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Im a 3d Character Artist, why do i need 2D skills?
I was asked this a couple of times recently from students, thought i would share my thoughts here with you guys n girls.
My answer consists of 2 things:
1. Because 2d helps to rapidly build a visual library of self-knowledge in your brain, which ultimately through focus and repetition translates into 'artistic instinct'.
2. Because 2d is much faster to iterate with, enabling more rapid development of 'artistic instinct'.
Have you ever noticed when watching a master artist at work, that the subject seems to come alive so quickly, or that meaningful lines, shapes or silhouettes jump out right away, and then think:
'They seem to know exactly what shapes to put where, how to nail the composition so quickly, how to draw everything perfectly, without even thinking about it!!'
This is artistic instinct.
What you are watching is an artist call upon their whole lives worth of visual library development and self-knowledge, expressed using their 'artistic instinct' in the form of the subject.
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Some Simple Advice
Bizzarely, as if the universe just went 'okay people - ask now!' Just in one day today ive has so many pm's from various boards and whatnot from young / new artists asking me about what the secret is, how do I get better, what can i do, or i wish i could make stuff like you.
My advice is actually pretty simple. I gaurantee if you do this repeatedly everything else will take care of itself.
Step 1: Make some time for making art.
Step 2: Get everything prepared before hand, drinks, snacks, music - whatever you need to see you through the next couple of hours for your personal art jam.
Step 3: Unplug your internet.
Step 4: Make art.
I think too many people, especially young artists trying to find their way are looking too hard for something that doesnt even exist. Theres no secret formula, no awesome serum to drink. Just sit down and make art, and keep doing that over and over and over.
Free yourself of burden and distraction for that hour or couple of hours and just do it. Thats all it i
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Patrick Gordon
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
about: Game Artist/Illustrator/graphic novelist.

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Current Residence: London
deviantWEAR sizing preference: uhh... meduim?
Favourite genre of music: mainly electronic
Favourite photographer: Marisilme
Favourite style of art: CG, Manga, 3D
Operating System: Windows 7 Pro
MP3 player of choice: PSP
Wallpaper of choice: Abstract, Anime, Techy
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Sonic The Hedgehog
Personal Quote: "hmmm..." "oh snap"



testing out streaming! come watch me flail on canvas in realtime! ( ・`ω・´)…

thanks to everyone that came!
  • Listening to: 記憶に残らな&#
  • Reading: Alice In Wonderland
  • Watching: a shell slowly unravelling
  • Playing: Torchlight / MGSV
  • Eating: Chocolate Biscuits
  • Drinking: Drink


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KC36 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday :) (Smile)
MaxxCrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! ^^
Tek-Man Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ack I haven't been on in a whiiile, thanks! 
MaxxCrow Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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