Matthew Manghi
Matthew Manghi
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Concept Artist for Privateer Press
Matthew Manghi
I have a practical question here. I’m wondering if we post art but not tag it with any description can the AI still use it? If I post a drawing and label it just “Art” will the AI know how to classify it for the scraping? Is that an AI “safe” way to post images?
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Stan Prokopenko
I hope you found this talk interesting or atleast informative. I plan on taking up Evan’s invitation to San Francisco, but would like to get your thoughts before I take the trip. Let me know in the comments what you would like me to ask developers and others in the AI space.
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Matthew Manghi
My question would be is that if this AI really learns as fast as they say, and it truly doesn’t matter if living artists work is in the training set, why not scrap the current AI and start over using only public domain work? If AI developers don’t care and artists do care, why not do what artists are asking? Lets “push the boulder” into the public domain. Also, what about creating some sort of tag artists can use when they post their work online that will signal to the AI to skip that image when it scrapes? Why not empower artists with choice, not tell us it doesn’t matter so you’re going to take our stuff anyway. I get the feeling that the AI crowd has gotten so excited about what they are doing that they have forgotten that it really does matter how you treat people along the way. I think what bothers me most about AI isn’t the tech, it’s the pervasive unwillingness of so many AI developers and supports to respect artists wishes regarding how artists own work is used. If I say I don’t want my work used in the training set, that should be respected. Full stop. If AI developers truly respect artists and it’s not just lip service, then they will give artists choice and control over how and if their work is used in the training set.
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veryartthing
If I'm honest, I really hope you team up with other high profile artists and teachers to do something to stop this. This video showed me that the developers of this technology are either lying or incredibly naïve, and given that they are charging money for these tools its probably the former. The fact that they are selling a program that was built off the copyrighted work of innumerable independent artists and corporations is absurd. This guy basically responds to the issue of the copyrighted work in their dataset by saying it doesn't matter. That somehow, they are not responsible for the data they trawled off the web being full of stuff they had no legal permission to use. He then claims that even if they did remove it, it wouldn't change anything. But that is a lie: if they didn't need it, they wouldn't be using it. Its inexcusable, and the fact that they already did it is no reason we can't hold them accountable. Please team up with other creators to file legal action against them. AI is going to be a big part of the future, but as Steven Zapata pointed out, we do not have to roll over an accept it being done in a way that has zero respect for the people that came before it. AI still has a long way to go before it overtakes the industry completely, so there's still time to at least try to soften the blow and make sure these people who blatantly stole from others are held accountable for it. You've helped me so much with art, and for a few years I genuinely believed art could be my future. I believed it could be the future of so many others as well, and eagerly pointed them to your content so that we could learn and grow together. Now I am pleading with you to do what you can to stop people from stealing the work of others. You have the power to really represent a lot of artists, both big and small. Please do something.
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Matthew Manghi
I’m not sure if this course is right for me. Is there a syllabus somewhere that lists the lessons? Also if I buy it on presale when does the return window start? From the date of sale or the date of its release?
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feras_a_alghareeb
I'm new to drawing, and I've been trying to practice gesture. I've done many gesture drawing sessions, yet I feel as if I'm still not getting it right. Here are some of my drawings, most of these were done in 30 seconds. Does anyone have any advice or critique they could give me? (Sorry about the shadows in the images).
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Matthew Manghi
I would say try to keep the primary action line running through the whole gesture instead of breaking it up between the torso and legs. That will give more cohesion to the gesture. Added an image to hopefully help illustrate that a bit more.
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Matthew Manghi
I’d say never stop doing gesture entirely. I still start every day with a couple quick gesture drawing to get warmed up before work. I think it helps keep you fresh and gets you warmed up and will continue to improve your art. That said, once you have a working understanding of gesture I’d suggest not spending all your time on it. Do a few a day to warm up, then move on to other study. That helps integrate it into your art routine. Art in general is a long game, but I think that’s especially true of the benefits of gesture.
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Crimson The Kitsune
I would like some criticism on my gestures as at first I tried to copy and follow along with Proko before doing some of my own poses I found online. Criticism is welcomed.
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Matthew Manghi
I like them, especially that last page where you really focused on the primary action line. I’d say just keep doing them!
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Matthew Manghi
Spidey drawing I did recently in procreate. Here’s both the inks and colors.
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1yr
Some art trying to get a feel/vibe for something I am working on these days.
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It looks really good!Have that kinda william stout feeling,do you want feedback?
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Matthew Manghi
Glad you like it! I'm game for some feedback if you've got some.
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks!
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supersmith
i love what you did with it! how is procreate vs. photoshop in your opinion? I recently bought an iPad Pro and am working with photoshop and I do not like it! I have 50% of the tools! Should I switch?
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Matthew Manghi
I prefer Procreate, though I only ever used PS on a Wacom/PC setup. I feel like Procreate kinda gets out of the way more and is simpler for me to use. I like making art, but I'm not a big "tech' guy. I prefer my tech to just get out if the way. Procreate does that nicely.
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Matthew Manghi
Drew this traditionally a while back, but decided to ink it in Procreate the other day.
Matthew Manghi
Jim Lee. I love his art and in watching his Twitch streams he has a great sense of humor and I think we would have a lot of fun working together.
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Matthew Manghi
I'd like to draw some comic books. I've also done some character concept art for a miniatures games company and that was a lot more interesting than I thought it might be so I would like to do more of that. I'm also working on my painting a bit so I can do more in terms of illustration. I think I'm trying to cast a wide net, but I'm interested in all of it, so I figure why not.
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Matthew Manghi
Bummed I didn’t get to finish this in time due to a back injury. I like it though so I thought I’d share the unfinished version here anyway.
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Matthew Manghi
I really like the gesture and the "vibe" here, I think it has a nice sense of drama. Two things that jump out at me though are the head and mouth "cowl" seem pretty big for ole Swampy. I think making that a bit smaller might help the general profile. The other thing is that while I do like your use of darks, I think this really needs some highlights to make it really pop. Maybe create a new layer and experiment with some highlights so you can preserve the vibe, but give it more depth.
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Matthew Manghi
I really love the expression in the characters, especially the dog's face, which is just perfect. you really capture a ton of emotion in this scene! I do think the shoe/barefood piece just doesn't read well enough though. In fact, I didn't even realize that was what was going on until I read the comments and looked at it again. I think the chewed shoe needs to have a more "shoeish" look. The missing shoe on the man is cool but I think making it really clear that the man is holding a chewed up shoe would really help the impact of the storytelling. The only other thing I would consider is expanding the value range of the color a bit. Really fun drawing!
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Philip Oz
That’s really fun. Well done!
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks!
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Matthew Manghi
1yr
Getting back into digital work and did this little owl for halloween.
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