Breaking news: All paintings held in the Louvre have mysteriously disappeared! The only evidence of the theft is a slip of paper that reads “before you say i am stoling this art let me explain you a thing”
What’s supposed to happen
What’s happening when you don’t credit
What you’re making them do
Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.
a tall comic about bad terrible feelings and me
really bad art that gets a lot of notes
really good art that gets zero notes
really bad notes that get a lot of art
when you cant art
- me: does this look better one pixel to the left or one pixel to the right
- me: I can't decide between these two incredibly similar colors
- me: should this be on overlay or soft light
- me: 75% OR 74% OPACITY
I admit, I like to draw things that I find aesthetically appealing. I’m not above that.
That said, it’s important to me that a character is able to emote. When I’m drawing a guy, I usually know how to draw him emoting while still keeping the set of visual symbols that make the character attractive. If I only drew a ‘default’ anatomically correct face that couldn’t emote, I’d get bored. It would be easier, but, yeah. Very boring. I suspect other people looking at my work would feel the same way.
Illustrated women, on the other hand, often seem much more limited in their ability to “emote while being attractive”. Since our Western idea of what makes a woman attractive is much more limited than our idea of what makes a man attractive, we have been given a much more limited set of “attractive female” facial symbols to work with, than we have been given for men. It makes the prospect of drawing a woman really emoting daunting, challenging, and for some people, apparently not worth the effort. Since it’s so important to many illustrators that their females be attractive at ALL times, a lot of people don’t even bother with trying to give their women a little more… well, character.
I understand why a lot of illustrators shy away from drawing women making “crazy” faces. Yeah, it’s tough to do, especially if you’re concerned with maintaining aesthetic appeal. For me, as an illustrator, it’s worth the trouble. I gotta say, looking at galleries and comic books full of women making the same two bedroom eyes/sweet smile faces is incredibly boring. And asinine. It might be worth it for you to learn how to draw women emoting, too.
I think sticking with the bedroom eyes status quo is lazy. And, it’s a copout. And, you can do better. Yes, you CAN learn to do it. The alternative is that your women are as boring as paste. They look so generic that they fade entirely into the background and stop even registering as “attractive” after a while, which defeats your point entirely, doesn’t it?
These are all taken from the same Nicki Minaj video. I hope someone out there finds them as inspiring and useful as I do.
I don’t think this is a problem I suffer from. I’m pretty sure it’s not. Well now I’m a little paranoid about it.
Regardless, it’s an important thing to keep in mind.
“Digital art isn’t real art. You have no real talent and you’re lazy. It’s not like painting or using traditional media. You didn’t work a sweat. The program makes it for you!”
Hahaha….haha. *Although, I’m sure some people don’t actually reach 150 layers. That’s just me aahaha. /insecure /back ups of back ups of back ups
I saw this comic going around and thought that there should be an art version of it.
And in regards to that ^ other comic? I do both.
Dude, if that button exists, I wouldn’t have to plonk in hours upon hours of life on top of a deteriorating eyesight making ‘unreal art’.
Digital art is actually harder for me to do because I get so insanely picky about everything and just ugh. My traditional work isn’t as strong since I’m out of practice, but I do notice that I have a far more laid back thought process on what I’m doing when it comes to traditional vs digital. I just have far higher expectations of myself when I do digital work.
(I actually reach 100+ layers from time to time, depending on the complexity of the piece, ahahahaha awwww darn. /hangs head in shame)
AHA, this is me as well. I actually get very stressed doing digital art despite the medium facilitating corrections and reverse-engineering for digital pieces.
I chill a lot more with traditional media, despite the lack of CTRL+Z. What, a mistake on paper? LET ME MASK THAT WITH SOME GOUACHE SO IT SEEMS INTENTIONAL (despite it being not at all :P)
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I can’t be the only one.