>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 23:59:59 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 fourth challenge is open until Friday at 23:59:59 GMT. People who join after then will be entered into the less awesome Last Artist Standing #5
Wow OP, fuck you. Why the fuck did you use that image?
makes me feel like shit about
my own inability
to draw thing
god damn it fishi we were supposed to use loli's pic.
>losing your token
This competition is too easy with the monthly token. Might just stop bothering to post and just continue my daily dump on tumblr, as it'll literally never end when people can fuck up and not be punished for it.
Draw every day my ass.. Most people doesn't even seem to be submitting their whole day batch either, but rather save some for the next day's submission. Weak 2bh
I'm a little too old for zaboomafoo but I know what a lemur is I just didn't want to call it that because you know somebody would come in and be like "uhh that's actually a golden-crowned sifaka" "mfw he thought that sifaka was a lemur"
you're starting, and I'm stopping. I cant take anymore of these cheating faggots.
i want to draw every day AND join the challenge, why cant we do both? i though the challenge drawings would be a weekly thing.
that people will post only one submission and must choose whether to use it as a challenge or a study, now i believe that the challenge itself is weekly so technically you overachievers will only need to choose between your studies and the challenge only one a week. you should still kill yourself.
no you butt pirate, the CHALLENGE is a ONCE A WEEK OPTIONAL THING the studies are a daily thing, essentially bragging rights.
i do about 3 to 4 hours everyday actually, so it becomes really difficult to let go of the studies to do a daily since it makes me feel like there is little value in drawing a perceptive dragon dildo..or god forbid sonic, once a week would have been fun but daily makes me feel like i dont have the time to sacrifice into that in a way that it wont hurt my studies since life sucks and i have no true time...I WANT TO BE GOOD NOW FUCKING DAMN IT REEEEE
>want to start a Satan 6:66 club to be the best
>prepare drawing, waiting all day
>oh only 7 more minutes to go!
>w-wait wha no!
Oh sorry about that. I've already gone in and fixed it in the update that's coming out this evening
actually I've taken into collecting art from all of you and tag them with the "draw every day" thing, it feels like a nice motivation to let yah know you're doing fine. keep going you will make it into the OP someday even the bad ones I will make sure of it. I believe in you.
I feel acknowledged, this is like a christmas surprise.
> mine not there
> could be saying boohoohoowahbuhwahwah
That's perfectly fine. I'm fully willing to accept that my level of skill is insufficient and that hard work will eventually elevate me to that standard.
i just started this list..i will find you soon enough
>allocate more time to work on submission
>somehow end up having less drawing done than on most of my previous submissions
eh, it'll work, don't wanna risk running out of time and having to panic upload
>submit a lot of work
>felt good about doing so much
>everything I draw looks more awful than usual
>feel bad about submitting so much shit
I did this to draw not to despair.
I just love scrolling through all the submissions and saving all this eyecandy, keep it up everyone
>spend all afternoon and evening studying and shitposting in these threads
>look up and it's 4 minutes until the deadline
>shit paints, mash together random studies, save, submit
fuck my life i used to be team forza too how did this happen
That was the latest I've ever been this entire challenge. I never want to feel that horror again.
you took the words right out of my mouth.
I wasn't prepared for that
anon what are you going for with this i'm confused
and i saw this and got the biggest progress boner because i thought it was demonicpen
No you definitely are and you're improving at a steady rate but this would've been a big jump. you should do one of those perspective draw a box tutorials and then think of the car as being inside a box. that would improve you cars in a huge way
we have to have something in OP for this shit
> "I started in LAS #number, but now it's submitting me into LAS #biggernnumber, what happened? Did I get eliminated?"
No, you are entered by default into every subsequent weekly contest but your position in the earliest LAS that you were active in is still preserved.
It's simple but not intuitive so probably yeah
Every week there's a new challenge and your submissions automatically enter you into them. This system allows new people to join and for the eliminated to rejoin. You're still in #2, as well as 3 4 and 5. If you're eliminated from one then you're eliminated from them all.
The login page will some day have an explanation of how everything works
jesus christ rover what the fuck did you do to that poor woman's face
this will not help you get batter only you will be the one who makes that happen, this place is more like a support system...a more vitriol infused and cynical version yes but none the less a support system.
I think I've already improved. And I've probably already made as many finished pieces as I did in all of 2015, so my rendering and efficiency abilities will probably naturally improve. So you'll probably get better too, at least you will if you were lazy and unmotivated before.
For the first week or so submitting made me nauseous with anxiety but now I've gotten over it. Just keep trucking, anon.
I can't do this shit anymore. My art is too shit and I'm too depressed for me to ever be good at this. Remember me when you guys go pro. I'll just sit in a cubicle for the rest of my life...
What the actual fug? I went through the last thread and people are accusing me of plagiarizing/ tracing, I'm totally in it for the quick bucks.
>tfw you're not good enough to be praised in the thread
>tfw you're not bad enough to be mocked in the thread
stop being a faggot
the invisible freemen are going to win this thing
Anons who are there in the shadows; stay in the shadows. Improve, just improve and don't worry about eyes falling on you. Struggle and preserve as you always had, become the Last LAS. It will be your time eventually.
tumblr keeps filling up the feed with random shit, I haven't even followed anything, how do I stop it? I just want to edit the descriptions of some posts and all this crap gets in the way, I've never used tumblr before
Follow like 10 people that post things you know you wont hate, maybe a food blog or something where the person doesn't rant about their personal life much if you have to. Then you'll stop getting the annoying suggestions. Worked for me.
Asian lizards in cosplay are my aesthetic.
Thanks anon, that fixed it, fucking magic
I recommend following some photogs that take good inspo pics and some established artists in the field you're trying to get into. It makes a nice feed of ideas to scroll through for few minutes.
Actually I'm going to do new backups of everything before I make the move so I brought the site back up for the ~10 mins it takes. While I wait I'll a notification to the login page so people know why it's down
this, challenge stuff ain't gonna be up until a few more days to let everyone vote on how it'll be done
>The main page has also been redesigned but
>I'm not pushing that to the live site yet because it has all the challenge stuff built into it and I don't want to confuse people. Same goes with the report system. Once I'm sure everything is working I'll roll out each feature day by day and by then we should have everything decided for how we want to do the challenge system.
So the little person icon turns blue when you follow someone from the gallery, but if you reload the page it goes gray again, even though you're still following them. Could you adjust it so the icon stays blue for anyone you're following? I don't use split follow and would be a nice, subtle way of bringing my attention to my favorite artists. And it's a bit misleading right now.
Yo, VitaminNeko here. I can't access my account. I didn't link an Email to it either, so I can't recover anything. I'm not sure why, but when I got on the site it wants me to "log in", so I enter my info, but it keeps saying my password was incorrect. Any ideas, Mr.Flake?
I have the same issue that the other person is reporting. Pressed on the clear cookies box, and nothing happened. I also didn't enter an email. I believe I was still able to submit.
My username is yotsuyu. I would appreciate any help you can give.
Oh I think that may not be working shit. If you click on the piece of paper icon thing beside the URL then delete the cookies for this site you should be able to login. I'll try to fix that button if those instructions dont work for you
Alright, thanks for the reply and any advice/critiques.
Just having issues between choosing "character checking out a sweets stand" (more fun, but not sure how to do composition) or "character flying and having to fend off sea gulls/pigeons from eating her food" (better composition, but ehh, not as fun).
I like how the second one looks best but the third looks like it'd be cute if colored. I suppose you could do both. Also, in the second one I thought she was holding a pie at first, so perhaps you could get creative and figure out a way to combine the sweets and dynamic pose.
I think if you made the fending off seagulls one more cute like the sweet shop one it'd be nice. Like holding the food above her head is a bit unnatural I think unless they were dogs or something shorter than her. You could have her holding it closer to her with one arm yknow, protectively pressed against the torso with arm wrapped round it. I feel like that'd be nicer and more fun but that's just me.
Like your sketches though man, wish my lines were half as nice as yours.
Yotsuyu here. Cleared my cookies, and I'm still having the same issue. I installed Firefox, cause I thought it could be a browser issue, and the fresh instance of Firefox was not able to access the submissions page.
>draws generic girl chained to wall
>calls them 'concepts'
My sides require surgery. Also reminded me of kud being tortured. Like my post if you weeped during that scene.
Nah, it's supposed to be either a pie, cake, or sweets platter (undecided), so don't feel dumb! I just don't know if my client wants her cute or what. Thanks.
Woah, that's a really great idea to add some cuteness to the second pose. Not sure if I can pull that pose and expression off, but thanks very much!
And don't wish for my lines. I can't even do line-art. I depend entirely on painting and erasing.
If the site died today, how many of you think you'd keep up with drawing every day? I think I'd still draw more than I did before, but I'd allow myself to skip when too busy and might eventually slip back into old habits. It's funny how motivating a pointless competition is.
on that note which one is the best? left was my original idea but I made the other two just to have alternatives
I've already been successfully drawing most days for the last six months already, so I think I wouldn't be in trouble. I actually kind of regret joining this because it turns out being personally acknowledged is fucking awful for my motivation, as is this thread, but I'm already in so I'm in for the long haul. At least it makes me draw on weekends.
left has a bit more of drama to it, its great to fap to in a day where i feel like hurting people.
Clearing cookies ate my sadpanda login, Thanks Lava
I'm seeing "sys_get_temp_dir" at the top of the FAQ, that don't look right.
I swear to fuck this maintenance better not take me out of the challenge or I'll find where you live
its posrn site now the twist is that you actually have to edit your cookies and it takes patience because you have to have an active account for a certain amount of time before you actually get the cookie you need to access this site. after you get the cookie you then have to edit its domain name to the site you are trying to access. THE ONLY EXTENSION YOU NEED IS "EditThisCookie" all one word. so i imagined that deleting the cookies maybe screwed him out of the site haha i personally have never access it.
curiosity has always made want to see what you /a/nons are always raving about it looks like a CGpeers of poons and loli sadly i dont have the patience to jump all of your hoops to see some cartoons.
>just spent 2 hours on same drawing
>it looks like i've made little to no progress whatsoever on the drawing
>spend 60 minutes on lay-in
>notice huge mistake
>trash drawing and start over
>spend an hour detailing a drawing
>it looks fucking great this is awesome
>mess up one little part, not enough memory to undo all the way
>oh well I'm a spastic saver, I'll just close and reopen this
>no where near where I was
>tons of work lost
>get pissed, redo it, looks shitty but passable
>Don't ever fucking wake me up inside.
git more memory and allocate more to undo memory if your application allows it (at least from a cursory look in GIMP which I just so happen to have open you can increase the "Maximum undo memory" and "Minimal number of undo levels" as high as you want, but no one uses GIMP for drawing desu)
I have a question, I went under my profile on the LAS and it claims under Active challenges that im part of the LAS #4 and #5.
Does this mean I have to post two images a day? will it auto sign me up to ever next challenge as I continue posting? I kinda just wanted to par take in the #4 but now im in two how did this happen??
from earlier in this thread and it's also in the faq on the site
>Every week there's a new challenge and your submissions automatically enter you into them. This system allows new people to join and for the eliminated to rejoin. You're still in #2, as well as 3 4 and 5. If you're eliminated from one then you're eliminated from them all.
I want tumblr to leave and stay leaved
I listen to Just Kidding News on youtube. Currently studying color and light and how they affect each other along with values and how they play a part in the whole color and light thing as a whole
It's fine, PS already eats up way too many resources as it is. That normally never happens because I save constantly but that was such fucking bullshit. Usually if I get in a situation where I'm not sure when the last time I saved was I'll just make a duplicate file of where I am then close the original and reopen it but I was so damn cocksure that I had been saving till then. So stupid.
I pretty much go with music and podcasts or streams but occasionally I'll put on a movie, show, or let's play series I've seen before in the background. It has to be one I've seen before so I don't get distracted. Right now I'm doing anatomy study I guess.
It's okay anon, I've spent 3 hours trying to fix a pair of eyes before because I didn't know how to construct them and every way I drew them looked wrong
Then when I finally got the eyes right the rest of the head was off so I had to redraw the head
Then when I got the head right it wasn't connected to the neck and body correctly
It was a disaster
Yep. All the time. Occasionally pausing when I need to solve something or rewinding when I was too into drawing that I missed an important plot point or dialogue. I'm watching The X-Files right now, studying bits of perspective and fore-arms very slowly each day.
>start drawing submission
>decide to focus on one area
>no idea what to focus on today
>can't decide because I suck at drawing everything
Ok I think I get it. That always confused me, because both involved constructing the figure.
I guess I could try figure drawing,but it's been so long since I last did it. I'm nervous about picking it up again. Plus they never looked right, I always felt like I was missing something important.
Who /is learning another language/ here?
I'm trying to juggle between this and art but I often end up with no energy left to work on art...
My language learning schedule is rather solid but things never go as planned when it comes to drawing and I always end up wasting my time relaxing when it's time to draw. I feel like I'll never progress as fast as I'd like as long as I'm also spending hours learning something else. I kinda feel jealous of people who can fully dedicate themselves to art, I see how good I've become in that 3rd language and wonder what would have become of my art skills if I had put that time into this instead... well of course in the end I absolutely don't regret it, and I don't wish to stop either. I just wish I had more time, or actually more than time, enough energy to feel fulfilled with both.
Sorry for the /blog but I needed to type this.
Too distracting, I'll just want to actually watch it. I hardly ever watch movies to begin with though, and the only TV I watch is anime so that's not really feasible to listen to while drawing since I'm not good enough to understand without subtitles. I just listen to music while I draw. And I'm studying composition, value, and color.
If you're already somewhat proficient in that language, you could consider taking some of the time you spend on it and allocating it to art. If you don't want to totally cut the time away from the language, you could listen to TV/podcasts/radio/etc in that language to try to boost your verbal understanding, or even listen to a lesson, but I don't think you'd be able to focus enough on that if you were also drawing. Or to avoid burnout you could alternate your schedule, one day focusing on art, the next on language, and so on. Then spend a half hour or so drawing on language days so you can upload here, and the same amount of time on art days practicing the language so it stays fresh in your mind.
>Or to avoid burnout you could alternate your schedule, one day focusing on art, the next on language, and so on.
Skipping a day wouldn't be worth as some things need to be reviewed daily. I also fought for too long to build my current schedule to do something that drastic.
With that said I think you're on the right track, I could alternate language learning and drawing on my freetime, forcing me to switch between both back and forth. I might change my schedule a bit and try things out.
>>2384935 ^ yeah, as I just said I might try that. Soon all I'll have to do will grind vocab as well so surely it'll make things easier too.
learn them. how far is the shoulder from the should to elbow, elbow to fingertips, where is the elbow in relation to the rest of the body (at, above or below the belly button), how wide are the shoulders compared to the hips, etc etc etc. you don't need to measure them but you need to know what they look like. draw them from reference then try without, how close were you? keep going until you get it right
>try to have a better submission than yesterday
>it comes out worse
>not enough time to make it better
If that makes you feel better I just laughed out loud at your post, that sad seal's face is too funny and I just imagined you being as pathetic. You're not completely worthless.
>Told myself had 24 hours to make something wonderful
>Spent about 6 hours making something that could of been done easily in 30 minutes
I don't think I'm going to make it at this rate
Yeah you're right there's no reason why you should be getting that. The redesigned submission system will be going live in a couple days with the topics so let me know if it keeps happening after that
>post to normie art community
>gives advice like only drawing busts because the very simple 2PP scenes are "too complicated for a beginner"
>kill me now
>thought you worked hard
>someone else works harder than you
>look at submission
>realize that with knowledge acquired from the study it would now take 10 minutes to do it again instead of the 40 minutes it actually took
>looks like i only did 10 minutes of work
fugg, how many years will this take? Will anyone ever get gud? only time will tell.
>too dazed out while drawing
>check clock, 3 minutes left
>upload in haste
>enter LAS url in history
>"I'M WORKING ON BRINGING THE BLOG..."
>enter correct url
>it's logged out
>the password is not autofilled
>the password is not locatable in my memory
>mfw as I watch the clock count down
Man fuck this shit I'm so done, why can't I just submit in time for once.
Several people submit at the last couple of minutes.
I don't get it. Why submit so late.
Going to keep doing this. I end up looking for the best thing to do and end up doing nothing, but looking up what to do to get better. My biggest weakness.
Wait why am I still in #4? What am I supposed to do now?
>I don't get it. Why submit so late.
I keep drawing for most of the day so I just submit everything I've done during the last hour. Also kind of what the other guy said. The thing about it is that I am not able to keep track of time.
>Lava's submission goes to tribunal
>Lava can see who voted for it
Honestly though Lava's looks fine for 30 minutes, Rover's dog is another story. Do forza guys ever just post any old thing at 00:00 and then replace the image later in the day? I never really watched them.
>holy shit I don't think I've submitted anything yet
>start doing quick gestures
>upload to imgur
>imagine being the only one eliminated
>imagine everyone going pro and laughing at me in this thread
>decide to check lavas site one more time
>I submitted before I went to bed last night
>I'm still in this
>feels good to be freeman
Yeah I had it set that the script could only run from 00:00:00-00:00:10 back when I used to run the script manually so that it didn't accidentally run twice on the same day.
Now that it's automated that's not so great because if the server lags then it'll miss that window and fail. I've bumped it up to 3mins and to email me if it fails
I've done it a couple of times, once to update a WIP that I was still working on, and once because I drew more later that night and wanted to include it (via imgur album, not replacing the image). I could save those sorts of things to submit the next day, but I don't want to give myself an excuse to not draw. But I've never replaced the image with something totally different, that isn't what forza's about. It's about a steady work ethic and schedule, not semi-cheating your way into visibility.
It seems very fast to me.
Also, am I the only one who doesn't care to be the single last artist standing? It's making me sad that we're so quickly losing the people from challenge 1, it's encouraging and motivating to know that there are others doing it with me. If I were the last artist standing, I wouldn't have to compete with others to avoid humiliation, I would have no reason to let myself go on a busy day and get myself eliminated.
What I am working on is for studying more simplified forms more rapidly
>Turns out I was wrong: it’s possible to go lower than low. I spent an hour sketching cubes from different angles and thought I’d incorporate that into today’s painting. I thought it would be my best yet. Never again will I get my hopes up.
>Next time I’ll do better.
Early Lava is so moe. Also, I didn't realize you started from the very beginning so recently. Your work ethic is fantastic.
This is cool, forces you to only use assistance for the general pose and proportions, and you still need to (and have the freedom to) do the more detailed anatomy originally. Would you be able to share it when/if you finish it?
I mean actually pay attention and try to really take in the information. Like if you're copying a reference, don't just see that there's a curve there and draw it. Think about why there's a curve there, is it muscle or fat. Imagine the image in 3D, do stuff from (or mostly from) imagination after copying the reference and make sure you use what you learned to help it stick in your mind and make sure you actually learned it, etc. You know when you're "reading" something but not actually paying attention to what the text is sayi