How do I draw? I know some people just start by playing with different shapes...– Borja Montoro (via pinkcakes-blackcoffee) Good advice, will take!
Really glad I was introduced to this blog recently, so much goodness. I’m...– - tothemorrow Firstly, you will need to learn the hard lesson that nobody wants A Character Designer. There’s no such job (that I am aware of). I really, truly wish there was. Not that I don’t enjoy designing other things, and not that I doubt you enjoy designing other things too! You didn’t even...
Fuck Yeah Character Development!: Writing Tips... →
bookgeekconfessions: Romance is a popular genre, but it’s often handled quite badly. Relationships that would be unhealthy - even abusive - are frequently treated as normal, even desirable. So, here’s a list to help you avoid some common pitfalls. Make sure the characters have…
: Three Plane-Compositions →
schweizercomics: Remember how, when I posted that guide to spotting tangents, I said that lesson two would be coming in a few days? Well, that was last October. Sorry. I’ve been REALLY busy. Anyway, here’s a second lesson, one on three-plane composition. If you’ve ever taken an art class, and likely if…
Looking at the gradings for all of my modules, if I’m doing the maths right and I’m looking at the right charts, I’ve achieved a First in my first year of uni! The equivalent of that in the US is like a 3.68-4.00 GPA?? I do feel a bit uncomfortable being so close to the end of the boundary/minimum though…. With this, I want to work better and push my ideas further out, to...
Why Crediting is Important
theimages: whatiscredit: What’s supposed to happen What’s happening when you don’t credit What you’re making them do Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.
Adam Rex: How I Make a Picture Book →
technecat: karlkerschl: via drawnblog: The ridiculously talented Adam Rex shares his hilarious process for picture book making. A very interesting look into picture book making. Fantastic insight :)
serenading-solitude: dustterrain: rutella: sketchypanda: kiriiv: how the fuck do legs work i don’t i have a few feet ones too thank u legs are B shaped, stretch it vertically :O yes i shall have this on my blog thank u
153 DVA- The End!
Handed the 6-month project in monday, and it felt good! Everyone had to do a short presentation about what they did and reasonings behind it, with an opportunity to have a closer look at the end. It was actually really really nice to see the different kind of things that people came out with (images of my final piece can be seen here….), from actual physical £D models made out of cardboard/paper...
crackninja: I’ve hit 100 days! Whoop! I’ve also had a look at the mass post editor and it seems to be working/loading again for me so I’ll be tagging my stuff and make a masterpost(?)/collate everything from my Ded so far. For personal reference/reminder I think the easiest way would be to organise by month(?) Is there some kind of calendar grid thing that I can use instead….? Reblubbing on...
18th March 2013- 153 DVA
I’m going to start this off with not the lecture notes, but with a note about an exhibition that I went to see the over the weekend with M at the Herbert Gallery called ‘His Dark Materials’. It was the last day of the exhibition and one that I told M about. He was looking at his schedule and saw that he wouldn’t be able to see it so was disappointed, so when plans changed,...
I just updated my CV, which I’ve needed to do as I’ve gained more qualifications since I last touched it. I also added in the exhibitions that I’ve been a part of, the most recent being the Winsor Newton Ink at Griffin Gallery in September 2012, very shortly before I started uni :) The whole thing started in March, with a facebook competition to design some art for a special...
if your art gets reposted, report it here →
ladylovelycocks: gutsyprince: reaill: adriofthedead: ottery: i don’t know how many people know this but if you find someone reposting your art without your consent, you can get it (and all the reblogs) removed by submitting an infringement notice! it doesn’t work for reposted graphics but i know it does work really well for art god fucking bless hallelujah YES GOOD I’m...
11 March 2012- 153 DVA
Following on from last week, this week’s lecture was focused on television, beginning with a quick recap of electrical currents and the anatomy of the eye and how the brain interprets the light coming into the eye (which is originally seen as upsidedown-!). To be able to do this well, the eyes are constantly ‘scanning’ to detect changes in light. However, the eyes can only see so...
04 March 2013- 153 DVA
The lecture focused on Futurism (from the Futurist manifesto published by Marinetti, an Italian writer who spoke of the beauty of streamlined lines, speed and steel) as well as the use of plans and perspective in making effective drawings. Towards the end, it also went into the technical aspects of TV and frames. There was also a mention of how artists who are under a lot of stress will have that...