Atharva Lotake
Atharva Lotake
India
I am an art student trying to sharpen my fundamentals.
Lainy
First off, amazing job! Second, I'm not too scared because there is one thing an AI can't do and that putting soul and emotion into a piece. An actual living, breathing, human's work hit different than something that is generated around parameters. If anything I think AI generating work will help in getting work done faster WITH the artist painting over and manipulating what was generated.
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Atharva Lotake
lets hope for the best!
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Kristian Nee
Hey @Atharva Lotake! I've also been playing around with AI art and I've been incredibly impressed. I've heard a lot of the same fears that you noted below, people's jobs are at risk, or who owns the images themselves? It's a really scary time, and I would be surprised if every visual artist isn't thinking the same thing. That being said, I believe that in spite of it being a very powerful tool, there will be room for artists in the future. I believe that mainly because it is fundamentally a tool. Painting directly might be easily replicable, but that doesn't mean change the fact that choosing what to paint is also an incredibly important part of the art creation process. I was talking to @Scott Flanders about this and he brought up a good point. Artists are the ones who will be able to feed in the prompts to make interesting images and do interesting things with the tool. As technology has progressed there have always been naysayers against innovation. The same thing happened when photoshop started developing as a painting tool, or when instead of making your oil paints out of burnt umber from the ground there were just people who made the paint for you. Sure there might not be concept art jobs in the future, but there will still be a need for idea generation and image making. The composition, anatomy, color and value skills your learning will still be useful in 1000 years, that's why they call them fundamentals.
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Atharva Lotake
If there won't be any concept art jobs in the future then why bother learning the fundamentals and dreaming of an art career? Am I wasting my time pursuing an artistic career if there won't be any art jobs in the future? Should I just give up and study to become a Doctor, Engineer, or Lawyer? These are some of the questions that haunt me @Kristian Nee.
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Nils
What scares you in particular ?
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Atharva Lotake
Also I am confused about the rights thing. I mean who owns the image? is the AI stealing images without the artists permissions ?
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Atharva Lotake
That AI will take over artists jobs in the next 10 years.
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Marco Sordi
Great study! The gun is amazing. For 360 degrees turnaround head I used to use this kind of references. Hope it helps.
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Atharva Lotake
thanks!!
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Atharva Lotake
@Juan Pedro Ramos Ponce Here's What I have to say about your piece. I hope it was helpful. Btw, Loved your piece! Great job! PS Next time you ask for critique just check the ' Post as Help Request' box so I can directly comment on it. Anyways have a good day!
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Atharva Lotake
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AI Art?
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Hello, there guys I recently tried this Ai image generating program called DiscoDiffusion and I am impressed and scared at the same time. I got the image that wasn't quite there and painted over it quickly. Here's the final result. I would love to hear your views on the piece and thoughts on this new technology and the future of artists. Thanks!
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Atharva Lotake
Hello there guys! I recently saw Moderndayjames video on building a visual library by doing studies of rotated objects. Here are my studies for that. Any feedback on perspective proportions and anything else is welcome. Thanks !
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/21. Good evening everybody. Figure drawing from life at my art school today. It took me almost 2 hours to draw it as close as possible to the real proportions. Knees Friday m this angle are very complicated. Thanks.
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Atharva Lotake
for a proportion study it looks great!
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/17. Good evening everybody. I've always loved borderline female characters. From Snow White's stepmother to Catwoman, from Elphaba from the musical Wiked, to the very recent Jinx from Arcane through Elsa from Frozen. I don't really know why. I find them all incredibly beautiful and strong but also very maternal and with an irresistible sensuality. Do I sound weird? However, among vampire ladies, witches and demonesses, one of my favorites is Lilith from the video game Diablo. This is a small tribute to "Benedecta Madre", Mephisto's beautiful daughter, Lilith. Conte B, charcoal, white charcoal and charcoal powder on smooth paper 42x29 cm.
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Atharva Lotake
looks great! keep it up!!
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Luke Ng
I struggled with Identifying the brachialis in the models, especially on the medial side of the arm. Also, I'm not sure if the brachialis and the deltoid are supposed to attach to the same location of the humerus. It looks that way on most ecorches I've seen though I could be wrong. Any Critique about my anatomy or general drawing is greatly appreciated
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Atharva Lotake
looking good! keep it up!
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Isaiah
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I definitely have a lot of growing to do regarding gesture sketch. I practiced for a few hours last weekend in my physical sketchbook. It was difficult for me to put the lines in the right places on first stroke. So, many of the sketches came out wonky. Eventually, I gave myself permission to scribble around a bit until I found the blend of proportion and gesture I sought from each pose. This seemed helpful in some ways, though those drawings were obviously quite messy. For the sake of presentability, the attached drawings are digital. Stan's drawings in the lesson appeared to come at three levels of complexity: the least complex being a sort of "gesture skeleton"; the next being a sort of "gesture outline"; and the most complex being a sort of quick sketch, with some anatomy and contour, but with gesture applied to said anatomy and contour. The first 2 pages are "gesture skeletons." The last 2 pages were meant to be "gesture outlines," but I got a carried way and added some aspects of anatomy and contour. I wanted the proportions to be relatively believable. And so, I used accuracy techniques that I've been practicing in Dorian Iten's Fundamental's course. Hence, there is little exaggeration in these poses.
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Atharva Lotake
You really have a good grasp over gesture. I can see you understand the concept clearly but you struggle a little in putting those principles on paper. This can be resolved by repetition. as you do more of these you will gain confidence and learn tricks to make your gestures look believable. I hope my critique was helpful. You are on the right path! Excited to see more of your work!
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/15. Hi everybody. This is the Card Game version of the character I designed and posted yesterday. The card design is mine too. Actually I had lot of fun in making it. Thanks and goodnight.
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Atharva Lotake
Holy smokes! you are leveling up soo fast!! How many hours do you practice everyday?
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/14. Good morning everybody. Here’s my warming up exercise. The proportions are almost correct but I straight up the figure. He leaning forward and I should catch the gesture with more accuracy. Thanks for any comment or advice. Have a good day.
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Atharva Lotake
Looks great!!
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opaqueapple
Hi all, I've attempted some Balanced poses, within these i slotted in 3 poses (2,4,6) which are inspired from the previous pose (1,3,5) but invented from imagination. Some of the poses ended up cutting off the page, sorry about that. I have a question for anyone that see's this and might know an answer. I dumped in a reference of the pose at the end; if i drew a vertical line down to find where the weight of the body lands from the middle of the torso, it ends up landing on the right leg however her weight seems to be held by her left leg. Is it correct to find the balance through the middle of the torso (as proko indicated in his video)? Apart from that, any critique would be much appreciated as usual!
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Atharva Lotake
I think you have a really good understanding of form and structure! so cheers for that. What you are struggling with is over-exaggeration of gesture and proportions. I would suggest doing more proportion studies. I have attached some images which demonstrate my process of mannequinization if it helps.
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/12. Good morning everyone. As a warm-up exercise I tried this experiment today. I am currently drawing a full figure and I realized that although the initial intentions were to occupy almost the entire sheet (42x29.7 cm) in the middle of the work the figure barely occupied half the area of ​​the sheet. I believe that in an attempt to draw the subject in the photograph in the most realistic way and close to the original, I unconsciously tend to decrease the size of the drawing and reduce it to the original size of the photo. So I took a new subject and a very large sheet of paper. In 15 minutes I drew a very fast sketch but as correct as possible in the gesture and in the arrangement of the various elements in relation to each other. The final figure is 1.4 times larger than the original (25 cm vs 35 cm). The result is very interesting. Apart from some inaccuracies, such as the position of the left shoulder and the malleolus and feet, more or less all the elements are in place and in the right proportions. The gesture seems to me rather accurate. I was wrong to identify the center of the figure (I thought it was the X in blue instead it is a little more to the left and below). I think I managed to bring the right proportions but on a larger scale, because I marked the top and bottom of the figure and because I drew the gesture by observing both from top to bottom and from bottom to top. Thank you very much and have a good day everyone.
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Atharva Lotake
Hey there! I see you are working and posting regularly. That's amazing! Congratulations! The critique I had for your piece is that it feels too rushed. Like you didn't give enough time to the drawing. I know it's a 15 min drawing and there's a lot of pressure to finish it in the given time frame. but analyzing the figure and drawing a little slower, leaving out the info that is not necessary is the goal of these kinds of assignments not rushing through them and getting each and every detail on the paper. I have attached my version of the drawing { although it wasn't done in 15 minutes, I took a lot of time} I think it can be valuable to look at both of them and learn from the mistakes. A good assignment that ill suggest to you is, instead of putting a specific time limit like 1 min or 2 min sketches put a limit on the number of lines you use eg instead of a 1 min pose draw the pose using only 5 or 6 lines. Like this, you won't have to worry about time and will analyze the pose much better. I hope my feedback helped! Have a good one!
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Marco Sordi
2022/7/3. Hi everybody. Here's my latest illustration. It's a concept for a videogame. The subject is a fairy who can manipulate time. I'd like to have some feedback or critique. Thanks and good night.
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Atharva Lotake
Wow! I can tell you are improving very quickly! it's a beautiful illustration. One thing that I would suggest is decreasing the contrast of the small planet on the right as it is taking away attention from the focal point. The next step would be practicing more gesture drawing and using references for the pose and the lighting in your next illustration. One amazing resource I would suggest u use in your next illustration is Magic poser web. https://webapp.magicposer.com/ it's an amazing resource to figure out the lighting and pose. I hope it helps!
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Steve Lenze
The way we integrate our character into the background is by using some of the background colors in our character. You did this very well, especially with her left arm, so that's not the problem. The other thing we can do is look for opportunities to have lost edges. But, I think why your feeling like the character is like a sticker might have to do with the fact that her skin is a very saturated orange, which is a complimentary color to your background. This makes the figure really pop off the background a lot. That's the reason we tend to desaturate colors a bit so that they harmonize with each other better. But, if you like this look, then do what feels good to you because I think this looks pretty cool :)
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Atharva Lotake
Thanks for your feedback!
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Nio
I don't draw characters in environments so this is based on what I've seen online. Basically a shot in the dark that may help. I find that character illustrations that include the feet affecting the ground in some way to create an amazing sense of depth or placement. For example, I viewed a quick sketch of a samurai character running (I can't find the sketch online) which had no background and no color, yet at the samurai's feet were a few pencil strokes indicating water splashing upward, as if he was running through a shallow river. My gut tells me this piece requires some depth. Something to put in front of your character to place them in the environment instead of a "sticker" as you mentioned. Or ground them in something like grass, flowers, mud, hay, etc. I wish I had experience with this and clearer advice. You did a good job on this, I personally like it.
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Atharva Lotake
Thanks for your feedback!
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Marco Sordi
Actually I really like it. Is it for an illustrated book? If it's so it would be very cool (especially for illustrated book for children or kids).
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Atharva Lotake
thanks man!
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RItesh Dhande
Such a good combination of colors, loved it, Its not perfect ofcourse, but is pretty good... For now you can try to paint or atleast draw outine of individaul parts like face, hand and back understanding the anatomy and in full detail with lines to guide proportions and perspectice... also finding some reference to draw it again, and you will know where you went wrong by yourself....
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Atharva Lotake
thanks a lot!
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