Can we talk about depression? I have pretty severe depression so much so that it takes me about a month to finish a six hour commission. Should I be telling my clients that I have depression and the work will take longer than necessary or just keep quiet and keep it to myself?
My other question is how do I control my depression and not let it affect my work?
>>2694078 That's really hard, friend. Depression is a thing that's not usually defeated with one singular solution. Instead its something you've got to pull yourself out of, its kind of like a spiral. Tackling it on all fronts is what will make it lessen, try to develop healthy habits in everything you do. Surround yourself with good people who make you happy. Keep being positive and you can pull yourself out of it, the key is being persistant, especially because its never really gone, only managed. Consider... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2697153 If you use a Cintiq they can be, especially if your hands tend to sweat because you will run into problems with your hand sticking to the screen. No need to go full batman gauntlet like that guy though, you can get cheap cotton gloves or something for a couple bucks.
>>2695505 Yeah your main character needs to not be straight up shitty anime. Try to pay attention to relative proportions. One of the feet is fucked up pretty bad. You should probably do a lot more drawing from life or at least study how successful artists(not fucking shonens) simplify body parts.
How do I start painting or drawing amazing these looking mechas? Y'know, semi-realistic and fully rendered ones, not like transformers shit. I understand that I would need studies from still life machinery to get the basics down, but some of these are really just incredibly photo-realistic. It seems to be a really popular trend among good artists, as well. Any tips, or guides?
This one >>2687977 I just uploaded isn't really a good example, sorry.
>>2687976 You don't say? I don't really do photobashing but it sounds interesting. I do know that 3D is somewhat used for the more complex mechs that are obviously just painted over with textures but theres a lot of examples out there that just come out purely through the paint. Digital paint, of course.
Okay /ic/ I come with a question. Which university in Australia would you recommenced for drawing and furthering that, teaching digital art. I've got the fundamentals down but I'm struggling to progress with self teaching. I'd love to learn concept art and I looked at FZD, if I had the money I'd go there as it seems to be almost exactly what I'm after. Any Ausfags able to voice their opinions?
>inb4 University is a waste of money I'm fine with the cost.
Weird business related question, but I thought it might fit the best on here. I'm a freelance artist and I get nearly all of my money via private commissions and private contracts. I'm making a decent amount of money now, and hopefully I can continue to grow my business to the point where I'm making enough to retire on. How do I even go about getting a mortgage on a house or insurance? My income is not steady and it's not a guarantee. Is there any way possible to live a normal life financially if my source of income as an artist is at the behest of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2695524 >How do I even go about getting a mortgage on a house or insurance? My income is not steady and it's not a guarantee. Is there any way possible to live a normal life financially if my source of income as an artist is at the behest of private commissioners? What kind of bank would even loan money to someone in my line of work? I've been wondering this myself, but I'm pretty sure they will give you a loan or whatever if you had an income for a certain time.
I really struggle with remaining productive. I don't have adhd, I think. But Some days I'll be working all day and the next it will be a little more than difficult to convince myself to get going again. Key word: again.
I think it may have to do with the initial excitement of starting out after a long period of doing something else? Think of the new relationship high - thoes first few weeks after you confirmed you are dating with your S.O. This is an analogy, but I think it's very relevant, because I am essentially struggling with the lack of something vital that couples need to maintain a long marriage or even just a long distance relationship. The questions arise about whether or not its worth it, do they love me as much as i love them, etc. What I'm saying is is that I want to marry art, but I'm lacking something that I think adults get when they grow up for good.
Things will get hard. Again with the dating analogy. And that initial high wont be there anymore - that is just inevitable and I should know this. So I should expect myself to get something to propel me onwards through days, months, years, of practice.
>>2696227 You are more linkely to overcome this after you get a shitty job, and you realize your only satisfatory way out is to get good at what you like. Just bite the bullet dude, if you find it too hard, maybe you are not supposed to be serious about it after all
>>2696227 This is tough op. It's really tough. I also find some days I just can't get myself started again but for me its because I don't particularilly enjoy the early stages of painting a picture, it's tedious and gives little satisfaction so it's easy to put off.
Could that be part of your problem? You like the idea of making art but the process of doing it is less than exiting? Are you not TRULY enjoying the process of art making? If so a good simple thing to do (and I've found this works... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'll be posting the majority of the current exhibits from an art gallery located in Skövde, Sweden.
A select few are created with skill, but most look like they have been made by children-- definitely not the level of quality that should dominate an art museum, in my opinion. This gallery is more than likely being funded by Sweden's taxpayers given the fact that it is found inside the library in Skövde. Let that sink in as you view these photos.
>>2696115 He is not too terrible and can see an overall improvement. Right now looks pretty competent. Not good, but serviceable. Also you can post your gallery anon, no need of >what do you think of "totally not me" drawings?
>>2696158 kek I'm actually not Steve, i know of him because of his youtube presence
The reason i was asking was because everytime i watch a video of him drawing it makes me inspired to draw. I'm not trying to draw like him, but i do like that he seems to have his own "style"; however, there are moments where I sometimes think the anatomy is indeed wrong but i still have "beginner eyes" and i can't tell if his style distracts me from say an arm looking or not looking weird/unproportioned.
I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey, /ic. I'm an artist that has been casually doodling for about 4 years now, no daily art or regimen. I'm starting to get pretty good, but I can only really copy pictures very well, near photorealistic. Here's the but though. I have an extreme lack of being able to remember anatomy in art. It frustrates me a lot, making me upset and angry. I really want to know where I should go from here, or how to escape this pit. >I have no motivation Help this newfag out,
Hey I've been there man. What really helped me out was a series called The Structure of Man by Riven Pheonix. This series of videos should really get you to a proficient level of understanding on anatomy.
I'm doing an academic poster on Erotic Grotesque artists, so who should I be including? It's very hard to find a lot of information on this kind of work, most libraries close by hold almost nothing so I hope this doesn't read as a "not ur personal army/not doing your homework for you," type of post. If you have any resources that would also be very much appreciated, i.e. Art books, websites, videos, etc.
I'm starting it off with Shunga artists like Fukujuso, but if there's earlier work that influenced the genre please let me know! Contemporary... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2696359 Like from any time period? A lot of ancient art had sexual aspects, like fertility things. There's old greek vases with paintings of men with giant erections. Some theories on ancient venus figurines from the paleolithic think that there was a fetishistic or sexual side to them.
Some art nouveau stuff was very open about this sort of thing, just look at Von Bayros or some of Aubrey Beardley's stuff (he ha a twisted mind).
For more contemporary things I figure it would be easier to find since... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm especially interested in the Peredvizjniki and Repin in special, but any general introductions and theory about Realism would be appreciated.
Bonus points for good stuff about French and Belgian Realism.
Btw: does anyone know of an actual decent book that explains/compares the theories of romanticism, realism, impressionism and expressionism? Or at least gives me an introduction to the thinking behind them?
To be clear, i'm interested in art theory, not in painting myself.
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