I stumbled upon this thread and I noticed something.:
I don't think I like how people are giving the same advice with the "basic shape" stuff. It's not the 'one true religion', yaknow? It's fine if people wanna do stuff like LegoâEUTMs of course, awesome, Lego makes drop-dead gorgeous stuff and he's fine in giving his insight, but I do think we need more variation and not just more coke light versions of that.
I've been sorta thinking how 'drawing advice' is ultimately pointless. It's more often than not the thinking that needs changing. This guy really seems to be on a right track for a kid. Why tell him 'how to draw' when all he needs to do is draw more of something? Now, if a guy comes by drawing nothing but pokÃ©mon traces that's where people SHOULD start critiquing. Tell him to let the child speak, that there's a bigger creative world than that.
LetâEUTMs take this drawing for example. In my opinion, this could be a fine core drawing. The proportions aren't right and sheâEUTMs missing a foot, but am I the only one who noticed her hand looks really cool? ItâEUTMs all broken up and twisted. Imagine an entire drawing like that. This kid possibly has this in him, but all that character/expression got lost in IdiotequeâEUTMs âEUoereworkingâEU.
Maybe heâEUTMs not purposely looking for a stylized look yet, but I think thatâEUTMs what we should teach him, instead of telling him how to draw âEUoecorrectlyâEU. The blocks-wires basic shape nonsense seems like a relic of something many of us truthfully never even used. Gumby said it best when he asked if the best tip would be something like "I like what you did on this and this image, make more of that!". Small things that catch our eyes are so much more appealing.
IâEUTMm trying to not make this sound like IâEUTMm excusing âEUoeitâEUTMs my styleâEU-buggery. I donâEUTMt. These people simply donâEUTMt want to change anything, no matter if itâEUTMs technically good or not and are stupid. That's where we step in again. We tell them itâEUTMs not different anymore, not eyecatching, not cute, special or odd and they needs to try a different approach.
Lastly, after lego's advice, he drew this: this.
and InsertFunnyUserName said: "You're improving". YouâEUTMre right, he is, but not in the way Insert meant it. He's experimenting with a different approach. Now we want him to experiment more and more until he combines and finds one he's definitely comfortable with. LetâEUTMs not all suck up to one drawing style and tell him itâEUTMs what he HAS to keep on doing in order to be good.
Anyway, this IS the Lounge, whatâEUTMs your thoughts.
This was basically a reworking of a convo I had in the Lounge, if the structure seems a bit off, you now know why.