At 9/1/12 04:43 AM, Spags wrote:
At 8/31/12 05:59 PM, HiryuGouki wrote:
I happen to be a very productive individualHow so? How is that working out for you?
I am working hard to improve.Again, how?
I feel that by studying poses and learning how to draw using skeletal structure (the wiring of the figure)"Stylising" it when you can't even do it normally isn't helping anyone in this situation.
practicing every now and then is good for me, and I do agree that sticking to one style can only be detrimental. Which is why I am branching out into cartoons as well.You've been doing cartoons the whole time! All you do is cartoons! Hell I'm not great but at least I do an observational sketch every now and then to try to widen my talents, and I know I need to do more of them.
I have actually come up with a way to help me improve on my own. You know those 30 second drawing drills? When I am looking at a pose, I simply take that figure and take the pose and stylize it, but still keeping the pose exactly how I see it.That is not a good way to improve at all, because you're "stylising" it. Your version of "stylising" something is just drawing it poorly. Riot was right - don't worry about style yet, worry about not being bad at drawing. Once you've established the ability to draw things in a normal/somewhat realistic fashion, you'll find cartooning to be much easier
That way, I can practice my art style, and learn how the body is supposed to look.It's not working.
However, I find realism boring and tediousGet over it.
so why not make it more fun and interesting by putting my own spin on itBy making it fun and interesting, you're keeping your art boring and mediocre.
(waiting for unnecessary backlash)?It's not unnecessary.
I understand all of this, but am I going to do realism? Not any time soon. Well, at least not when it comes to the art portal. I'll keep my studies to myself, thanks, and if I want to show you, I'll show you, but in the mean time, I study in private. Personally, I do not view my art is boring and mediocre. That comment was unnecessary. I am working very hard on this character. Have you not noticed how much I have planned out my designs? You have to give me credit where credit is due, you know. I have been working my ass off on this character, planning her design out and fleshing out her design.
I MIGHT just do a realistic sketch of her AFTER I am done with the piece, though. It's only going to be a bust portrait, though. Don't expect any full-figure realism sketches. I would do realism, but only with my own characters, and only after I have drawn them enough that I am familiar with them.