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>Disclaimer: If another 'holy trinity' thread pisses you off, just hide it, and go back to doodling animu tits you fucking sperg.
With that out of the way:
How to make the (giant) leap from mediocre, achievable, unimpressive 'competent art', to god tier high testosterone alphamale impressionist work, that captures light, texture, the thickness of the particles in the fucking air even, and just caresses your eyeballs in way you didn't think possible???
I mean shit. Lets be real here. Doing work like 99% of people out there, is really NOT that hard. Couple of years of dedicated study, lifedrawing, fundamentals, yadayada, and you can hang your stuff in the room with all the other 'competent' artists and nobody will see your work stand out. Neither positively nor negatively. Sure you can score some bonus points for being like this, or like that. Drawing more tits, or drawing surprisingly little tits, drawing the most cliche shit in the entertainment industry, or having good ideas that seem fresh.
But you'll never be amazing. You cannot paint 'light'. How the fuck does one learn that? There's just something 'else' about the images of the absolute best digital painters (note I say painters. Yes that other guy you like is cool too, but I'm talking PAINTERS here) that seems DEPRESSINGLY far out of reach.
I'll post more examples. Yes it'll be the same old shit you've seen a million times, I don't care. I wish there was a larger pool of artists to post examples from, but there is not.
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regular op is slacking so i made new one and heres a tree and simple landscape study
Old thread >>2182822 ?
Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises. Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up.
Do not forget to resize and crop your images before uploading them.
Before asking "what should I read/view/study/learn," consult the sticky: >>1579290 ? ?
This thread's study is the human skull. There are several things you can do with this image.
Beginner- You can simplify the shapes to try and understand the basic forms that make up the human head. (check the book thread or wait for infographics on how to do this if you don't already know.)
Amateur- You can attempt to draw all the various views as accurately as possible. If you want to make things a bit tougher don't just do line art, shade your drawings as well.
Pro- Draw faces for each of these views (adding in the mandible and all the soft tissues, eyes, nose, ears, etc)
Fun- You can use this as reference to attempt to create your own stylized heads.
And of course you can also do anything else that comes to mind. The purpose is to work on your anatomy and understand the underlying structures that make up the human head. Friendly reminder: The anatomy varies slightly from person to person, this is just to help you get an idea of the basic structure.
Threadly reminder to avoid carpal tunnel: