This one I did from a #drawthisinyourstyle from Creature box on instagram.
This was a really good episode. From start to finish. The opening discussion about art as a hobby vs a job really got me thinking. I don't make art now for a paycheck. I'm doing it to make things (obviously) and to get better at making things. Now would I like to get paid for my art work? Of course but then does that change my relationship with my art? I'm already critical with what I put out. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate, but it's always something I made for me to share with others. How will I get about making something that someone else will share with others? I don't know lol but it's something to think about.
As far as critiques, I don't know why, but I never feel hurt when someone points out things that are wrong with my art, no matter how hard I work on it. I always feel like anybody anywhere can teach you something. Even if the advice, counsel, critique is wrong, you can always pick something out of it to internalize and work on. But that's me.
Now I would like to pose a question: who should give critique? As a very amateur amateur who maybe doesn't have a trained eye, I feel like my critiques would be limited to "eh this looks off" but I may not know why or "these colors don't work" but again may not know why. Should such a person hold back from critiquing?
I'm enjoying this discussion. I think for me inktober is about 1) drawing daily, 2) not having a way to undo your final lines and 3) having some ink in any one of its interpretations. But like @TessaW said, no point in trying to police people. It's all in the fun and self growth of artistry and creativity.
From a drawing challenge I did a few months ago with friends lol
I'm digging this but I'm also torn. I did like how the composition of the original post looked, but I think the most updated scene has alot more feeling to it, more atmosphere. Can't wait to see the finished piece
I'm just an amateur but I like it. The lighting looks nice and the reflections of the Moon and ink bottle (?) are cool as well. And I like the design of the creature. Is that a personal design?
Edit: also just noticed the grain of the wood as well
@missmushy I do feel I've got a good handle on drawing everyday so I should try to add some more goals. Thanks for the tip. I'll also check out those other YouTubers, I follow Jake Parker and will Terry, so I'll definitely give the others a look. Thanks for your time, I appreciate the advice and encouragement
Welcome to the forums glad to have you. I'm an amateur so take my words lightly lol but I really like your style. All the pictures look fun, tell a good story. The colors look good. Something I noticed though is maybe the expressions of the characters in the illustrations. They could probably be more vibrant and different, more expressive. The first pic for example, I really like the composition and everything, but I know if I was the guy riding along with a girl driving like that, I'd be considerably more concerned lol. I hope I'm making sense.
I'll ask as well, have you listened to the 3 point perspective episode about "I'm a good illustrator why won't anyone hire me?" or something like that lol. That's a big help. The podcast on general has tons of good info if you haven't listened to it.
This one I made after putting a bunch of descriptive words such as crime, fantasy, 1940s, and sci-fi in a box, shaking it up and then picking 3. I pulled out Sci-Fi, Western and Evil Monster. I didn't really stick to the Evil Monster or really the western prompt but it helped spark this drawing and that was the purpose, just to get some ideas flowing.
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@jabbernewt Thank you very much for the reply. Really appreciate the advice. I'll work at the full arm movement which sounds familiar but I'll really try to implement it. Some time soon I hope I can purchase the how to draw everything class. Again thanks for the time
I don't think it looking like a wig is a bad idea lol. It makes it comical and charming, unless that isn't what your going for. As far the color, the first thing that came to mind was The Joker at Christmas time again if that's not what your going for well yeah lol. I would suggest maybe a less saturated red, or just a different red, maroon imho would look nice. What kinda feel are you going for with the piece?
Hey there I've got a topic for discussion. Are there any drawing exercises that you like doing, or that made practicing not really feel like practice. I for one am currently practicing shading, so of course in come the spheres and cubes. I know it's important and I wanna do it, but it's getting tedious. Do I need to push through, or is there something to spice it up? Any other fundamental practice exercises that you guys like?
@swordofodin something I do is have a scrap piece of paper and make swatches next to each other and pick what I like. Color is pretty subjective so if you like it, can't "usually" go wrong. With that said, just having a simple color wheel and knowing that complementary colors look good. Colors near each other (there's a word for that but I forget) on the wheel look good.
Also check this out. I haven't watched this exact video but I know he always makes interesting and informative videos.
This guy is always pretty thorough
Hope this helps ️
So here's a sketch for the day 2 prompt Tranquil. Does this make sense to anybody else lol
Does the composition work? I tend to like to tell a goofy story in my art so that's what I'm going with on this one.
Does it flow well?
Any and all feedback/critiques welcome
So I'm asking this question because I generally want to know how the people feel. I've seen some back and forth in the comment sections of inktober's IG page(I usually try to avoid comment sections on social media because there's always something that will upset me but....it's inktober) since it's sponsored by the very digital Adobe this year. Personally I don't have a problem with it. I stick with pens but I realize I am nobody to say what other people should use. But then there's these people who berate the digital drawings posted on the inktober page, and I'm pretty sure they're Jake's. I just don't understand how people can find themselves telling the Creator what is acceptable. How do you guys feel? Which side do you fall on? To get a little cerebral, is this the nature of things posted to the internet, that once others grab a hold of it, it is then under the rule of the majority?