I would like to hear from you guys as beeing such a nice community back here, how you people deal with art. Let me first reveal a bit of myself before situating my problem/question.
I am currently graduating in graphical design (NOT ART school). Still I feel I still have a bit lack on sketching skills if I may call it like this. I only draw for about two years a bit more intensive and don't have all time since college is real hard to deal with (other classes). I am doing this thing in 2 years now and it's a pain to keep up since I have to deal with 3 years in 2 instead. I made that choice and am willing to accomplish my needs.
This to explain, my sketches aren't as pure or experienced of most of the people I look around; Sometimes that really looks demotivating... But in some way I'm mostly never statisfied about myself. Though in the last year I really made some progress if I look back on things (knowing nothing from any drawing rules at first).
In art classes they always intend to maintain the importance on drawin on paper before going to use some computer. But when I look at people like "Weeks" with his insain drawing skill, I have second thoughts. I know the importance of a good sketch, but would like to hear some additional info of the more experienced users. I really like roughing things with eg. Tria markers, but really can't deal that much wit details (I hate myself on that).
1) Is it good to start a painting directly without sketching on paper first?
2) How do you intend to start things up (3 additionally)
3) Do you refer to certain images, constructing the image
4) Any good tips for further progress in drawing skills?
really appreciate some serious help concerning this. I intend to buy me an intuos A5 next year when I get the money (and give in my old Volito 1). I'm also looking for doing some after hour classes in art (drawing/sketching). I really feel like I need to learn so much and get discouraged sometimes because of this... Hopefully this doesn't sound too pathetic :roll:
I think this would be the right community to ask to and it could be usefull for more people if all of you start telling a bit about theirselves , how they came to art, what they did, how they draw (with ArtRage),... And how they intend to built up a scene, with certain colors,...
I got the feeling too many people think always everything must be done digitally and the computer will draw for itselves.
I am willing to learn but need some push in the right direction, to know I am getting where I need to. I made the wrong decisions in the past (studying the wrong things first), and would like to fasten things up where possible...
appreciate the help...