How to tell a story in a single painting or illustration? Are there any (preferably contemporary) artists who pull this off?
My art seems dull and boring, how much does story matter?
Drugs won't replace life experience but they'll make you feel like you do among other things. Do drugs for fun and draw for fun while on them but don't even think about making this part of your professional process.
This is coming from someone who has spent at least a few hundred hours drawing high.
A good storytelling painting stars with rather obvious setting and then adds details. However, the actual story is left largerly to the imagination of the viewer.
People are wasting too much time on how to render rather than what they render. Atleast 80% of the work you see om 4chan or artstation are just superficial renderings. Why is technique more important then content? It says a lot about the society we live in.
Couldn't agree more. People on this board are so obsessed with skill/technique (which is very important of course), that they tend to put artistic expression on the back burner. They are so hell bent on being the best skill wise that they unfortunately shut out any other options or types of art that are realistic and draw from the imagination.
1) Think of a story
2) Draw illustration
3) Bring it to public and see how much (if any) of the story can be seen in the final piece
4) Based on 3), improve.
I mean, really, general advices can only get you that far. Start DRAWING.
The point isn't to make up a story and find a way to tell it in one image. The point is to give an image meaning by having it tell a story. If you don't think that's possible or interesting, what the fuck are you doing here?
>It isn't artists who decide what piece has content and what doesn't. think about it.
Spare me this bullshit, bro.
Even when I make a somewhat-abstract piece, 9 out of 10 viewers can guess right what the main theme is.