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Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:15:33 AM »
Day 125

Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: May 13, 2020, 07:44:47 AM »

Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 12, 2020, 03:16:36 PM »
Day 124

Tips and Tutorials / Re: Legos How-tos
« on: May 11, 2020, 06:22:49 PM »
It took me ages to even approach this, because it's one of the greatest questions ever - except I am still trying to answer it.

Regimens fail exactly because of that 'cats, dogs, hamsters' aspect: Inevetibly one will zoom in on something that doesn't cover 'Everything.'

I think that's why people push for anatomy. If you seriously legitimately learnt every human bone, blood vessel and cell and learnt to draw and illustrate all of them, then that alone is a regimen of a lifetime.

That is where I find hope in the random selection of 1,000 regimens. You'll totally ignore the ability to draw other things, but I think it's impossible to learn and draw one thing many times without learning other things along the way. With my 10,000 Cubes regimen I learnt a little bit of dedication. With my hands regimen I got into a lot of interesting conversations with a lot of interesting people and even got a VIP dinner for all the trouble haha. My goal was to learn to draw hands, but I learnt and experienced much more than the regimen itself.

Going back to our goal to 'git gud' at art though, regimens have a huge flaw for sure. They're not even studies in the real sense of the word. At the very least every 1,000 should be divided into 10s or 100s and what-not.

I have absolutely no idea how that could look, but I'm going to do a couple more of them and then share my results. I hope I fail miserably, because then I'll have more to report on what NOT to do, and that is oh so useful in learning how actually to do stuff haha.


How To Draw With Scribbles: A Tutorial for when you have no motivation

I did it with my left hand to emulate chaos, but truly when I'm in a truly 'I don't want to draw' mood I channel emotions basically. The scribbles are much wilder and crazier - and that is fodder for a potential future drawing

I am a total hyprocrite on this front, but basically the thing about having no motivation and scribbling is this: You can still physically, mechanically draw. Scribbles are a compromise because you don't have to think about planning a great drawing or a great thing, you just scribble. When you are at zero motivation your problem is not that you don't want to draw - it's that you have a much higher standard than the thing that you want to draw. But if you're drawing nothing, then there's nothing to stress about, is there? And if it's nothing, then there's no need to delete it, is there?


As humans we all enjoy drawings of humans or portraits. You can use scribbles as an excercise in gravity and space. Turn the scribble into a head with legs landing on the ground. Don't think 3d, just make that stickman jump or land on the ground properly! That's all!


Basically reiterating the point: Even when you don't feel like drawing and everything sucks, just scribble. Also, digital drawing has one huge negative: You sit in front of a screen and feel pressured to do something serious.

Scrap paper, cartons are your friends. Collect a couple of ballpoint pens and pencils that you have in your pockets, find some sticky notes, some crappy paper that is always ready to work with and SCRIBBLE. Don't draw, scribble. Save the paper for later. Draw stickmen on the paper later when you feel like it. Ignore it, but never throw it away or burn it.

So long as stylus/pencil is hitting a surface, you are drawing and working at it.

Hope this helps!

Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 11, 2020, 11:22:07 AM »
Day 123

Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 10, 2020, 04:39:45 PM »
Day 122

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: May 09, 2020, 06:54:49 AM »
Domo harigatou Mr. Roboto (Cyborgo?)

Forgot how liberating and fun it could be drawing from photos. I literally lost all motivation to do this. Damn it's so relaxing not having to think up everything. Of course, messing up proportions is frustrating and everything but it feels like my visual library is filling up rather than emptying. Going to be doing this for a minute. Going at it without breaking everything down. Just for the feel

Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 09, 2020, 06:05:14 AM »
In 10 years I'll be a legend

Day 121

Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 08, 2020, 04:35:54 AM »
Time keeping using sketches. Wooot. I wish I could notice a significant bump in quality after 100 days though. I guess the more time you put in really does improve the quality

Day 120

I loathe colouring

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Writer Discussion Table
« on: May 07, 2020, 08:39:19 PM »
Hey Abilkoth. Welcome to the forum.

Ghosts and werewolves are of course scary. I'd say ghosts more than werewolves if done right.

The thing that actually sells horror is having the characters know what is coming. Let them know for sure that there is a werewolf in the woods so that they jump at every little sound while trying to escape. Don't hide the fact of the werewolf or ghost from the reader/viewer. It increases the sense of dread.

What's panspermia?

It can be a struggle yeah. I found myself out of that rut by surprisingly not caring too much about it. The world really is hilarious on that front: The more you really really search for something the more it runs away from you. Better play it cool then you somehow land it.. I think?

@Coryn that sounds pretty awesome man. I'd love to be able to live off the grid like that haha! I have a brother who does a lot of DIY stuff around the house, and his work is never finished. I wish I were that handy. Seems like a cool set of tools to have

Manga Writer workshop / Re: WRITING SURVIVAL!!!
« on: May 07, 2020, 03:15:15 PM »
Ending my streak here. I want to see if I can polish up the stories to a complete form for my future collection of flash fiction. It was fun while it lasted. Had a few hits here and there, lots of misses, and I'm glad I went for it.

Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 07, 2020, 03:13:52 PM »
Days blurring together badly like jeez I'd drawn but forgot to post

Day 118

Day 119

Manga Writer workshop / Re: WRITING SURVIVAL!!!
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:01:56 PM »
Day 81

There was a sunset I didn't ever want to talk about once, because it was just that darned beautiful. I'd spent the day hiking a trail just for fun - Nothing too obscure, I just never really bothered to go past it, and I figured it'd be some nice light exercise before I got back to my financial reports.

I packed some tea, bread, dried sausages and cheese and made it a point to leave everything else. No cameras, no books, nothing but me, some grub and my eyes. I needed it. The shut off.

There was a bench. I sat there, looked out at that little town I'd ended up spending most of my life in. I don't dislike it. I don't like it, and so I didn't expect the sun to come down that way.

It had rained that morning, so the clouds were still feathery and flustered, and the day had been a bit cool. A comforteable sort of cool.

And the sunset was orange. Perfect orange. I could look at it directly. Spent the next minutes just looking at how the colours shifted and changed. And I felt a cloud of gratidude just rise in my chest.

Man, that was a sunset.

Members Workshops / Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« on: May 05, 2020, 01:57:24 PM »
Day 117

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