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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-20 20:53:47


Does anyone here know about New Media? I'm thinking of switching my Graphic Design major to NM because I enjoy just doing digital drawing. I keep hearing that it's a lot of movie making and audio though (actually it's a bunch of crap for one major, which is why it's so confusing). I just don't think I want to go into GD.

Maybe this isn't the best place to ask, but it might help me make my decision.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-20 20:59:54


At 12/20/08 08:53 PM, Fleshlight wrote:
Maybe this isn't the best place to ask, but it might help me make my decision.

It probably isnt, you should probably google it and research it before you change, you dont wanna get stuck in something you hate.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-20 22:50:24


At 12/20/08 08:59 PM, Shadow-1409 wrote:
At 12/20/08 08:53 PM, Fleshlight wrote:
Maybe this isn't the best place to ask, but it might help me make my decision.
It probably isnt, you should probably google it and research it before you change, you dont wanna get stuck in something you hate.

I've been researching it, went to a couple of lectures about it, discussed it with some NM students, and I still don't know if I should take that major.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 15:27:25


Lulz...

I think I have my first imitator... unless this is some kind of insane coincidence. Weird.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 15:54:49


At 12/23/08 03:27 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote: Lulz...

I think I have my first imitator... unless this is some kind of insane coincidence. Weird.

lol yeah it is a coincidence, ist kreig basically means is cool, that is weird.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 16:20:32


At 12/23/08 03:27 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote: I think I have my first imitator... unless this is some kind of insane coincidence. Weird.

lol...congrats? (we all know it's your secret Pokemon-obsessed alt! :P)

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 16:47:47


At 12/23/08 03:54 PM, Splurda wrote:
lol yeah it is a coincidence, ist kreig basically means is cool, that is weird.

Wow, that is unreal... lol.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 18:10:06


I am so unmotivated to draw

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 18:14:49


At 12/23/08 06:10 PM, austinzombie wrote: I am so unmotivated to draw

Yeah, that happens to everyone from time to time. I don't think you can force creativity.

Hmm...
Music, for me, is a great source of inspiration. If you take some time out to just chill and listen to some music you like, it might help get your creativity flowing...

*needs to take own advice*

What helps motivate you guys?


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 20:00:45


Don't make fun of me, but I look at the sky. Clouds' shapes give me inspiration for trippy/cool pictures.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 20:04:20


At 12/23/08 06:14 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote:
*needs to take own advice*
What helps motivate you guys?

Anything and everything, from music to memories, from abstract shapes to sexy women and from food to the chemical properties of carbon dioxide.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 20:08:50


At 12/23/08 06:14 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote: What helps motivate you guys?

right now ....nothing :'(

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 22:25:42


Other people's work. I think "Hey, that looks awesome! Maybe I could be that good! Better get to work!"... It's working so far :3


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 23:48:08


my motivation is thinking about actually finishing something and how well it will look.

procrastination gets in the way sometimes...

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-23 23:52:42


tons of motivation and inspiration from ffffound.com as well as from behance.net
that stuff always gets me moving

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 00:30:27


Movie soundtracks or anything orchestrated. Movie music is generally designed to make you feel a certain way, so it helps me sometimes to get in to the mood of the picture I'm working on and what not.

I say 75% of my music collection is probably music from movies.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 16:33:35


The problem with music is that I always put a movie or film to it, and not neccisarily drawing - which is great for all of my unfinished flashes, but not good for drawing.

It seems like the biggest improvements or inspiration in my work is usally when I'm dead tired (my room is covered in prints i've made when I can't sleep) or when I'm dead bored. Of course I see all these things that really amaze me (clouds, water, textures like fur or feathers) that I would like to draw, but I'm just not talented enough yet.

On a side note, I'd just like to ask does anyone else notice things that are so obvious yet so awesome at random times in your life? An example is how I recently was like Woah, lakes have land underneath that we never will see unustructed by the water, and the water is like in a bowl or container in the land. It's hard to explain but I find that so exiting

Man, I'm fucked.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 21:01:07


I mainly get motivated by looking at other people's art. Every now and then i roll on over to Alex Pardees website and look at how much of a baller he is, than wish i was a baller. So i go and make some art so i can be a baller just like all my favorite artists.

Same thing goes when i see some really good graffiti, i get the urge to practice my lettering so i can get better.

And on a strange note i just realized that i never really listen to music when i draw or paint, seems like most people get their motivation from music, and right now i can't think of the last time i drew or painted or anything while listening to music....crazy


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 21:39:48


speaking of painting, I think my fear of painting has to do with the fact that I always mix way to much that I don't need and then waste all my money on paint I didn't use

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 23:06:03


so just mix less paint :-P you can always mix more if you need it.

and if you have excess and don't want to waste it, i've found that just putting it in a small tupperware container and seal it with plastic wrap works to keep it for a while, not forever but a while. But you need to seal it tight


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 23:10:10


At 12/24/08 09:39 PM, austinzombie wrote: speaking of painting, I think my fear of painting has to do with the fact that I always mix way to much that I don't need and then waste all my money on paint I didn't use

I do that all the time! My solution: get a fresh canvas and glob it the fuck on, when it dries you have some awesome texture to work with. =]


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 23:13:38


kewl! its about frikin time! can i start off by asking: where do i get the program to draw art? (not that frikin paint shit i'm talkin about high quality stuff)


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 23:13:48


haha, i personally don't pre-mix my colors. I just use really watered down acrylics and paint one coat then go into it and blend and shade right on the canvas, it's more fun that way and you don't have to worry about mixing to much :-P


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 23:16:57


all you need for painting is to buy giant buckets of yellow, blue, red white and black. you can get any color you want with them


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-24 23:39:49


At 12/24/08 11:13 PM, sweet21 wrote: kewl! its about frikin time! can i start off by asking: where do i get the program to draw art? (not that frikin paint shit i'm talkin about high quality stuff)

Well there's never going to be any one program that is the absolute best for computer art, different people have different needs and expectations for a program. You can get free trials of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, and Corel Painter, all excellent programs but each filling a different niche (and all very pricy).

The best place to start, though, is probably with something like GIMP or Paint.NET, both are free, lightyears beyond MS-Paint and should be enough to get you started. ;]


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-25 00:18:36


OK kewl, thanks


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-25 03:13:38


Happy holidays to all, and to all a good night (I'm going to bed! lol)

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-25 03:17:52


happy holidays art forum lounge. So if anyone could give me some advice on how to get out of this annoy ARTIST block, it would be much appreciated.

But it looks like alot of us are having artist block. must be the time of year.

DAMN YOU EGG NOG AND YOUR NOGGY GOODNESS!!!!
sorry you had to see that.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-25 04:09:34


At 12/25/08 03:17 AM, g-kwan155 wrote: happy holidays art forum lounge. So if anyone could give me some advice on how to get out of this annoy ARTIST block, it would be much appreciated.

Read a good book and draw summat from that. Maybe a book you get for Christmas! ;)


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2008-12-26 00:44:19


thanks Turkeyonastick. That actually sounds like a great idea. Heck I did get a new book for christmas. Sweet.