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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 00:08:00 Reply

At 10/12/10 12:05 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
I've been stuck in that rut for the past few months.....

Could make a Ninjastar part two :D or how to make an origami sword of some kind!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 00:11:50 Reply

At 10/12/10 12:08 AM, Ryajin-Geki wrote:
At 10/12/10 12:05 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
I've been stuck in that rut for the past few months.....
Could make a Ninjastar part two :D or how to make an origami sword of some kind!

NONONONONO!
MUTHA FUCKIN ORAGAMI ARMOR! >:D


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 00:13:10 Reply

You win

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 02:37:34 Reply

At 10/12/10 02:22 AM, Alisbet wrote: It seems that you are not that interested in my Draw This competition. I guess that I should change the rules so that mass votings will take place in Saturdays instead. How does that sound? You can start submitting art for the contest by the way with the first theme being something NG related. And remember to put in the logo in your submissions.

lolwut?


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 06:47:05 Reply

At 10/11/10 11:07 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Have you guys ever gotten into a niche where you just can't draw? Im kinda stuck in one right now. I try to draw something, and it just won't come out. I'll try to draw a portrait, or a still life, or anything, for that matter. Its incredibly frustrating and upsetting. How do you get out of this?

Never for more than one day. I might sit and try and draw something and draw blanks, but it's been a very very long time since the last time I've had a drawing block of more than a few days.
It's way more likely for me to not draw because I can't find the time to do it.

Most artists have drawing blocks, though, and personally, I think the best way to move past a lack of creativity is to calm down. When I can't come up with an idea, I usually start freaking out, because I usually have too many ideas, so not having any at all is frightening to me. If you get frustrated with the inability, calm down, and just force yourself to make something, like Lintire said. If you can just start making art again (it doesn't necessarily have to be great), you can get your groove back.
I think music helps, too, as does extensive searching for great art to act as inspiration.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 10:04:50 Reply

At 10/12/10 02:22 AM, Alisbet wrote: It seems that you are not that interested in my Draw This competition.

That's because:
1) We already have a few weekly competitions, such as CHOW and SOTW
2) This image you posted looked like shit
3) You have no street cred

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 11:04:49 Reply

At 10/11/10 11:07 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Have you guys ever gotten into a niche where you just can't draw? Im kinda stuck in one right now. I try to draw something, and it just won't come out. I'll try to draw a portrait, or a still life, or anything, for that matter. Its incredibly frustrating and upsetting. How do you get out of this?

I have also been going through a mental block for the past few days. It sucks. What I tend to do some times when I have mental blocks is just doodle whatever comes to mind. Or I just do something else until I feel I can draw again.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 11:13:43 Reply

My thoughts on Solving Art Blocks
When you are stuck in an art block you must try something new or inspire yourself. Looking at another artists work that I admire often inspires me to try doing something in a similar way to how they have. Sometimes even just looking through my sketchbooks and seeing things I've done in the past, how I used do things and how I've improved/changed helps.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 13:24:14 Reply

Who wants to chill out on iScribble?

I do.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 15:26:53 Reply

Is my art work really that bad? I just got unscouted again. I thought the volcano was pretty awesome. And my drawing of my cellphone is good, by what art teachers tell me. Those were the only two things I submitted before I got notified that I was unscouted.

Now I am depressed. I mean sure I am gonna keep practicing till I keep getting better. But damn what a wall to climb.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 15:35:40 Reply

At 10/12/10 03:26 PM, Ryajin-Geki wrote: Is my art work really that bad? I just got unscouted again. I thought the volcano was pretty awesome. And my drawing of my cellphone is good, by what art teachers tell me. Those were the only two things I submitted before I got notified that I was unscouted.

Now I am depressed. I mean sure I am gonna keep practicing till I keep getting better. But damn what a wall to climb.

theres a lot worse scouted or has been scouted so i dont see whats so bad about you, if he is "that bad" a mod can pm me about it, cuz im just gunna keep scouting him cuz i feel hes good enough

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 18:33:48 Reply

At 10/12/10 03:26 PM, Ryajin-Geki wrote: Is my art work really that bad? I just got unscouted again. I thought the volcano was pretty awesome. And my drawing of my cellphone is good, by what art teachers tell me. Those were the only two things I submitted before I got notified that I was unscouted.

Now I am depressed. I mean sure I am gonna keep practicing till I keep getting better. But damn what a wall to climb.

Its not bad at all, everyone gets pruned at one time or another. Its dissapointing, im sure, but really not that big of a deal. You shouldn't get too discouraged over this, try to look at it as something to improve yourself with. Thats what i do; if im not scouted yet, i obciously need to improve.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 18:54:49 Reply

So, I saw this and one or two others featuring those characters in the art portal, and out of curiosity, looked up "Panty and Stocking".
Much to my surprise, it's a new anime by Gainax, the first since Gurren Lagann. Considering I've seen some people in this forum mention (fondly, at that) Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Fooly Cooly, I thought I'd share that information. Considering how much anime art we see float by in this forum, an anime that's actually really original is something worth mention, in my opinion.

That said, I watched the first episode, and while the beginning was iffy, it grew on me by the end of the second half of the first episode. It is the most ridiculous thing I have ever watched.

I kinda wanna know if anybody else has checked this out, and if so, what are their opinions?


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 19:38:43 Reply

Nope, haven't seen it yet. But if its anything like fooly cooly or gurren lagaan, im already on the bandwagon.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 19:44:03 Reply

At 10/12/10 07:38 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Nope, haven't seen it yet. But if its anything like fooly cooly or gurren lagaan, im already on the bandwagon.

It's way more reminiscent of Fooly Cooly than Gurren Lagann, in that it's COMPLETELY APESHIT INSANE. Like, twice as crazy and dirty as Fooly Cooly was, if that's even possible.
The Gainax art style is still pretty evident, but they've cranked it all the way to looking extremely cartoony, which actually makes for a pretty solid art style. The animation is pretty good, too. Not perfect all the time, but it has some moments that make you go "wow, that's crazy fluid."

It's definitely not for everyone, but I figure some people in this forum are kind of crazy, so they might like it.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 21:43:58 Reply

I've never really watched any "crazy" animes, the most random I've ever seen is Claymore, and that was because there were no subtitles and I had no idea what was going on. However, I've heard of a few (with more cohesive names) like, for example, XL.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 21:49:52 Reply

At 10/12/10 09:43 PM, Lintire wrote: I've never really watched any "crazy" animes, the most random I've ever seen is Claymore, and that was because there were no subtitles and I had no idea what was going on. However, I've heard of a few (with more cohesive names) like, for example, XL.

If you haven't, don't watch Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. It'll probably be too much for you, since you won't really understand the angle it's coming from.
I'd suggest you start with Fooly Cooly. It's great, it's only six episodes long, and it's crazy. In a good way, of course.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-12 22:11:15 Reply

I'm completely alright with crazy, I just like to know what everyone is actually saying. However, I'll go ahead and check out those animes - always in the mood for another one and my attention span never really last longer then a season or two anyway, so six episodes is perfect.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 00:48:23 Reply

Happy B-day jonny!!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 00:56:27 Reply

Happy Birthday Jonny!!

I didn't draw anything for you, but you're getting my 5,000 post! Which is WAY more special!! lol ;P
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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 01:01:50 Reply

Aww shucks guys, I feel so loved.
Highway even made me a birthday thread in general.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 01:31:35 Reply

At 10/13/10 01:01 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Aww shucks guys, I feel so loved.
Highway even made me a birthday thread in general.

Happy Birfday you sexy bith!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 06:33:19 Reply

At 10/13/10 12:56 AM, ReNaeNae wrote: Happy Birthday Jonny!!

I didn't draw anything for you, but you're getting my 5,000 post! Which is WAY more special!! lol ;P

Forget about a 5,000th post, you're getting my 8,639th post, Jonny! Happy birthday!

...and an animated draing in the other thread! =P

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 18:45:53 Reply

First off, happy birthday jonny!
Related to that, photoshop had crashed on me once more, and that reminded me why i hate the software so much. So, i want to try out corel's software. Ive heard good things about it, and i would download a trial, but i've already used it about a month ago, for what reason, i can't remember. Anyway, I would just like to know a bit about it; does it crash often, how does it handle the things photoshop can? Ie, blending colors, color selection, simplicity, etc.
Thanks ;)


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 18:55:00 Reply

its not the software, its that your computer cant handle it, photoshop never crashes for me, so its your computer, and corel wouldnt work much better, as that programs just as big, if not bigger with all the stuff its got in it

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 18:58:49 Reply

At 10/13/10 06:45 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: corel's software

...just seeing the name made me throw up a little in my mouth.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 19:52:40 Reply

At 10/13/10 06:58 PM, Nae wrote:
At 10/13/10 06:45 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: corel's software
...just seeing the name made me throw up a little in my mouth.

You should elaborate as to why you hate it. Seriously, just saying "I think it sucks" isn't answering his question.
I work just about exclusively in Corel Painter, and, personally, I like it FAR more than Photoshop.
I think it's waaaaay more user-friendly, and it's much easier to navigate a work of art in the program. The various types of brushes and the fact that they imitate real paint adds a certain special aspect to working in the program, and you can get some interesting effects, textures, and color behaviors out of it. Figuring out which brushes work for what and which are difficult to properly use can be a bit difficult, and a lot of the technical abilities are more limited than photoshop's. That is especially evident in the lack of image editing capabilities. Corel doesn't compare to Photoshop in that aspect; there are no filters, no custom effects, or anything of that sort.

So it comes down to preference and artistic goals. User friendly, paint-imitating software that doesn't do a whole lot in the way of technical capabilities but offers a different manner of drawing, or a difficult to use but capable-of-nearly-anything image editing/drawing program.

Bear in mind, this is a bit biased. I've been pretty outspoken before about how much I despise photoshop. Corel painter works great for me, though, and I don't intend to switch away from it any time soon.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-13 20:05:43 Reply

I feel like an ass now, because there's one important thing I forgot to mention: I'm working in Corel Painter Essentials, which is a simpler version of Corel Painter. I intend to switch to the full version soon, but bear that in mind with my argument. There are a lot of features that I don't have and the setup is slightly different (though I don't entirely know how), so I'm not giving the entire synopsis of the program because I don't have the entire program.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-14 07:45:27 Reply

Nevertheless, it's simply a matter of taste in the program. What program you use will affect the quality of your image, that's dependent on your skill with the program. Photoshop can do anything that any other program can do, seriously, it's as good for painting as it is for altering, and for someone like me who's been using it for nigh on years (seriously, my art program chain was a straight shot from MS Paint to Photoshop) the thought of parting with it is unbearable, and I'm sure that there are many other artists like that.

You can't really say that one program is better then another, you can simply say that you're better at using one program then another. And that's coming from someone who's a die-hard PS enthusiast who spent years laughing at Gimp (and I still am, I suppose). Corel Painting is not suited to altering images, it is suited to painting. So if you want to take the time to learn the program, then by all means go ahead, I'm sure you'll produce a few great pictures. Just don't go using it for anything other then that, because it's not designed for that. I won't begrudge anyone their choice in program, or their choice to roam around testing new ones.

But learn it quickly. It took ages for me to unlearn enough stuff from PS CS2 to be able to use PS Essentials, dammit.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2010-10-16 12:05:42 Reply

So guys. My friend wanted me to call him last week about some sort of painting thing he wants me to do. Like some sort of mural at some place. I still have not called him because I forgot, but I'll do it later. How do I paint?


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