SERIOUS QUESTION FOR ARTISTS
so in art class today I was taking a long time working on a sketch and my instructor was like “you shouldn’t spend so much time working on your sketches” and he explained his workflow to me which basically literally amounted to “I draw a rough sketch and then go straight to inking and draw everything right one the first try”
so long story short I basically had a mental breakdown SO I would like to poll the artistic community in the hopes of halting my depressive spiral
Do you generally draw your sketches and final drawings right on the first try with minimal corrections? Or do you spend a lot of time erasing and redrawing your art?
Saw this with a different reblog answer, but it’s a serious question I thought I’d show the other side of the coin, because I draw the way your instructor draws.
This technique comes with time I feel like. When I was younger and I understood anatomy less I spent a much larger time on my sketches before I inked, but as I improved I spent less and less time on sketches because I was more and more confident in my ability to draw something ‘right’ the first time.
You might notice you can do this with certain things already, like hair or clothing folds. Eventually, I feel, at least for me, the more you draw as a rule the more loose and simple your sketch becomes.
I don’t have any traditional art on hand to show an example with, but I assure you I use the same technique both digital and traditional.
I’m not saying this is the only way to ink, and honestly I think your instructor was a little naive in telling you that how they did it was a method that can just be ‘swapped’ too.
It’s something you grow into doing or you don’t and frankly it is not a right or wrong way to do it, I can only offer that ultimately it is a faster way to do it but if you aren’t in need of speed then there is no reason to force yourself to adapt to this technique!
It might honestly happen naturally anyway! Everybody draws a different way.
whispers solarmovie.net has like every tv show and movie known to man and its free
it looks like this doesn’t exist anymore haha..
Hey Tumblr, I need something to watch…
I need something easy to watch without really watching it on netflix!
I’d prefer some kind of tv show or anime, and it must be in english!
I’m working on a comic deadline so I can’t really watch the sceen, just listen to it. Don’t suggest anything you really need to pay attention to please!
trying to figure out tones in manga studio.
Man, frozen teardrop HAD potential, I’m a sucker for time travelish stuff.
But whoops everybody but wufei grew up 100% stupid.
I drew a Raven Queen in my downtime between pro work.
I love the ever after high shorts so much!
For Napalarts of their sexy Miqo’hunk Bahz’tan :)
only two more to go
aaa lookit that hunk! (lookit his ears!)
ugh it was so cool when the playwright freecompany on ffxiv did this play.
it was so cute.
A quick warm up drawing before I pencil a bunch of comics pages.
Lilirulu's miqo'te, Yule'a.
What a cutie.
She was doing a kindness by drawing other people’s characters so I thought I’d return the favor!
I started reading Freeport after you posted that commission. /eternal inward screeching MAN. It was great. Would you rec any other fics from the GW fandom? It's been so long, I need more 90's Gundam boyband.
Isn’t Freeport great? It’s great, god.
um, other fics, uhhh.
Definitely Rattlesnakes, by Trixie. It’s good but its not everybody’s cup of tea. I enjoyed it but sometimes felt it was a big too long.
Anything by elle.writes on fanfiction.net and miss-murdered for that matter.
They’re the only two modern GW writers that I know of and they do good work.
You could always read Mars or Bust as well..heh.
Ugh I think it didn’t help that he was one of the more realistic characters on the show who wasn’t psychologically messed up (well in the beginning) and half the fandom consisted of 14yr old girls who saw his humanity and his intelligence as a weakness
I hate that people ignore that hes like implied and proven to be a bit of a tactical genius??
why don’t people write him pulling lalouche level shit? sigh.