If anyone is interested in a study group, I can start a discord server were we can follow along with the course as the lessons come out. Comment below and I can shoot you an invite. *Edit* Sorry, not as discord savvy as I thought I was. I'll need you to friend request me, and then I can send you the invite link (has to be friends only). My code: Other Barry#8117
Hey, @Moonless_Sky! Setting up your artwork file depends mainly on how it’s meant to be published in its final version. If it’s going to be printed, then you should set your original file with the conventional print resolution (300 PPI) and file size equal or, preferably, larger than the size it will be printed in. For example, if it’s meant to be printed in A4 format, your original file size should be larger than the A4 dimensions (8.3 x 11.7 inches), or at least the same. Making the file larger than what the comics’ final size should be allows you to add enough level of detail while also assuring that your artwork won’t lose quality after it’s printed. As a rule of thumb, some artists often double up the area of their original artwork compared to how it’s supposed to be published - so, in that A4 example I mentioned, the original file would then be an A3 size (11.7 x 16.5 inches). This doubling up principle is just a guideline though, so feel free to do some more research and maybe look for other useful approaches as to how bigger to do the original artwork - the main thing is just that your file’s dimensions don’t get smaller than the intended size of your comic (because, if so, the final version might not retain a good graphic quality). Now, these presets you mentioned (HD+, FHD and QFHD) are some of the standard formats for screen monitors - they’re not suited for print, since images to be viewed on screen usually don’t demand the same resolution configuration as images to be printed. So, if what you wanted to draw was a traditional comic page, using these screen presets might be the reason why you felt you needed more definition when zooming in. On the other hand, if you’re drawing a webcomic, you could use these screen presets as a parameter to design how your artwork should be presented. Just keep in mind that these presets define the size of the full screen, but a webcomic’s art can have a lot of variation regarding size and format. And if you’re already working in a file that’s larger than the intended final size, but still feel you’re not getting enough definition when you zoom in, you can always try enlarging the file’s dimensions even more before you draw. Just keep in mind that, if the file gets way too much larger, small details you add in the original artwork may be lost when the images get shrunken down to the size they will be published in. Hope this helps! Let me know if I can help you with anything else. Happy drawing!
Hello Proko fam @Proko ! Hope we’re having a great time!…so today, I tried again, 30secs and 2 miniutes poses…😅 I sure did spend up more than expected for the poses…kindly criticize, your opinions and inputs and of course encouragements will go a way helllll longerrrrrr than you know!! Thank you!!😌😁
Dear Community, I recently bought a wacom and I'm using affinity photo as drawing software. I am new to digital drawing so I struggle with a few things, for example the document-type I am going to use for a drawing. When I open a new document, I can choose some presettings for the layout (like HD+, FHD and QFHD). I can create my own settings as well. Which Layout do you usually use to create a comic page? I tried to draw a page with several panels, but when I zoom in one section to define some shapes and to create detail (like around the eyes), the resolution becomes a little bit grainy which makes it difficult for me to create some detail even though I used my HD+ layout (well I zoom in pretty far in the drawing to get tiny details. When I zoom out it looks fine, but it's still anoying while drawing). Do you have any recommendation on how to set the layout of the document? Thanks and greeting :) Moonless_Sky
Hello Moonless :), I've used [Nicolaides - The Natural Way to Draw] and he has pretty cool exercises around Gesture. Personally I've always kind of felt that gesture is a bit more of a personal thing, with less learning from others in contrary of all the others fundamentals. It's letting out your emotions raw on the paper. I've seen some people doing very squiggly stuff and others with very economical lines, both were really cool. For me it's kind of letting fundamental and emotions connect has you make it so quickly you cant think much. I prefer exploring it myself and find my own shortcuts and expressive lines. It's simply my own opinion though and that said, it sure can't hurt to read some stuff on it ! Hope this helped you in any kind of way :)
Hi everyone! Do you habe any recommendation for books regarding the topic "gesture drawing". Would love some with a lot of examples that I can use as practise. I don't habe any books regarding this topic, so I really would appreciate your advice :) Greetings and thank you! Moonless
Hi Miguel! Really like the proportions of your drawings! I think it would be great to give the linkes more "flow". They look very sketchy and partly too detailed for a gesture drawing. This distracts a little bit from the overall frow. Still very good drawings! Keep up the good work! :)
Hello you wonderful art-people out there :) A friend of mine asked me to draw a rabbit with a smug and little mean facial expression. I am goint to spray the image with airbrush as a logo on one of his belongings. He wants the rabbit in a comic-style drawing. I started to create a rabbit and want to ask if you cound give me any tips for the expression on his face and if you have any critique? I tried to indicate the expression with the direction of the fur around the eyes. Still need to add the snake in the rabbits mouth.
Hi! Here are some of my bean practices. I haven't been drawing beans for very long, but I want to get some critique to see what I should do next. I especially struggled with the twist. I've gotten more comfortable with it though. I appreciate any and all critique and feedback. Thanks!
Does anyone know, if we could get a few more exercise examples from the 2-Minute gestures like in the video? Would really appreciate this :) even a pdf-download with just a few examples with the reference and the gesture drawn next to it would be of great help :)
I've been trying myself at figure drawing (2min ones there) for a few days now yet I feel like I'm not improving much and sticking to the same mistakes. I've been trying my hardest to ignore contours and solely focus on the movement but it gets pretty difficult to figure out once the poses gets more "clustered". Any advice on how I could sort things out?