Art Book Thread 3
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Let's try to keep this one from dying, guys.
Continuation from >>2157938
Main Book Links:
Beginner's essential books:
Andrew Loomis's Books
Burne Hogarth's Books
"The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards
"Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson
"Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters" by Robert Beverly Hale
"How to Draw" by Scott Robertson (HIGH quality scan)
"Alla Prima: Everything I know about Painting" by Richard Schmid
"Color and Light - A Guide for the Realist Painter" by James Gurney (HIGH quality scan)
"Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest R. Norling
"The Animator's Survival Kit" by Richard Williams
"Anatomy for Sculptors" by Uldis Zarins
If any of the links above expires or breaks, please report it in this thread.
I tried to compile all the major uploads from the last thread into the OP. If you're uploading a file, it would be really helpful to follow the above format of including the name of the author and the title of the book, then a down a line and provide the url green texted, thanks.
Learning gesture without life drawing
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I've been getting a lot better with my art, but my biggest problem is gesture. I've been struggling trying to learn this mystic magic for months, but I just don't feel like I'm progressing anymore, and it's really making me lose motivation, since I can never quite move past my gesture sketch and on to something more substantial.
I desperately want to get creative, but I always feel that my pose is imbalanced or my legs (OH MY GOD FUCK LEGS) are completely out of proportion, mainly being too short.
I also find it difficult to find the forms in space. They always feel floaty and lacking a foundation, like they aren't attached to anything around them. This isn't the case when I avoid gesture.
Another thing I find hard is finding consistency in all the different techniques. I've been told that gesture is solely meant to show action, yet I see the likes of Hampton adding the corners of bones and other things.
My end goal is to be able to draw from imagination, but I seriously need help. Should I being going to life drawing sessions in my area to learn gesture? Having I learned gesture wrong?
Pic obviously not me. Hampton, because he's some fucking wizard.
I would love some opinions and criticism
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This is part of a little project i've been working on since february, i would love to make this into a webcomic someday, the protagonists are a 20 years old cat girl nicknamed "gata" and her 35 years old brother, an obese and lazy but yet strong nicknamed "fatso", the story takes place in russia 200 years in the future, cold places like Russia and Alaska are the only places where humanity ( Or in this case "catanity", sorry...) can live, due to global warming.
Most of the world is extremely hot and animal species are going extinct at a fast rate, gata and fatso lives on a mountainous place which used to be one of the coldest places in the world, but now the place is getting warmer and the snow pretty much dissapeared, there is a huge cloud which has been covering the sky for decades, it also rains very constantly, most of the time, it is believed that everyone will die due to the global warming in less than 20 years if no one finds a quick and effective solution.
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Hello, /ic/. Time to play a little game, untense your shoulders, take it easy. I'm gonna tell you a story, and you're gonna tell it with me.
Consistent artistic quality and visual flow NOT promised.
This wardrobe to Narnia's asshole is going to be whatever you want it to be. Drama, comedy, horror, gore, absurd, scifi, fantasy, western, porn, I couldn't care less. I'm gonna roll with the story putting my best foot forward, I'm pretty flexible with this.
Now read the picture, Anon.
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What do you all think of all these artists streaming their work online through all the various streaming platforms from the light join.me, livestream, ustream, twitch, picarto and many others. Do you think it helps the artist in the long run or is it just a tool for gaining more viewers and/or subscribers. Do you think it's helpful to the artist for reasons like feedback, allowing the person whom ypu are drawing for to be involved in the art, keeping on track, etc.
Personally I think it cam be useful for the artist as they can receive feedback from those watching on anatomy, lighting, color theory. But at the same time I think it could be harmful to their productivity by getting distracted, chatting with the watchers more than needed, going on unrelated rants. Depending on the artist it could open up trolling and a lot of negativity from others.
What do you all think?