well guys, this place sucks ass but there are people who know their shit here.
I'm in the need of an art community right now and since conceptart is dead.
What's the best place to go now? a place with a sketchbook but also an active forum, a place that's not anonymous (because we all know that's no good when no one shows their work)
anyone here know of a place like that? I'm new to art, but I'm not new to gossip to not know what happened to CA and CGhub
>what's the most complete art comunnity on the net at the moment?
The golden age of art communities that gives good critics are over.
this, you can always try facebook where everyone is bitter sweet kind to you because they have a name attached to their profile pic
well, I'm not those people. boothefuckhoo. you are delusional
Is it really? that's really sad though
well, polite wouldn't be bad. I like critique though, as long as I can see your work to see from where that critique came from?
here you can't see unless that person chooses to show you. why would I even take critique on a place where I once read "Sergey Kolesov is shit"
plz explain anon. I think I might be stupid
>here you can't see unless that person chooses to show you
so just ignore those who don't post their work
People intentionally form their posts for upvotes, likes and forum +pts. They put on a fake personality to impress their circle of already established friends. The most helpful posts is known to be SEO friendly and big marketing for the artist and smart people know this.It only benefits them when they critique you by literally giving you the same advice /ic/ would give you.
Conceptart.org was always bad and bitter to new people. I think I've discussed about this x100 times already.
do you truly not believe there is good in this world? jesus christ, being polite doesn't mean you are actually a double-faced person. and nice people are usually nice because being nice is nice?. what's wrong with being nice anyway?
ic doesn't give advice, ic actually tries to shut everyone off. Especially if you have a name as an artist.
and conceptart was bitter to faggots who did never actually study. let's not talk about ellwell though. first he was always an ass. second, he's still bad AND still an ass
as someone who had sketchbooks on every more popular art community, conceptart,crimson daggers,permanoobs I can tell you that unless you suckup to people and get into a circle jerk that there's really no point in having a sketchbook, if anything for your own personal tracking.I've kept a sketchbook on crimsons for 3 years, on permanoobs since it was made 2 years ago and on Conceptart since 2012. Aside from the occasional praise from new artists, that are basically trying to sucker you in to crit their own work , you don't get any helpful critiques. You best bet is just to find an actual atelier and get professional input.
not really. If you have the money, attending a descent atelier like Watts or something close in skill range you can improve alot more AND faster than staying on here. This place is more often than not just toxic. I for once know that my works don't get any critique whatsoever whenever I post on here, it straight up gets ignored. If anything, when you attend an atelier you can get actual drawing practice with real models.Not just copying photos that defeat the whole purpouse of life drawing
best ateliers in the world aren't even american.Also Watts provides online tutoring. Seems to me you're just looking for an excuse.
It was my first sketchbook and I was just starting to actually take art seriously and study. Obviously I had no knowledge that the more popular artists were already gone. Regardless there were still people much above my level at the time. So it was still worth it. Or so I thought.
I lurked CA since 2008, only made an aborted attempt of a sketchbook thread, like a couple pages. Really wish I'd taken advantage, that place was magical back in the day, the discussions had on there were like those 1 in a 100 good threads you get on /ic/.
It wouldn't sting so bad if CA.org had at least kept the threads up for posterity, or put them in an archive or something, but almost all the images have gone, so reading old threads is an exercize in frustrastion.
Tears in the rain senpai.
It was the promised land, pro artists and highly motivated up and comers from the four corners of the world discussing every possible aspect of art.
Sure it got a bit hiveminded at times, and there was a kind of house style and things that were expected of you (Loomis! Anatomy! Studies!) but there were also all kinds of oddballs with unique styles.
The lounge was comfy as fuck too, I actually found 4chan via CA.