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ooogh oh man
I feel like learning some things about paneling and composition have made thumbing really fuckin' difficult for me, like i'm over-thinking everything and that in turn makes it more difficult. I'm not really sure though.

i've been having a lot of trouble drawing faces lately, too. I can't seem to wrap my head around the way a skull is shaped. I know I knew how it worked at one point, but I got so comfortable in the way I drew facial features that I've lost my  sense of where they go on the face--thus it ends up very wibbly and/or lopsided, and the face is often too big.

one thing i know i do is that i draw faces very long and foreheads very short, i suppose that 'its my styyyyle' but i think it might be messing me up a bit on the whole skull shape thing. perhaps i should try drawing faces in better proportion to get the right idea again? what do y'all think?

oh fuck right and i was wondering if anyone had any tips on drawing buildings/cities/city streets with character. I know i'm fully capable of drawing them correctly, but they so often seem flat and lifeless and really fuckin' boring and I often catch myself drawing the same features over and over again on several buildings. 

Basically, I'm asking for your help. Does anyone know of any resources/have any tips? I feel like I'm yet again at a stage in my art where I need to stop and re-evaluate my knowledge on a bunch of things.

Thanks,
Jack
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Nero--Angelo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
meh, not every comic's going to be anatomically correct
just go with what ya' like & if u don't liek what ur currently doing, try experimenting a bit :I
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   General Artist
Thanks, dude. ;-;
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cigar-blues Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Oh man Kevs i'd really like to do something to help ya out here!
I could try maybe drawing things or compiling images and other references for designing cities and buildings if you'd like, or something else.

I know what your saying about having difficulty with faces, i've been in the same with faces and keeping consistency :/    its like getting stuck in a rut or a 'comfort zone' of drawing things you like and sticking with just that.  

What I finds help is ambient music, especially movie soundtracks to come up with scenes or sort of 'moods' for locations and stuff  OR taking walks and maybe photographing buildings or interesting things you come across?

Stick with what you're doing and Bicycle Boy of course!!, because its really awesome so far and I always looks forward to what you draw next :]  .  We're always here for ya :heart::heart:
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   General Artist
Oh dude, would you really do that for me? That would be so awesome of you ;-;

blehhh
I know a good way to learn consistency is to draw a face turning in a circle (or animate it doing so)

mmmm... i keep meaning to take pictures of buildings then don't HHHH

THANKS DUDE <3
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GeoCaecias Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Weeeell, I don't know if this will help, but Jesterjay has a really good list of tutorials & resources  for comics and art.  Here's the link: fav.me/d68y8k0 :D
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   General Artist
Holy nuts, is that ever helpful. o.o thank you!
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Anngelise Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ah god that same thing is happening to me all over again, i've been watching FZDSchool videos on youtube and it completely blew my mind and also blew away my confidence, now I feel like for a bunch of reasons my stuff is back to amateurish-lack of technical skills- art even if i've been doing this for years and years now..

I suddenly realize I lack sence of perspective, I never actually paid atention to the focus or where the camera is and the importance of stating all that on the early stages of the drawing, the angles, the reverse-engineering of a scenario, the values, the correct human proportions in correlation with the subject and background, the core fundamentals, etc, and just how overall wrong it apparently is to showcase old weak pieces along with your new better ones, since clients will always just judge you for that ONE weak spot you are showing through that faulty piece (curious, since I always considered nice to showcase your evolution through the years!)

basically it is so true how the more you know, the less you feel like you know

I've put over 90 pieces of my gallery in storage now

I definitely feel like starting over, analyzing everything, & practicing fundamentals again!
If you never heard of Feng Zhu I really recommend you watching his stuff, regardless of what kind of art (conceptual or not) are you into
He really is a master on the subject!
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   General Artist
YEP YEAH PRETTY MUCH THE SAME HERE ;O;

I usually point the camera down. Which is stupid. I've been pointedly making an effort to draw ceilings now
oh god, what even are core fundamentals and reverse-engineering? this is all completely beyond me

haha
I've been on dA for so long that I've just been constantly stockpiling art into my storage as years go by
thanks for the recs, dude ;-;
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Writer
-flails- it's the sorta thing where i want so hard to be able to help here but it's just way beyond my skill level.  i mean...  skulls?  city streets?  i have no clue how those work at all...  ah hah...
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
aw, man!! ;-; that's okay. how've you been, dude?
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Writer
Oh well enough, barring a bit of drama here and there.  Not that I'm not well versed in dealing with that stuff at this point.  Ha ha ha~!  How about you?
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   General Artist
 been drawin pretty much all the time , and been gettin' sick lots woo!
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Writer
D:  Duuuuude don't get sick you gotta be healthy!  You been taking vitamin D?  It's really really good for your immune system
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   General Artist
what about vitamin c... does that count? D:
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Writer
c is good for you, but it does different things from d.  apparently d is practically magic though and i have noticed my health and mood improving since i started taking it regularly.  ha ha ha
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   General Artist
OOH 8U
okay :>
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