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.
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.
@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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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....