>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.
reporting for maximum shame
>finish drawing try to upload.
>internet is kill "oh well its only 4 still got time"
>look at clock "one hour thirty left"
>time passes by "oh shit!"
>1 hour left, freak out
>call ISP "hello sir~ we love your money goyim but there's an outage in your area sorry!
>dont know what to do, facing total failure
>FREE WIFI IN MCDONNALS!
>half mile away
>run at nigh is super cold with shorts and hoodie
>make it to MacDonald, free wifi! "oh shit i might make it"
>uploads to tumblr feel in heaven
>try lavasite.....server overloaded upload takes forever
>FREAK OUT X10
>dont know what to do
>run to train station on the cold
>made it and upload takes 5 MINUTES
>MFW i made it with 2 minutes to spare
LOOMIS DO SOMETHING DUMB AGAIN SAVE ME FROM THE SHAME!! never gain..
again, you people who keep thinking its cool to wait till the very end. you will drop like flies.
I didn't notice that before but I've been uploading everything from imgur so I don't know why it only happened just to that one.
I wasn't trying to submit anything right now, I already had my submission in. I was asking about this hours ago when I was submitting it and never got a response - see >>2357271 (You) Now that I've seen more submissions go up with it looking like nobody else was having that problem, I decided to ask again now that lava's actually awake and here.
this shit is gay. i thought we were suppose to be learning to draw not see who ends up staying here the longest. if anything everyone is probably more concentrated on anything other than learning to draw.also, this doesnt stop procrastination, if you cant get past procrastination youre already a lost cause.
This challenge has helped me a lot since for some weird reason it feels 100x worse to not submit something to the site than just not drawing for a day and since I can see the quality of the other submissions I'd feel even worse for submitting something I didn't really put effort in.
If it wasn't for this challenge I wouldn't have drawn anything in the last 2 weeks.
I'm pretty sure it was established early on in these threads that the idea of the challenge to be last artist standing had no real award, not even having a bigger e-peen (hence in the OP Grand Prize : jack dick).
It's suppose to be self-improvement/community advice, but since there's no critique/low-effort reporting systems in place, we're left with shit-posting. I don't think anyone is actually serious about "going the distance" by having sketched everyday and winning absolutely nothing
It's literally called 'last artist standing', bro
In any case having something to lose by not drawing for a day other than just my dignity has already made me practice more consistently
If you don't want to play, don't.
dont call me bro.
my point was, this "voluntary challenge" is retarded and the only people who think this keeps them focused in drawing, are the same people who cant think for themselves.
>> It's suppose to be self-improvement/community advice, but since there's no critique/low-effort reporting systems in place, we're left with shit-posting. I don't think anyone is actually serious about "going the distance" by having sketched everyday and winning absolutely nothing
Yeah, cause there's a ton of things that still need implementing it's kinda unfair to judge what people do with it
>I dont feed off social crap just so i can draw
Then why are you here? You do know a forum is a form of social media? Considering you came into a thread you supposedly had no interest in just to let everyone know how oh so very disinterested you are in it, I'd say you eat a bowl of Salty (You)'s every morning for breakfast.
>i thought we were suppose to be learning to draw
Fucking retard there are countless of other threads on this board that focus on improving yourself. We've already had many members myself included who've noticed the positive effects of doing this challenge.
"learning how to draw", are you for real? It's something you need to figure out by yourself not by the help of a single challenge. You're not making any bit of sense.
>people who cant think for themselves
From someone getting triggered over something completely unrelated to them it's big. End your life.
You dont have to go to art school to know what its like, in the 21st century.
This is an anonymous forum. I think you forgot that bit. I come here to laugh at the mistakes you teens/young adults do only end up at a dead end. Then when you hit your limit you create a thead to seek for guidance."guys I cant do this anymore, pls motivate me again".
baka desu senpai
Judging by the first paragraph. I think you were too angry to realize what you were replying to. Cool down next time you quote.
Actually your entire reply is incoherent and youre just angry because youre a victim like everyone in here.
A victim of not improving and seeking stupid guidance like these threads ;-)
i forgot to set this new thread to auto-update so I thought this guy
killed the thread because i wasn't seeing any new updates but it's nice to see everyone standing up for the challenge. i don't know what to say to someone who thinks a friendly competition somehow inhibits free thinking. i can't see the cause and effect to connect those dots
he is right about the lack of moderation tools, though, and they're next on the list. i'm finishing up my team forza submission then the following system will go live later tonght. after that it's the report system and then i'll start working on topics.
It looks like you still have your token, that your picture was submitted and that you're still active in the challenge. Was being the eliminated the issue or was it something else? If it was with the auto-thumbnail generation then odds are it's because of the ?1 at the end of the url. It's easy enough to strip query strings and separators like that from URLs but it would have to wait until I update the thumbnail system since all the possible submission options makes it a little complicated
Ah okay. It was no worry of missing the deadline since it was hours before then, I was just wondering why all of a sudden it was requiring a thumbnail when it hadn't before. It's fine though, I ended up making that eye thumbnail to use if it comes up again. I can just reuse the same thumbnail right?
id like to say no since it's better for the gallery if the thumbnail represents either the artist or the art inside it but you can technically use the same thumbnail for every submission. if you strip the ?1 when linking to a submission it'll generate on for you through so no worries
I liked the color choice more when it was still impressionistic. I still don't like the texture at all and now the color and rendering just kind of looks like any photo study. Plus now the boobs look more like balloons than flesh. It's a development, though not in a direction I care for.
you faggots better root for yourselves, I am gonna execute every last one of you.
yep! everyday forever, deadline is 00:00 GMT
you dont have to make a thumbnail you can just select the same image that you uploaded to your blog or whatever and the site will resize and crop it for you (if you decide to link directly to your blog instead of the image file.) no need to do any photo manipulation to make a special thumbnail. it should only take a couple extra clicks to select the file
What's really funny is that you seem to always magically be around to stroke Brian's ego immediately after someone criticizes his stuff, immediately after they post. What a funny coincidence that you seem to always be where Brian is at the exact same time, hah, weird.
Brian's reply >>2358261 of thanks would seem to indicate that they're two different people though and whenever I see his biggest fan posting, I usually see Brian reply to him like that. Obviously they're separate posters. It's just funny how well his fan is able to keep track of him on this anonymous board, even when entirely new topics show up and Brian hasn't really visibly posted in these threads. I just find it interesting is all. But it's neither here nor there, we'll never know how they do it so let's move on.
Kek, wageslave. I inherited my wealth and company, i just draw for fun. I laugh at miserable lives that try to get some satisfaction out of putting others down only to go back to their sad reality at the end of the day.
I swear to god I don't understand the rationale of people on DA sometimes.
I am almost absolutely sure there are people who favorite work en-masse in the new submissions page. And I don't get it.
i favorite almost everything submitted to the challenge
Alright then. Two people favorited my shit oval exercise. That means either good or bad things for you.
Because the question remains, are you this guy:
Or this guy?
no but that's super common on social media. Both of the people you linked have 2k pages of favorites so what they do is favorite literally everything so people cant a notification that hey x favorited your shit in hopes that you'll return the favor or watch their page.
it costs them nothing and it's essentially free advertising
> 2k pages of favorites
what the fuck
But yeah, that makes sense.
Come to think of it, why is ConceptArt so fucking shit at web programming in comparison? The community is twenty times better than DA, but if DA can handle thousands of people with 2k fucking pages of favorites and load in half a second, why can't CA.org make their pages load at all (and when they do load, it looks like fucking cluttered bullshit)?
Shit drives me up the fucking wall. At least /ic/ works just fine.
the site was cobbled together over the years and it's a slowly dying piece of garbage run by someone who doesn't have the knowledge to fix it. i used to post there 3-4 times per week but after months of the page loading maybe 60% of the time I gave up. i wanted to be a part of that community but it seems to be dying (or the unreliability is killing it)
>tfw losing the interest to make art
>tfw its over before it even began
I'm curious, what are your motivations to keep making art? At this point, I'm just drawing until I get inspiration knowing that somewhere down the line I may regret not going through with it
I'm having quite a lot of fun despite my stuff being shite, the fact that I am currently drawing every day I don't take for granted. Lava has managed to rekindle my eagerness and passion, and I get to draw alongside someone else, this is fun.
Sit down and figure out what you really want to do with art. Make a study guide and use LAS as a means to that end. Even if you're just a hobbyist for now, drawing every day will keep your skills sharp in case you do decide to jump in balls deep.
Personally I joined because I want to animate but my drawing isn't where I want it to be. I've been trying to improve, but drawing always takes a backseat to animation exercises. Keeping up with you faggots is forcing me to study seriously.
anyone else have a "post it all" policy and cringe when you go back and look at what you posted? i want to right a disclaimer on everything i post that i know it's garbage but i dont want people to think im fishing for compliments
To dedicate my life to a craft, reach the pinnacle, give purpose to my life. Achieve happiness and die knowing that I strived for perfection and earned the title of master through effort and pain, enduring the desert of despair.
I can respect that. It's funny how a few years ago all I could think about was girls and sex and video games, now I don't allow for much in my life that inhibits me from being the best possible version of myself.
I used to hate still lifes, now I still do but I force myself to do them.
lol vudex's submission looks like he's using a rapier selfie stick
Hmm there's no way to show the timestamp with the current gallery. You're right that it should be in there but I can't think of a quick way to move the code over from the submissions gallery.
ps: if you use middle click on links you can open links in a new window without losing focus on the current window. this way you can open them all at once then close your way through them.
k you can now follow people by going to their profiles and clicking follow beside their name. submissions of artists you follow appear at the top of the submissions page. also, you can view who you're currently following on your profile (there's now a shortcut to your profile in the top right corner where settings and logout is.)
you can't currently follow users directly from the submissions page since doing it right (using ajax so the page doesn't reload) takes the site down a road I don't want to go down just yet.
actually I'll add it tonight. i've been putting off bringing the site into the 21st century but I'll need to before i can implement the report and notification systems so bear with me while I get it updated
Easy. I don't need motivation to make art. If you wait for motivation or inspiration, you'll never have consistency. Painting is my job, my hobby, and my love. I can approach it with different mindsets but I'll never burn out.
>dont want to draw
im gonna vomit
but also keep drawing
scan your vomit, pretend it's a pollock study
Cant wait till its time for 7pm to post. Currently working on my muscle girls
Uh yeah that shouldn't happen, my bad I'll fix that now.
No follow counts ever for the reason >>2359131 the only thing you will ever compete over is who drew the longest and who participated the most because they incentivize you drawing every day (and, I'll admit, using the site)
if i add follow count then people have an incentive to start appealing to people instead of focusing on improving. i'd rather see the gallery full of studies and gestures over steven universe nsfw fanart.
obviously people can do whatever they want regardless of the site but what the site encourages matters too
>mfw im a pretentious asshole when it comes to art
>mfw i went through and only followed people who post cute anime girls
I legit spent 3 years hoarding pictures from Google, just googling random things. I learned a shit ton of things and built a huge database of ref pictures.
>Now I just have to git gud so I can actually use the refs
i created a quick query to see who has the most followers but accidentally searched for who has followed the most. i didn't fix it because my first thought was to go check out the most popular artists and that's exactly why it wont be on the site either. people should go and find what they like instead of being told who the most people like
do you not have any friends because you're antisocial or because you alienate people?
I was thinking about recruiting players for a game I run on roll20, but I'm scared cause of all the horrible stories I've read on /tg/
>tfw you put hours into your maps, loot, and story as a GM and your players just don't give a shit
>tfw no friends who share your interest in TTRPGs
Same. I've had an experience with two of those players in different campaigns. You just need to have the balls to tell them to fuck off if they're being tha/tg/uy. It's called that for a reason though, one out of every few people will actually be tha/tg/uy. If you balance being stern about rules plus having certain actions (I.E murder hoboing) have weight in your world and just having a lot of fun and being adaptive to your players play style, good players will stick.
there are sites online that can help you find a group. i consider myself a normie and my experience was pretty great considering i had found a group of strangers to play D&D with on a random online forum (had moved to a new city alone, feeling ttrpg nostalgia from a misspent youth.)
the whole group was like standard d&d tropes. dm was super tryhard and an artist so he made maps and drew characters, the funny guy was a baker and brought free food, the min/maxer worked in IT at some bank and we met at the nerd cave of some NEET with rich parents. group was great until a she-beast joined, the queen bee of the anime club type, and she tried to make everything about her. bailed shortly after that
>>tfw you put hours into your maps, loot, and story as a GM and your players just don't give a shit
It ALWAYS happens. No matter how time you spend on something, if your players are average roleplayers they are going to go in a straight line like fucking murderhobos.
>spend several evenings working on a Call of Cthulhu game
>players enter like the A team armed with guns and trample over everything without giving a fuck
>you will never gm a scifi game where your party explores the galaxy and gets involved in galactic shenanigans
Oh man I want to play this so bad
>Only setting where it is justified to kill every npc in your path
>tfw sick and finally submitted
I can go to fucking bed now, I'll see you guys tomorrow 5 minutes before deadline again
All of us.
Wait, are you not Rover?
>site I normally use is down for maintenance
>go to back up site and see it's also down
fuck my life I found a rando website with 10 minutes to go and everything worked out
wtf shitty 3rd world image hosts are you using. i can imagine the unease as the main site is down and then the panic when the backup is down
i say im part of team forza even though i post at 04:00
everyone shows up on the submissions page. the only difference with followed artists, that you follow, is so they show up at the top so you can keep an eye on your favorites and/or people you think are going places. they're only at the top because you put them there and it doesn't affect what other people see
Guys, don't follow Rover.
I have a sempai and I want to tell them but there's no link to their blog and reverse image search doesn't work on their stuff and posting usernames to these threads is too public of a circlejerk
something weird layout bug on the patch notes page?
What if we could fill out some profile information fields on our user pages? Maybe like pixiv does it at the bottom of the page http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=395595 (random example)
Or is this going too far?
it's no different from DA. go click on any tag and you'll see all the same garbage. even worse is that if you have an account and dont pay their premium $5/month or whatever then you cant sort by most popular, only newest or oldest. gg trying to find the goods outside the featured shit
Probably people lurking waiting for a new thread, since we're not supposed to make a new one till the current thread hits page 8 or 9.
i was reading something from tehmeh and he said that you're wasting your time if you only ever study and draw from reference, that he wished he had started working from imagination years earlier. thoughts?
i originally planned to git gud then start drawing what i want but im finding more and more people saying that you need to be bad to get good
Honestly, there's just so much information out there that I'm not sure.
I'm just going to keep doing my beginner studies until I get to a certain degree of comfort then branch into imagination. Problem with drawing from imagination is that I have no idea how to start (is it Fun with a Pencil?).
you probably have an end game right? try it, whether it's drawing cute anime girls or painting spaceships or whatever. you'll fucking suck at it but as long as you're not retarded you'll learn something you're bad at and need to improve at
if you never fail then you won't know what to improve at
draw and write a fantasy webcomic, complete with rich lore, six fantasy races, a lush open world with pipe dreams of getting an "adult animation" block on some channel television or something or at the very least do a very competently executed independent animation series to go along with it
> middle of the road goal is draw a lot of fanart but fuck that i have studies to do
I fucking know how far I have to go. But I feel like, if I don't get my fundamentals right, I'm shooting myself in the foot before i begin. If I dive into making stuff without understanding the bare foundation of form and construction, I'm a toddler doing finger painting. It amounts to no learning.
Either it hasn't kicked in yet, or I have some sort of odd psychosis because I actually find that I'm enjoying my studies.
I'm measuring proportions of a cup (I suck at proportions) and I'm having an absolute blast. Although maybe I haven't hit the point where it gets really really agonizing.
See, I tend to avoid drawing the stuff I like because it makes me all the more aware of how far away I am from the goal and demoralizes me. If I study, it provides me with the comfort that I KNOW I'm taking the steps necessary to become a good artist. I have no emotional attachments to the studies, so they're free to be as shit as they want, so long as I absorbed the lessons I need.
Hey, LavaFlake. I Double submitted today, because I didn't submit yesterday, but the website only registered one of the submissions. I just want to know if I'm still in the game and if it's just some kind of bug. My account name is "shitfingers" btw
studies are comforting. people say theyre boring but it feels good to do them because theyre like these little goals you set for yourself that are easily achievable. it's hard to "fail" at a study and even when you do there's no real emotional attachment to it.
if you enjoy studies then go do some drawing from imagination. try you best to make something that's only you, that truly represents you as an artist and then feel like killing yourself when it's garbage
hopefully you feel that way because the fuck the guys who only what to draw from their imagination, only produce shit and say studies are boring. the people who are happy with where they are are the never-gonna-make-its
I'm kinda the same, only because drawing from reference is super easy. Basically when you draw from reference i'll know where I fucked up and can fix it. Drawing from imagination leads to me fucking everything up. Especially with heads and faces. Everything I can vaguely sorta say they come out right but heads and faces are had to draw from different angles. Yes I know I should reference but even with reference I still fuck up drawing a head from imagination. I won't have any idea where I went wrong which is why I don't do it too often.
Yeah…I won't make it will I?
Hey, LavaFlake? This is going to sound faggy as shit but I'm slightly drunk so here goes anyway.
I really want to thank you for putting this shit up. There was so much I wanted to achieve as far as art goes, but I haven't practiced consistently ever since three years ago. Always just drew a thing or two and gave up for another month. It wasn't that I disliked drawing; it was just breaking through the barrier of constantly judging my own work unproductively that stopped me every time. I had intended to start up again, but with this as an impetus, I rediscovered how much I enjoy this shit. I've gone from drawing for twenty minutes every other month to consistently practicing two or three hours every day (and I want to bump that time up even more). More than that, I feel weird, unsatisfied and even a little itchy if I DON'T draw. I've never had that before. I've never felt the NEED to draw.
Maybe it'll end in a year. Maybe it'll end by next month. Maybe I'll achieve everything I dreamed about. Wherever I do end up, I want to sincerely thank you for it.
I'm heading off to bed. Going to remove this large cock from my mouth beforehand, sorry for being such a faggot.
I was over in the porn thread and after spending so much time in the LAS threads I forgot how fucking shitty this place can be. Now I know why people come in and call this place a tugfest. Everyone's so nice. All we get here are people wishing each other dead
I think what I like about this thread is that it's just shared motivation (sometimes in the form of joke assassinations and humorous goading of each other to miss the deadline). It's less about the work itself (until we get crits up), and more about adhering to productivity. Nobody here is claiming to be an expert but advice is given. It's hard to get cocky here, because followers are hidden and all compliments are from beginners/intermediates hungry to follow in others' footsteps. And it's not a circlejerk (yet, please don't let it sink that far), because we'll still call people out on shit.
These threads have been simultaneously the most fun and productive. There's no pissing contest, because it's about consistent work not quality/followers. There's no serious arguments because our egos aren't on the line. All that's here is a mutual drive to keep on improving ourselves.
God I hope this lasts.
There we go, I cleared it up so now you can resubmit both links. There was a dumb bug where it was possible for it to flag your account improperly if the double submissions failed in a particular way. I tested for it back when I first implemented this but it's sneaky and didn't report properly. You should be good to go to resubmit them, sorry about that
Lel I knew he would burn out after a few days. You gotta pace yourself fellas.
Holy shit I did not know these things existed, this could make studying from books so much easier
a lot of people shit on the challenge and say that there will only be 30 people left after a couple months. i wouldn't be surprised if there are only 30 left in the original challenge but I hope the eliminated don't give up.
i mean, sure, it would be great if they joined a new challenge and kept going but since there have been so many stories about how the challenges motivate them when they usually struggle without it. it'd suck if they get eliminated then leave both the site and, most importantly, art behind.
i'm going to add to the to-do list that the challenges page should show a breakdown of challenge participants. people who were eliminated and came back, people joining for the first time, people who are in previous challenges and the eliminated. maybe people will be more inclined to rejoin if they see that being eliminated isn't the end of the world and that others didn't give up
The auto-imposed rule of not making new threads for this is retarded. It'll take days for this thread to fall off the last page, during which people have to hunt for it in the catalog. And what's bumping it down is bait like "tumblr art style", "tablet thread", art feels and tumblr whoring.
>what is ctrl f
There were 3 of these threads in the catalog when they were being made as soon as the bump limit was hit. I don't think waiting is that big of a deal, especially when the thread is full of mostly shitposting.
i found cheap sketchbooks online with free shipping so i ordered a bunch. they're coming from china and i chose the cheapest shipping. 2 weeks before christmas. 6 week estimated delivery time
When I first started, I just bought newsprint for studies. 5-8$ for a stupid fug huge roll about 4-5 ft in height and 2 feet in width. Had to cut it myself but I could draw as big and shitty as I like.
better order a bunch of other tools you'll never use
don't forget to always sit in starbucks with your macbook writing on your million dollar novel
In a few hundred years, our ancestors will remember LAS as an ancient tradition that carried out through the ages.
>Camera fades to black
>Scene of a guide explaining an old looking piece of art depicting sonic the hedgehog jerking off to a medium sized group of tourists
>"These ancient artists asked each other the existential question "Rover?" in their forums, where they discussed about the nature of art and the duality of man."
>"They also unknowingly predicted the invention of the cyberpunk helmet, as we can see in this ancient diagram."
>"They practiced the long lost art of "shitposting" , a state of mind in which it is possible to achieve the absolute happiness, what they called "Kek"".
>" I'll let you free for 10 minutes so you can appreciate this collection of old erotic art featuring strange dog-like creatures with big eyes and even bigger phallic members."
you gotta have ripped jeans for $500
a pair of gloves that only cover your hands but not your fingers for $200
a pair of two differently colors vans shoes for $300
a pair of glasses from the 14th century
basically you gotta look really fucking homeless with really expensive electrical devices that scream "daddy pays for my shit but I hate the consumer driven world and the government but I am also so insecure and devoid of any personality that I try to express myself with the goods I consume"
Charcoal's actually pretty forgiving up until you work the surface too much. I've made very clean charcoal drawings, but the strength of the medium is how much much you can draw, erase, and redraw to give depth, in my opinion.
The only drawback is the powder and mess it makes, personally.
>tfw haven't done any charcoal in two years because of lack of space
>mfw i have a no erase rule but i make something so bad i have to erase it
I got rid of that feel by enduring it. Just breathe in and out and embrace the sound and feel. It's like scraping your nails on a blackboard. I used to hate that but now I feel nothing
There are artists who draw decomposing carcasses who don't even notice the absolutely repulsive smell and the parasites due to their absolute dedication to their study.
Don't let a little squeaky charcoal kill your drive, man.
one time i used a nude male reference and the guy had an uncut dick so i know what you mean
>Las is cutting into my musical gains
>tfw can't join /forza/ as it'd be 2am here
saucy, nigger, you gotta lay off that Sonic OC obsession, it'll fuck with your brain, more than it already seem to have done
Stella is mine, get away from her you fucking normie
no, fuck you, give me your address I'm going to go there and clarify things to you
>mfw laptop power supply quits
>won't be able to get a replacement before today's deadline
>forgot to set a password on account
>tfw you have 3 devices readily available to post from and have already posted from
>tfw you can use your wireless Internet or phone's 4G to post
>tfw nothing short of Armageddon can prevent you from posting
The only weak link is myself and my lack of willpower
>stick on tv show
>draw until midnight GMT
>post whatever I have open
This is great, I'm having fun drawing again and feel super productive clearing out my tv backlog at the same time. I'm gonna need some new series soon, if only I could multi-task things with subtitles.
Did you think we wouldn't catch this eventually, Lava?
All these views
I should draw lolis more often
nah, take that one down and never draw some shit like that again.
If you post the "direct link" image url rather than just "link", it won't tell you how many views and also people that click that link aren't taken to a page that also shows your ingur username etc, they're just taken to the image.
Be kind to yourself, use the direct link and skip all that ego bullshit. If anyone had anything important to say about your work they would say it in these threads.
Working on my photocopier abilities. Can't really draw shit without ref
>just submitted today's crap with 15 min left
>mfw the cycle continues
>already uploaded to imgur, ready to post as soon as the time switches