I'm on my college paper and I've been tasked with making a huge portrait of Trump for the cover. Now I know Shepard Fairey got in a lot of shit for painting over an AP photo of Obama. I really don't have time to sketch up something from scratch so what's the protocol for using someone else's photo as a painting base?
no one gives a fuck, trace away. /ic/ has daily threads complaining about professionals tracing or doing paintovers, and to this day the accused still do it, and still get paid to do it.
no one gives a fuck anymore, if it looks nice who cares.
>26 yr old essentially a shut in for the past four years since dropped out of college.
>hadnt drawn in class in 8 years despite it being my greatest passion
>picked up paint and pencil for the first time since i was 18 and can draw nearly as good as a sophomore year college art student. Paint getting better. Been painting four like six or more hours a day for two weeks. Part fun part desperate attempt to get good..
What even happened
>should i go to art school i really need some kind of training. Or should i just read instructional books to perfect my form
>what are thebenefits of having an associates art degree
Been getting back into art lately, used to do painting, and sketches, but lost interest, 10 years later I found a new medium, any tips for a beginner? This is my latest piece.
I call it:
The Equilibrium of Hope and Defeat.
so has anyone found a free photoshop for mac yet or are we poorfags still using G.I.M.P. and stuff??
How many layers do you use?
one to three tops, unless im also using different blending mode layers for glow effects, gradient maps etc
usually just one for the background, mid ground and foreground.
one for foreground, one for background
any more than that for the initial hour or two and it usually means you're bogging yourself down on details instead of focusing on the bigger picture/major forms
layers can come later
I am 28 and I started drawing 2 weeks ago. I have a sketch pad and a tablet. I have been learning now to draw heads using techniques from Andrew Loomis. I also have been emulating Jim Lee.
What is the best way to build an understanding of human anatomy? Should I just focus on drawing heads right now until I master that? Or should I be trying to draw the entire body and refining it with every piece I do?
Art work attached for reference. Sorry it's shit.
you have no business on a tablet at this point, it'll only hinder
stick to pencil and paper for now, read the sticky and keys to drawing, and make sure your observational skills are always the best they can be and keep working on it (by doing still lives and such)
if you can't correctly analyze and reproduce something as simple as a vase and fruit, how can you do that with the human form? if you do studies of body parts with incorrect measurements that means you're internalizing the "wrong" thing and then you end up like those shitty kids on dA who have been drawing for years with nothing substantial to show. you're only two weeks in so good luck and embrace the grind!
there's was a thread a while ago here that the topic was about selling stuff in various site, like yetee, society6 etc, and there was a very helpful anon that informed us all, continued that topic
how can this be possible, this guy sells all type of stuff in various sites by copying other artists and nothing happens
/ic/ is shit. it is filled with people who can't draw, are only concerned with shitting on other artists, or idiots who read a few anatomy books and consider themselves experts. where else can i go to get actual good critique on my work?
Anyone have the tattoo smart tutorials and brush sets?
Artbooks and Tutorials appreciated too!