wow ((warning, rant))Some people just astound me with how self-important they are. Like it's one thing to give me constructive criticism on a character design, but it's another to leave completely discouraging comments on my piece telling me that I have "defiled" an entire species of animal with a character design, tell me to change my character's species to a completely different one, tell me that things I like should be left exactly as they are and not be tweaked at all in my artwork and then tell me (and yes, this is a legitimate comment) that I can "Do what (I) want but if (I) make a story or something he should go out of the water and shrivel up and die. That is how the jellyfish do."More Like This
I'm seriously really upset about this; and maybe it's really stupid to get upset over this but I was pleased with this design, and this character was posted on my personal Facebook, and it was a "friend" of mine making these comments on a character design that I was pretty proud of. It has sucked all of the p
Don't Start With DigitalThere are a lot of things I love about digital painting, and I will defend it against anyone who suggests that it's "cheating" or "not real painting." However, if you are just starting to learn how to draw, I don't recommend starting with digital painting.More Like This
The only way to get better at drawing is to draw a lot. Artists like to say that everyone has to create 10,000 bad drawings before they can start creating good ones. While this is an oversimplification, it's also very helpful to keep in mind.
If you're just starting out, you'll probably make a lot of bad drawings and it will be frustrating, and you'll start looking for ways to avoid that frustration. This is natural, but it also leaves you vulnerable to the siren song of digital painting, which promises easy answers and quick fixes. Here's why I don't think you should leap into digital right away:
1. Learning the programs will distract you from drawing. Photoshop and Illustrator have a lot of little buttons to learn about