>>2693509 >What digital art program do you guys use? Photoshop is the best, and since they've moved to CC where it's subscription based it's not that expensive. You can always torrent an older version if you are cheap too. Otherwise you can try using SAI but it's not as powerful a program.
>Also, do you use draing pads? Yes, all artists use tablets. Wacom is the best brand.
is the cintiq companion 2 worth it? or should I try to get a windows surface pro 4?
I'd really like to hear what you guys have to say about these things. your opinion. I'm all up for the cintiq companion 2 BUT amazon reviews scare me, and I have no problem spending that kind of money but I don't want to have a 50-50 chance of it working.
the surface pro 4 seems nice but people say those have a battery problem and that it's not as good as the wacom.
should I just wait it out? if so, when is wacom going to come up with something new? should I have to wait like 2-3 more years or what? I don't think I'm up to waiting that much. I don't know if the ipad will be worth it because I mainly use windows systems
you guys would help me greatly, so thank you in advance
>>2691723 The companion will be better for drawing, but the surface will be a better computer overall.
I'm sure you've already read all the issues that the companion can have. IIRC the surface pro 3 had some line accuracy issues if you drew lines very slowly. Don't know if that's also the case with the 4.
Something worth noting about the companion is that it uses a 5th gen intel mobile processor. We're currently on 7th gen. You will be buying a somewhat outdated computer. You'd have to research benchmark comparisons to get an idea of what that means in real world use. I also wouldn't be surprised to see a companion 3 in late '17 early '18.
You also need to really ask yourself if you want or need a portable tablet. The top model companion runs for $1800 on amazon. You could instead buy a $800 cintiqHD, and still have $1000 to build a desktop that will blow the companion 2 out of the water.
>>2691723 I've had a Surface 3 and drawing on it was pretty crap... Sold it after a few months. The accuracy and responsiveness just wasn't what I'd hoped (don't trust the YouTube reviews) I don't have a Companion, but it looks like it's an experience pretty similar to a regular 13" Cintiq (just portable), so I'm willing to bet it would be a better option if your main reason for getting this is to have a portable drawing device. But yeah, it's got a fatter price tag.
Is your obsession with drawing as unhealthy as mine? >be in art school, go on if >people rip me a new one for my first few posts on ic and k can't stand it, completely fuels my self improvement for the next few years >bad social anxiety in art school, feel like it's impossible for me to talk to people unless I can show them I'm good >I'm shit so I sit every day quietly in class not talking to a souls, just listening and drawing >finally make a breakthrough, have a great crit ft my illustrations in art school, basically no hard dicks, nothing bad said >people used to tear me new ones all the time on ic, now sometimes they say nice things (that says a lot for ic) >now I'm able to talk to people, makes lots of art school friends, feel comfortable talking to literally almost anyone
This is great except >now I can't fucking draw.
Can't tell if this is a symptom of outside stress or that I'm just that pathetic that I only cared about gaining people's respect
>>2690141 It's quite clear that your neuroplasticity has hardened, your ligameme has cramped up, and your spark has fizzled. You're done. You gave it a shot but it just wasn't meant to be. You were never going to make it.
>>2689729 Not bad, but the shapes are all very sloppy. I think if you want that flat opaque painting look, then check out someone like Alberto Mielgo and see how he controls his shapes to be very clean and precise and convey the information well. If you want a rougher look, then maybe someone like Lucian Freud is better to look at.
Apparently Art Center is offering many of their classes to non students at night https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/coursedescriptions.jsp
it seems like their classes are the same as their traditional counterparts, and taught by the same instructors but the classes seemed to by priced cheaper, at around $800 a class(so a semester of about 4 classses will about about 3000-4000)
Does anyone else cycle through mediums? I've found that I'll obsess over a type of pen or pencil then find something else and draw exclusively with that for a few weeks or months until I find the next great thing. I've only been drawing for a year so I wonder how long this lasts. What have you gone through?
So far as far back as I remember it's been microns, uniball air, noodler's ahab flex pen, pentel pocket brush, .9 mm mechanical pencil with 2b lead, noodler's charlie with saguaro wine ink, pentel energel, gelly rolls, kuretake no. 8,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2692188 In my primary school art teachers were mostly local artists. I remember us nagging to parents to buy best watercolors best inks best papers best everything... At beginning of each class a teacher himself would do a demo piece of what we were suppose to do, by taking paper and other supplies from one pupil.. That lucky someone would get to keep the finished piece. The interesting thing to me was that he always choose someone with shittiest quality medium available, create something great with it, and at the end... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2692188 I full on swap from mediums to do something completely different. I haven't done plastic arts in a long time, but I want to get back into drawing. I'ms sure I'd get laughed on the board but I've been doing mini painting and toy custom work for a long time. Got bored tried models. Got bored with that, moved on to more craftsman style stuff recently like jewelry and leatherwork.
What is the painting of a man (looking like a demon) bowing with 1 arm extended to the left ? Its black and white. I am fucking killing myself trying to find it, im pretty sure its currently held in Holland or somewhere in Europe.
Hello /ic/, i need advice on what to do with some paintings that a friend of my father gave him. All I know is that the artist is called Tanaka, and is a japanese calligraphy teacher. There is at least 50 paintings and framed calligraphies. I don't have pictures for everyone of them though
>Read figure drawing by Michael Hampton >Learning a lot really fast >Progress to legs >Book starts to feel like 2 big middle fingers from Hampton himself in comparison to his section on the chest, head, and arms >It's never that clear cut ever again >He's expecting me to know terminology despite the fact that he showcases gesture drawing as the first chapter in his book Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Post your current drawing here and give constructive critique to others! Please make sure your posted image is clear, DOWNSIZED TO AROUND 1000 PIXELS WIDE, ROTATED TO THE CORRECT ORIENTATION, and that any unused space is cropped. If you want critique on a drawing from the previous thread, you can delete it there and repost in this one and then hug a kitten for good luck. >dA /ic/ group : >http://4chan-ic.deviantart.com /ic/... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2687112 >made it in less time than you Hasn't Kron been painting and drawing for a long fucking time now? I bet you the only people on this board who have been doing art as long as Kron are also working professionally at this point.
Hello /ic/ I'm thinking of getting a tattoo, and I have thought of a custom design. I'm thinking of a dead tree with an eye in the middle. Surrounded by rays of sun coming out of it, sort of like the album cover of cosmogramma, and beneath the tree a simple band. I wouldn't mind a little details thrown in. It's gonna be on my upper arm. I suck at drawing so, Any tattoo artists willing help me out? (pic related: my sketch of the idea)
>>2689476 >>2689476 I do. Krita still has to be optimized a bit more. I consider it a serious competitor to Photoshop for painters--- but only because its Free (as in freedom). It still has a mile left in the marathon before it starts taking a chunk of marketshare from the big wolves.
Does /ic/ listen to music while they do anatomical/generalized studies? Personally, I never do. It's always so distracting for me unless it's an instrumental, and even then, I feel it detracts from the information I should be memorizing.
I'm not certain though, but it certainly does make studying art more tolerable after a long day of work.
>>2692106 Next time take a photo under better lighting conditions, take it straight on instead of at an angle, crop the picture, resize the image to roughly 600x800, and post in an existing thread like the Draw Thread or Sketchbook Thread instead of making your own.
>>2692117 The drawings look okay. The line quality is kinf od bad though, and it looks like you don't know how to draw heads or hands so are avoiding it. Don't neglect your weaknesses. The drapery isn't well understood either, you should get more reference on it if you don't already, and pay close attention to where it's being pulled tight and where it is slack, and why.
Are any of you looking for comissons? I tapped into a gold mine of shitty soundcloud rappers who love fucking shitty ass drawings. I charge them 10 dollars for a drawing that takes me like 1 minute and 50 for album covers. made 2k in the last month from this. Try it.
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.
Anyone use a mac here and do digital art? What program do you use? >gimp doesn't recognize my tablet and all lines are fucked up >CSP has that annoying stabilizer feature even when you turn it down to the lowest setting
>>2687640 >CSP can turn the stabilizer off. Right click on the scale thing and click whatever the option to use actual numbers is called, then set it to 0. That's what I did, it's at 0. But my lines still lag behind. Maybe it's my computer not being able to keep up with the software in that case...
ITT: Post nice/inspiring artwork that has something in common with the last posted image. Preferably make a reply, so that it's clear which post you are referring to and write down in which way your image posted is related to the one before.
Why are late medieval art and iconography so much better than art movements from periods after them such as renaissance, romanticism, neoclassicism, etc? They look so much more divine, mystic, and less sexualized. They're a worship of God rather than human form. Why did people become so degenerate? What went wrong? Was it humanism?
The foot bends in a very unrealistic way, like the other anon stated, rubbery. What's also frightening is how dark the lines of the foot appear in relation to everything else, which means erasing your mistake will be a bitch. In general I'd recommend drawing more clean lines, as yours are pretty scratchy. tl;dr - The degree in which the foot is bent is physically impossible without a broken ankle.
I hate drawing feet. I can barely get them right half the time. I'd suggest erasing and starting over. Focus on drawing *exactly* what you see in the ref as opposed to drawing how you think it looks. That's where things went wonky. It's super frustrating but keep trying! Like other people said, make sure you draw it at the right angle... the one in the OP looks like it's hanging wrong.
Someone brought up a good point, I want to become better at drawing, so I practice my fundamentals, do figure drawing, all that stuff. I get mentally exhausted after studying and drawing. I can't exactly bring myself to draw more in my breaktime for that day. Is that really going to detriment my path to getting better?
>>2691281 Depends on how you retain your practice.
Some people are good about mentally learning the information and then physically applying it to their personal work; if you're good at this, you'll be fine.
If you can't do this easily, then finding a more efficient method of application would help you. If you like videos, watch videos; if you're a kinesthetic learner, come up with a project and apply elements of what you're learning as opposed to just drawing plates or figures. Make something... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2691281 It is. Study shouldn't be a draining experience. Find a way to combine it with what you'd draw during your break time.
When I was new at painting, I learned the fastest by opening up a cool master painting that was completely unrelated to what I was doing and used it as a guide to how I should push my work and solve problems within the painting. Since it was a subject matter I liked I'd have a lot of fun and retain everything. Much less dull than doing a straight up master study and you get the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2691281 Draw some lighter/normal stuff and get back to the harder stuff a few days later when it has sunk in and you could think enough about it. Also you will often find tricks to not have to do things as mentally exhausting. But if you try to force yourself in a mentally exhausted state you may miss a lot of things, because you are too tired.
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