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Why do you draw, /ic/? What is your goal?
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Why do you draw, /ic/? What is your goal?
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>>2321335
It's getting cold, isn't it?
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>>2321336
Answer the question
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>>2321363
Why don't you, instead
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>>2321335

>Why do you draw?
It's fun

>What is your goal?
No idea
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to be able to draw my own porn
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To draw porn of my waifus who have little to no porn
That is the true goal
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To climb the highest mountain. To reach the very top. To succeed where all others have failed. Yes, that is my dream.
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>>2321394
are you asian?
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to become Pro Hentai manga artist
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>>2321335
Only way to truly express what I'm feeling.

Music could've also been an option but it's too late now, or so I'm telling myself.

My goal is to convey a story, through a manga/comic/novel/whatever. If I can achieve this then I'm honestly fine with dying the day after.
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who /wantingtobecomevideogameconceptartist/ here?
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>>2321378
A noble goal.

Bonus points if its loli
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OP here

I don't know what my goal is, I need to focus on something, I don't know if I wanna make comics or animations or illustrations or whatever, I just wanna get good, I really need something to focus on
I started drawing to get good

>>2321394
I feel ya
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>>2321335
mangaka
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>>2321516
>slave

LYL
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>>2321335
>only thing i'm good at
>one of the only things i like doing
>i want to draw porn of my waifu (pic related) who never gets porn drawn of her
>want to create things that look nice
>want to draw pretty girls
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>>2321528
>>2321516
>>2321499
>>2321485
>>2321444
>>2321383
>>2321378
>>2321375
this is why /ic/ is shit.
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why the fuck is 'wanting to be a good artist' not the number one thing?
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>>2321537

Lots of people don't draw just so they can "make it" in the /ic/ parlance.

The people trying to make it generally seem really miserable, honestly.
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>>2321335
>Why do you draw, /ic/? What is your goal?
because i can
my goal is to both draw and paint like kim hyung tae
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>>2321529
And your bitching is probably why you're shit.
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To be actualized. Not to be the best, but to reach the limits of my own capability. If I get to die as an old man with regrets, I don't want not being better at art to be one of them.
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>>2321335

There's this German woman I met. I want to do a portrait of her.
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To not be a worthless piece of shit. I just want to achieve something creative. Generally I feel like all I need to live is internet access and an apartment with a bed, but there is still a feeling that I'm stuck inside my own head because I can't express myself. Any cathartic release has to be found through consuming media. If I can create my own expression, I think I'll have a stronger sense of myself and be more fulfilled.
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>4 y/o in school
>no friends
>Boys beside drawing pictures of WWE wrestlers and DBZ
>Not sure how to "social" so i imitate behavior
>draw muscular men violently assaulting each other
>show them.
>turns out i'm good at drawing
>instant friends

20 years later...i guess I draw cause that was the earliest form of validation I ever received? Still chasing the feeling I suppose. Also gay now (to the surprise of no one).
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So I don't feel guilty for not drawing
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>Why do you draw, /ic/?
It started out with me opening the sticky 1½ years ago. I had never drawn before that, except very rarely as a kid.

Then i started battling inner demons to make myself draw more. I had weird spurts where I would draw 8 hours every day for weeks with pure practice and study sessions, while having months of almost no drawing.
What disappointed me was how easy it was for me to work 14 hours every day for a month on a game, but I struggled so much with art.

So for about year I had slim-to-no progress, obviously because I rarely ever drew.
Then this summer I finally started drawing passively again. I am starting to understand why I could work on games so much but no art, and now I am applying it to drawing. I've had success with a few 5 hour sessions, but I still need practicing to practice.

My progress is pretty good now though, I'm actually happy with what I draw in my comfort zone, naturally I expand it. I have a lot of artist friends now, too.
Some people, both artists and non-artists seem to enjoy my sketches though, so I feel like I finally got across the first hurdle.

I'm obsessed with art, I don't know why. But I'm feeling more hopeful than I have in a very long time.

/blogpost

>What is your goal?
To get a style where I can draw things quickly, while getting the idea across and it still looks good by style.
It's a hobby more than anything.
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cause why the fuck not
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>>2321483
My nigga
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>>2321678
me too senpai me too
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>>2321429
how did you know
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>>2321761
>I am starting to understand why I could work on games so much but no art, and now I am applying it to drawing.
So, what is it?
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Want to get into animation. Have a lot of characters and stories I want to bring to life, but got a while. Still a shitty beginner, working hard at it.
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>>2321335
I draw because im jealous of the artists who are gud. Im jealous of a lot of things, it is my emotional fuel.
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I paint so that my anxiety doesn't get a chance to operate.
I paint so that there is a trail of something left by my existence other then hours spent consuming.
I paint because words are empty.
I paint to make yellow scream with energy.
I paint to leave echoes in your mind.
I paint to create Vortices.

But fuck pencils.
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I want to eventually make $1000 dollars a month in fuck you money. $2000 a month in fuck you, I don't even need a degree money.
> tfw no kr0npr1nz paycheck
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>>2321335
I worship Vilppu. When I die, I will go before him, and he will ask me "What is the riddle of feel?". If I don't know it, he will cast me out of Valhalla and laugh at me. That is Vilppu, strong in his feels.
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>>2321825
Same for me. Lots of ideas and stuff that I wanna animate. I also really like 2d animation so there's that.
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>>2321858
this
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I want to make comics about birds. But I also want to see just how good I can get with art.
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I read somewhere that before you try doing japanese style drawings you should learn classically. Basically I need to learn how to draw because of the game I'm making. I desperately want to replace the shitty placeholder art but learning is incredibly slow.
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>simply just like it
>relaxing
>don't know how else to get any ideas in my brain fleshed out
>shit at photography and keep noticing nice compositions I never manage to capture
Also >>2321681, It's the only thing I ever really received any validation for so that might play a part in why I enjoy it or something.

My goal is basically to be able to draw what I want without it looking like fucking shit to me. And that point does probably not exist as I am a bit of a perfectionist.
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>>2321335
I grew up with the old nicktoons, and wanted to make my own when I grew up.
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>>2322527
Sadly you will never make it, sorry to hear that mang
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>>2321800
Focusing on the now, allowing my mind to enter a sort of meditative state. Games are relatively easy to do it with since you have a shitton of things you can to remember and think about, so pretty much all your thoughts are about the game.
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>>2321529
lol hating on loli
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I want to make my own cartoon, and hope kids will like it.
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draw to explore my mind and what it can do and bc 8====D
goal to live through my art
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To feel that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
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Im trying to improve my anatomy, once i get the hang of that ill get a tablet. Any tips of improving your anatomy?
Other than that I'm interested in sci-fi/cyberpunk related character and environment design. Recently started again though, so I've got a long way.. I know I'm bad at making faces, so i just scribbled the face a bit.
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>>2324031
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daGFMQUXcJ8&list=PL7EWYwaF6E-H65W-hXeKvvO_xNA_kIs5w
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>>2324038
Not bad, I'll give this a try sometime.
Thanks
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>>2324031
You should probably work on your lines and ability to convey volumes before you start worrying too much about human anatomy. You've probably heard it before but check out something like Scott Robertsons How to Draw. Vilppu would also be good as he goes over drawing 3d forms before starting with the actual anatomy.
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>>2324044
I'll look them both up, thanks. Like I said I just started out again, so I dont really know where to start. Figured anatomy would be good.
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>>2321335
I wanted to make comics. at the moment my goal is starting to draw porn for money because I'm unemployed and I had enough of working as subordinate for subhumans in hominid jobs.
not believing in myself at the end of highschool and preferring wage slave life to putting effort in drawing was a huge mistake.
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>>2321335
2 years ago made a pact with a couple of my friends,that we'd all work hard enough to attain godhand.
there we're 3 of us then,1 died last year in a car accident and the other of cancer last month.
and by utter coincidence due to medical issues,probably wont live to see 40.

i want to attain godhand so i can make comics and communicate my ideas

(sorry for lifeposting)
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I want to be able to draw lolicon so super sweet that I end up in jail bc it's too "close to actual pedophila", nice
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>>2321378
#TheDream
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>>2324620
>2 years ago made a pact with a couple of my friends,that we'd all work hard enough to attain godhand.
Don't let your dreams be dreams.
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>>2321335
i want to draw the life i din't and will not have with my waifu..
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>>2324875
i was joking around for the longest while on this but since the first one died,i started getting serious with it.
feel bad that after 2 years i have barely even one years experience to myself,im trying to catch up first
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>>2324631

Depending on where you live it doesn't need to be good at all for you to get thrown in the slammer for your thought crime.
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>>2321335
>Why do you draw, /ic/?
I don't even fucking know why anymore.
The harder I work to achieve my goals, the more it seems like I never, ever will. Literally every time I sit down to draw I have to stop and go take care of some bullshit. I finally had a free week this week to do shit and my back fucking went out. I can't even sit up straight to draw something so I have to waste all these days just staring at a wall. I'm starting to believe I'm actually destined to fail at everything I do.
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I've always had a bit of an active imagination, I have a lot of vivid dreams and stuff, and so I've always wanted to see those ideas realized into works. And also it's very fulfilling to make a completed piece.
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Wrote for a bit. Even though the earning ceiling with writing VASTLY outstrips that of visual art (unless you're dead), it's easier for me to stay motivated when I can see physical fruits of my labors. Plus, it's also easier to make a living on creative stuff if you combine writing and art, rather than rely on one alone.

Plus, draw my own porn, obvs.
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>>2325125
>Even though the earning ceiling with writing VASTLY outstrips that of visual art

Maybe for the top 0.1% of authors who are world famous, sell millions of copies of their books and have movies or tv shows made of their work. That's not really a realistic goal to have though, so I don't know why you'd even think about it. At any other level, commercial artists make far more money than writers.
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>>2325154
your average sjw blogger brings in 27000$ annually with seo robots alone
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i want to create good ms paint porn under the handle of "niggerclit"

or "niggerfingers" not sure yet.
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>>2325089
Exactly this. Hopefully I can someday make the stuff from my dreams in a story or something, but I've been attacked too often for the content I have drawn so I need to improve a lot before I ever publish stuff.
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>>2325160
bloggers are not writers. I was talking about actual professional writers who either work for movies, television, comics, video games etc or write their own books.
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>>2325160
>>2325192
Also, 27.000$ annually is less than any in-house junior concept artist makes.
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Liked drawing but am fucking terrible at it so decided to prove to myself that I can git gud if I wanted to.(plus NEET right now so have a lot of free time)

Came to ic because the sticky helped me put a decent structure on how to tacke learning.(Keys by Dodson is fucking boring). Always thought all 4 chan did before that was just sling shit at each other.

Goal would be just having fun and at best make some pocket change.
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>>2325194
It's too risky to think you can make money of it, there are few successful ones but they are very good. If you're not at pro level you wont earn anything, you're better off working in a coal mine doing manual labor if you intent to make money with it.
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To become a great artist, maybe earn some money on my hobby too. Kind of my dream as a kid to become a comic book artist and in the past couple years, it's been coming back again. Thus why I've dusted off my old pencils and papers and started drawing again.
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My goal is to be good as/or better than pic related and find a way to make art a career. Its either than or an hero.
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To have fun
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>>2321335
I failed at everything else and the process of drawing makes me feel good even though the results suck ass.
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>>2321335
to git gud
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>>2321335
to be better then all the masters out there.
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>>2321335
To create.
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>>2321335
I just don't want to be bad at drawing and that's pretty much it
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>>2321335
I want to draw cute girls doing cute things
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>>2321335
To have fun. I don't have any serious goals.
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>>2321335
Hey guise, i have just read the sticky. Pic related.

I draw because i study architecture and bc i like it a lot. Looking foward to get the best out of /ic/

Cheers and happy holidays!
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>>2321335
I want to make short comics and sell prints and stuff like that at anime conventions. Also, want to design characters for a short pixel horror game or something. That or a dating sim. Those are kinda all I have for goals right now. Pic related, my art.
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>>2321335
I'm starting to draw to forget about my girlfriend, who was also really good at drawing.
It's not even about forgetting her, it's about me gaining a new talent.
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>>2326585
It's totally not about her even though she's the first thing you mentioned. Haha.
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>>2326666
dude, she dumped me a week before christmas.
I had gifts ready, restaurant ready, a shitton of flowers.
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>>2326674
>I had gifts ready, restaurant ready, a shitton of flowers.
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My ex has been drawing for 10 years and is still shit and i am going to show how bad she is by becoming better then her faster.
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>>2326685
And we got together on Christmas Eve.

>>2326695
We're both in this then.
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>>2326674
Sorry to hear that, famalam. Revenge is as good of a reason to get better at drawing as any, but unfortunately unless you become really godlike she'll probably always get more positive reinforcement than you will anyway so you won't be taking anything away from her really.

>mfw a girl sent me a nightmare before christmas picture she drew and I was like "Hey, alright!" and she says [sic] "But is just alright?"

shake my damn head family
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>>2326695

sounds like it'd be motivating for a while but doing things because you're bitter not because you're interested is usually a bad idea. You're willing to spend months and maybe years on improving a skill just to feel smug for a few hours until the person stops giving a fuck?
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>>2326711
>but unfortunately unless you become really godlike she'll probably always get more positive reinforcement than you will anyway so you won't be taking anything away from her really.
It's not really about revenge. It's something I've always wanted but never had the time for. Now I kinda do.
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>>2326674
Women and their shenanigans...
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>>2321335

I want to be able to create and design characters and places to serve as vessels for the retarded amount of stories and ideas in my head...that's the main reason and goal.

But when I get in a funk and don't feel like I can take myself seriously as an artist, I revert back to drawing lewd animu girls and hentai. I've been doing it since I was like 12, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wanting to improve in this aspect as well. But both are achievable by mastering the fundamentals.

Honestly, my artistic pipe-dream is to make a beautiful, traditional cell animated, feature length movie with a compelling story, in the vein of Katsuhiro Otomo's "AKIRA", and other similar animations. That's like, bucket list material for me. Letting my art tell a story, and letting it live on past me.
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>>2321335
>why draw?
Enjoy improving self in every aspect I can, its also fun like playing vidya, feels good when you draw something and it turns out good
>goals
To get better at drawing and make dank OC for anons on 4chan
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i can't make people smile or feel good any either way besides through my art.
hope to be an illustrator like sachiteng someday desu
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>>2321335
to piss off as many people as i can with my shit skills
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>>2326931
*other
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>>2325154
Original anon you replied to.

Unless you currently are, or were a professionally working writer (like I was), I think I have a better idea of what it'd take to earn more writing than with art. I'm not going to go into the long explanation of why you're wrong here, since this isn't a writing board. Suffice to say, you can earn a lot more with writing than you think as long as you don't shackle yourself to the outdated "try to sell manuscript to publishing house" model.
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>>2326932
illastrat, is that you?
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I have tons of awesome ideas for things I want to draw. Like I can almost visualize what I want to draw in my mind. There's only one problem though: I can't draw for shit. I suspect it's going to take me a really long time to get to the level where I'm going to be able to draw the kind of stuff I want to.
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>>2321335
idk lol
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>>2324031
Well, I gave this another go. Trying to improve what I did wrong in my previous drawing. Something still feel a bit off. And yeah I know, I cant draw faces.
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I feel that my art is special because it is a sincere investigation of the nature of female beauty and, in particular, oriental, eastern beauty. I don't draw people in anime style because it's convenient to do so. I am earnestly interested in figuring out what works and what doesn't and giving individuality to different people either painted from observation or imagination.
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>>2327079
I mean this in the nicest way possible, and I'm only saying this because I wish somebody said it to me when I was at your age/stage:

Drawing the human figure is too advanced for you now. Stop drawing from photographs. Your work is way, way too linear. There isn't half enough of a tonal range there. Even basic things like the hands aren't done well there.

It's obvious you're trying very hard and doing all your work from photos. Life drawing is how you improve. And draw simple things. And "I can't draw faces" is what lazy amateurs say; if you want to, start doing it and do it on a very, very regular basis.

Best of luck! You can get better, its all just practice (but the right kind).
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it just makes me happy
I've never really been able to pay attention to anything or even really get into, but when it comes to art, I can paint something for literally 12 hours straight and not get tired of it.
I'm pretty shit right now honestly, but at least I'm not deluded
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>>2321335
Only half-decent thing I've ever done with my life.
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>>2321335

I really want to be an animator.
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>>2327427
Thanks for the feedback! Finding the right way to practice can be the hardest part sometimes I think. I'll move over to Life drawings next and volume. Thanks.

As for the actual question on the thread.. I want to be able to make a living of drawing at some point in my life as a illustrator/concept artist. Marc Brunet is currently my #1 source of inspiration.
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>>2321335
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>>2321335
I draw mostly because it's fun and it's something like a form of meditation for me. It helps me to relax too.
And my goal is to paint, and if it's possible animate, my dreams so I can watch them again whenever I want.
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Because of low self esteem, so I draw/paint (among other things) to cope.
With it, I feel I have accomplished something in a day. It may be one thing I can leave and be happy about.
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>>2327756
Oh I guess a variety of fluctuating reasons.

I used to want to vidya art. I was into FFT at the time and I really liked the art style. I was into monsters and such. Then school kinda envolped my life.

Then I wanted to draw because I wanted to draw sexy girls. not really porn but sexy girls, because it was a real challenge, and then I started to work on anatomy and all that. I haven't improved much, but I'm getting there.

I used to get nervous when I drew because I'd always read a bunch of tutorials and look at the sections of drawings when people would set up and I think I'm just now gaining freedom without laying down a shit ton of guide lines. I'll probably still have to draw a couple hundred muscle people and skeletons before I get good at this.

Now, I have a lot of tech (Note 5, Wacom Lappy, iPad), and I just don't want to waste it. I suppose my current goals are being able to make really quick confident drawings so that I can get something like a pusheen blog up for my girlfriend so that she and I can have something to do together. I'd also like to do design work in my spare time, and a bit of animation too.

Plus, I'm going to school for software and I'd like to design software for artists so that people like youtubers can do their craft faster.
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Are there any artists that didn't learn drawing because they enjoy the process but because they wanted to be able to bring their ideas to paper?

How did they endure this constant feeling to create something you have in your mind but being unable to do so because you lack the skills and will not be able to get them anytime soon.
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So I can express my ideas of a perfect world and create the perfect world to escape this current shitty one.

Also, to draw my waifus and the waifus of other anons.
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>>2331440
i am like this.
i am currently enduring it, but i'm getting better
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>>2331440

I did. I started enjoying it for the sake of it after maybe 4 or 5 months.
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>>2331470
>>2331474
How do you endure it?

I feel in a hurry because I finally want to have the skills to bring something decent to paper. But that's counterproductive because you need to concentrate and make sure you do the exercises deliberately and only go to the next one when you really mastered it and not just rush through the book.

But when it doesn't go smoothly and I have trouble I get frustarted at my ineptitude. And when I improve I don't feel happy because it's barely anything compared to how good I need to be.
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>>2321335
So I don't have to pay some loser to do it for me.
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>>2331495
>How do you endure it?
You just man the fuck up and do it, faggot.

Or take drugs.
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I want to be the very best,
Like no one ever was
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I just want to draw cute girls but I can't do anything and it makes me depressed so I don't practice enough and therefore don't progress, then get even more depressed. It's a fucking vicious cycle.
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>>2321335
I don't even really want to draw. But I need to if I want to design things and 3D model them.
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>>2332133
You don't need to draw to do 3D modeling. 3D modeling is also a shitload easier than drawing.
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>>2331495

>How do you endure it?
shialebouf.jpg

Pluck away at it every day, try different approaches until you find one you like. I remember trying to force myself to do gesture and it felt like pulling teeth, I hated every second. Same with doing precise lineart. So I started painting instead while I found my feet because I felt more capable of doing stuff with values than with lines. Once you have a method you're comfortable with you can expand, but you'll have a fallback for those uninspired or impatient days.

Also, if confidence is low try and keep things simple. Sometimes you have really ambitious ideas but it can be better to save them for when you're in a good mood with high energy, because things will inevitably go wrong with complex pieces. Sometimes all it takes to get your confidence up is do some simple stuff until you can do them well. I did a lot of skull studies and knights, personally. Whenever I was having an off day, I had things I'd done enough times that I knew I could do them and feel a little better about myself.

This advice is coming from a relative beginner too, though. It's less my "how to git gud" and more my "how to stay sane and start enjoying yourself".
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>>2332145
Really? Let's say I want to design a car from scratch. How would I 3D model it without being able to reproduce it as a drawing? I could take an existing car model and play around with it but this is limiting. Or if I wanted to design and model a character. Again how would I do this without drawing skills?
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>>2321335
I draw because that is my destiny. The goal is evolution through self-realization and actualization.
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>>2321852
hey fuck you!
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>>2326585
keep telling yourself that anon.
youre subconsciously coping.
get therapy
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>>2321761
Dude are you me. I have that same story expect I haven't started getting back at it. I have more than enough free time, so I dont understand what's holding me back. I'm getting so tired of myself.
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I don't know anymore
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>>2321394
Meet you there with a smile.
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>>2326477
It's photobashed heavily. You can learn to do this in a week with photoshop
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>>2334764
Where are the photos? I see nopthing partircularly realistic or over textured, everything look very painterly.
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>>2321335
Because it's fun, I do it for fun.
Why do I go on /ic/? because I went to art school yet don't care about art for shit and I find you guys amusing.
I'd probably focus on art if I wasn't focusing on science though.
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>>2334770
The figures are all him in silly poses. Some one post the picture please
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i want to be an animator and do some comics
and, if allowed to dream big,
have my own studio
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I have an ideal. I admire Kim Jung Gi's ability to draw from imagination. I want the freedom he has, to be able to picture anything I can think of, to make whatever medium I hold a slave of mine, and to no longer be a slave of my own ignorance and lack of visual libary. And then I wanna get even better.
But get this ability is a huge goal, heh. Right now I just wanna get comissions.
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>>2334770

not that painting but this is his process

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji2R86QUk2Y
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>>2326576
Anon your art is very cute !
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>>2335274
pls no, we don't need anymore weeabo i wanna be the mangaka animooters. Just go back to community college pls.
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>>2335322
you know you can do comics and not have it be weeb shit right?
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>>2335306
God I hate both the process and the end result of this.. I don't usually mind photobashing for composition or texture but this seems so badly done..
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>>2321335
I want to accurately picture my dreams and ideas without going "Nah, this isn't right"
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>>2335322
are you underage
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to do something productive that doesnt piss me off
then to accomplish something
then to earn some pocket money
then to earn proper money


i'm afraid it might be too late for me though..
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I want to be the very best
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Ever since I was a kid I've wanted to work in the cartoon industry. Just had stories I wanted to get out there.
Once I hit Jr. High I was accepted into a talented art program. I didn't take it seriously, my dreams started to die out because I thought it was childish. In high school I had a terrible teacher that busted my balls and broke my spirit with everything I did, alienated me from the other class. The whole experience made me leave the TA program and completely drop art as a hobby. I felt as though to be a cartoonist you had to be fine arts master, and since I failed high school TA I realized my childhood dream was completely unrealistic for me.
Then I focused on a career in business once I got into college. I was never good at anything else in school, no notable hobbies.
I began to watch some of the newer cartoons and my love of cartoons came back once I found out there were other people around my age who liked the shows as well. I began to follow the creators on tumblr and other social media. I realized these guys weren't some artistic gods that had to go to good art schools to get into the industry, some of them never even went to college, they were just pulled off the internet for their good work.

It was then that I realized why I did so bad in talented art, I never practiced. Once I was done with it I stayed away from touching anything art related. She wasn't a bad teacher, I was just a shitty student.
I realized I was heading down a path a lot of people do: study for a job you know you wont enjoy just for the money.
I decided I was going to do with my life what I wanted to do in the beginning, no matter the pay.

Since then I've practiced almost everyday, I stay up late working on a single drawing, whenever I'm out with friends I think to myself "I should be drawing right now" [spoiler] my feet hurt [/spoiler] .
I'm 20, and I'm terrible, but I'll keep working till I get good enough

TL;DR: I want to be a storyboard artist/animator.
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I want to make video games. You need some passable art for that.
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>>2321663
The most noble reason here.
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to be the best
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It's the closest I'm going to get to my ideal world. I want to get even better and flesh that world out. And have other people care about it and make me fanart and threads on /v/.

Also to draw porn since mysteriously ever character I find hot is obscure/unpopular.
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>>2321453
I feel that. I'm working on a comic that details an aspect of my life. Once I finish it and have the book in my hands, I could die right then
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>>2321335
I like to
I want to be able to draw whatever I imagine
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>>2321453
Do you have anything interesting to say already? How old are you anon?
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>>2325081
Stop coming to 4chan
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>>2331067
Shit man !
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>>2321335
I like it, also it's a way to share all the feels I have and all the stuff in my head I fantasised about as a kid after reading books \ watching movies \ playing games.
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IMHO people here draw to occupy themselves and push back the thoughts of suicide and stall inevitable when chinese porn pic forums don't help.
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>>2321335
the goal´s to draw less and less and move more into photography and music videos. spending time on drawing feels stupid right now like i´m not supposed to.
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>>2326522
This.
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>>2337503
Holy fuck that water.
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>>2321335
To be able to draw all the ideas that i can't right now.
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Drawing is the only thing that relax my nerves
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two things:

I like to get better at things, and I want to be able to put my mind's images to paper
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>>2332149
this is actually decent advice anon, it's also easier to start yourself off in smaller blocks of time before moving on to larger ones, otherwise you risk burning yourself out
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>>2321335
I'm a very introverted person, and my shyness only makes befriending others worse because it makes others think of me as a narcissistic prick who doesn't want to socialize, when in reality, I just can't seem to "connect" with others because of how differently I think from them.
I find drawing to be something I can use as a representation of myself on my behalf, to have some kind of ambassador that can hopefully help me connect and socialize with others. I wanted to have something I can be good at, something I can love doing, something that can further individualize me as a person, something others can appreciate, something that can help me find my home.
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I want to be good enough to illustrate cards for shitty fantasy mobage.
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>>2340856
>>2340845
Both of these. I've drawn since I was a little kid. I still played outside and shit, but I would spend hours just scribbling on a page or trying to draw Veggie Tale characters. All through School I sat in the back of ever class and drew. Because it's fun. I want to get better so I can put what I see in my mind's eye on paper. I want to create worlds and characters, maybe even dip into storytelling a little bit. Plus, I don't want to draw the same way I do no when I'm like, 50 or 60 and retired. Having people tell me my sketches look like anime shit when I'm not even trying to copy the "mangaka" style of things is infuriating.
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Don't know.

I never made up my mind on a specialization, so now I'm hardly even mediocre at either art or writing. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop me from daydreaming. I seem to be unable to stop fantasizing about my concepts, beyond the point of escapism and well into the realm of the pathological. I could definitely make a cutesy, surrealistic web comic, but I'm too busy forcing myself to become a full-fledged code monkey for the sake of money so I can move away from my parents.
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As a kid I've always wanted to become a "cartoonist". All in all I want to show my ideas and stories to the world.
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>why do you draw
because I like drawing cute animu girls
>what is your end goal
drawing cute animu lesbians in happy dating situations
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>>2340368

You're probably not being genuine, but your line applies to me. I want to die with influential content to my name instead of nothing.
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To show the rest of /ic/ that I started with brushpen and with hardcore grinding and to brag in a year or two how I'm the best and you all suck. Also I will get some ebin tripcode and will post every day 3 sketches that I did in 20 minutes and people will ask me for a blog and I'll say that I'm out and I'll finish /ic/ with perfect score so mods will have no option but to close whole thing.
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>>2346860
Fuck off tehmeh
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To become better than everyone, even myself. I want to look at my work and not see any flaw. I want to elevate the craft of painting with my work. I want my work to become my life.
I will die painting.
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>>2321335
To covey my ideas in a tangible form. I suppose writing could work for that as well but I don't feel words have as much of an impact.
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>>2327599
Am not the same guy but since he gave you some great advice I'll try to follow up on that. Consider buying a wacom tablet and installing photoshop or gimp etc. Most professionals use these tools nowadays. And before you start to get acustomed to it make sure you know how to draw without fucking up your wrist on this medium. It's a bit different from drawing with a pencil and you don't want to be hindered early on by a destroyed wrist. Been drawing for 20+ years now and painted in photoshop for 9 years. Don’t regret my exploration in digital mediums one bit.
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one of my goals is to actually paint naked women in person by myself
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>>2321394
I'm going to get there just to push your chink ass all the way down.
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>started drawing shitty anime art when i was in 4th grade

>just kept drawing shitty art

>12th grade, still a supremely shitty artist

i guess i mostly use it as a way to vent nowadays
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>>2321483

i love looking at a game and thinking "damn, that must have been some amazing concept art"
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2 reasons for me

1) My friend Brittney who I looked up to like an older sister. she always told me to believe in myself. she never took "I can't do it" as an answer. one day I mention "i can't draw" and she told me that I can, and to try drawing something upside down. I did and it came out horrible but better than usual. ever since then I've wanted to go the full distance and really learn.

2)I'm very imaginative and so many ideas and stuff pop into my head all the time. I really want to bring those ideas to life. I want to one day be able to see all the landscapes, people and other random things I think of in my head on paper.
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I draw to hopefully get good enough one day where
I can easily spread the entertainment and joy that I share with my friends and my friends and I can enjoy life making people laugh.
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>>2321483
>putting ruan jia right next to rembrandt
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>>2321335
>Why do you draw?
It's fun.

>What is your goal?
Draw like the folks who inspire me, properly express the ideas I have.
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>>2321378
>started drawing for my own powrn as well
>instead, I draw my own feels.
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I dunno. I just like improving, I guess. And it's really the only thing I know how to do. It's the only thing I can do for hours without wanting to stop and actually get so wrapped up in that I forget to eat.
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>>2321335
I draw in hopes of achieving some sort of notariaty or success but I haven't painted or drawn in 7 months. My life is hopeless.
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>>2321335

Because it's my job.
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>>2351474

>giving up

You will never achieve your dream if you stop pushing forward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxGRhd_iWuE
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>>2321335
Because I've got things in my head I've never seen on the page/screen and want to put them there myself.
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>>2356221
Me too m8, me too
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>>2321681
This was me,except i made ridiculous comics that included my friends as characters so making friends was easy. Then gradually as I pursued an art education my talent was just a trait that everyone had and art quickly lost its gimmick as a self validation tool and it actually made me fairly depressed since i had nothing to fall back on in terms of being an interesting person
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I enjoy it

I want to be good at something that is creative and in some way unique to myself

I'd be lying if the fact that it impresses normies wasn't a part of it

I'd kill myself if I had to work as a generic office cog for a living
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>why do you draw?
So I can fuck bitches, drink and eat. Get my statement out there and create what's in my mind.
>goal?
Create cool stuff and just inspire other peoples creativity if not challange it. I dont really want to become a prententious cunt either.
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>>2321335

>Why do you draw?

I've had the opposite problem of what most people face.

Family, friends, teachers, supervisors, everybody has told me to draw. Everyone wholeheartedly supported my pursuit, so I kept doing it - but I never figured out why I wanted to draw. Maybe it was natural, maybe it was just stupidity. Maybe it's Maybelline? I've always kind of been under the pressure of everyone's expectations - till one day, I just broke down.

I quit for a long time, and I have come to find that drawing is very existential for me. I feel like if I can figure out why I draw maybe I could figure out why I live.

>What is your goal?

If I knew I would tell you. I suppose my goal would be to get to a point where I can produce something that has the same clarity of my imagination.

It's going to be awhile, it feels like I'm starting with a clean slate.
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>>2356232
What the fuck, I just noticed how wrong this looks

Can someone redline this for me, please?
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Because I wanna make something beautiful.
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>>2326990
what did you do? curious
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>>2332462
you should have some rudimentary 2d skills, it really helps especially if you want to do original designs as you said. other anon is wrong
-a 3d guy
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>>2321335
It's the only thing that makes me feel truly alive.
I'm not depressed but this is what helped me through shit and I just can't deal without it now.

>Goal
As pretentious as it sounds, I want to get to a level where I can actually get people to feel something, anything really.
I'm more on the illustration side than fine art side.
As far as technical skills go I just want to see how far I can go. I don't really think I'll ever feel satisfied though, but I'm not mad about it.
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I want to make a visual novel but I don't want it to have shitty art like 99,9% of the genre so I draw almost each day during 3-4 hours when I leave my programming school at midnight.

Also I want to be as good as him
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YOU EITHER DRAW OR DIE DUDE

YOU EITHER DRAW

OR YOU DIE
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>>2346824
Such a noble goal anon, you make the world a better place.

Thank you for drawing cute lesbians doing cute things
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>>2359456
Miura is my god desu
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>>2359456
Why would you want to be like him? He does nothing but draw. He has no social life at all. It's even gotten to a point where he seems to have burned out, and his output is barely a quarter of what it was a decade ago.
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>>2321335
Getting good so i could pay a tribute worthy of a godess
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>>2335626
>She wasn't a bad teacher, I was just a shitty student.
very rarely do people admit things like this. granted it was probably a combination of the two, but still.
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>>2321335
Illustrating the pen&paper adventures my wife writes and drawing my own characters for the character sheets.
I'm still a complete beginner, drawing for two weeks so my works still look like those of a 5 year old
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I just want to draw knights holy fuck
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I want my work to be exhibited worldwide and sold in auctions. I want high class commissions and to be hung in musuems one day. I believe myself to be 100% capable of this, just need to learn how to market myself and network well, have a lot of luck and catch a break, and of course much more time to git gud. that is the goal but I will be happy if i can simply paint as well as my idols. long way off but I get closer every single day
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>>2359589
I find this admirable in a way
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>>2321559
Dude same, I love his stuff for Magna Carta
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>>2321528
no Lamu's porn on the internet? kek
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>>2359456
man slow down, in the end nobody really wants to stay alone with his obsessions, if u understand what i mean
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