I'm in the camp where I hate AI. For ChatGPT - where it generates written content - I don't care as much, though I still dislike it. In regards to using it for visual "inspiration"; I truly despise it. #1 - It's literally stealing art from artists to generate its images. There's been cases where watermarks - the artists' signature - was planted into the generated image. No artist ever has given their consent to have their artwork harvested for an abomination designed to someday replace them. (Sorry if I'm using too strong language, I just get passionate, haha). #2 - I understand why someone would use image generators for 'inspiration', but I don't GET why an artist would use it. It's like, robbing yourself of one of the best parts of creating - the part of discovering. You have an idea of something you want to draw.... so BRAINSTORM. Discover! If you NEEEED inspiration, pick up a magazine, read a book, play, let your imagination take over. Do thumbnail sketches. Look at other artists who've tackled similar subjects. Draw inspiration for their poses, the lines they used, their shape language, etc. There are sooo many art books out there. This isn't the same as looking at an AI image because the artist was deliberate about what he made; the AI is not. The AI is like a lump of wet mud mushed into what it thinks 'deliberate' looks like. To me in my opinion, using AI to create visual art is excessively lazy, detrimental to your own artistic progress, and sacrilegious to the process of creating.
Attempt to draw T-Rexes from imagination. Blue sketches were drawn from observation at the beginning. Btw I love the Jurassic series for so many years, eventually I get done with a dinosaurs sketch from imagination. Not one ,but three. It was a challenge.
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I've learned today that if I use a color pencil that I cannot erase easily that I do better with being more free and relaxed, I know it is weird but it worked for me. I am excited to see where the is going to go from here.
Hi everyone! As a monthly challenge on a Discord server, I had to draw a portrait. I thought it was a nice opportunity to combine the challenge and the exercise proposed by Stan. Here are my drawing and the reference photo. Reference photo credit: @earthsworld on Instagram.
Hello. Sometimes I struggle with the pelvis, and how to imagine the pelvis as a box, instead of round disks; like, where would the corners of the box be? I'd love and appreciate some tips on drawing the pelvis as a simplified shape.
Hello, I would very much appreciate a critique of my muscle placement for the shoulder. Additionally, I struggle a lot with mentally imagining the box around the hip bone. Like, where do the corners of the box go? Would love and appreciate some tips.
Hello! I figured I would start having fun with my supplies by doing a skull study and some gesture drawings where I added some anatomy; still rough with anatomy, but the journey is fun! The tools I use are incredibly cheap save for the inking markers. My mechanical pencil is the regular BIC 0.5 HB, my wood pencil is a Ticonderoga #2, my eraser is the usual pink rectangle (dunno the name), I don't know sketchbook brand, and my inking pens are the SB and 0.3 size Faber-Castell. My sketches are not perfect, but I had a lot of fun! If you have any critiques, let me know! I'm still experimenting a lot.
Just doodling and playing is a great way to break the ice in this class. I mostly use graphite pencils and the ever-reliable Strathmore 400 series Sketchbooks. 2B was my go-to for the longest time, but lately 2B has felt "mushier" and I've been trying to find finer, harder pencils (I'll still use 2B when I want something softer). This was done mostly with 2H, and some Tombow markers and Prismacolor pencils-- which I rarely ever use, but I had them and the course said to play so I tried them out again and fun was had by all. I have a bunch of Pigma Micron pens that I like for lines and inks, various tortillions that I use frequently but don't know any technique with, and that about rounds out my toolbox.