Listen up, /ic/. The sticky isn't as good as it could be, and all this information that would be great to use is split into different places. We got the google site w-ic-i and the hubpages already, and everyone DOES read them when they come here, right? But then there is also the book thread, the animation thread, the alternative style thread, the beginner thread, the draw thread, the towergirls thread, and the porn thread, each having their own information pools and links.
The hubpages and w-ic-i don't, and /CAN'T/ update enough to be up-to-date. The only way to keep up all the great information we post for each other is to have us, ourselves, post it. So why not have a way to do that? After >>2389472 had the idea for a new sticky thread, I've decided to help and think up of the better way to do it. So, I present to you, the collaborative sticky: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VfDTpLLVl5bWUGWguswKpPFml533luI8-NBd1EGYHnA/edit
Absolutely everyone can edit. You can add anything you might think is relevant. If you see someone post a cool website, and it helped you out, post it in there. If you found a great reference pack, either name what it is or post a link to it. If you read a great book that you think would help a lot of us, post it in there. The point is that it will be a collection of what everyone thinks will help. The ultimate beginner's guide to drawing. Because there is no end to this beginning.
BUT WAIT? IT'LL BE CHAOS! Some cool dude will delete everything! Every third word will be replaced by LOOMIS! Ruan Jia will try to shill on it like no one has ever shilled before!
Well, that's why there will be an uneditable, but viewable edition that'll be the actually majorly viewed sticky/guide. It contains a link to the raw uncensored autism that'll be the editable guide. I'll update the major sticky with whatever contribution I think contributes even a fraction to what could be your god like skill. Everyone is a work in progress.
I’ll be working on to clean this up/simplifiy sections/adding shortcuts/collaborating all infromation from all generals. This will take a day or five depending on whether I’ve gotten in over my head.
I made it so anyone can also comment on any part of this document if you’d like to get messages across faster and more directly to me, but I will read be reading the editable sticky as often as I can between grinding figure studies. All my free time until this looks good will be go to insuring this looks good. After that, I’ll read the edited sticky daily, and update this weekly, or sooner if there is some juicy info that I think needs sharing onto the locked version immediately.
If you want to send messages DIRECTLY to me, send them to email@example.com ALSO USE THE FUCKING THREAD. I’ll shill this only as much as I think it needs to be. This is a COLLABRATIVE effort. Oriented for beginners, since they are the ones that need the jumpstart, but I'm hoping on it being big enough that it becomes a compendium of resources, and a resource in it's own right.
>>2432615 I don't see it, it's a scare crow, how is the sack on a stick disproportionate?
the only thing that i could say in favor if it being disproportionate is how big the buttons are for the eyes, and how small buttons usually are, and even that's stretching it a bit. there are other issues, but proportions isn't one of them.
>>2432441 Hey /ic/ which loomis book should I start on first? Also what are the exercises I can do with loomis? Do i just copy the plates he has and redraw those until I get better? Honestly dont know how to use loomis.
A challenge, yeah, but it seems to me that too many people stress out about their art's progress to the point they either call it quits or have a breakdown about it.
Why isn't the quest to get better considered more of a fun journey? Why do we stress starting from an early age? Why can't art be a good, fun discipline for everyone without everyone bursting an ulcer for not being a Picasso?
I feel like all these things just add more stress to the lives of people who really don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What is everyone here opinion of drawing porn of real people like actresses/actors etc? I have a client who would like me to draw an actress for them in a sexual situation. Normally I wouldn't do it but they are offering $120
Because that is mental approach that prevails in society. I learned more from books and studying other artists than my friend who went into art academy.
Also it is worth nothing it depends on art school. There are few really good ones that will really teach you the trade and not sell you modern art shenanigans. But do you really want to risk it, with huge chance of art school being a scam, when you can learn from books, internet and from studying other artists?
Art is also a lot about connections, which are easier to make in school. You meet professors, many of whom work in the fields you're interested in, you get internship opportunities through the school, and you get to meet and connect with many of your peers which will help you in your career. Also, if there's a particular artist who is a professor you want to study under, their personal, in person feedback is invaluable.
You also have access to extensive resources, this way you can try out many things without having to invest a lot of time and energy and money... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's easier to go to school really, then self-teach. You have in-person guidance from people in the industry/more skilled. You have structured classes. You're given assignments. You get live feed-back from professors and your peers. You have access to a ton more resources than on your own (and facilities to house those resources and instructors to help you use them). You can make connections. You're basically dedicating several years to studying art full-time, as opposed to on the side while you work/do shit.
The only thing that matters is that the aspect ratio of your viewfinder matches the aspect ratio of your drawing. If your height//width ratio differs, your drawing will be all sorts of fucked up. Also post in the questions thread in the future.
It's actually one of the unique spaces where you get useful training at art. But it's expensive, so take use of their knowledge intensively and train at home. Don't stay there too many hours, as you're gonna pay for working on it yourself.
Good afternoon /ic/, never-lurking first time poster here. This is probably going to be a more lengthy OP than you guys are used to, but I can't think of a better board to go to.
I get that most threads in here are painting/drawing related, but I'm wondering whether anons can entertain the idea of discussing subjects ranging from conceptual discourse and relational aesthetics to performance, installation and appropriation of found object/raw materials, personal items, etc.
I'm a BFA (Hons.) Alumni of City & Guilds of London Art School, graduated... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The studio I've had for the past five years has been part of a project, operating on the boundary between reality and fiction, where I've been posing as a gallery-runner who's continuously working on getting his venue up and running (my studio is 200 square meters with a store-front, on a high street,) gaining some renownment among other gallery workers and the director of the local art museum, and seen as an asset by many in the local art community. In addition, I've been advertising commissions, given secret tutorials at the local art academy, was a board... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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