>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
>please wait until page 9 to start a new thread or the mods will whoop yah.
Entry into the fifth 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 #6
lol I appreciate you going out of your way to help me but I think I can handle it. It's pretty low level so it shouldn't be too difficult to learn, just have to put in the time. Thanks though, feels good to know that there are people like you on this board.
I had a nightmare about being put on tribunal today.
okay so what do you take the most out of this experience, besides drawing erryday?
I like when good artist have bad days or just submit sketches, its far more representative of their level then when you follow someone for example on tumbler and only see the best of their work.
i was already drawing every day before this so what i'm taking away from it is being able to see other people's studies. like you said good artists only ever post their best so it's cool to see everyone's failures
Just need the option to make info fields and descriptions on profiles, so if someone wants to be contacted they can make their email/skype whatever public and link some of their websites and stuff, while those that don't wish to be contacted can just keep it empty.
but anon, the nightmare hasn't even begun
I want to rejoin again but I know I'll be out in two weeks or more so it feels pointless.
I just don't care about drawing on Sundays, I can't lie, I always have too much other shit to do.
How do you guys deal with joining when you know you;ll be out almost immediately?
> skips all the week.
> Was having fun on vacation.
I don't care to come back. I think I developed an habit, now I'm drawing more and it's amazing. I want to improve, I think I'll not give up anymore.
So, thanks Lava. :)
>why don't you just i dunno draw on sunday?
Working part-time and studying a masters, I know there are people here that probably have even less time and draw more but when Sunday swings around I just run out of fucks. I keep trying to change that but the eliminations prove it's a worthless battle.
I love LAS and I'm getting really attached to the submissions of certain participants but I just lose every two weeks without fail.
Prove it to us then
If your sunday really is fully occupied by some other project and every minute spent elsewhere could cost you, step back. Take a break from drawing. Get you're shit finished. We'll see you in 3 months when you can commit to drawing.
Now, if you could sacrifice a tv show or some video game time but don't want to, re-evaluate the role of art in your life.
Not him, but it's not cheating if you draw every day going by the GMT time zone. 00:00 GMT is 7p here, so I'd be perfectly justified drawing Saturday from 6:30p to 7p, submitting that, then continuing for more time in order to join Team Forza at 7:30p. In theory I wouldn't have to draw again until Monday at 6:30p, skipping my Sunday entirely. The end result is still drawing for at least half an hour per 24 hour cycle (in GMT) even if the cycle isn't aligned with your local timezone or your personal sleep schedule.
What exactly will experience/levels entail? It seems like it'll make it too complicated and/or game-ish. I think badges are enough, and you can already see someone's streak. I feel like this will just turn into levelfagging.
you can finally un-hide your power level, senpai-san-chan-sempai-sama-aho
And the streak too I guess. It's mainly a way to give an incentive for people to help moderate the site so I can spend more time drawing and less time trying to decide if someone put enough time into their post
Yeah, it needs to record who made the report otherwise you'd be able to report the same submission multiple times. On my side I only show the submitter's user id not their name so it's unlikely that I'll know who made the report unless it's like 7
yeah I think tumblr is having issues, you can still access the images by directly linking to them, right click and get the image url then change the end of the url from _500.jpg to _1280.jpg
>That feel when I've managed to increase my drawing from 0 hours a day to 7 hours a day even when working full time job.
I can probably increase this amount. Just need to draw in the morning and do it straight away when I come home.
Guys, when did drawing click for you? What made it click? When did you feel "oh damn I'm having fun here creating the stuff I wanted to do, it's all going smoothly wow I could draw all day"?
I keep studying and drawing but I still don't feel as comfortable as I'd like it to be. If I compare to when I'd draw as a kid, back then I had fun and it never felt stressful.
Was it a specific book, study program, etc? Or did you wake up one day with a new fresh and exciting outlook all of a sudden? I feel like, while fundamentals and all that stuff matter a lot, in the end my current perspective and outlook on art matter as much if not more.
I went to class one day and said "lemme draw a picture instead of learning about body part shapes " and I could actually sorta depict what I was trying to
If you're not finding it fun or whatever, try to apply what you've been studying in a picture or whatever you're aiming to use your art for. I think seeing your work in a complete or even semi complete manner will make you feel better or at least let you see what you're currently capable of. Also lets you grasp the bigger picture of what you're studying.
If it makes you feel any better, I struggle with this everyday. I keep wondering why it seems like I'm forcing drawing so much, instead of having fun with it, like you say, like when I was a kid. The other day I managed to have a bit of fun drawing from imagination, i just got in bed with my sketchbook and drew stuff. The next morning I was back at the struggle. I have no idea why this happens, but it's the reason why drawing is so hard for me right now, if I could sit down and have fun drawing my ideas, I'm pretty sure I would be able to quit any other form of entertainment, make it professionally and use all the time I have on this earth to draw as much as I can, but alas, it doesn't seem to work that way for now. I don't know anon, just keep drawing, build a habit, try to draw from imagination everyday, hopefully it clicks for you and me aswell.
DON'T KILL ME WITH THOSE QUADS I JUST WANT TO COME INSIDE STELLA PLEASE
how about you don't police me policing you, you double nigger
>Guys, when did drawing click for you? What made it click? When did you feel "oh damn I'm having fun here creating the stuff I wanted to do, it's all going smoothly wow I could draw all day"?
I've only just started feeling like this recently, and I started a year and a half ago. I wouldn't say that it all "clicks", but things really are starting to come together. I don't hate everything I draw anymore. It's an exciting feeling.
The main thing is that I don't feel lost anymore. I know how to learn now, and am more aware of what I need to improve on and what's necessary for me to do that. I can say that I'm now confident enough to draw pretty much anything.
>If I compare to when I'd draw as a kid, back then I had fun and it never felt stressful.
That's because you weren't seriously trying to git gud. Now it's more of a job. Also kids get inspired super easily.
>Was it a specific book, study program, etc? Or did you wake up one day with a new fresh and exciting outlook all of a sudden?
For me it was pretty much pure mileage improving my skill and building confidence over time. That and I'm now determined to become a comic artist so I'm working hard to reach that goal.
Make sure to just sketch shit for fun occasionally where you don't stress out about the quality. Come up with some characters and stories for fun. Remember why you love art in the first place. Look at work from your fave artists, watch movies, read books, listen to music, or go outside, whatever. Be inspired like you were as a kid.
so now not only do we have literal dumblrs but also at least one brony
is that the new low after all those forced memes, have we even reached it yet?
i need to win an argument with an anon. real improvement in 1 month
>tfw my submission for today is absolutelyshit but I'm too tired to do a new one
Don't worry, let yourself relax if you need to. I was feeling that way yesterday so I took a break, played some vidya for once, watched some youtube and shit. Today I came back at it feeling way better and was much happier with my submission. Nothing wrong with taking a little me time.
Thanks, but I basically just stole this composition. I planned on using the same composition with different subject matter and make it a portfolio piece, but at this point it's nothing more than a study thing.
I lost my token because I had to stay late at work. In 2 weeks I will be starting a new job that has a lot more down time and more regular hours so I can do way more drawing. I'm in it for the long haul
gabe's commissions are realistically priced and he gets a lot of buyers. at the rate he's able to pump them out, it's not hard to believe that he could live off of what he draws, though i'm not sure how much free time he has
Thanks, anon. I felt like I've been stagnating so that means a lot.
Thank you. I needed to submit two yesterday which I did, but apparently only one of them made it through even though it said I was saved.
Now it's making me submit two again, and I'm still not quite sure what's going on here, but whatever I guess.
>MFW i click jmgn's submission every time out of curiosity
>why cuthulu man, is nothing sacred
>check out his thick big tittied woman picture yesterday
>decide to finally check out his gallery
>remember I'm straight and not a furry
>remember I'm not a furry
if there was a time you knew not that you weren't it means you were, closet furfag
They've been posting in the alt. style and animation threads. Their sense of blocking and color is terrific.
>tfw forgetting you had some tabs of gravure open and you call over a parent to come and check out a video of a cat
It wasn't explicit or anything but, yikes.
> Creative Clash
> Genre Brawl
> Theme Battle
> Daily Task
> True Grit
> Heroic Mode
> Courage Mode
> Fearless Artist
> Adaptive Artist
> Mission of the Day
> Challenge of the Day
Hey Lava, TekkyJ here, where I try to submit my work for the day I get this weird error
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 12000 bytes) in /home/lavaflake/public_html/draw/includes/functions.php on line 95
I don't think it'll be ready for tomorrow. Between making that active challenge thing last night and spending all day drawing I'm behind schedule. I want to have it ready before Friday so the challenges are synced up so I'm pushing for that at the very worst
Lava, where can I find that thing you posted last thread with the squares on the days people have or haven't posted on? I've looked for it on the site and can't find it, idk if I'm being dumb or if it's not linked on the main page yet.
Yeah, sorry, initially i wanted it to be just a quick sketch (like poon and anon313 do), but it just dragged on and on. Yesterday i rendered the bow on the hat, changed the hind leg of the rat from rough brush stroke to a proper leg with reflected light and rendered the tree limb some more, adding glowing moss and color variety in shadows (saturated purples and blues).
Thanks for pointing out though, i'll do my best to be much faster with the next piece and not be distracted by small details.
Just wake up 30 minutes earlier and do some sketches and studies if you absolutely don't have the time throughout the day. You will even feel better for accomplishing something before the day even started.
Anon, you're gonna make it. I've increased my time form 30 minutes to 4 hours so far, without a job. Time to step my game up.
I feel like i'm on a verge of significant revelation in drawing, something to do with visualizing and thinking in 3d. Also, like other anons said, drawing everyday from imagination helps a ton (in my opinion it's a good idea to draw without any refs for ~1h, it's easier to see your weak points this way).
Hmm, it looks like I'll have the topics ready for tomorrow but I won't have the challenges to go along with it. The site will provide a topic and you'll be able to vote for the next day's topic but it'll take a couple more days to get the new submission system working with the topic challenge.
So you'll be able to use and vote for new topics but they won't count towards anything, at least not right away. It'll take me a couple more days to get the new submission system rolled out. After that it's the tribunal and then the fun stuff like leaderboards, graphs for the challenges, stats on the user pages, etc
I want to report all the gay shit that's being submitted but I won't stoop that low
joostk, godofmoxie, and magicoreo
RIP you'll be missed
No not yet
I've been all over the place with anywhere from 30 minutes to 14 hour days. I've probably average around 5-6. I just changed my schedule the other day to a much heavier workload so I'll see how that goes
The only option that exists right now is to follow the people you like and split it so they're at the top, Maybe some day there'll be a way to block/ignore/hide people
This doesn't make sense. The only potentially "gay" artwork is what Jmgn and Saucy are doing, and they're using the nsfw thumbnails and if they don't you can report that. I can't imagine there's that much more implied gayness in any of the rest of the submissions that you need a tag to filter it out. If you're looking at people's anatomy studies and you find that gay then you have some issues.
Send help, i think my calling might be music and not art.
This. I was having trouble thinking of shit to draw but now I think I'm going to draw the gayest shit I can every day. Sfw so there won't be any thumbnail to hide behind.
You're right, as I said
>in the end my current perspective and outlook on art matter as much if not more.
my biggest problem right now is probably myself. I won't give up though, it's not the first time I'm learning something and thus have to go through hell before seeing the light, I'm used to it, I know if I can keep it up eventually I'll be rewarded.
>tfw part but not mentioned once
the day will come, habeeb it
almost finished a valentine commission
a bit drained after a long day at work, but gotta keep going
>everything is NDA
>simultaneously working my dayjob
>getting 5 hours of sleep a night
>don't have energy to do LAS because I get behind on my work and lose sleep
>been in this shit since day one
>have had to get out of bed and had to turn my computer on multiple times this week because I realized I forgot to post in this gay meme group
80 for this one. I keep my main art here http://lonku.tumblr.com
I never really drew for money, it never crossed my mind until one day someone approached me wanting me to commission a comic for them.
Can't do a story time but when I do I'll be sure to share my experience/what I've learned along the road in regards to art commissions as well as all kind of tips what to do and not to do
WAKE ME UP INSIDE
I haven't slept in two days and I have been walking the whole day at the Design expo. I can dump some interesting designs for ref if you guys want
This lamp is more than its aspect (I like it though), you can set the warmth and intensity of the light using the control panel. Colder and more intense light helps you concentrate when you need it, and warmer, softer light for less demanding tasks.
Do your research before criticising something
Post your work.
No, seriously, please explain why you think that it has poor aesthetics.
That guy said that it was a piss poor design. Design encapsulates functionality, so I disagreed that it is a bad design because it has good functionality.
He hasn't explained why he thinks that it looks bad apart from "It looks like a white plank".
No, you don't have to do better to criticise it. I'm genuinely curious about why you think it looks bad.
I'm disappointed in myself. I'll work harder next submission.
Join Forza, life gets easier man.
I don't really understand you, maybe the part where the lightbulb connects to the actual lamp and the fact that the screws could have been hidden? Apart from that it looks like something from Apple, really clean (you can actually control the lamp from an iOS app)
I think he got mad because I know less about design than he does, and that for some reason pisses him off
All right, I thought bad about you, sorry fa m.
Why are there /gd/ threads sometimes in /ic/? Why are there trap threads in /b/ when /lgbt/ exists? Why are there quest threads in /tg/?
Why do people ignore the stickies?
Truly questions to ask ourselves and meditate upon
Tru. How can I even know what comments are good when there aren't hundreds of others telling me so in the form of upboats.
Fucking equality encouraging fag site, burn 4chan desu senpai add me on reddit /u/cumbuddy
>13 minutes left
>drawing minimum is 30 minutes
>tfw doing LAS since day 1 and pressed the follow button for the first time today
Keep drawing andrae, I like what you do.
nah, there is a word to describe it
I remember it clearly from one of my old teachers, I just wish I had listened back then, he warned us that sweden would become this rapefugees infested shithole it is now
>I only saw some inmigrant homeless in the street
Did you even go inside the Älvsjö station? lol
>And they are finding solutions for the refugee crisis
Have yet to see any evidence of this.
Also lol at this becoming a Sweden thread again.
Peace and love my ass
I'M GOING TO WIN LAS
Come on now, do you really believe the /int/ "You can't make this up" threads? Half those articles are fake and the other half are biased, you have to take everything with a pinch of salt. I won't believe the situation is half as bad as 4chan thinks.
Yeah there were homeless people there too.
I don't know how bad it really is t b h, I've been in here for 2 days.
>this is turning into a /pol/ thread
My shitty internet decided to die with less than 2 mins before the deadline. Had to tether my phone while trying to submit within the last 15 seconds. Lava how close was I to the deadline, because i was the last person to submit?
>"tripfag, stop promoting yourself"
>Don't use tripcode and mention someone
>"stop promoting yourself"
>Nobody was eliminated today and no tokens were used
Anyone watch the film limitless. I'm thinking if I just could take ADHD pills everything would be much easier.
Anyway, I'm going to take life drawing classes and probably start going to meditation classes plus exercise.
>sketches or shitty study I don't like but have to post for daily
>gets likes and notes and shit
>painting I'm happy with and actually proud of
>You turned out to be a typical hoe
From someone lusting all over someone else for the sole reason of them being a girl it's big
>if girls do stuff guys do then theyre whores
LAS is literally r9k
at least we started at the bottom so we can't go any lower. these last couple threads have convinced me not to allow any form of comments or chat on the site because who knows what kind of shit people will get up to
in my opinion when it comes to moderation you either need to have all or nothing. i don't want to be the word police any more than i want to be the art police so I'd lean towards the no moderation side of things. that means the site would turn into a shithole so I'll just avoid all that
i hope that didn't come off sounding negative. this was written from the perspective of someone who would have to decide whether or not to ban/mute someone for not being able to interact with people of the opposite gender. no thanks
I don't think there's any reason to care about or take seriously any of the shitpost happening here as long as people are not doing this as a way to promote their blog or anything like that.
no like i said this wasn't me hating you guys for shitposting. 90% of my posts in here are anonymous and i'm right there in it
it's just that this site has a reputation and if I let that spread to the LAS then it'll scare people away. i want people to draw every day and I don't care if they draw steven universe fanart or crazy gaping butthole furry porn. i don't care but you know other people do and they'll shit all over them for it. since i don't want to tell people to be nice to each other i'll just go with the nintendo approach.
I do want some kind of critique system that will have to involve human interaction but i think it'll be gamified like the rest of the site. earn a critique request after x days of posting, submitted critiques get approved by the tribunal to filter out shit tier responses, approve critiquers get points, tribunal voters get points, critique requester gets critiques, etc
> get points
> get points
> get points
LAVA HURRY UP AND IMPLEMENT THEM I NEED MY FIX
>tfw see posts like these, but can't help because don't even know how to paint
>anons will probably think no one sees their posts when in reality probably a handful of anons see them but don't reply because if they did it would be the blind leading the blind
Oh don't worry I wasn't disagreeing with you or anything, I've always been against comments on the website for this particular reason actually. I agree with pretty much everything you said and I'm grateful for all the good work you've put into LAS.
>1.have sexual intercourse with (someone).
>2.damage or ruin (something).
>1.an act of sexual intercourse.
>1.used alone or as a noun or verb in various >phrases to express annoyance, contempt, or >impatience.
Your having issues with color partly due to issues with value. The biggest issue I see with both value and color is lack of contrast. It helps to abstract your piece into a few solid simple shapes. Use contrast to get a thumbnail that reads well.
Right now the value used for the skin is pretty samey with the background. You could either push the background darker and the skin lighter, or vice versa. Have distinct light, midtone and dark value groups.
Your colors also lack contrast, specifically in terms of saturation. Everything is medium saturation or high saturation, but nothing is low saturation. You have no grays and near-grays. Grays are your opportunity to make surrounding colors pop without making them garish, and they also allow you to introduce wildly different hues into the painting while keeping the palette unified.
It helps you have a scene in mind with specific light sources. The colors used in the background will dictate what ambient light colors you should use.
This is a great critique anon, thank you. I'll rework the colors keeping all this in mind. I need to train my eye too, because things I think are really desaturated keep ending up being way oversaturated without me realizing it, so it helps to have people point that out to me for now. Thanks again dude.
This is not a pol thread
Been more than a month now guys, anyone feeling some improvements?
I feel much more confident/happy to paint daily now, and it's like I can try anything because I know if I just spend enough time on it it'll be good enough at the end. Not much skill improvement but it's only a month.
don't be a coward, mock me first.
2 weeks of imagination drawings. top half is the second time i ever tried to draw from imagination (after 5 months of studies.) bottom half is 2 weeks later.
sorry I don't have a better comparison. The first couple weeks of the challenge were gesture drawings and the second half has been studies and imagination.
post your progress
Your line-weight and sense of volume/form has gotten loads better, Lava. I gotta start doing studies with your level of dedication.
Day 18 is leaps ahead of Dec. But are you doing constructions underneath your line-art? Robins are awfully round but you should also be looking at their skeletal forms!
I'd contribute but my stuff has just plateaued, even with a month of drawing everyday. I might've even regressed but that's the norm for me.
>But are you doing constructions underneath your line-art?
Construction and anatomy is something I really need to buckle down and study already, at the moment I'm just roughing out what I think it should look like from my imagination.
Its definitely one of my weaknesses.
has anyone got any recommendations of the best way to learn construction for anatomy?
Well, I don't know which entries to compare to one another, but I'm poon. I keep staying in my comfort zone and keep slacking on studies and construction and all my other fundamentals, so I'm serious about my stagnation.
You should take a look at Scott Robertson's "How to Draw". He's really focused on the technical side of perspective, with a big emphasis on vehicles, so it would fit right in with your work.
Loomis. As >>2393269 and >>2393275 said. I'd put off Hampton till when you're more comfortable because as amazing as he is for anatomy construction, Loomis is much better for memorizing the absolute basics. Also, doing constructions from photos and life drawing, if you can.