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
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Art and dealing with struggleDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
There is a lot of stress and struggle in our everyday lives. Anxiety, resistence, doubts, self-loathing.. but how to deal with them and make the art we are really excited about?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
People strive so much for the easiest ways to achieve something, the fastest way to get to results, to get the reward without actually doing things .. but, as soon as there needs to be a hard work put in the process, as soon as it happens to be more difficult along the way, we tend to get frustrated and give up, because of not seeing instant results right away.
It takes time.
Whether it's developing new skill, working on new project - meaningful things so often take a lot of patience in order to make them. Overnight success happens so rarely and mostly for those, who work extremely hard on their cr