I was waking up consistently 6 am and studying until 6 pm but nowadays I barely sketch on the bus. Just got out of a painful relationship and I find myself in another one because being alone and drawing is just too painful for now.
How did you guys deal with this? I want to make something of my self!
If you unironically "study" for 12 hours and this isn't your job or anything, you are doing things very, very wrong. All professional artists have families, interests, they travel, have time for leisure etc.
They aren't shut-ins that emerge from their cave just to show the world new painting.
Howdy, this is the first time I've been to this board. What do people tend to use to draw that's free? I've been using FireAlpaca (which I used to make this drawing), but would appreciate any advice on other programs. I know this should probably go on /adv/ but I want to ask other artists. TLDR; whats good programs to use for drawing. Also, any good substitutes for Flash Professional? I havent used it since middle school where it was a one time buy.
I'm taking a gap year next year to try and get a tattoo artistry apprenticeships and need to start working on a folio to show potential studios. >does anyone have any examples of good tattoo folios >general does and don't for folio/interview >advice for picking a studio
>>2702293 bump with additional questions, even though it's a slow board I just thought of these >is it better to go to your 1# choice first and then subsequently down in preference >if they do say yes is it an immediate sort of thing or can you subtly infer you're still looking around at studios?
I have a fear that even if I keep grinding and do get better, I'll experience those days of not being able to draw from my imagination because I can't think of anything that day. Not to mention what if I end up with a shitty style after learning the fundamentals. I know I'm retarded but these things can be solved as you get better right?
>>2700013 How can you end up with a shitty style? Do you know what style is? It's literally your personal aesthetic taste. So if you're calling your own style shit, its just because you know you suck. In which case you need to keep practicing.
>>2702317 Working out is good for avoiding the lethargy of the depression that borders the life of most artists.
Focus/motivation though is just habit-building. About two weeks of pain and suffering by forcing yourself to do it every day, at the same time, in the same conditions, with some sort of trigger, and after that it's really a fucking breeze, man.
Train yourself like a dog. Except you hold the leash.
Take it seriously. I can't tell you how much it pisses me off to see minimal effort treated as the norm. Vaporwave art can be beautiful, but it can also be terrible. Usually, terrible art is the result of a person who is doing it because they think it's easy. It's not.
I'm sure you can see the difference between this: http://imgur.com/a/5R0q5 https://www.reddit.com/r/VaporwaveArt/comments/52ra5g/doggo_surfs_the_vaporwave/
And this: http://i.imgur.com/0mt11EJ.jpg http://66.media.tumblr.com/171d9ef06f10a3ed865a0ac2f5458c2f/tumblr_odo72cXeEy1vgnjbjo1_1280.jpg
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>>2701846 >How much detail It's not about the detail itself, it's about the perception of said detail. If you are drawing and don't think it's complete work, and you think it's just a rough draft of what is to come, then it's a sketch in your eyes; which is what art is all about, subjectivity and perception.
>>2701580 Wrap the end of a ball point pen in foil after taking out the nib and ink. Secure with take if need be. I found it works really well if you're looking for something sturdy to draw with. Need to smoothen out the foil though. Takes like 1 minute to make at no cost too.
> http://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/ >A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living.
>>2701324 I don't want true fans. True fans are the kind of creep who will stalk you, send you semen letters and dry hump you in public. Then they are too autistic to survive on their own and you end up having to take care of them.
Lucky, most people care about art, not artists, so they will split their 100.
Also, instead of 100,000 income, 20,000 is a better target.
People spending $20-30/year on you is actually realistic.
>practice one month 8 hours every day >barely get any better Where are my promised gains? You said if I put in the time I could become good at this. I don't expect the world after a single month but my gains are abysmal. I obviously don't have the talent to practice smart as this is what obviously counts after time didn't do shit.
>Hambrick spent weeks tracking down data for P.G.A. tour stats and running analyses to determine how the pros reached their level of success. The work continued when he returned to Atlanta, and even went on into the first years of his professorship at Michigan State University. But the analyses weren’t turning out quite as expected—training was not explaining nearly as much as it should. So, while the work languished in unpublished state, Hambrick began to focus more and more on the other possible components of expert accomplishment.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
/ic/, what are your biggest art related pet peeves?
>someone just copies a photograph >"oh wow such gud o my so amazing"
Literally, every fucking time. What's even worse is when they label it as an illustration because they may have done one slightly more creative thing, like set up the scene instead of using pleb stock art or something.
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 email@example.com.
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.
I just realized most of the traffic comes from /v/ I avoid going to the big boards but their draw-threads >>>/v/353624316 is essentially /aasg/+/r/+/beg/ all into one... Does this explain the shitposts of what resembles /b/?
>>2701638 The Zorn palette is one of the most famous and simplest. Honestly though if you have some experience in color mixing you can get flesh tones out of pretty much any balanced palette. Also worth noting that "flesh" is not a specific color but is largely dependent on the environment surrounding, and furthermore color so as long as you keep things consistent you can make almost any color look like skin.
>>2701644 Was thinking about going Zorn pallette since I'm mostly just looking for 3 primaries, white and maybe an earth tone. I just don't want to buy 3 colors that don't go together(Makes mixing hard than what it normally is)
How do you keep pushing forward during your first year, even though everything you produce is total dogshit?
I got excited learning perspective, form, all that shit, and every time a new fundamental "clicked" in my head it gave me motivation to practice said fundamental several dozen times. But now I'm in this shitty spot where I just have to "keep drawing" until my stupid fucking hand catches up. Everything I draw looks horrible to me and makes me want to quit.
>>2699679 The product is never going to be the motivator. Especially not your own. That's the way filthy consumers think. You need to fall in love with the feeling that learning gives you. Like they are sisters, and the product is really hot, 10/10 bombshell, but the learning sister is cute and the one who connects with you on a deep emotional level.
My digital work and my traditional work are completely different. They're also separate-I have a professional, traditional artsite based on me and my real name, while my online stuff/digital work is under another name and is kept separate.
Keeping it up is killing me but I don't want some of the negatives from my digital penname associated with my "real me". I can't focus on one or the other because they both mean something to me. And neither provides any income.
Am I being crazy or does anyone else run into the same shit?
1. Draw a sphere,oval, circle... whatever 2. draw a vertical line representing middle of the face 3. locate brow level (usually around middle, equator of the ball) 4 locate top of the forehead. 5 locate bottom of the chin 6 locate eye level (middle of the head).
>>2699302 desu, I wouldn't be too bothered. Deadpool/deathstroke, black cat/catwoman/any dark clad super heroine really. Have diversity in YOUR group, you can't guard your self from what you're doing being done before without shackling your creativity, just go with it and have fun.
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