>you can do a funny picture by putting a bunch of stickmen together and throwing in a punchline
>said funny picture will be reposted everywhere, forever.
>some bitch on facebook even got popular and published a book made of comics about stickmen in everyday situations.
Ever thought that maybe we're tryharding too much?
Can your anatomy studies get you 700k followers?
Ever thought that she would remain mediocre and only capable of drawing stickmen that a third grader can do?
They mean nothing to me, even if those followers where good goys that paid a generous amount of Shekels one thing is for sure she wouldn't be able to buy her way on getting gud that's for sure; being able to convincingly draw a figure is priceless.
That's because you have no goal, no purpose and no passion for art. These artists have a goal and a purpose for their drawings. They want to tell funny short stories. Actually skilled artists studied the fundamentals because their goal was to do comic books, or work as concept artist or illustrator for good companies or whatever. You have nothing you want to achieve with your art, so all you have left is to make retarded threads on /ic/. Just put yourself out of your misery already.
That has nothing to do with drawing. I don't understand your point OP. You are basically saying "Why should we grind fundamentals, when some kid got popular on youtube for doing stupid shit in front a camera."
Plenty of really good artists have lots of followers too though. Not sure what your point is. If you want to tell jokes with stick figures, then do that, no one is forcing you to grind fundamentals. It's up to you what you want to do with your art and what skill level you require for it. Just don't quit your day job anytime soon.
>comparing humorous comics to illustrations
same medium for a different purpose, most the people on /ic/ draw so that the picture itself impresses people.
comics are focused on making people laugh or feel a bit of humor in their life. its not about wowing people with their great skills, its providing comedy in paper form with small drawings to give some expression to it that words can't grasp easily.
The is a difference between striving to be the very best like no one ever was vs being a starved for attention teenage original poster who only draws for number stats.
What do you want OP? Money? Fans? To make people laugh?
Or to bear your soul on the page? Put down a pure expression of yourself, stretch and share the limits of your imagination, try to grasp at some elusive truth to give permanence to your transience?
You may not get there, you may never be good enough and then your efforts and will are no more than water. Dumbasses dream, while the pragmatic make money. In the end OP, its about what you want.
I, for one, am a dumbass.
Depends, OP. Is your goal to get your shit reblogged for people to chuckle, or is your goal to create art you're proud of and people appreciate for the skill involved in creating it?
These comics are appreciated for their humor, not their artistic skill. The art is the means to an end. If the single reason you're getting into art is to maximize reblogs, yeah, you're tryharding.
To make a living off your art, you need to appeal to an audience of some kind. If you're just doing it as a hobby, then you're right, you don't need an audience.
Nothing 'fanartisty' about it m8.
I'm not the same anon, but disregarding the importance of followers peeves me. I'll agree that follower-count is meaningless on its own, but so is a canopener. What matters is your goals. If you goal is to get commission work, you usually need skills+audience. If your goal is to make money (patreon/webcomic/etc), audience is your prime focus (whether you get that audience with skills or marketing is up to you). If your goal is to git gud, obviously skills trump all, followers be damned. The question you have to figure out for yourself is what your general end-goal is with art. Once you got an idea of that, you can figure out what you need to get there.
For example, my goal is to reach people in a meaningful way. This means I need some skills, so I can do my best to communicate and/or create meaningful things. But it also means follower-count is pretty damn important, since a good message/story/perspective is meaningless to me without a brain experiencing it. I don't need a high follower-count (just reaching 1 means I've succeeded), but it does mean the count matters to me and my goals.
The nigger ITS that are more concerned with money or followers have to be 20 or younger.
is correct. The reward for spending your life getting good at one thing is being really good at that thing. Go into computers if you want money
Well as a matter of fact I am doing it as a hobby and I sincerely hope no one is just drawing for the sake of having an audience for attention.
Don't get me wrong though I can get followers and views and all that but I'm get type that hates attention so I remain a hermit.
But I want money though. I'm a physicist, gonna work in the industry of consumer goods and I'd like to be able to understand their aesthetic design. Gonna make some sweet money senpai. I study art basically because I don't wanna be just a code monkey. But I will need to do elaborate and beautiful stuff if I want to get ahead as a professional