Drawing Feels Like A Chore
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Does anyone else feel a major stiffness when they draw? Like your hand feels all rigid and everything you draw seems so bland, stiff and lifeless?
I'm still learning, as all artists do, but unless I'm drawing porn for myself (no, I won't post anything) or make a rare good practice sketch, I have trouble with even simple doodles.
I want to feel the same "freedom" and "freedom of spirit" I had when I was a kid and that I see all of my art friends and many other great artists have. I just get so hesitant and so intimidated. I can't even color for god's sake. Is it because I think of art as a career or a job, now?
Maybe I have depression? Maybe I have OCD? I do have legit diagnosed autism, though, and am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to work.
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I figured this was the right place to ask.
I was wondering if anyone could give me some download links for instructional books for drawing or artbooks for reference and inspiration.
Also if anyone's willing to share their reference folder full of poses, anatomy, clothing, or whatever would you be willing to dump it here too? Realism, cartoonish, or anime styles are welcomed.
I want to amass some references and bring them to my work computer and draw because I have waaay too much free time at work, so might as well improve my drawing.
I figured this thread can be used as just one big resource dump, sorry if I'm breaking some rules or something.
Thanks in advance!
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Howdy /ic/! Four years ago, various anons from /co/ joined forces to put together their own indie comic magazine called Premier Pulp. The magazine released eight issues and ran until 2014, when it went on a long hiatus. However, the time is right for the project to return!
In order to help rebuild our readership, I will be storytiming several issues for everyone to read, critique, and enjoy!
More information about the project will be available in the following posts.
/beg/ - BEGINNER THREAD
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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, make your mom proud.
AVOID asking unrelated questions, there is a question thread for that.
Visit the usual "Artbook Thread" to find your desired books. (Or look in the new sticky)
Do not forget to PLEASE RESIZE and crop your images before uploading them. 1kpx is fine.
There's a new sticky in town! You can see it at:
>Thread study: Try to draw/paint the opening or any other following images.
Feel free to post your original works as well if you're trash.
TRY TO BE MORE ACTIVE AND GIVE PEOPLE SOME FEEDBACK - many studies are left unreplied, which is a bit sad and can be quite demotivating for the people that try their best to improve, but are left directionless.
Old thread: >>2551958
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I'm not an artist myself, my younger brother who's about 16 years old is. He has been working with an art teacher for the past couple years doing stuff like sculpture, painting, woodworking. She says she's building his repertoire and developing skills he needs to be an artist. To me it all sounds like bullshit, but I'm not around often and my parents think she's doing great work.
I think he should be working on a tablet (he has one, broke it right after he got it and I just managed to fix it yesterday). I think the physical art is getting him nowhere and that he needs to just start drawing stuff on a tablet. If I was forceful with my parents I'm sure I could convince them to let me take over his art education and either get him a different teacher, get the old working the right stuff, or just teach him myself.
Who's in the right here /ic/? What should I do?