Because there's no reason to keep cluttering up the Beginner Threads with our shit.
Currently making an attempt to work my way through Keys to Drawing, but with little success- I'm not even through the first chapter yet and I'm already completely overwhelmed. I don't understand anything it's trying to get across, and every drawing I attempt is either lazy, rushed, and hideous or aborted literally within minutes of starting it.
I'm working on this sketch for inktober that is based on little red riding hood. I feel like there is something wrong with the perspective and composition but i cant pin point it. Any critique will help!
>>2695817 Seconded, but most people will never go far with pencil, it is just a convenient tool to learn in until they switch to something else. Having 10 pencils just so that you have 9 more ways to stab yourself is not productive and a waste of money.
I do it for criticism from others, because if i told myself that my work is the best no matter what, i might go crazy, and it would look like shit regardless. It is beyond important to know on what exactly should you improve on.
>>2692720 I keep most of my artwork and studies to myself. Half because I'm never satisfied with my work, trying to improve, and half because I really don't care for the attention from strangers online. I've had a few fanart pieces that I did upload get a lot of notes and I have some fans who bug me to upload more since they like my stuff. And then you have the annoying people who make requests or want to be your friend just because they like your art. That only gets worse as you get more popular and I don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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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.
>>2695418 I'm not the most experienced brush inker, but I read through some threads on penciljack when I got started. I've always followed the advice in pic related when it comes to brushcare, and my brush is still as good as new after more than a year. Most people seem to clean their brushes either with a mild shampoo (baby shampoo or something like that) or brush soap from the art store. Masters Brushcleaner seems especially popular, but that stuff is pretty expensice, so I haven't tried it myself yet.
>>2695647 A little hyperbolic, but still good advice. It depends on your purposes I guess, but when you don't need lightfastness or water-resistance you could switch to a dye-based ink that will be less harmful to your brushes, since those are mostly just water. Like some Ecoline or fountain pen ink.
>>2695650 >but when you don't need lightfastness or water-resistance you could switch to a dye-based ink
Seconding this suggestion, this can work very well. I've used black ecoline to ink pieces I wanted to color with copics before and it turned out fine. The alcohol in the markers usually doesn't reactivate water-based inks. That said, Ecoline can be surprisingly tough to clean out of a brush - because it's water-soluable it won't ruin anything and you can get... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Modern art is a CIA conspiracy. It was meant to seperate the west from the east (russia mostly) during the cold war and it worked. The logic behind it was "we are übermenschen, look, even our art developed while your stagnated for the last few hundred years". I'm not kidding, look this shit up.
Does anybody if you use dip pens have this problem that my hand touches the ink when i draw and then it becomes all messy on the paper. I'm left handed so that might affect it, but is there anything i can do or is removing the ink possible or do i always just have to wait for it to dry so i can draw more, it's so annoying.
2 years is nothing. Everyone takes a different amount of time to git gud, the important thing is that you don't force it. Draw subjects you want to draw, study, read art books, but never forget to enjoy. Each drawing you're going to learn something new, even if it's by osmosis.
Don't stress, just draw, and draw a lot. Draw everywhere. Draw a lot from life. Just draw.
Also, I don't recommend coming to /ic/ while starting out. This place has gone pretty downhill lately, as you can see with the first few comments. Wish I could recommend... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises. Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up, make your mom proud.
AVOID asking unrelated questions, there is a question thread for that.
RESIZE YOUR IMAGES TO ~1000 PIXELS:
#1) >screenshot the image and post that instead (also images shouldn't come out accidentally sideways with this method)
#2) >change camera capture settings... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I see many posts here about art school or college but most known artists these days dont seem to be established with a fanbase until 30's or 40's or even later, why should it matter? Is this a cultural thing/brainwashing thing where we 'have to have it all' in our 20's??
Is it true what i read that there is no real 'age' limit on becoming a professional artist? Personally I am 32, never went to art school etc, do all my own study and am self taught, sure I am not yet published or selling anything and I sometimes get paranoid... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2691771 No one needs to know your age when you promote yourself online, as far as the random internet user goes you could be a 70 year old wrinkly man or a 20 year old uni student and they wouldn't be able to find out.
There isn't. It seriously is all ageism and a good bit of propaganda on the part of the population.
The general reason for that advice though is more the older you get (in general) the less time you have to study/be free and most your time will be taken up working. This isn't always true but for most people it is and they can waste potential they may of had not exploring it in their early years when they had a support system like their parents or family.
But if you feel secure and like you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Anybody feel like fulfilling a fairly simple draw request? Well, I say simple for you guys, not so much for me. I do realize that it is against the board rules to request 'free' art, so perhaps there is someway I can scratch your back in payment?
I want this for a t-shirt print that has significance for a friend of mine.
The concept is a bird (can be a simple bird of your choice but if the inspiration takes you, then an Eagle, but not a bald eagle, would be most preferable), flying away from a bird cage with its cage door swung open, and the bird has... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2691591 Mm...SOMETIMES artists will make the t-shirt for you so all you'd have to do is ship it to your friend but I'm not sure how common that is or if they'd either want rights to sell the design (and thus print more shirts, which would take away the significance of what you want) or might rip you off doing it.
You might be able to find someone on here willing to either do it for free if the mood strikes them (I"m contemplating it but I don't know if my skills are up for it yet) or might be... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've been doing traditional figure sculpting for about a year now and even though I'm not good enough yet, I've been thinking about where I could take this once I git gud. As far as I know, there's nobody doing this (successfully) on Patreon and I wonder if doing flavor of the month anime/video game characters can net me a following. The issue is that I don't see why would anyone give me money for it, and I can't really offer people anything besides pictures of the sculpts and making of/tutorial videos. It's not like 3d sculpting or illustrations... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm an artist that changes mediums alot, but one of things I'm very fond of doing is stencil work. I take alot of time and care to cut each layer and there's something I really like about the boldness, crispness and simplicity of a stencil on canvas piece. I know that most people see it as 'easy' but some of the muti-layered pieces (3-5 layers) take alot of planning, hours or days to cut and I do it all by hand. It's something that can be duplicated multiple times, but I make a point of never using a stencil the same way twice. I've cut tons... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2695299 Lurk sites like saatchiart until you find pictures similar to yours (or at least similar in quality and size), average out what they are asking. Once you settle on a price for a particular size do the math to get price per square inch and apply to other sizes. Adjust if you don't like the result. Be consistent but not dogmatically so. Once you sell a few you'll know where your price points are. You can only increase gradually as you get more popular so price carefully.
The most obvious choices would be white, black and red: white and black are often associated with death, they look "lifeless" when compared to other colors. And red reminds of blood, danger. On the other hand those colors are so often used, that your picture could end up looking unoriginal, uninteresting; black and red are a cliche.
I suggest choosing 2 out of these 3 colors (red, white, black) and picking up another one depending on the context of the illustration.
By the way: could you recommend me some books about color theory? Now that I think... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't really understand who stabbed the guy. I think it should be more clear. Right now I'm wondering why the panda bear and wizard are just standing there posing for a husband/wife photo shoot, and the guy on the left seems to be picking up something off the ground, in the corner of his eye noticing "Hey wtf that guy has a sword in his chest". It doesn't help either that he visibly has both his swords on him at the time.
>>2694167 there are lots of different styles within medieval art, since it's an era that spans 1000 years and a vast area.
>Art historians attempt to classify medieval art into major periods and styles, often with some difficulty. A generally accepted scheme includes the later phases of Early Christian art, Migration Period art, Byzantine art, Insular art, Pre-Romanesque, Romanesque art, and Gothic art, as well as many other periods within these central styles. In addition each region, mostly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is animation the fastest way to study all the fundamentals? Think about it. Unless you're near-perfect, you're going to create something that looks weird or that doesnt work well. Is grinding animation a smart decision if one wants to master form, anatomy and perspective?
hey friends, i want to add a few details to a painting im doing, but i want to do it with my blood, i know how to draw my blood but after a while the blood clogs the syringe and stuff, any ideas/tips to paint with blood? what can i use to make it liquid again? maybe alcohol? jeez idk, help please.
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