Strange method for drawing
38 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: ]
I have seen some artists (like SINIX or XXZERO) to use this strange method for drawing.
Basically, they lay a line, then do ctrl+z, then lay it again, then ctrl+z again, over and over until they like the line and then move to the next one.
What doesn't makes any sense to me is how are they able to construct accurate figures without seeing the whole picture?
Their gestures are great, but they are not spontaneous or do the main body parts of the body beforehand.
They even get the perspective right, without using grids or vanishing points...
So you might say that they have very solid imaginations, but then why do they need to redo the lines so many times if they can imagine them vividly?
If there are more artists on here that use this method, what goes through your head when you do it?
16 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: ]
This is a PSA from a fellow d/ic/k.
>BACK UP YOUR REFERENCES. NOW.
>BACK UP ALL YOUR WORK
I haven't backed up anything in years because I kept putting it off. I started here on /ic/ 4 years ago, and collected thousands upon thousands (40 gigs worth) of references over that time. From Tumblr blogs to pinterest to hundreds of threads on /hr/. Dozens of artists and vehicles, faces, tutorials.
Started up my hard drive today to hear the click-click-hum that can only mean one thing. Every reference is gone, and every piece of artwork I've done in the last two years, including my portfolio, are lost. Pic related is me upon this realization.
So I beg of you, please back everything up, don't be like me. Upload your stuff to Dropbox and keep it there, or buy an external hard drive, or a USB. Something. Save yourself the trouble of having to start over from scratch.