>You drew everyday for a long time, longer than anyone else. Congratulations. You are the best.
>Update every day at: http://www.lavaflake.com/draw/
>The deadline for submissions is 00:00 GMT each day
>You should spend at least 30 minutes on each update
>Miss a day and you can make up for it the next day with a double post.
>Miss another day within a month and you're eliminated.
>Progress updates are ok but they will be policed like other submissions
Entry into the second challenge is open until Saturday at 00:00 GMT. People who join after then will be entered into the less awesome Last Artist Standing #3.
No problem dude, I've really been enjoying your work and thought this latest one would make a cool OP. I'm glad we have artists like you and Helio and IDK and other folks with chops participating, makes me want to work harder.
What, you mean to his blog? Not sure he has one, he's been submitting his work from imgur.
Interesting, I recently made a deviantArt and it's actually encouraging me to do more finished pieces because I don't want the shame of going a long time with no new submissions. And I'm pleasantly surprised by the general effort people are putting into this as well.
So I know we decided that wips are ok but I'm not sure about something. If I start coloring a picture I've submitted before, can that still count as a new submission? Technically I haven't drawn anything new if I do that, but it falls in the category of wips right?
>mfw I'll keep posting reaction faces instead of grinding my fundies
I feel like shit. I can't paint how i want, i can't draw from imagination how i want. My head explodes when i try to figure out how other artists do it.
Should I give in and draw from reference all my life? Forever jealous and depressed?
If you keep wasting time fishing for butt pats instead of focusing on gitting gud, then yah, you're never going to get there. Look at what Mood, the guy that drew the OP, said in this thread. Dude dropped vidya and social media so he could commit to getting even better. Now shut up, put your head down and grind it out, faggot.
Go to sleep. When you wake up and feel better, read a book about whatever it is you want to study. Draw while you're reading it, copy the author's images and draw your own that apply the concept. If you only ever draw from reference you won't truly learn and you'll always be frustrated.
I've been drawing from imagination, but it's always shit. I even know what subject i want to draw. I can draw fairly simple, but i can't draw detail no matter what.
I thought i knew my fundamentals (im not a total beginner), but im going to draw them next time to make sure.
It's not so much jealousy as failing to draw or paint in the quality i really really want to. I only look at other people to figure out the puzzle, but i feel so dumb because i just can't solve it.
fuck off m8 im bluddy fokking new to this tryin to git gud ya daft wanker go back to your newsprint and wacom tabby and let the shite becum less shite on their own time while ya make rembrandt's spirit fokken jealous of your ability you sniveling ponce
I also meant the cube though, both are easy.
This is going to sound pretentious etc but I've always been very imaginative since I was a kid so that might be why imagining is very easy for me. (Doesn't mean I'm very good at drawing though, being able to imagine what you want to achieve is good but without the tools and formulas to reach that goal you won't go anywhere.)
I'd recommend people who have difficulties with this to mediate and practice visualizing things. Even if it's just a few minutes a day.
> this weeks challenge
> draw a full body shot of you holding the weapons and other equipment you will be using to locate and kill your fellow Last Artist Standing opponents to ensure your victory
> next weeks challenge
> dragon dildos
I've been using the Pomodoro technique for about two years, you could find apps for it if you haven't heard of it.
I draw at least 2 hours a day 7 days a week with no distractions, I basically haven't skipped a day in over two years.
Hey, this is not a high priority feature, but I thought it would be cool.
You could have, on every person's profile picture, the option to display a "progress bar" since this will probably last at least a few months. They can display a compilation of chronologically ordered thumbs (assuming the thumbs are legitimate) for a quick show of the progress that they've made.
Thankfully I work an average of 35 to 40 a week but it's shift based. The main thing is fitting in my running and finding excuses not to be social and actually exist outside of my flat.
>so I'm salaried with a widely variable schedule
Fuuuck. At least you're working toward a well paying career, and good on you for working toward a passion on top of that. Hat's off to you.
Thanks, it was disheartening to hear people were studying 3+ hours a day knowing I might never be able to make that level of time commitment. I guess I'll just have to be content taking a bit longer to reach my goals.
I suppose. Some weeks I only work 50 hours so it varies a lot. I've had a pretty hectic schedule since my undergrad years and have since gotten used to sleeping less
>guy is working an insane schedule and still finds time to work toward improving his art
>I'm a neet with nothing but time on my hands and still barely ever put pencil to paper
>I have easy access to a shotgun
Don't be like me, anons.
can't slow-dee the kody
here we go again
>ur dad will never love you like this
Why do i still have to post a makeup submission if i already did to enter week 2(i was eliminated from week 1)
the current system requires you to double post to keep yourself in the game if youre on the verge of elimination and to get yourself back into the game if youve been eliminated
i had a poll and the last thread and the vote was overwhelming to have a fresh start on elimination so i'm going to go back set it to give eliminated people their tokens back
oh ok you got hit by a bug that i just fixed not even 15 mins ago. it's boring to explain what triggered it but long story short: only one of your two submissions actually went through
and your account wasn't flagged as "redeemed." ive flagged it properly and you should be good to go
Also another thing, the makeup submission doesnt appear anywhere so i guess only you can know that i have actually drawn something and not just copy pasted a random imgur link
yeah the makeup submission didn't even get submitted because of the bug. you're in luck, though, since people voted that you shouldn't need to post a makeup submission to get into a new challenge once you've been eliminated. those challenges went through just this morning so you can save that extra submission in your back pocket in case you get busy i guess
Always have trouble with the way legs attach to the pelvis
I'm sure you haven't OP, but if you have sent any mails to the @tfwno.gf email after we talked. I haven't seen them. The cock.li webhost died thanks to german authority seized their hard drives. Just thought I'd mentioned it incase you sent something I never replied to. I'm in the thread if there is anything. I'm also curious on how you ended up handling the thumbnails in the end. Selfhosting even tiny images can rack up space I suppose when you have 150 new coming in every day.
i ended up going with traditional file storage instead of mysql blobs since my host limits sql dbs to 1gb. I have 100gb storage space or 250k files (whichever comes first) so even if the number of submissions doubles it'll still take years before the file limit becomes a concern
not since i started the site no. before then i was painting and doing studies as well. the critical site stuff has calmed down so now i have time to do more than the minimum (since yesterday, actually, but i used that time to sleep.) i'm all caught up on the blog so expect more than last minute gestures from now on
more like should i play osu or abandon the 23:30 club like a fuckin coward
>mfw its 23:30
>mfw loomis reads this and inspired him to keep trying since he became a meme,
>mfw loomis fails and i remain the winner.
I've just been playing around with photoshop brushes for my submissions, I've been doing more useful practice along side it but I usually just submit the fun mess-around drawings because those are the ones I like seeing from other people. If all 100 of us just uploaded gestures, etc. everyday I probably wouldn't even browse the submissions anymore.
this thread moves to fucking fast SLOW DOWN YOU FUCKERS! you have 4 threads already.
guys i'm selling a used 3ds with 8bg and 7 games for 240 in amazon, is that to low? or too high?
pls no bully
hahah keep dreaming faggot, you will be the first ones to fall once the tribunal starts.
>tfw now all my productive time is spent on drawing instead of varying other things and non-loomis studying
>tfw I can't stop because of LAS
>tfw keep drawing way above minimum because no one would ever believe me otherwise
Not sure what to think of this.
>trying to draw outside for the first time
>forgot how to do use traditional mediums
>windy and cold
>spilling ink all over my hands
End result looks like the shit but I'm glad this challenge is making me do shit like this.
they are already from reference though but thanks
>they are already from reference though but thanks
i cleaned and i seriously don't know how that happens. it shouldn't be able to because it checks to see if you've posted and if you have it should update the previous submission. i'll figure this out.
ps you should be ok to update your thumbnail now
yo suras dont focus on the "edge" but on the shape. i'm terrible with digital btw haha
What do you guys think about my cyberpunk helmet design?
Dammit I knew I should have taken the opportunity to draw a second round yesterday. Didn't realize the deadline was coming up until I checked in at 15 mins left. Ah well, at least I only started yesterday and figured out the deadline.
...although I could just make a new account.
yeah the old limit was 2mb but i upped it to 4 to try to avoid inconveniencing people even more with the thumbnails but i may have to cut it down. since i bumped it people have been getting that error more frequently
yeah that error means it's set to 64mb i think but the server itself only has 512mb and it gets close to maxing out at peak times (the cpu is already maxing out.) I'm afraid to up it since I'd rather have the occasional thumbnail upload fail instead of the site becoming unusable or unstable.
i'll play around with it later tonight and see what i can do
Had to be at work all day, so todays submission is going to be really "meh" too. I'm on the bus right now and I'm going to be home with only 10-15 minutes until the deadline...
Should I risk it and try to work more on it when I get home or just post now?
anons, how long did it take you to transition from drawing with your wrist to drawing with your arm? I'm trying to do this and it's hilariously sad how little control I have, but I know it is important
the follow/favorite artist system should be ready tonight barring any complications with the elimination process and rollover to tomorrow. after that i'll crack down on this duplicated post bug that's been happening the last couple days. it only happens with 1.5% of posts so it'll be a tricky one
i dont think so but it's easy enough to prevent. submitted URLs already go through a bunch of tests to make sure that they're valid, i'll just add "check if it has already been submitted" to the list. that way even the one possible way to abuse my quick fix wont be possible. (by the way thanks for calling me out on being lazy, prevented an exploit because of it)
>mfw I made the cyberpunk helmet
I was following the Rey Bustos anatomy videos.
But not by choice.
Had to pack, drive to uni, and unpack, so i pumped out some shitty little thing in 45 minutes for the deadline.
Gonna draw more after I work out. I've never had so much fun doing this.
Do the good 'ol Keys to Drawing thing:
It also helps because you can see your thought process and overall progress much more clearly. Don't get frustrated just because the picture looks messy or busy.
I missed a day.
I then posted two pages as required to not be eliminated like it says.
But it only posts one of them, even after entering the two separate imgur links and choosing the two thumbnails. My profile only displays one link as well, when I gave two separate links.
It says that I am saved from elimination but I need to make sure.
Can you help me out Lava?
So what happens to the second image you post if you had to double post for missing a day? If only one entry shows for the day, I'd rather have it be the second image I posted, any way I can change that?
Now i gotta double post, no second chances now
It's actually only showing the one. Maybe the double post system goofed?
Yeah, I missed yesterday (16th) then posted a double before the deadline today.
So I should be good, right?
I just don't know why it wants a double again.
oh my bad i thought you were saying good game or something i might be retarded. yeah i checked the logs and it says you had submitted the same link twice and one of them got deleted when I made submissions unique. what was the url that you had intended to submit? i'll add it back
fixed it, not sure why it didn't update
Only one showed up.
So I tried to post them again with different thumbs and it just erased the previous one and posted the new one.
Still, shouldn't the redemption page post two separate thumbnails?
Maybe it has an issue with people using the same thumbnail for two posts?
i completely underestimated how long it would take to do really bad hay and almost missed the submission deadline. had to throw up a couple gestures to save my spot so i didn't get eliminated
>finishes drawing 4 hours before the deadline
>decide to start a painting ~40 minutes before the deadline to submit something new
>spend half the time on /ic/
>realize at 23:57 that the painting won't be postable and have nothing else ready
Somebody help, its been 2 days and ive forgotten how to fall asleep.
I got a little hard from Saucy's image
Fuck! I tried to submit on day 2 but because of time zones it was still day 1 for a couple of hours, so I went to bed, did my day, fell asleep... Missed day 2 even hough I had the work! Fucking time zones, now I've lost my safety net
it's so weird, someone messaged me earlier with the same issue and i was able to submit the link fine my account and theirs on both the live and development servers. i asked them to try clearing the cache on their browser and they never got back to me.
could give it a try? either press ctrl+f5 on the page to refresh the cache of the site in your browser or press ctrl+shift+del to bring up the menu to clear the entire cache.
let me know if that does the trick
I was the one that posted the screenshot, I got the same exact error on a desktop, laptop, my phone, using safari, google chrome, and internet explorer. I tried uploading first from tumblr (both the direct link and link to it on my blog w/ thumbnail) when that didn't work I went to imgur and still nothing.
shit sorry, a fix for another issue made it so that new users were unable to submit if they had never participated in any challenge before. you should be good to go now, sorry about that!
What are the top two numbers?
oh my bad that's some debugging info i left in from the dev server, it's usually flagged to not show up in live but I must have broken that part, it's hidden again
cid=challenge id and uid=user id
My winter break ends tomorrow, I gotta go back to school and I don't think I'll be able to draw as much every day, this is it for me, gonna try to keep uploading this week, kudos to the LAS, this thing could probably last for years, who knows.
Nobody has a schedule so crazy they can't fit an hour for whatever into their routine. Don't blame your weak ass on school you puss.
Working part time and in the middle of writing my BSc. You could draw too if you wanted to, if you were willing to drop vidya and other time wasters - but you're weak so fuck off
I'm going back tomorrow too.
>spent over half of each draw drawing over break
>will not have that kind of free time again for at least a few months
Feels bad. I'm going to try to at least keep up the challenge though, even if I have to resort to just doing a page of gestures or a couple of sketches.
I'm in comp sci too you fuck. I work on thesis 9 - 4 every day, eat and maybe watch an episode of a show 4 - 5, work 5 - 10/11 and draw and eat for the rest of the night until I go to sleep. I also get some drawing in before meeting with thesis group at 9 since I wake up at 7.
What's your excuse exactly? Programming isn't any more time consuming than any other study.
Shhhh. Just let him go. He is weak. He would never have lasted anyway. He can make up a hundred excuses but in the end the cold hard truth is that he is a failure and a disappointment. Only the strongest can survive
I just figured shilling is frowned upon, I thought it would seem dickish to post the link, like I'm just trying to get views or something. Unless you're saying wow to the fact that I sold out and am drawing lewd in which case yes, I am very ashamed.
What, you mean like stream some gesture drawings or something?
You know, screw it, I'm working on my damn submission for this anyway so, even though it's probably a bad idea I'll just say it. I don't know if twitch links are still considered spam but the channel ext is darke_imp
gotta stay up for more than 24 hours to reset my sleep schedule so I guess I'll just grind some more
>If I sleep now I'll sleep through the submission period
>No choice but to submit half-assed sleepy art
>It won't piss off anons
This. I don't want the rest of /ic/ to resent us if we always have a thread on the first page, so let's just hang around in this one. People know how to use the catalog.
Yeah check that, looking at his submissions his latest one is made up of them, so I don't get why he would submit them again but gathered. Even if he added more to it, why add in the old ones..?
These threads don't have much value anyway except reporting bugs on the site for lava, and that's not art related. Other than that we've just been cracking wise about making people drop out and circle jerking. I'm not complaining but I don't see any dire need to make new threads just for that. This isn't /v/ after all.
Like I said, there should be a ground rule that new threads are made at the 8-9 page mark, because even garbage threads take about 2-3 days, or in some cases a week, before page 10 archival.
Not that I can speak for the tribunal but I don't think photo bashed stuff should count here. I mean it just kind of seems counter to the whole point of this exercise which I thought was to learn how to draw.
im having so much fun drawing lewds today, i cant wait till i can submit tonight.
>tfw you see a submission that was clearly done in like a few mins max
I'm not going to post it just in case that person is slow and it actually did take them that long, but know that I am watching you all
Hey so I missed the other day by about 4 seconds and had to do a double post, I just submitted two new images but it's still telling me i have to do a double, can you help me out Lava?
it'll say that until tomorrow when the elimination system confirms that you've doubled posted. the reason you still see the two submission forms is so you can update either one in case you made a mistake during the submission process. at 00:00 it should go back to normal
haha what happened bro? dont you like being part of the cool 30 minutes club? burn loser.
I can't tonight anyway since I'm leaving to go work a 12 hour night shift at 6, deadline is at 7
I'm gonna be spending all my waking hours either working or drawing for the next week or so, how 'bout that.
Oh you motherfucker
I even zoomed in on the flash..
It tells me i've already submitted one of them, and won't let me submit the other one
A while ago it was the other way around, the one that now says it was already submitted is the one that wasn't saying it before