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I turned in my final take him exam for American literature late because I just could not yesterday. I apologized and explained to my professor and she asked with true sincerity and concern if I had been tested for mono because I seemed so tired this semester.
Don’t you love that pompous mantra that you’re obligated to learn realistic human anatomy and proportion before you dare develop a more stylized look? That to be a “good” artist you need an eye for reality before you can have the audacity to pull off unreality?
Guess how many of the successful, popular artists represented here have ever once gotten the hang of a correct human hand or could tell you how far an elbow should be from a waist? It’s not exactly none of them, but it’s really close to none of them.
There is no such “rule.” Art teachers pulled this idea out of their asses to give their students more homework. Draw what you fucking want, the way you’re fucking comfortable. While you pull your hair out fretting over how to get t-shirt wrinkles and hairlines correct you could be ROCKING wobbly blob-people and finding an audience that worships you for it.
I have waited so long for someone to make this post. ^w^
NO STOP RIGHT HERE.
It IS ENTIRELY necessary to learn rules before breaking them. It’s what makes a style work, or not. It’s what makes something look good or awkward. Telling people that “there is no such rule” is the worst thing you can to do an artist. You think the people in that post don’t know about realistic anatomy, I’m ready to bet a LOT that they do! And it’s really offensive to suggest that they don’t. NO MATTER HOW STYLIZED SOMETHING IS, there is still structure. There is still a lot of thoughts given in what will look harmonious, even with unrealistic proportions. It’s not a “pompous mantra”, it’s a reality.
If you look at these images for more than half a second, you’ll notice that the artists DO have anatomical knowledge. The limbs follow the correct directions and bend in the correct places. The artists know which features to remove/simplify/exaggerate to create an appealing or interesting image.
If you have stylization without the knowledge to back it up then you end up with that stuff like yaoi hands.
So sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
I do disagree with people who say you have to perfect your anatomy before even trying to draw anything else, but it’s necessary if you want to have full control over what you’re doing.
Oh my god please
Every style you see in a professional work is the product of knowing the basics and fundamentals. What may look like just something simple has a lot of work behind it. Years of it, in fact. It isn’t enough to know what something looks like, you also have to know WHY it looks the way it does. Why it does the things it does. Basically what the good people have said before me.
It really bothers me when people think that a show’s style reflects the upper limit of the show’s production staff’s ability.
I really don’t want to go any further into this since I have some strong feelings about this, so in summary, you must come up before you can come down. When you do things right, people wont’ be sure you’ve done anything at all
Diddy, Jay-Z, & Nas
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A Dutch designer created this Lego-like emergency house, which is laser-cut on a CNC machine and then can snap together in as little as five hours. The house was made for Haiti, and includes a roof that can collect rainwater and filter it for clean drinking water.
Amazing button sculptures by Miami based artist Augusto Esquivel. Absolutely stunning stuff!
Am I impressed? Absolutely.
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When you’re on hold so long that you stop being frustrated and just zone out to the waiting music.
I yearn for dedicated studio space. Only another half a year until I get an apartment. Which WILL have a room/ area to be my studio. I get so excited just thinking about it hohohoho~
new gender neutral term for person you’re dating : smooch
used in a sentence : my smooch and i are making ice cream sundaes tonight and watching adventure time in bed
Witty ads that would get my attention and satisfy my intelligence.
"Grafic design? Come on, you’ll end up drawing advertisement for like, cars or something - and you don’t even like cars. You can’t make ad witty it’s just annoying."
Well now listen here you lil shit.
helping my little brother with his wordsearch and found this shit
And it makes me feel very stupid to tell you this because it makes me sound like a girl who wants to go to brunch and I really don’t wanna go to brunch and I don’t want you to sit on the couch while I shop or, like, even meet my friends. I don’t even want that, okay? But I also don’t want to share a sex partner with a girl who seems to have asked for a picture of your dick. And also, I don’t want a picture of your dick. Because I live very near you so if you wanted me to look at your dick, I could just come over and look at your dick!
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