual or something.
Hello, I am relatively new to 4chan and this is my first time on this thread, and I have a problem. I posted some of my amateur art for shits and gigs (pic related), and I got some people who suggested I go to the beginner art forum. However, I can't seem to find this forum anywhere. Would someone please direct me to it, or provide a link? Thanks in advance
I can't draw heads/faces for some reason. I can draw eyes but every attempt to go to the next step and form a head/face it comes out as shit and looking fake. What did you guys do to learn how to make heads/faces?
>>2719529 fuck loomis, never learned anything from it. The thing where you draw a circle hen lines through it never made sense to me or helped at all with making heads/faces. Might just try copying references until it clicks.
Hey. /ic/ Can you rate this 30 min warm-up I did ? Tell me what's wrong, where I need to improve! I really don't know If I need to continue my drawing experience or end it. Thanks (btw I just turned 18 so don't be too violent ahah thank you)
I have very little painting experience but i want too paint a photo of my wife, I thought that if i lowered the pixels of the photo it might make it easier to paint. Any tips on how too do that or paint a portrait easier?
>>2719482 Simply downscaling should pixelate it, like if you save the image to be 50 x 50 pixels then it would lose the rest of the information. This method would look like shit though since pixel art actually takes skill and relies on things like outlines which downscaling doesn't do.
If you want to do a portrait on easy mode then put a grid over the reference photo and then put the same grid over your canvas and copy out each square one by one. This shouldn't be too hard even for a beginner supposing you have... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2715639 >The book is starting to feel like it's only good for the insertions, functions, and origins. I need form too. Are you using Peck's book? He's best for those things though I do like those little pages of drawings between each section where he lays out tons of little gems of knowledge.
If you want form though look at Bridgman and Hampton.
>>2715648 Yes. I agree it is a good book, but I need more information than those drawings alone on functionality. I've been comparing my prior torso studies to what's in the book, and I feel that I'm probably missing a lot of stuff.
I'm probably going to have to use Peck's book in conjunction with Bridgman.
I ran through all of the bones and got to the Torso then I decided something is a bit off to solely use his book despite how good it is. It's not the final solution, but it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2715519 Donato Giancola is blind in one eye. Some art historians believe that Rembrandt was too, though I'm not sure the validity of it. Charles R Knight was an artist who was legally blind in both eyes, one which was completely blind.
You'll be fine even if it will affect your depth perception a bit.
i feel like your going for an off style but its not working that great for you. if anything work more with shapes and try to get a better grasp of color. it would at least help with it being more attracting to the eye. i guess keep experimentingf
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