What did you learn in art school. What was the lesson plan? Did you learn a new topic every month or so? What exercises were you made to do and what do you suggest?
Hey Marco. I apologize for the load of questions. when you first started out learning the basics such as anatomy, gesture, perspective etc for your paintings or sketches or even fun little personal drawings did you approach with heavy planning? when ever you started a drawing did you put down perspective grids and use box's and cilinders to draw the human figure? Do you still do it now? Also how do you practice art or how did you? Do you draw every day doing studies of life or do figure drawing or imaginative drawing? How do you practice drawing? Also how do you draw from imagination? Thx
Hey Marco. Honored do be able to take part of this opportunity. Kinda a long question but chances like these aren't common so apologies. I've recently been trying to ingrain the mind set of art isn't always fun and to approach my works no matter how small or big with intention. There are parts in the illustration process that might not be fun like line art or the research and I'm trying to make my self think that yes that's just part of the process and like a school assignment I should get it dowe with and move on to the parts I look forward to like painting. I also try to keep my intentions clear so I don't get discouraged or fall into a art block if it doesn't meet my expectations. Now my question is what's the flaw in this? What traps could I fall in? What should I change in it. What are you thoughts on it. What's your mindset or philosophy on art? Thanks
Hey Marco. I have a few questions so apologies but chances like these aren't common. How do you manage using so many brushes. Currently I'm trying to only use the round brush to allow myself to focus on the basics and even than I rarely feel the need for another brush. How do you know to use some other brush or to switch between a few? Do you use the same selection of brushes for all your pieces? What's the amount of brushes you use for a personal piece verses a commission? I'm talking digital here. Also what do you think is more important, gesture or anatomy. I understand both are essential but I don't know which to do first. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm assuming you went to a art college. What institution did you attend? Also what did you learn. Not as in the most important lessons you've learned which I'd like to know but also as in what did they teach your first? What was the lesson plan? In your personal time what did you focus on? More school work or approach some things more advanced out of curiosity. Apologies for the long post but again chances like these aren't common and I'd like to learn as much I can. Thanks marco
had a blast painting mines tho didn't have enough time to actually do it properly due to exams being last week and only finding out about this last week. not happy with the final product and had to do the character in a rush due to my drawing program crashing. its suppose to represent my journey in art as a never ending mountain with trials after trials weather it be surviving a avalanche or climbing up a ice berg. i wanna practice more fundamentals and do much more life painting and drawing and id probably use the next few proko challenges as a test of what id learn till that point. fun fact i painted this whole thing using the round brush and a mouse in krita. tools are only tools, the artist is what determines the pieces value. wished i had more time to design the character better, fix the composition and lighting and have a practice test on painting the snow before hand.
what do you think on the mindset of art shouldn't be fun? there are parts in the art process that isn't fun like line art or blocking in a sketch with color for visual appeal or visual problem solving some things and research etc. what are your thoughts? i try to keep my mindset on art as some parts in the process wont be fun and to have a goal or expectation for what i'm going to draw like wanting to just learn about values and even if it may not look like what i hoped for i reached my goal. think of it more as school work. what are your thoughts on this type of a mind set. do you agree, disagree? think it could be added upon and what's your mindset on drawing? how do you approach it?
A artist could be told a million times to take breaks, their art isn't as bad as they think it is, to draw this or do this excerise to improve etc but with out them taking action the words, no matter how much they think and do it mentally, will all be for no reason. How do you advise taking action? How do you keep the flow/action of learning going without stopping? Also how do you learn new things? How do you learn drawing? They's so much to learn so much to know what do you do first?
Let's see what the community wants. We were planning on keeping this category clean with only official challenges, but if there is enough interest in allowing user created challenges, I'm ok with it. I can just pin the official ones to the top. Let's VOTE.. Reply to this comment with your thought!