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So, I started diving into Loomis today. Put in a few hours and eventually got to this gem here from "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth". From where it talks about finding the correct size/proportion of any figure in the format, no matter where they are in space, and the next page that teaches 'Hanging figures on the horizon'. It just a little bit blew my mind. I know how to utilize perspective effectively, but I never would've thought about it in those terms. I feel like an idiot for learning loomis so late in life.
ITT: share your learning experiences that really opened your eyes or gave you that (OH SHIT, NO DUH) moment. Or obstacles that you overcame and the process that helped you improve. Whether that be new brushes, painting techniques, anatomy, etc.
Resource links very much appreciated
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hey /ic/ so im doing a portrait of my sister, and its my first portrait ever, I have been just doing body painting from then and there but its my first time learning how to paint the face.
so I was wondering if someone can give me some guidelines or tips on painting better eyebrows, teeth, and especially the hair which I haven't started yet! and in general critic would be nice, not done painting the face but I can see a lot of fixes already from looking away at an distance!
Thanks for reading!
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I'd just like to bring something up to attention and have a small discussion with you fellow artistfags. First off, the image isn't mine, but it's pointing out to my topic and discussion/thread.
Anyways, the topic. "Originality". Is anything even original anymore? Apparently the artist community turned from an open world of inspiration and growth to a fucking kindergarten class of special ed students. ANYTHING you draw will look like something else, and even if you had to look at something else to draw it to gain growth in your skill or gain inspiration, so fucking what? You aren't stealing it, and it's to help you expand your skill to greater lengths.
However, every time I even try to expand my art skills for years, all the tards and artists have to be a bunch off fags and bitch about me having my work look like someone else's. "You took his eye design" "You made your character from this pose" "You aren't original, go fuck off a bridge" and etc.
/ic/, what am I to even do in art nowadays? I WANT to expand my creativity and help myself grow, but yet everyone has to be a little shit and act like they own everything in their design, even if they draw a fucking straight line.
What the hell, man?
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Ic, ive had enough.
Im going on lockdown.
I have barricaded the doors and windows, this is not a zombie-drill.
I want to draw everyday, atleast 10 hours i assume. Its way out of my normal league, normally i can only go for 2 or 3 hours.
I wonder, how do you manage yourself to sit at your desk for such a long time?
How do you get motivated before doing that?
How do you push yourself thru a massive collection of study material?
I believe some people actually enjoy pushing themselves thru studies for several hours.
I wish it was me, i tend to do a little, then get amazed by it:"omg i can do this", and then ill just let the paper rot on my table and assume i can do it again later.
Also, i like getting high, im definately addicted, but i have no shame, i love it, but im sure it distracts me..
Please share your XP with me, i need this lockdown, i havent been serious for a long time..