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Author Topic: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook  (Read 40979 times)

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #525 on: May 11, 2018, 10:37:56 PM »
You've certainly kept yourself busy. I wish I can say I have been too, but alas...

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #526 on: May 13, 2018, 04:15:30 AM »
Doesn't matter how fast you run, all that matters is consistency, and after this epic excercise I haven't been doing much training haha. My cooldown time is still too damn high.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #527 on: July 06, 2018, 08:02:46 AM »
Ah, the dreaded block. I burnt out after making comics for a bit, what isn't a good omen for my hopes of making them more regularly, so I'm trying to get at least something done by doing stick figures. Even those crashed and burned, but over time I've managed to get something out.

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I'm amazed at how other stick figure artists can really show personality and action through such simple figures. I'm more interested in communication with art than ever now. I'm going to steer a lot away from photorealistic art and focus on expressive stuff. It's always been my jam anyways.

Proportions would be nice to learn though.

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I had an interesting conversation with someone at a park while sketching and playing the guitar. Some punker types.  This is why I'm always walking around with a pen and paper. I can remember the context of whatever I was doodling so it's great.
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Train, and my guitar on the left
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Motorbikes. I love motorbikes. Motorbikes and watches: If I could ever be talented at something it'd be to be able to draw them at least. They're just awesome.
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More stick figures

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no idea no jutsu
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Thumbnails and draw-copies from Naruto. Kishimoto-sensei's backgrounds are amazing.
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Used to do one of these every day. I don't have a theme on my mind at the moment so I've let it go, but it's always calming to work on these.


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My weaknesses/wishes as of now: The ability to draw animals, comedy in my stories, drawing larger women, texture and complicated mechanical objects
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I saw cars and said 'What could go wrong?' Many things. Several things.

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This half way between stick figures and fashion could be a thing for me. I'm forever hoping to be able to make cooler looking outfits for my characters
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Moar figures


Moar figures.
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Plants are fun to draw when they sort of work out.
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thumbnails and some dude with a crown
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Was drawing classmates from a writing course i'm visiting. I've been lazy with life drawing and urban sketching. Must continue

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #528 on: July 06, 2018, 09:07:15 AM »
The burn out is real. You should do some research into "differences of kind". Basically, doing the same thing in a lot of different ways. Keeps the mind fresh and not bored.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #529 on: July 06, 2018, 02:04:42 PM »
That's still more art than I've done in the past month, man. I hope that I can pick back up soon. I hate burning paper, though, so it might be expected that I'll have pages scribbled all over with black and blue ink and maybe a couple different colored pencils. I've done it before. It looks like a hot mess to others, but it usually looks fine to me because I know what I'm doing, at least.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #530 on: July 06, 2018, 04:57:43 PM »
I think I saw a smidgin of that chaotic scribbling of yours somewhere. Working with many colours is pretty cool. I need to try coloured pencils again at a point.

Haha like I said way back when consistency is more of my interest, and I haven't been consistent. Daaaaamn I keep on falling into the trap of waiting for inspiration.

@Coryn I actually have an idea for that domo.



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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #531 on: July 06, 2018, 05:00:39 PM »
All kneel in honor of the reigning queen of angry cyberpunk trash music.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #532 on: July 06, 2018, 05:16:24 PM »
thanks for the scrolling warning. and there goes my internet quota @_@

so much in one go so its hard to comment on everything, but the life sketches are a lot more realistic in proportions and sort of, feel of the piece. the stick figures are also getting there in dynamics.

perhaps trading a little of quantity for quality wouldnt be so bad, as a passing thought, but some pieces do have higher quality so you are doing that anyway I guess.

when I get burnout on volume, I struggle to find inspiration for things. often though, its not inspiration I'm low on, its willpower. the effects are oddly similar but since i've noticed it, I've been able to churn out more when tired. obviously theres a physical exhaustion limit that you don't want to go past.

I also keep an inspiration list of the thing that I want to draw next, which I think of when drawing something else. Often inspiration comes all in one go and I cant remember what I wanted to draw when I finish the piece/sketch I was working on, so it serves as a RAM extension for keeping the ideas fresh. When I'm down on inspiration, I go through the list and usually find something completely different to draw. Once the item has been fulfilled, I put it at the bottom of the list, to eventually come around again. This also gives me a chance to improve on works of a similar theme. Actually, until posting this I forgot I had it, so thanks for the reminder. heres an excerpt of my list:

Its more like a tag-wish-list than an inspiration list, but it works for me
mirror /reflecttive floors walls ttiles etc
bedsheet folds
complex city/stacked houses. not cityscapee
pajamas
lighting,backlit from overexposed window
undersheets
(lots of )pillows
immediate background-contact items
props
gloves and lace
bandages/injury
hanging clothes/draped clothes
umbrella
ponytail

Actually, having a tag cloud for inspiration wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #533 on: July 06, 2018, 10:29:40 PM »
Your practicality will be the life of me, suuper. I am a man of several notes and the like. I think, why not make lists and stuff as well for myself? I seriously don't like letting my laziness and/or current situations dictate how much output I do for my drawings. I am already so lazy by default: I only make the situation worse by letting life's ups and downs dictate how much I draw hehe.

I am forever the quantity over quality man. I just want proportions to work out well for me, otherwise I'm seriously quitting on anatomy. I have a little hope for rudimentary 3d, but otherwise I'm only intersted in the expression of my art rather than the accuracy lel.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #534 on: July 06, 2018, 10:36:40 PM »
I have neither quantity nor quality going for me, kek. Occasionally I'll post some garbage and it's fine.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #535 on: July 07, 2018, 05:05:12 PM »
your description of your struggles is similar to my own. I get the feeling my art has shifted away from quality to quantity lately too. And not too much of the quantity either :/
I think really the only way forward, or at least the best way forward is to understand yourself well enough to know which ways will work for you, or make your own ways to suit your learning style. This is what I am starting to work on myself. Expression is an important aspect of accuracy, if I could only have one I would be stuck for sure :P
keep up the good work.
maybe try and do a bunch of fast drawings and then one slower one every now and then. I find when I slow down my art improves automatically because I am taking my time with the lines.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #536 on: July 07, 2018, 05:11:07 PM »
Either way, both of you are quite inspirational to someone like me who barely produces any content at all. I haven't been keeping up with doing sketches or figures since December. I suppose this is a textbook case of  "the grass is always greener on the other side".

I suppose I can't sit on my hands and make the same mistake Lego mentioned of "waiting for inspiration". What tends to separate the big dogs from the newbies is that those who are serious, I find, usually produce something even if they aren't feeling that golden, mysterious "motivation" vibe. They create to create, not because something external motivates them to do so. It's an inner strength.

So long as you're constantly focusing on the ins and outs and questions of what works and what doesn't and you constantly strive to answer those questions with your creations, even some not-great quantity can lead somewhere. That's what I'd think, anyway.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #537 on: July 09, 2018, 04:40:57 AM »
glad to hear you are inspired :P
yeah I think partly what keeps me going now (ignoring the bad patches from illness which continue) is that I view it as my job, so I am always trying to push forward to gain a portfolio and eventually commissions when I feel like it. From today I finally managed to make Mondays my "art day" woohoo (after lengthy discussions with my parents convincing them that art is my job). so from 9 to 5 I will be arting (although today I will be in the paddling pool a bit cos its so hot :P). Takes a lot of passion (=obsession), commitment, and expendable savings to do that though :P

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #538 on: July 12, 2018, 07:31:16 AM »
Gawd why are you always active when I don't feel like being active suuper hahaha. But the discussions are much much welcome. And it's great that you managed to convince your parents about your passion. Man, you deserve better patches of health unlike lazy bums like I who are feeling OK but can't be bothered to use their time right.

I haven't made a quality drawing in ages, simply because I ascribe to the 1,000 sketches to 10 drawings. Although for the market it's better to really worko n something than to just spam drawings, I really need output more than perfection, because I lean towards comic making and animation than anything. (Animation is dead atm, but I've been making progress on comics at least.)


Anyhow, I've decided I'm going for a burn out. My mind is stupid and I'm actually excited about it. Instead of nickel diming  one regimen and staying within boundaries, I'm going to go on a wild art rage for a bit. I'm heaping all the projects on my plate until something clicks or not. I can't be bothered anymore.

So as of now I'm going to be doing 1,000 thumbnails, 1,000 hands and 1,000 stick figures. I need to add something more, like feet or something, but I'll see how it goes.

Best thing is there were some 100-sheet drawing books being sold for 99cents, so I'm happy as a cat in catnip atm. Gawd I love stationary.

So well... Here goes nothing.


Also, lots of scrolling. I need to resize the images.
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Stick figures 40/1000





Thumbnails 18/1000





What could go wrong?

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #539 on: July 12, 2018, 07:42:22 AM »
Geez dude, those are some really solid hands actually.

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