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    does anyone do art trades?

    Post by Shizukesa on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:18 pm

    just wondering if anyone here does these? im kinda looking to do these but not atm im too buisy & i need to get my ocs posted here for that xd. in the mean time im HVV on da you can look me up there.

    also id like to learn to draw w/ a formula. i cant ever draw the same thing exactly the same twice. i never have my own way of makeing something exactly this many heads tall or this many eyes wide. im not sure how difficult it is to do that but it sounds realy scientific & hard to do. but supposedly it makes perfect art every time so no room for flaws or slight goofs on stuff.


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    Re: does anyone do art trades?

    Post by katimus_prime on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:35 pm

    I haven't been able to fulfill any art trades lately either. Too much to do, but thanks for making a thread!

    I've never been able to do the however many heads high thing either. I just do stuff until I think it looks good, which is a terrible way of going about it, but I think the inverse always happens of trying to put a mathematical ratio in front of making stuff look good. As far as I'm concerned, the Golden Ratio stuff is supposed to assist in making things more realistic, not to be the only thing to follow.


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    Re: does anyone do art trades?

    Post by stitchedmoon on Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:34 pm

    I've been kinda too busy to do trades myself, but, what Kat said! :>



    Yeah, learning all the technical stuff and guidelines and proportions can help you to know what you're doing and how to make things look natural, but it's okay to deviate from all that junk too. It's part of finding your own style, and like, breaking the rules creatively. :3 Sometimes you just gotta do what looks good, or feels right.


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    Post by Shizukesa on Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:20 am

    yeah its fun to play sometimes.


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    Re: does anyone do art trades?

    Post by mysticnocturne on Sun May 04, 2014 9:06 pm

    Art trades can be both a pain and fun. Sometimes it's best when starting out to offer a sketch, no color no intensity, just a simple sketch or else it can become time consuming.

    On the topic of proportions and such, it's a pain to learn but it can be helpful, however it shouldn't be exactly the same ALL the time. The best method to learn anything is repetition. Draw the same thing constantly, always practice and sooner or later you'll be able to draw the same thing close enough that it can pull off for being a duplicate. And as Katimus_Prime and Stitchedmoon said, finding your own style and bending the rules of anatomy will help. Exaggeration, shapes and experimenting are things you can try as well~
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    Post by stitchedmoon on Tue May 06, 2014 6:38 am

    ^ This. Practice and repetition are like 90-something percent of learning how to do anything. There's a text post floating around tumblr about being obsessed with a thing and drawing said thing 2094810283402 times, and that's pretty much the only real-world art lesson you'll ever need (I wish I'd known that before I wasted that one semester in college, but hindsight). I mean, I don't really consider myself that good at drawing but the only reason I feel reasonably confident in my ability to draw certain characters at all is that I have about 50 sketchbooks and infinity bits of scrap paper with really really bad sketches of said character. Particularly if you learn things best by doing them, just going through the motions over and over again can really help.


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    Post by Shizukesa on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:40 am

    @stitchedmoon wrote:^ This.  Practice and repetition are like 90-something percent of learning how to do anything.  There's a text post floating around tumblr about being obsessed with a thing and drawing said thing 2094810283402 times, and that's pretty much the only real-world art lesson you'll ever need (I wish I'd known that before I wasted that one semester in college, but hindsight).  I mean, I don't really consider myself that good at drawing but the only reason I feel reasonably confident in my ability to draw certain characters at all is that I have about 50 sketchbooks and infinity bits of scrap paper with really really bad sketches of said character.  Particularly if you learn things best by doing them, just going through the motions over and over again can really help.


    lol the pain of doing everything a million times xd. >.<


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