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Alright /ic/ I'm at a bit of a stand-still. Need some advice as to where to go from here, as well as a few questions answered.
Digital drawing, while extremely convenient, has been difficult for me. I've been drawing since February of this year and drawing full digital since April and have made great strides in my studies, but I feel that I could be progressing much more it I went back to a traditional media. I simply feel burnt out.
With traditional work, I have a much easier time laying down values and visualizing my work. I believe the convenience of zooming and undoing has worn down my patience which has greatly affected my finished studies that I've been doing in Photoshop.
I have pencils that I used for sketching and they are perfect, but I really want to get into conte crayons to spice things up.
Here are my questions:
1. Has anyone else had issues (mainly proportions and values) when making the switch from traditional mediums to full digital?
2. Are you all traditional, all digital, or a combination of both?
3. As a newbie going into conte crayons but also as someone who has used pastels, is there anything specific I need to know before going and buying a set, besides the fact that I will need tan paper?
Pic related. The last study that I did. Admittedly, nothing that I've drawn since this study, which was in mid-October, has been post-worthy. Even then, I feel this study could have been infinitely better if done it on paper. Mainly been digital doodles and attempts at new studies since I finished this.
Thank you in advance.
On Drawing Surroundings
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Hey /ic/ before I start, I just want to say its been a relief finding this board. You guys really know your stuff.
Okay, so I get the whole gesture/figure/vilppu/loomis/anatomy thing when it comes to learning people and animals, but what I want to know is how to get into drawing scenaries.
Just about every tutorial tells you about the vanishing point, and I know it works, but I have trouble applying it to drawing from life.
When I draw surroundings from life, is it realistic to start off looking for the vanishing point? What if there are multiple? Or am I over thinking it and should I just draw scenery however way gets it done and just let practice do the work?
It's just a little confusing because every guide on perspective lays it down in a very simple way step by step way, but I notice none of them really tell you on how to draw from life.
I just want to know how /ic/ does it I guess, do you always try to find a horizon and VP when you draw from life or do you just treat what you see like any other cluster of shapes?