Does this annoy anyone else like it does me: the gallery/explore page is all squares, mostly the same size! I’ve been wondering why I find other sites like DeviantArt far more interesting to just browse, then it finally clicked today that the aspect ratio (aside so many images with just a black or white background) is the same for all works on the page on Artstation. For a site all about design, that seems terribly poor! Is it just me?
I've found with a couple of pieces I've done I like when they are quite sketchy/painterly but I want to commit to detailed work. I feel like I'm spending too much time doing detail for my level of skill and should instead knock out more paintings at a less finished state. Particularly as I'm learning colour, I think that will help me understand colour faster. Thoughts? is it hampering learning to do 'finished' pieces less often? I've attached an example at the 'sketch' stage (except the head) and then finished. Seemed a lot of time taken between the two without it being 'that' much better?
Hi all! I'm new to sculpting and my first prompt of curiosity is the topic of clay 'hardness' in relation to body (hand) temperature. I bought some NSP Medium clay and I'm finding it nicer than the Sculpey Premo to smooth and shape, but quite sticky and soft. Now I'm wondering if I'm finding the clay sticky more-so because I have a quite warm natural body temp (e.g. my hands feel warm most of the time, even on cold days etc)? I'm not in a hot climate either, so I'm wondering what others' experience is with clay and hand temperature. Is it a factor in choosing clay? I couldn't find anything specific about this searching the web... I'm wondering whether I order some NSP hard or try a different clay?
Art sites for inspiration, portfolio and community?
Hey all, just wondering what others' thoughts are if anyone is similar to me in not using Instagram (Facebook) on principle... TL:DR: I hope Proko becomes the top place for this, but what are the options... As a base I'm looking at sites to both host/publish my artwork with good security/rights ownership, etc. I use Proko for this mainly, but there's no real public interaction for it (browse/search/comment/reactions, etc). Instagram is the obvious answer, but as mentioned I will never use it while it is a Facebook entity. The other main ones I'm aware of are Artstation and DeviantArt. - Artstation seems more 'pro' focused, but for some reason I'm always finding it quite uninspiring for the most part, it's very generic and similar in 'feel' of the content. Anyone else feel like this? - I find much more interesting and unique art on DeviantArt, but I keep reading the site is trash because a) there's way too much inappropriate content (i.e. fetishes, nsfw etc) and there have been problems with art being plagierised and poor moderation related to the above topics. Is this a feed algorithm thing because I don't see all the unsavoury stuff, but I'm also not interested in looking for it? - both don't have a community side really as far as I can see (maybe DeviantArt, but seems a lot of bots are there?), ArtStation is full of "Great Work!!!" and no real useful feedback. Others seem to be Pixiv (Anime focused - also a lot of disturbing content imo), Behance (more product than art focused?), Dribbble (like Etsy?), other? I don't see these sites being strong in terms of community and proper critique, like say WetCanvas or the old ConceptArt.org was, and also haven't found anything strong in that space (is everyone just on Discord now?)? I'd also like to see some sculpture/3D focused sites, but can't see anything in particular aside BlenderArtists.org and I have no idea where to look... To sum up, I hope Proko ends up being the perfect place for all this, with the key focus on community and learning with a side order of portfolio! Thanks if you read all the way down :)
Hey all! I've just picked up sculpting and I'm quite keen to see where this rabbit hole goes! I already love drawing and painting insects, but I realised there is a somewhat limited range of insect sculptures and 3D around. Ideally I'd like to be able to sculpt fairly accurate wasp sculptures to paint and maybe one day make available for educational use (as wasps are often so small as to not be able to understand their anatomy well with the naked eye). Anyway, here's my first go after signing up for Andrew's course. Used some tie wire I had lying around (I've ordered some aluminium) for the armature and got some Sculpey primo to start with (I've also ordered some NSP medium). I hope to eventually build insect/wasp armatures to sculpt onto. I like to work small, this figure uses a 1cm cranial unit size. I find the primo polymer clay a bit soft, it's hard to just wrap onto the wire. That's the first lesson I've learned, get harder clay... Feedback appreciated, I'd also like any good info or courses on sculpting small creatures (aside general tabletop miniature sculpting with 'green stuff' I see a lot of - which I'll also probably be interested in)? I'm also maybe picking up 3D with Blender too to help plan sculptures, I really like Eric Keller's work as an (ideal) example! Ref photo: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e0/70/89/e07089ff4a92275dd3df5074965297e2--dance-poses-people.jpg