I was already super interested by this course, then you announce the Black Friday discount, and now a 2 hour live stream!!! It's during my working hours, but I don't think I will work very hard during those 2 hours! haha!
hi there friends :) I watch the free content of Proko..... I can barley draw a stick figure lol but I do hope it is alright to ask for feedback, help and such on what I have learned from the free content. please be aware that my cubes, spheres,cones,cylinders and everything else I post look like they have been done by an alien. hope to sign up for the course in the near future. enjoy the rest of your evening, afternoon or morning. where ever you might be in the world :)
Hey guys! Altough this is not your typical portrait and I do not usually draw in pencil/charcoal etc., this course has helped me immensely and made portrait painting/drawing so much easier for me. I come back to this course over and over again and it has been the best one I ever took. Thank you @Stan Prokopenko for putting in the hard work and giving this course to striving artists.
Not sure if this is the right place for questions, but does purchasing this course come with assignment reviews? I saw a video review that said that you must complete assignments and then reviewers will let you know if you are ready for the next assignment.
Will this course go over the rules on when, and how, to best break the panel boarders? I feel like those breaks can add a lot if done right. I get that they can confuse the reader if done wrong, and loose impact if overused, but it seems a waste to not use them at all. It seems like something that could be taught, without having to be 20 years in the business first.
Such a fluid media. Some of those Rocket Racoon pages that were used as examples in that vid broke the panel borders (but with the correct eye flow) and had a crazy layout - but they worked! Appreciate the bullet-proofing of the guidelines here. Makes it easier to focus.
I'm really enjoying the course so far, and I'm excited for the planned content! However, one thing I don't see mentioned in the overview is lettering! Will that be part of section on panel design? Are we going to discuss lettering at all (in terms of balloon shape, placement of text, different strategies for indicating emotion, feeling, different types of speakers, etc.)?
Hey Kevin thanks for posting! I noticed you drew a loomis head from the portrait course. If you're looking for a course to follow, with plenty of free lessons to get started, I would recommend the drawing basics course. That's the perfect course for learning how to draw in general - https://www.proko.com/course/drawing-basics/lessons
Do you enjoy the process of drawing/painting/sculpting? If so then AI shouldn't have an effect on your enjoyment of the craft. Are you planning on becoming an art professional of some kind? Well, there's still a good chance you'll be able to find work because companies will want to own the copyright for the art and AI work can't be protected by copyright. The biggest impact I think AI art will have for artists in the short and long term will be a loss of small independent commissions from individuals and small businesses. Unfortunately, I think that will create a filter that will weed some artists out, but I think professional work and traditional art will thrive. One thing that gives me hope for the future of art can actually tied in with chess. Since the 80's, computers have been able to beat the top chess players in the world. Yet, despite computers technically being the "best" players, people are still playing the game and learning new strategies. There's even several successful YouTube channels with chess players only focused on chess content that get 100k+ views per video (gothamchess, GMHikaru, Botezlive etc.). Clearly there's more to the game that goes beyond winning otherwise people would've lost all interest in the game. The same can be said of art and I think despite some of the doom and gloom surrounding the space I think the future is overall a bright one for artists.
It's pretty hard to answer these types of questions since they have a lot of variables, but generally speaking, if you study smart and you're spending that kind of time working on it per day then I think you absolutely could reach your goal. How long was your animation going be?
So, these are my personal opinions and they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer. With that disclaimer out of the way, there's two ways to look at this and I think it's up to you on how you want to proceed. On the one hand, I could see you using AI as a concepting tool to look for design ideas you might want to implement within future drawings. You might even find some areas within the AI concepts that you think enhance the overall piece. If that gives you motivation to improve on those areas where AI has "made improvements" then in my view that's a positive thing. On the other hand, relying on AI too much could hinder your motivation to learn and become a band aid to fix areas that you need to spend more time practicing. It's also worth noting what kind of goals you're setting up for yourself as an artist. Are you someone that's just casually drawing for fun? If so, it may make you happy to see your drawing get put through AI just to see how it gets tweaked and I think that's fine. However, if you're aspiring to become a professional, AI art is going to be an overall crutch since you won't be able to use AI for the majority of your clients. After all, they'll want copyright protection for the work they're paying you to do and AI art won't have it. Anyway, I hope this helps, and I look forward to seeing more of your drawings.