Alternative Art/Stylization General
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"Success comes only with personal effort, aided by whatever knowledge the individual can apply along with the effort. If this were not true, we would be able to do anything in the world simply by reading books."
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A general message to aspiring artists: "Lack of knowledge can be greater torture than the effort of acquiring it. When all is said and done, nature is your best instructor."
Submit your drawings, receive feedback or critique others! Share your knowledge and remember to thank those who've critiqued or red-lined your drawings. Most importantly, have fun.
This thread is meant for artists who might want to try to make stylized work in-between their studies. It is strongly recommended that you use this thread in conjunction with learning the elements and fundamentals of art. You can also discuss the visual elements of various professional artists as well if you keep it relatively articulate and civil.
>Fresh off the boat? Read the fucking sticky!
>List of active livestreams
>Japanese Animu Tutorials
Remember the words of our good friend Glen Vilppu: “No rules, just tools.”
/ic/: "pls show your work"
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I feel that with creative fields there are really "average" pros out there to dissuade beginners from getting better than them by purposely planting bad information (traps) in front of their path along the forest they too had to walk through to get where they are at because they want you to feel the "struggle" they had. They dislike the thought of competition and by weeding out another generation of potentials so they can feel good when they sleep at night knowing they'll have all the jobs, a wet fantasy of theirs. I can understand why they do it but I just want to fucking draw and paint cartoons for God sakes, enough of the bull shit. I've spent 2 years and intensively this year all year long trying to figure stuff out and haven't gotten anywhere significantly because of the bad information.
The sticky is all over the place just like how for example, khan academy was a huge mess years ago that you didn't know what the fuck to watch or what exercise to do in what order. I could give other examples; New Masters Academy is all over the place with their content and they really don't tell you where to start first (now they are coming out with revisions to track where to start first). What I'm saying is, as a self-taught student there should be a clear guide what things to study for a the specific thing you want to do; Illustration, cartooning/comics, concept art, fine art, industrial design, and animation and not purposely misguiding people with unnecessary steps. Like how people recommend Scott Robertsons books when his books have nothing to do with cartooning (in my case), but more of a concept art thing.
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I'm being given a new computer, any kind I request, by a wealthy family member. Previously I've been working on a 5 year old Wacom tablet and Macbook Pro of the same age, mostly just fiddling on PS Elements every few days as any graphics program crashes after 20 minutes or so.
What I want to do with the new computer:
- seriously get into digital illustration
- learn the industry standard softwares (Photoshop, Corel Paint, SAI, etc.)
What I don't care about:
Budget: Supposedly, around $3k. So most everything is on the table.
So, what do you think I should get, d/ic/ks?