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Ross Cline
I find that I am constantly creating images only to have them "short circuit" half way through. This is the latest example of this kind of problem. I work traditionally and when I get to a point like this I start to really struggle with where to go with the image. I like the moon but it's not working with the rest of the image. I know planning and underdrawings would probably help but that often feels constricting. Any ideas on keep things spontaneous without crashing so much?
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Gabi H
A concept that I think helps a lot of people, is to have more than one project going at the same time. This way, if you get bored of or stuck on one, you have something else to go to. This also helps to be able to look at each piece with new eyes every time you go back to it. Hope this helps!
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Ross Cline
thanks
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Peter Anton
I've attached a Justin Sweet sketch. I'd suggest working much looser and more generally and then tightening up on the form. Additionally, drawing from observation is irreplaceable if you want to push these further. I would guess you're hitting a wall because you don't have the technical knowledge or the experience of having drawn from reality. My mentor always says "reality is the fuel tank for imagination." When you get stuck, go to reference for answers. You can work directly from reference or study it and then put it away to draw from memory. I used to feel like that stuff was boring, but think of it like going to the gym. Love the boring stuff! It's what separates the great from the mediocre. Everyone can do the fun stuff. Very few are willing to do the boring stuff that makes you a master
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Ross Cline
It's been a while since I had a model to draw from, but life isn't giving me much time to do that right now, and I do believe that I need to learn more, but I think there might be more to it than that. I think it might be that I have to many competing ideas about where to take a picture, and I just need to make hard choices. Cut this, keep that, that sort of thing. Anyways thanks for the help, I think I will try to make a little more time for drawing from life.
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Ross Cline i love this. i love all of the texters and i really like the lighting and the body is even quit nice. 💪😁👌 and i love the mysterious and eerie feeling and my favorite thing about this is im stuck thinking what is this man thinking . again i love this. & im a wear that this possibly" isn't a total finished piece however i think that it all looks great as a matter of fact if this was a complete & painted piece of art on a canvas singed in all that jazz i would pay high dollar for this and then i would hang it on my wall. and i mean it i love your art keep this up because i really do think that you are going somewhere with this. God Bless & have a great day ✌😉
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Ross Cline
thanks
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j9ta j9ta
What is the message of your art? I think you need to keep drawing until your message is conveyed.
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Ross Cline
I don't usually try to create a message, at least not consciously, when I draw. In fact I gave up on a message a long time ago. For me drawing is a way to lose myself, and trying to attach a message is something that feels alien. I'll try it though. Thanks.
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Rebecca Shay
How about do tons of thumbnails? Force yourself to do 20 of them including values before you start. For underdrawing just use very simple lines to block out the main areas for each subject. That way you won't feel like you're just tracing the drawing in the end, but at least you've planned out the composition and values.
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Ross Cline
Thanks I'll try that.
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