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  11 November 2013
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Can someone help me with my art? I am struggling to understand what it means to be a passionate artist. I would enjoy some feedback on how and where to look for more inspiration besides things in life. I am also a very technical person so that might come in handy at some point or another, hopefully.

Thanks,

kiknwing
 
  11 November 2013
Although I'm afraid that it is wrong subforum, I subscribe to this thread, as this is also relevant for me.
 
  11 November 2013


I sketch this the other day for Sobe. Tell me what I need to do better.



Thanks,

-kiknwing

Last edited by kiknwing : 11 November 2013 at 02:11 AM.
 
  12 December 2013
Well for me it means understanding the world around me enough that I can express it myself. Artists pull from life for inspiration because it's source of ideas is limitless and authentic. My personal skills have been progressing because of some heavy study in anatomy and color fundamentals. The more you dig the more "tools" you will have at your disposal when you create works. Regarding anatomy I noticed a huge shift in forms between when I would just draw something because it looked right or like a reference vs. when I was actually understanding how a form was constructed.

Gesture drawing can help you find interesting poses and more natural positions as well, with your example posted it looks like the bipeds right shoulder is dislocated. Even though it is a fictional form, it still should have logical construction behind it. I am definitely like you when it comes to hands, they are hard as hell to get right and it's so tempting to make a quick fist shape to hide the fingers or open form where they can be spread out without overlap. Instead take on the challenge, draw them over and over. I am still pretty awful at hands and feet myself but progressing. Many of my peers have sketchbooks for drills like feet or hands, I am going to get started in it as well to improve. Just get a book and draw your own hands in various positions each day or week even if its just a quick 10-20 minute session over time you will vastly progress.

Lastly keep sharing, whether or not you get responses its great practice to keep showing yourself for critique and progress at least in the end you will have a trail of work to look back on and see how you improved.
 
  12 December 2013
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