can't help you, then. don't own a copy m'self, and haven't taken any sort of initiative to get it.
That's the only thing I disagree with you.
Anywhere not on this forum, because he meant the entire forum isn't so great for written art. There used to be a thread for creative writing and it died after 10 pages over half a year
A study a day...
I like deers
no, you're a pig.
tired of it
why are still life photographs so hard to find D:
how else do you want me to put it?
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.
I make background stories for my characters that I actually use for comics, because I need to.
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
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.
This vs. This
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:
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.
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.
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.
And this is what i've been working on... It's not done though. :)
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Maybe I cropped it a bit too much...
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.
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