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Well...I suppose its about that time.
hey /ic/, Senior in Highschool here trying to decide if I should go to art school in College.
I'm planning on going to the University of Cincinnati and one of the main attractions for me has always been DAAP. Its a lovely school that I've had the privilege of touring several times, as well as recommendations from my grandfather who taught there and a cousin who just graduated.
I finally had that "special moment" during my freshman year and I decided to try and git gud. Over the last 3/4 years I've managed to struggle my way into drawing loads of military vehicles.
Problem is that its come to the point where this is ALL I can reliably draw, and I'm not sure what to do to fix it this late in the game. I've experimented with reasonable success but I always come back to drawing tanks.
I know that I won't make it into art school on black and white tanks alone, so should I even bother at this point? I want to learn how to draw both better and more diverse pictures, but ATM I'm stuck. Should I just give up and try for technical studies?
pic related, most recent stuff.
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Any videos, books, sites, infographics, etc. that deal with achieving smooth, crisp (and/or confident and bold) line work digitally, whether sketching or creating a finished work?
Not just clean "inked" lines, but also lines that may not necessarily be super crisp, but have a sense of confidence and spontaneity (I realize that probably 95% of this is practice, but I'm also curious if there is anything else I might be overlooking, like software or brush settings or whatnot.)
Particularly jelly of some of the results of Dan Kim's Drawstream (at times it looks like he does very little under drawing and just goes at it):
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I just started a month-ish ago and tried to sculpt this "women" and needless to say, it is bad and doesnt look like a women. I realized that I put the eyes askew and they may be to far apart. The humanness is obviously wrong. I 'know' it is wrong but i cant tell why. The eyes arent exactly right and the ears are bad. Even then though, it doesnt look like a female at all. What are the qualities that are supposed to look like a women? High cheek bones, fuller face more curves and less harsh lines. Did i make the chin line masculine and too square? Even when looking at a good example i am having difficulty. I know i need more practice, but i dont want to keep practicing blindly and wrong. If any of you sculpt, did you start with using calipers or some measuring tool to make sure you put everything in the right place and proportion until you could get the feel for it? I want it to actually look human. I'm not certain it's improved significantly at since i started. I am trying to understand the basics /ic/