Fear of Critiques and Attempting Photorealism – Draftsmen S1E01
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My back ground is mathematics and I'm constantly amazed at the parallels with art. I learned to excel in mathematics when I learned the value of the feedback loop. I called it "gamefying" mathematics. To make this gameification happen you need a low stakes environment to makes mistakes, learn from them, and repeat. Essentially your turn every problem, every section , every course into a boss fight. It's wonderful to hear this same idea in relation to art!
Hi all. I'm brand new to Proko. Just bought Stan's beginners course and this is my first post. Just wanted to say hi. Started listening to Draftsmen during my workday. I've got a lot of videos to power through!
i was "damaged" by critique as a child, when i was told i didn't have the """talent""" to do art, and shouldn't bother because i wouldn't get good at it. i fully believed that until the first time i heard that drawing was a skill when i was 27. i decided to try to learn to draw then, but i was trying all on my own via youtube and such and i had no opposing "voice" telling me what i was doing was right or good or improving. all i really had was this little devil shaped like my first grade art teacher telling me i shouldn't bother because i wouldn't ever be good. but my local art school has community classes, and i'm finally in a place where i can afford that kind of thing, and now i have another totally different teacher telling me more positive things. he's become the defacto angel on my shoulder. having this opposing voice to my self doubt has been immeasurably helpful to me, and now i welcome critique, i welcome someone looking over my work and pointing out where i could've done something better. i look at my own work not with a disparaging eye, but able to point out spots where i did something really well and spots i need to work on more. and then i just... go work on them more, feeling positive about the whole thing. i'm 35 now, so it's been eight years of pushing this boulder up the hill and hitting a slick spot and sliding back, but now it feels like the boulder got so much smaller, and other people have joined in to help me get it to the top. i still have bad days, but there are so much less of them than there were before. idk where i'm going with this really, i just kinda wanted it out there...
Okay, this is my 2nd review. I did like the first episode and you gave so many important information. As a beginner (complete beginner) I believe copying the photos or drawings of our favorite artists will help us to draw our imagination. Because, working on the fundamentals is good but seeing those in action will let us know if we are doing right or wrong. Of course this is my opinion without copying and imitating we cannot improve our muscles and eyes. Thank you so much for this episode.
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Where would you recommend/who would you recommend for learnain’t how to get started with watercolor for developing those representational or hyperrealism skills? (I’m not finding lessons or courses in the search here yet except for Stan’s gouache demo - which is fantastic and has some great info.) Thank you in advance!