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skyfire wrote: Getting major Ghost in a shell vibes of that second piece you shared bro, would be nice to see how they look when you've finished rendering them! Was super-focused on being able to draw straight from the imagination like Kim Jung Gi for ages, I now realise this is something that he may have slowly achieved over time and that most concept artists don't even do this, glad to see you're sticking with the art, may also start freelancing on fiver in the summer. Not sure what the demand is for character and creature design work is though
Yep, I was really inspired by Ghost in the Shell, the reference was a photo of an instagram chick with one of those VR things. I tried to make something weirdly sci-fi, erotic (but not crass) and ethereal, as well as coming up with an original design for the mecha part of the character.
I think it's good to focus on drawing from imagination, if you can't draw from imagination you will be heavily constrained by the reference. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't draw from reference, but rather, draw from reference with a critical eye, understanding why things look a certain way. There's a continuum between drawing from reference and drawing from imagination. You don't get good at drawing from imagination just by drawing from imagination, you need to draw from the model too. The key is to understand perspective in an intuitive way and really feel the form, gesture and proportions of a subject matter, instead of just copying 2d shapes.
You won't find those types of glamorous jobs on fiverr, upwork... it's just people wanting you to draw a portrait or a cartoon of them or their friends, children books' illustrations, maybe UI/icon designs for mobile games or apps, etc. I think it's good just for starting, you won't get your dream job at first (this advice applies for me too). Trent Kaniuga talks about this, he is a cool guy.
@Schwifted I didn't have a restricted childhood myself, but my parents did, they were really poor and in a heavily moralistic household and that permeated a little bit. I had more of a middle class upbringing that was also moralistic in a way. In terms of money, there was this communist indoctrination: hating the 'bourgeoisie' and romanticizing the manual worker, not much different from the traditional "money is evil" approach to life. But then, most of those political associations leaders would buy their Vans sneakers, travel to the USA or Europe (not saying that's wrong, just not very congruent to their worldview) In terms of girls, this hypocritical philosophy of sexual liberation that only applies for girls and gay men. If you are an heterosexual man that wants to fuck a lot of girls beware, because you might be a potential rapist and patriarchal abuser... or a narcissistic douchebag at best. Pour conclude, a really toxic belief system. It took me years of self improvement to unplug myself from the Matrix.
Girl that approached me is 16, so I'm not gonna meet her. It's sad cause the seemed like a happy and giggly kind of girl.
I've just taken a driving lesson and damn, the feeling of driving is liberating. I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be a man, an 'alpha boss' if you want. In the past I was uncomfortable with material wealth, because I thought 'Money doesn't bring you happiness' kind of crap. Mental crap.
Yeah, that's true, happiness is internal and I think that after a certain point of money abundance and girls it's natural to search for a more spiritual truth. But that doesn't mean that giving up wealth you will make you more happy. That doesn't mean that experience in life doesn't count. I have fond memories of the days when I did the approach anxiety program. I look in retrospect and those days are worth more than the days that I spent in my room playing videogames & feeling nostalgic about life. Being alone in a room, or in a forest or whatever (like when ssk08 strolled through the forest and yelled at trees) is critical to find yourself. But it can't be just that. You need also to travel, meet a lot of people, eat at a fancy restaurant, drive a luxurious car, I mean, the best thing is all the rainbow of experiences. Work a shitty 9-5 job and own a business. The contrast, the movement from point A to point B. Both extremes are wrong, either to be desperate to have those experiences or to run away from those experiences. Both are forms of attachment.
I love art and music, I don't think I've wasted time with those, they make me a more rich person in a way. But when I say to a girl that I'm 24 and that's the only thing I have done with my life I feel kind of embarassed you know? Part of self improvement is changing your identity completely and surrendering to the process, instead of getting a tunnel vision and mastering just one thing. A lot of artists were major cucks, and part of that is because art puts you in a spectator mode, "responding" to the external world rather than participating in it. I sometimes wonder if art was my replacement drug for porn and videogames. I'm trying to think less black and white and instead see through the paradoxes.
I feel I've wasted a lot of time, but at the same time, the present is the only thing that exists and I needed to do all that in order to find what kind of animal I am.
I realized I was being lazy and mediocre with my artwork, so I pushed the envelope way more, put in more hours, corrected the design, perspective and anatomy obsessively. I'm still slow as fuck, but my workflow is gonna get faster as I get more familiarized with digital media. I still can push it way more and I will. As always, the answer is to retardedly keep pushing until you succeed.
i've been completely absorbed trying to get better at art. lockdown was pretty long here and my parents are elders so I pretty much went full into virgin mode. I'm still getting leaner, when I get to an acceptable point I'll post an image.
here's a picture I've been working with today, can't wait to finish it. trying to make it as an artist is stressing the shit out of me and the competition is tough but it's all worth it.
it's all about taking action, setting a goal and letting your mind fill in the blanks.
Not seen you post here in a while mate, hope things are well.
Artwork is looking good, with art school one of our entire modules is to focusing on colour so we have to do coloured illustrations. I struggle with this because I'd say most of my work is monochromatic. But because of my lack of experience with using colour traditionally, I too am drawing creating digital illustrations.
I would not neglect your dating life however, as hard as it is to balance the two. If you're here then you obviously realise this is important also. Try not to worry about the future so much.
Finish second year of art school
Have a threesome
Write and Draw a Graphic novel
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