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Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Dizzy, Feb 24, 2015.
im plum surprised he hasnt come in here yet
A lot of awesome drawing recommendations but does anyone have some good painting ones they know of?
There was one in my post above:
Thanks, I missed this one.
Because of all these great suggestions I'm finally finding some good channels and videos through YT recommendations. Definitely inspiring to get me started again and I feel like I've learned a lot of very valuable knowledge already.
No worries, glad they help!
Not that they are as useful, but there's some really good art instagram accounts which are very inspiring. If you use instagram, check out these:
Found this guy:
Craig Mullins' 428 pgs: Digital Painting Tips and Advice
In the beginning it seems like there are some missing images, but later on images for different sections appear okay. If you have trouble viewing online, it might be better to download the PDF before reading.
So what this turned out to be is a collection of posts made by Craig Mullins giving insight on his process and advice for other digital artists. Sometimes the picture in reference won't be included, so it's just text. Pretty neat stuff to wade through if you're so inclined. If not, WELL FUCK YOU THEN PUNK.
My brother is an artist but doesn't like the word "self taught." He feels like he learns from everyone and still do to this day.
His influence is street art and comics. Having gone with him when he gets critiqued, most have said finding your own style is the hardest aspect.
My brother's advice to anyone that asks him about art is don't be afraid to mess up. Keep moving forward even if you think something looks off. Finish it. Then do it again. He said not to take it personally and learn from it.
Below are some of his quick sketches:
Thanks. Even though I can't draw, I love the technical aspect of it. Will also forward to my bro.
Not just digital artists, that's for all artists. It's interesting that he says he would trade his ability for value recognition for greater drawing ability. Though he does admit it's a grass is greener situation.
Appreciate the bump and links, TGF.
Less artistic, more illustrative:
Design a Detailed Building
Populate Your Layout at the Correct Perspective
This is a great book to get a hold of if you're interested in the psychological side of drawing:
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
This addresses the psychological/mental "shift" that a lot of trained artists undergo. In summary (I hope I don't mess this up): There are two sides of the brain or modes of thinking. The "Left Side" is serial in nature and operates in numbers, words, and things in a set structure and orderly fashion. The "Right Side" is non-verbal and intuitive in nature and thinks in patterns, or visual pictures. Being unable to make that mental shift can make the process of drawing much harder.
The problem with most people is that when they draw they see their subject (either in front of them or in their mind) and when they begin the process of putting that subject to media through drawing, painting, etc the Left Side of the brain unconsciously starts sorting the information out into hard details: Eyes are shaped like this. Lips have a notch like so. Every nose has nostrils like so. Every bit is stored in the Left Side of the brain as a hard symbol of what you think represents what an object is. As such, when you begin drawing you end up drawing subconscious symbols for what you are drawing, in piece-meal, order. Instead of drawing a face, you draw what you think represents hair, what you think represents eyes, what you think represents a nose, what you think represents lips, etc, etc. It ends up looking similar to Egyptian Hieroglyphics instead of a portrait.
When you shift over to the Right Side of the brain, you then begin to draw a face. It lessens the habit of letting the Left Side of your brain sort through the information (the picture) you are creating and breaking it down into little individual parts. The grand thing about the book is that it breaks that process down, and then provides exercises on how to consciously shift into the Right Side of your brain.
The site: http://www.drawright.com/ explains it in better detail, but I can attest that it does work. Even in the state that I was someone who drew all the time as a little kid, I found it very helpful.
This is completely wrong. "Talent" is just something people who don't want to commit the effort use to dismiss the hard work of people that do.
There may be some ingrain ability that may stop someone from being at the very highest level, but you can get very, very good at anything as long as you put in the hours.
Good shit makes me want to draw more. Between kids work bjj and gym I barely have time for maybe an hour every other night.
I'd recommend Scott Robertson's book How To Draw for anyone who wants to know the basics of perspective.
Another interesting thing that's happening in matte painting/concept art is the use of 3d to quickly build areas.
Here's Steven messing talking about using the program cinema 4d. Not really a tutorial, just something cool to show what's out there.
For the TS, since I looked back in the thread and saw you were interested in painting from life/realistic things, this is a tutorial playlist for digital plein air style painting if you're interested in every getting into digital tools. Very thorough.
I remember reading this book and using it in class long time ago. I think I forgot most of what I read in it though.
Same here. However, it's been decades since I've taken my last art class and a few years since I've put anything on paper. I just packed the book up a little while ago (which is the whole reason why it came to mind).
"Talent" can mean many things in drawing. Maybe you have great spatial intelligence and can easily construct and shade. Maybe you have a sense for creating compositions that evoke strong feelings in the viewer. Maybe you have a great sense of humour and can create comics that a lot of people will relate to, etc.
The idea that someone can have no talent whatsoever is a bit absurd. Talent is multifaceted, there's bound to be something you have an affinity for. And having an affinity for something means nothing unless you're willing to put thousands of hours into learning.