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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 18:25:20 Reply

At 5 hours ago, Kinsei01 wrote: Also Art 101 Perspective Tutorial
Dark did that one, right? I can't remember...

Yeah, that was me. Keep meaning to add isometric and curved perspective, though I'll have to learn curved perspective properly before I can teach it. I think it's fairly intuitive? Haven't found time yet.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 18:40:43 Reply

At 14 minutes ago, lovingthedark wrote:
At 5 hours ago, Kinsei01 wrote: Also Art 101 Perspective Tutorial
Dark did that one, right? I can't remember...
Yeah, that was me. Keep meaning to add isometric and curved perspective, though I'll have to learn curved perspective properly before I can teach it. I think it's fairly intuitive? Haven't found time yet.

Curved perspective, or at least I think, was a bit challenging in the beginning, but after getting it down I found it made my circles and such much stronger when I wasn't doing perspective.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 23:34:52 Reply

there's some links to tutorials on different perspectives here


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 04:46:13 Reply

What do you do when you can't stick to one style?

Over the years I've switched styles dozens of times. As of right now I'm switching manga styles (yes, there are different ways to draw manga) almost every three weeks. I just admire so many different artists that I want to absorb good elements from their work into mine...but I find that certain elements don't work with certain pictures or compositions, or don't work well with other elements that I want to incorporate. So I keep changing styles. How should I fix this? I feel like I will never be satisfied with just one style, but I also feel like I will never be unique as an artist without a definitive one.

This is a flowchart I created a year ago, and pretty much sums up exactly what I'm talking about...

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 04:53:53 Reply

At 5 minutes ago, CypressDahlia wrote: I feel like I will never be satisfied with just one style, but I also feel like I will never be unique as an artist without a definitive one.

Maybe you just haven't found the right one yet. You should experiment more.

Honestly I can see very little difference in style in all of those pictures in the flow chart.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:03:22 Reply

You are a person with a seemingly solid style. Don't you ever feel limited by it?

I always try to draw in whatever style best suits the current project I'm working on. But I find that it's becoming a eyesore to see all of these clashing styles. And TBH, that flowchart is basically a small fraction of the various style changes I've gone through. If you check my Gallery you'll see even more variation haha.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:21:59 Reply

At 17 minutes ago, CypressDahlia wrote: You are a person with a seemingly solid style. Don't you ever feel limited by it?

I've never said to myself "This is my style so this is how I have to draw this picture."

Rather I draw pictures and a style emerges from that.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:32:11 Reply

Don't worry about style, what you're doing is probably the best thing you can be doing, pick a style that would fit what you're going for and just roll with it, add personal touches where you see fit. I've been throwing styles at the wall and seeing what sticks for the past 4 years, there is a lot that doesn't stick, there is a lot that does stick, but doesn't work well with other things.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:57:18 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Aigis wrote: Honestly I can see very little difference in style in all of those pictures in the flow chart.

This, pretty much. I'd be more worried you're not changing up styles enough. The more experimenting you do, the better.
Why would not clinging to 1 style bother you at all in the first place.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 07:18:20 Reply

At 1 hour ago, test-object wrote: This, pretty much. I'd be more worried you're not changing up styles enough. The more experimenting you do, the better.
Why would not clinging to 1 style bother you at all in the first place.

It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

Like these three pieces, all drawn by me. None of them /are/ "me", though, so much as they are styles I've dabbled in. And that's what's troubling me, the lack of solidarity in my pieces. I just can't let go of the benefits of each individual style, as it changes with the subject matter.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 15:06:59 Reply

At 7 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

I wouldn't worry about style, it happens naturally. And style might not be what you think it is. Most people think its the look and aesthetic of a piece, I think of it more as a flavor. Even though you tried 3 different 'styles' I can still tell that each one is yours. Because it doesn't matter if you are going painterly, heavy simplified line work, or something in between, each has your unique touch to it. That is really more of what I consider style, when you can tell that it comes from a specific artist because of its 'flavor'.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 19:17:56 Reply

At 11 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

I know those guys have a point about not worrying about style because yeah it's really just gonna happen when you do it. I can get what you mean because in your flow chart you were obviously influenced by one thing or another because it becomes very evident. Also, you seem to get into that phase, then drop it and move on, I'd say keep things when you are inspired by something. It'll be much more "stylish" if you take your inspirations and meld them together I think in general not thinking so much would also benefit you in this.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 19:33:32 Reply

At 12 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

I know a guy who will adamantly refuse to do anything artistic outside of scarification because it "violates his artistic ideals".

So, you know.

Don't place too much stock in it.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 22:49:36 Reply

Lol go vote for my shirt:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1295376

( or every shirt besides mine if you hate me for being the asshole that I am )

I am TOTALLY a regular here. What's up, regular friends who I regularly see?
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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 22:59:26 Reply

At 9 minutes ago, poxpower wrote: Lol go vote for my shirt...

5'D!!!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 23:10:12 Reply

At 17 minutes ago, poxpower wrote: Lol go vote for my shirt:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1295376

( or every shirt besides mine if you hate me for being the asshole that I am )

I am TOTALLY a regular here. What's up, regular friends who I regularly see?
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Voted ya regular guy!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 23:16:20 Reply

At 22 minutes ago, poxpower wrote: Lol go vote for my shirt:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1295376

( or every shirt besides mine if you hate me for being the asshole that I am )

I am TOTALLY a regular here. What's up, regular friends who I regularly see?
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Or you can vote on this regular's shirt design over here following the correct link.

As a regular, I wish you regular luck with the contest!


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-22 09:36:36 Reply

The beta of Photoshop CS6 just became available for free download right now!
There aren't too many groundbreaking differences, but I put together a changelist here so you can see all the new things and there isn't a giant wall of text. I'll include the brush ones here since that's the main thing most of you use Photoshop for.

HUD brush resize and hardness can now change opacity
Increase brush size to 5000px
Change color dynamics to per stroke instead of per tip (user option for old behavior)
Brightness/contrast slider for textures when painting
Brush projection for static tips
Brush cursor reflects brush dynamics for round and captured tips

Also, cool shirt Pox, you regular you!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-22 09:49:54 Reply

At 10 hours ago, poxpower wrote: Lol go vote for my shirt:

Hooray for Pox shirts.
Voted.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-22 20:35:11 Reply

At 2 hours ago, test-object wrote: Sorry Orn, looks like you're out of work.

Ornery doesn't use wet mediums...

except for bodily fluids

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-23 15:13:28 Reply

Who's that Pokemon?

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-23 21:24:09 Reply

At 1 day ago, test-object wrote: Sorry Orn, looks like you're out of work.

Not worried, since i abhor paint.
But dear christ that filter is ugly as all unholy hell. It looks like those horrendous smudge jobs people do on pieces. Ive seen better oil paint filters on those shitty photobooth kiosks in malls.

Also thank god it looks like ass, because the last thing I need with the number of cock harnesses who filer fuck pieces then pretend like they drew it, is a filter that actually makes shit look like it was done by hand.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-24 22:51:16 Reply

Handbags that look like 2D cartoons:

http://laughingsquid.com/handbags-that-cleverly-look-like-2d -cartoons/

Honestly, when I first saw those pics before I read the article, I thought it was some kind of weird photomanipulation joke. For those (ladies) who are interested, here is the actual online shop (where you can also find more pics):

http://www.jumpfrompaper.us/


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-25 02:04:32 Reply

At 3/24/12 10:51 PM, Luwano wrote: Handbags that look like 2D cartoons:

Woah man, I'm tripping out hard.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-26 10:54:12 Reply

SUPER USEFUL NUDE MODEL REFERENCE SOURCE!
here.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-26 12:08:58 Reply

Is anyone else springing a hardon for the shit threads getting blown out of the water since last night?


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-26 13:19:44 Reply

At 3/26/12 12:08 PM, Kinsei01 wrote: Is anyone else springing a hardon for the shit threads getting blown out of the water since last night?

Since last night? Where have you been the last weeks? lol: "What's your opinion on blah? Do you think blah is better than bleh? Give my your opinion on issues while I don't even care to tell you my own opinion. Draw something, go! But don't expect me to draw a single brushstroke, because although I am bored enough to spam threads, I am not bored enough to spend 5 minutes to draw something myself."

rant over

But yeah, generally I am with you Kinsei. :P


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-26 17:39:32 Reply

At 3/26/12 01:19 PM, Luwano wrote: Since last night? Where have you been the last weeks? lol: "What's your opinion on blah? Do you think blah is better than bleh? Give my your opinion on issues while I don't even care to tell you my own opinion. Draw something, go! But don't expect me to draw a single brushstroke, because although I am bored enough to spam threads, I am not bored enough to spend 5 minutes to draw something myself."

I'v been noticing that trend too, actually, I think I took part in at least one so far haha.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-27 01:42:38 Reply

At 3/26/12 10:54 AM, lovingthedark wrote: SUPER USEFUL NUDE MODEL REFERENCE SOURCE!
here.

Great source, thanks jess. Bookmarked and whatever.

At 3/26/12 12:08 PM, Kinsei01 wrote: Is anyone else springing a hardon for the shit threads getting blown out of the water since last night?

No I genuinely think it would be great if every single thread here was so bad that Tom decided to close down this section of the forum and then decided to go drink himself to sleep to clear his mind of the monster he has created.