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[QUOTE=Xephio;34683122][img]http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/044/e/4/photostudy14_by_xephio-d4pm6g8.png[/img] why are still life photographs so hard to find D:[/QUOTE] do them from life instead D:
[QUOTE=Xephio;34683122] why are still life photographs so hard to find D:[/QUOTE] Here, have some of mine [IMG_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/3c67E.jpg[/IMG_thumb] [IMG_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/xyrRO.jpg[/IMG_thumb]
[QUOTE=Xephio;34683122] why are still life photographs so hard to find D:[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.shutterpoint.com/Still%20Life-stock-photos-7[/url] ?
[QUOTE=JoeyZ;34684760]Here, have some of mine [IMG_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/3c67E.jpg[/IMG_thumb] [IMG_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/xyrRO.jpg[/IMG_thumb][/QUOTE] Thanks! :D the metal whine glass looking thing in the first pic is exactly what i was looking for [editline]13th february 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=daijitsu;34684794][url]http://www.shutterpoint.com/Still%20Life-stock-photos-7[/url] ?[/QUOTE] bookmarked, thanks alot :D
[QUOTE=daijitsu;34684794][url]http://www.shutterpoint.com/Still%20Life-stock-photos-7[/url] ?[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.shutterpoint.com/Photos-ViewPhoto.cfm?id=165667[/url] What the fuck. The comments... [quote] Composition -- very good Creativity / Originality -- very good Depth of Field / Focus -- very good Color or Tonal Range -- very good Noise or Grain -- very good Exposure / Lighting -- excellent !!! Tells a Story very vevy good Dramatic Effect awesom --- This may be the quintessential fine art photo still life of pears. Lovely! --- I think it's a very nice composition, tasteful and a creative set up. I like the the shadows of the blinds. Focus/Depyh of Fiel is a little off at magnification. In case you work with photoshop, I would have tried to bring out the green in the middle pear more, complementary to the red behind it. You can do it in Raw/temperature or sometimes options in levels does it surprisingly. -9- Klaus Rossler [/quote] It's a fucking stock photo of a goddamn pear! [B]PEOPLE![/B]
do u guys make background stories for characters as you're drawing them? i find it kind of annoying when people have a story behind each and every same-y doodle they do like this guy in my drawing class he made a really contrived story for his character that basically looked like a generic styled nord it was really obnoxious
ye when people make very deep back stories for characters they only use for doodling, it's kinda very lame. [editline]13th February 2012[/editline] I make background stories for my characters that I actually use for comics, because I need to.
[QUOTE=Detlef;34684880]ye when people make very deep back stories for characters they only use for doodling, it's kinda very lame. [editline]13th February 2012[/editline] I make background stories for my characters that I actually use for comics, because I need to.[/QUOTE] I can kind of understand doing that to a minor extent, like if they use them for writing outside of their doodles or at least want to give them a personality instead of being "neat looking person #12" when it gets too deep, it can still be more creative writing with a doodle on the side, seems kind of pointless if you're extrapolating specifically for the drawing
most people on DA go all out when they make oc's, even if they don't use them for anything.
i could understand with quite simple or concise backstories, it helps continuity, for example if you want to add an accessory to the character, you just think, does it fit with their backstory? stops you going overboard
[QUOTE=DOG-GY;34684847]do u guys make background stories for characters as you're drawing them? i find it kind of annoying when people have a story behind each and every same-y doodle they do like this guy in my drawing class he made a really contrived story for his character that basically looked like a generic styled nord it was really obnoxious[/QUOTE] It depends on the drawing. If I'm doing fake "studies" of a made-up peoples (cultural groups, factions, rituals, festivals, events, sports, customs, etc.), or perhaps making a portrait of a person with fictional historical significance, then I definitely make up a back-story as I'm going along so that some of those traits can come out. Really, if you're doing anything at all involving characters that aren't just for practice, you should know a little bit about their personality and their background. [url=http://digital-art-gallery.com/oid/2/600x811_1307_Femme_fatale_2d_fantasy_girl_female_woman_portrait_elf_warrior_picture_image_digital_art.jpg]This[/url] vs. [url=http://digital-art-gallery.com/oid/27/r169_457x256_6276_Face_study_01_2d_illustration_face_girl_woman_portrait_fantasy_picture_image_digital_art.jpg]This[/url] Both are elves. Both have odd eye colors. Both are females. Both have earrings, and both are brunettes. I can guarantee you that the first lady's got a much different history than the second lady, and when both images were started the artist probably thought of different small backstories. "An Elven Witch who guards a Sacred Sword" vs. "An Elven Princess being drawn in a portrait". However, going all-out when just practicing and doodling is kind-of unnecessary unless you're working on creating characters for something. If you just are drawing a "Nord Warrior", or something like that, you don't need to think of a gigantic backstory or anything like that unless you're directly confronting the possibility of making them into a deep character, which should be taken with more amounts of seriousness, considering that their personality will be shaping their appearance. This guy mentions what his characters are meant to be while drawing them: [quote][video=youtube;_R-1PzteXSc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R-1PzteXSc[/video] [video=youtube;b2VCjqGcTFA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2VCjqGcTFA[/video][/quote] I make characters for serious practice every once in a while because in a really competitive world the more skills you have the better (and I like doing it). But, that also may just be because I'm a natural writer (I've always had journals and stories) and what flows naturally after writing a lot of backstory about something is to try and visualize it, which is when art comes in and makes it a lot of fun to brainstorm story ideas and then be able to draw them. Also, he may have been planning on role-playing said character in a situation (forums, videogames, etc.) in which case making up a back-story is common and prettymuch what most people do. But 90% of the time I'm just drawing characters to draw characters and not developing stories on them. However, I don't think there's anything wrong with developing a story behind a character either. It's how characters in artwork gain certain traits that otherwise wouldn't have been thought of. [QUOTE=LufOo;34684388]do them from life instead D:[/QUOTE] (not exactly replying to you so much as just the whole situation) Cameras, because they use one lens instead of two (like eyes), somewhat distort things under about 20 feet in front of them (obviously different lenses and focuses can partially correct this). After that it's very similar to a human eye. However, cameras and colors are another thing altogether. The human eye adjusts to different lighting levels using different biological mechanisms that cameras don't have. If you look at the color red when it's really dark all around you, the actual color that you're seeing is much more gray than the same picture with a camera will lead you to believe. It's just a bunch of little details that you don't get otherwise. I still draw from photographs all the time, but still lifes, when going for the most realistic effect you can get, are usually best done from life.
[img]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/396355_368255029869266_100000543175391_1287796_1956875421_n.jpg[/img] Be on the lookout for my comic series completely drawn on TI-84's. It's about an old Russian man trying to get to his grandson's birthday party in a world controlled by shampoo corporations and infested with mutated politicians.
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[QUOTE=ctlilc;34685361]Just take my fucking money already.[/QUOTE] It cost zero USD to view it though. :I
And this is what i've been working on... It's not done though. :) [removed - see 3 posts down.] Maybe I cropped it a bit too much... [editline]14th February 2012[/editline] The buildings on the left being darker has been fixed. :)
clever idea with the buildings
I don't really like that face-shape in the buildings; throws off the composition Also the buildings are too dark. The contrast between buildings and surrounding colour is stronger than the contrast involved in the foreground, and this makes the background too dominant.
I agree on the contrast between fore and background and I changed it, I think it's better now. [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/bgcrartxcropped1.jpg[/img]
Bulidngs need to be faded a bit more, in my opinion Squint and look at the image and you'll see what I mean - they stand out too much
[QUOTE=Lanopo;34685240][img]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/396355_368255029869266_100000543175391_1287796_1956875421_n.jpg[/img] Be on the lookout for my comic series completely drawn on TI-84's. It's about an old Russian man trying to get to his grandson's birthday party in a world controlled by shampoo corporations and infested with mutated politicians.[/QUOTE] bored at school? or is this just your thing? ._.
Here is another! [img]http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398435_368314426529993_100000543175391_1287839_1951730483_n.jpg[/img] [QUOTE=Lanopo;34685240][img]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/396355_368255029869266_100000543175391_1287796_1956875421_n.jpg[/img] Be on the lookout for my comic series completely drawn on TI-84's. It's about an old Russian man trying to get to his grandson's birthday party in a world controlled by shampoo corporations and infested with mutated politicians.[/QUOTE]
My friend programmed Snake onto his calculator last week
[QUOTE=Lanopo;34686411]Here is another! [img]http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398435_368314426529993_100000543175391_1287839_1951730483_n.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Out of curiosity, do you happen to go to an AISD school? I'm just wondering because the calculator is branded as Texas Instruments, and we have those at our school.
[QUOTE=Skerion;34688156]Out of curiosity, do you happen to go to an AISD school? I'm just wondering because the calculator is branded as Texas Instruments, and we have those at our school.[/QUOTE] EVERYONE uses those. Seriously. Not even joking.
[QUOTE=Skerion;34688156]Out of curiosity, do you happen to go to an AISD school? I'm just wondering because the calculator is branded as Texas Instruments, and we have those at our school.[/QUOTE] Nope, CFISD.
I used the same ones and I'm in Canada.
I got a quick question about drawing. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong thread, I don't see a thread dedicated to general art questions. I'm doing an attempt at drawing an image of a guy, it doesn't look too real so far. (I'm pretty bad compared to all the other artists here, just so you know.) I'm almost finished but it just hit me that his face looks a bit fatter than what I want. I did the drawing with pencils ranging from 2B-7B, so it's dark and difficult to erase. What do I do? I can post a picture but it's a bit embarrassing in comparison to all these drawings in this thread :C
[QUOTE=Purple Pan;34689203]I got a quick question about drawing. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong thread, I don't see a thread dedicated to general art questions. I'm doing an attempt at drawing an image of a guy, it doesn't look too real so far. (I'm pretty bad compared to all the other artists here, just so you know.) I'm almost finished but it just hit me that his face looks a bit fatter than what I want. I did the drawing with pencils ranging from 2B-7B, so it's dark and difficult to erase. What do I do? I can post a picture but it's a bit embarrassing in comparison to all these drawings in this thread :C[/QUOTE] That's why you plot out the way the drawing looks in the beginning by using large shapes, light strokes, and careful comparison, and then working down to detail so that you know that it's looking right. Usually squinting your eyes, looking at your drawing from a new angle, and doing something else for a while and then coming back to it can help you notice your mistakes. At this point, if you've gone from 2-7B, and rendered dark, you'll probably have to start over, I'm sorry to have to say. If you want to post an improved one so we can help you out with more inconsistencies, we'd probably be more than willing to help you improve. Or at least I will, if nobody else does.
I really want to get more into art. I've been told I'm really good at drawing, and I used to be in a ton of art classes. Unfortunately I don't have any of my old work around. Whenever I start on anything I start critiquing myself too hard and get frustrated, leaving anything I do unfinished. :(
[QUOTE=Martut;34689281]That's why you plot out the way the drawing looks in the beginning by using large shapes, light strokes, and careful comparison, and then working down to detail so that you know that it's looking right. Usually squinting your eyes, looking at your drawing from a new angle, and doing something else for a while and then coming back to it can help you notice your mistakes. At this point, if you've gone from 2-7B, and rendered dark, you'll probably have to start over, I'm sorry to have to say. If you want to post an improved one so we can help you out with more inconsistencies, we'd probably be more than willing to help you improve. Or at least I will, if nobody else does.[/QUOTE] I did plot it out at first but I didn't think it looked right, which was pretty stupid of me. Thanks for the tips though :) I'm probably going to restart.
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