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Hello, Stan and Aaron. I wanted to ask how would one begin their initial painting? What are somethings one should keep in mind while painting ? Is there any prep one should do before painting ?
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Lig ma
Hello Bryan and Stan, I have a question. When making an environmental drawing what things should one focus on ? Also if you wanna be a concept artist designing environments, what sre most things that all industries look for when designing environments? Thanks for all the work you have done🙂
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Lig ma
Is my name that bad ?
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herogear
what kinds of exercises/stretches/etc do you do when taking breaks during a session of drawing/painting?
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Lig ma
Dynamic stretching. If you don't know what dynamic stretching is then just google or bing or whatever search engine you use, just look it up
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Lig ma
Hello Stan sir, first of all thank you for taking time to answer my question. Another question, how does one approach drawing a portrait. Would you first make little studies of it ? If you were to make a list of things to focus on when constructing and shading the face in a portrait, what would it be ? Also, how to shade balls plss. Thanks again
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Lig ma
Hello, Karla. So I've noticed that your art has some really intricate detailing. How does one think of the simple shapes before going through all that. I struggle with this whenever drawing something I'm really passionate about and I really want to draw that something well. Are there some hacks or gimmicks to convince oneself to focus more on the overall story and use more simpler shapes and add the details according to the story you want to tell ? I would be really glad if this could be answered?
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Lig ma
What's the biggest problem you've had in your journey as a concept artist/character designer, like when you just got in the industry, did you face any problems while doing concept art/chatacter design ?
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Lig ma
What are your inspirations when it comes to art ?
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Yume Jensen
Do either of you have tips on how to take care of your hands/wrists and the rest of your body so that you don't get repetitive strain injuries?
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Lig ma
Move your body, maybe ? And try not to sit around in one place for too long.
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aikino
How do you stay passionate about animating? I've been at this for some years and a lot of times it just feels like a desk job
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Lig ma
To answer your question, I ask you a question (reverse uno card) : Have you done any animation for yourself? Like, when you have free time and you just wanna animate sth for the sake of animation, outside of industry requirements. Cuz that's when you can be free and experiment with the kinda animation you wanna try out. The things you produce for the company and the things you produce for yourself. The main thing you wanna do here is to remind yourself why you took up animation in the first place. Most probably, you got inspired in your earlier days and when you actually had the first experience of making an animation, it must've been fun. Forgive me if I'm assuming, but I assume that's why you took up animation in the first place. Of course, not to reject the desk job animation cuz I mean, how else will you pay for those delicious po– I mean food, water and all such necessities. I'd say, take a break from it, and once you're ready, try to rediscover animation. What got you into animation? Maybe you could start there. And if you have video recording software which records whatever is on your phone screen and/or monitor, then maybe you could record some key scenes from a cartoon/movie/anime whose animations have inspired you. Or if not even just collecting the links to all those scenes can do. Maybe you got fascinated when you saw the drawings that're done, the key poses, secondary n tertiary poses (not sure if I got the terms right, but oh well). Maybe you liked how they looked together and got interested. Hell, maybe whatever that motivates you is outside the field of animation. Point being, try going back to that source of motivation. If it's art, maybe you can print those artworks and put it up your wall (posters would be better, but hey, whatever gets u going ) Hope this helps✌🏽
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vizteko
drawing something or someone can be the result of the ambient?.... i mean... music, even our feelings can affect the art? can we draw a happy scene even if we are sad? what do you do in those moments?
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Lig ma
Thing is, whatever we're feeling, once you're drawing, will slip out onto the page. So if you're feeling sad, but wanna make something happy, chances are that once you're comfortable in mind, body and space i.e. when you're safe and can be vulnerable in the space around you, your true feelings will let slip. And that's the fun part about it. You don't expect what you're gonna draw, until it's already out on the page, with your face flushed when you see all the embarrassing things you drew at that moment. Feels threatening, but when you're safe, it will be delightful. My advice, at that moment, you need to process those feelings so give yourself a break, a respite. Take some time out to process what you're feeling. Maybe try giving form to your feelings ? What color is my feelings? What linework best expresses my feelings? And how would my feelings look like if it was a character ? Give voice to your feelings. Then if you wanna go deeper, you can ask yourself : "How did I come to feel this way ? what was the situation that resulted in me feeling this way? Was it a breakup? Betrayal of trust? Did someone die ?" And all in a kind, non-judgmental manner, if possible. Hope this helps. ✌🏽
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animal
Where should someone start to study animal anatomy? I’ve been drawing for years now (I’m 16) but still am having problems with anatomy. I’d love some advice!
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Lig ma
Try Gottfried Bammes's book, Complete Guide to Drawing Animals. And once you've got the experience, the know-how, then I suggest you try Goldfinger's animal anatomy book. Bammes will teach you how to draw animals and Goldfinger will be an encyclopedia, a reference of a variety of animals' bones and muscles.
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Lig ma
What are the basics of animation in your mind, like what would you wanna learn before moving to more advanced stuff ? How was your experience in the animation industry and what would you say to someone who's aspiring to reach your level ? Favourite shirt ? What do you say to someone who wants to take a pencil and start drawing but has a DEATHLY fear of doing something bad?
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So Ik I might be too late but I really need your opinion on sth. So this was a reply I said to a person who (that I felt) was talking down on anime as a professional thing. " You have a point, and it's become a hard core rule not to follow advice from tiktok artists, instagram artists, generally any artist who can't back their skills up.  BUT at the same time, I feel when you talk about anime, there's just one style of anime that you look at things from, which makes it pretty reductionist(search the word).  Yeah, you aren't gonna get perfect proportions, but not entirely. I mean if you look at manga written by people like junji ito, hirohiko araki, the guy from vagabond, boichi from dr stone, and last but not least, murata from one punch man. These guys are masters in balancing anime and traditional art.  Besides, just because it has all these errors (and take it from a weeabo that there's a lot of well drawn art too, proportion-wise as well) DOES NOT mean that it should not be mentioned. I mean, that's just unfair and does a disservice to all the people I mentioned above. Sorry man, just venting. " What're your thoughts on this ?
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