can we talk about shoulder health? i'm drawing 6-9 hours a day atm and ontop of all the other health issues what worries me most is the fact that my right shoulder seems to be a bit achy, tender and unstable.
i remember back a year ago when i got tendonitis (not carpal thank god, carpal is bad news, tendonitis is quite manageable as it turned out) and somebody shared a set of exercises for your wrist/hand on here, that seemed to help tremendously. cured my tendonitis without me quitting drawing within about a week.
is there a shoulder equivlanet for that? i have 2 20kg dumbells lying around if that matters.
I work in the slaughter side of an industrial beef plant. Most people there have sore hands. Mine are sore all the time except on long breaks. I also have trigger finger at night and in the morning. It's terrifying, tons of people there get carpal tunnel. Scrap one cow head fine. Scrap 1000+ cow heads for 8 hours and it hurts to masturbate.
My advice: Take breaks and put your hand in the warm knife purifier.
Is this the most depressing illustration ever made?
It makes me really fucking sad whenever i see this
It must be one of the last things he ever drew
How important is being classically trained if you want to be a digital artist professionally? I want to know how far I should take it because my options here in Ontario for classical training are quite good.
The handful of classically/atelier trained digital artists I'm aware of have been quite good (Daarken is the first one that comes to mind). I think there's something to it and I'm following suit and have just begun attending an Atelier myself.
Being able to draw and paint well in hand would give you tools that set you apart from the average digital artist from what I see but there are other factors like creativity, connections and being good at selling yourself when it comes to landing a job in that profession.
It really depends on what your ambitions are. Since you are asking here perhaps you need to do some reflections on what you are actually burning for as you can't make it far in that industry without the passion. Being in school is no excuse...
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what annoys the living hell out of you d/ic/ks?
>people that start a new thread to show their beginner art
The almost constant stream of "I can't dredge up motivation to draw" posts/threads.
If you can't stir up your own structure/motivation then take a class. Honestly if you can't be a self-starter and you can't put together the money to pay someone to give you structure and tell you what to do, professional level art probably isn't for you. There's no magical solution out there. There are resources to give you free learning materials/inspiration/goals, but in the end, it's up to you to use them.
How do you guys price out your work? I'm being inquired about a few original sketches. What questions should I ask myself to come up with a formula on how to charge for my original sketches?
Pic NOT related at all.
Check out other artists pages, see what they charge for different things, compare yourself to them and think for yourself about how much time you are willing to spend vs the product you create
Does anybody know a got pack of basic photoshop brushes? Like just the bare essentials.
>that glorious feel when you reach the end of your art journey
Who else here knows brohims?
good books/vids explaining how to draw/render drapery?
Famous Artist Course has a good chapter on clothing/drapery
Videos aren't specific to drapery, but rendering. IMO it's a bad habit to try and think "this is how I render drapery" and "this is how I render cars". Light obviously behaves differently with different materials which you should learn but the basics of direct light, highlight, shadow core, cast shadow, and reflected light go a VERY long way and are fundamental to rendering of all objects, regardless of shape or material. Complex forms like drapery...
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ill post that little fire dude thing
i just started pixel art recently and have been meaning to do it more often
this is an older thing from about a month ago
someone rate this.
I'm assuming most of you have asked far too little from commissions (like me) for lack of confidence.
Post finished work and what you charged, or advice for artists aspiring to sell their services.
$15-20, don't be like me.
How do you get into commission work?
>How many followers do you need?
>Do you just put a "Commissions open!" sign on your page and wait?
>If I decide to draw porn. How do I get around it?
I would really appreciate if anyone would help me on this
I've had an online presence for only two weeks and I really need some work. I just had a piece of stale bread with some ketchup for dinner.
Is the IvanLaliashvili represents the ultimate form of artistic skills? His work is simply breathtaking.
i assume this is bait but dubs so i respond.
while the technical skill in that piece is obviously high quality, the piece overall is garbage.
The parts that are interesting are not appealing and the parts that are appealing are not interesting.
I agree with you on both statements, but
>The parts that are interesting are not appealing and the parts that are appealing are not interesting.
interest and appealing are subjectives
yes i mean his technical skills are mastered so much. This skills are now my main goal.
I just started drawing. Every time I draw a few hours goes by in what feels like minutes, I get a HUGE headache after a couple hours and for the rest of the day all I can tink about is rotating objects.
Do the headaches stop? :<
Let's play a little game (:
Make a draw with just one line
A landscape, life drawing, a character or whatever you want, what is fun is to identify what you drew with only one line
It's a good exercice
post your best ones