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I really need to get better in pixel art guys... do you have some hint?

a good first step is actually knowing how to draw first! hope this helps :)

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What would you say is the best drawing paper for a finished piece using ink / art supplies general
strathmore bristol 300 series 20 sheets
I'm european, so Starthmore is hard to find and I didn't tried it. But I suppose is good because in the usa is the standard for comics. In my experience the best is Canson Bristol (the 200 g/m2 one), but right now I use Canson Bristol XL. It's cheap and if I want I can print cyan lines on it without stressing the printer.
I've found it worthwhile to spend the money on rolls of drawing paper, or sheets of illustration board or watercolor paper for wet media (rather than bound sketchpads). I like cutting to size and stretching my papers.

Gatorboard makes a good rigid backing panel
Ding ding ding

Have 3 pads of different sizes on my table right now. Love, love, love bristol.

How do you get over this?
Every time I sit down, take out a piece of paper and get a pencil to start drawing, I feel a sudden vanishing of inspiration. It’s like my brain is so scared of trying to draw something complicated that it has to scale down all my ideas before I even have a real chance to fail with them.

Does anyone else feel a quasi mind blank right what they start to draw? No matter how vivid or full of ideas I am right before I start this always happens. Is this something you just slowly get rid of over time or is there a way that effectively cuts down on this phenomena quickly?

I could be wrong but I think it stems from some kind of larger anxiety related to art. Nothing seems to trigger it quite like being in front of a blank page. I’m really invested in wanting to become good at some point in the future. I feel discouraged by how far I am from doing even basic things like drawing a person from imagination well or being able to make two drawings of a character look the same. I also always feel like I’m not learning/practicing in the optimal way or worse yet, learning in a way that’s harmful to development. I don’t want to overblow this. It’s not like I’m completely paralyzed by fear. I do still draw a lot, just in a way that feels very restrained and difficult to slip into.

If anyone has dealt with this and figured out how to get over it, I’d genuinly appreaciate any real insight anyone has to offer.
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If it's just fear of a blank page then just sketch on loose sheets of cheap paper, then you draw the sketch again and refine it. Art is not a start to finish process, instead it's made from reiteration which involves discarding things.
You should not be afraid of making a bad drawing because that bad drawing contains a good idea (or you wouldn't have tried to draw that thing in the first place), so you should take what is good in the bad drawing and draw it again until you have something you like. When you see a gap in your knowledge (like anatomy), you fill it in by studying. This is also how you develop a style and how you avoid the endless unhappy grind for fundies a lot of people get stuck in.
Defeat your ego

Accept that you’re shit at art

Accept your shit art

Learn to love yourself
Thank you
This seems like good advice. Thank you. I guess it's just really easy to get caught so up in what you're doing that you can get a kind of tunnel vision that's hard to break out of. Doing some quick free form exercises more often where you don't put too much thought sounds good.
One of my teachers in college used to talk about this. I never had any of this, because I was raised by an artist mom, so art supplies were as natural to me as a baseball or a toy car. But he said that the best way to deal with this - and it's all intimidation by the blank page - is to own the page. Draw a simple border around the edges, even if it's faint, and barely legible. Then you own the page, you staked it out as your territory. And, it can be incorporated into your mental process constructing the composition at the first stages, blocking out the page. Draw a border, then start establishing landmarks, then start blocking.

That, and stop stressing about failure. A failed drawing is nothing, and most artists will have more failures than success starting out. And will still have failures for the rest of their careers. Artists don't sit down and draw perfectly every time. We just see the successes, the failures get tossed out (or back in the old days, thrown on the fire).
It's like learning guitar - you're gonna play Stairway To Heaven really badly around 100 times, before it starts to sound good. Nobody cares about the 100 attempts, and you only show people how you play it well.

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Crack when bros???
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Yeah, but can you render like Ruan Jia with those programs. If not, then those alt software are only restricted to making anime and cell-shading styles.
>inb4 what are professionals who used to use Corel Painter
no rullz just toolz.
nice bait.
also crack is out.
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>Dude let me add a picture I took of my screen so I can show everyone i'm watching my chinese cartoon
The only reason why I stopped using CS6 is that it gets bad on higher resolutions.
I dont see a reason for using anything other than CC 2015

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Post something you'd like to get illustrated...
>Nothing sexual please
>Nothing gross
>Lets keep this thread clean
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Come on OP Chop Chop
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Charmcaster doing the pose on the right as well as the refs clothes wearing the bracelets onthe bottom.
No offence, but go back to aco. We don't do requests here
Then what's this thread here for dumbfuck?
You fell for OP's bait, enjoy your ban...

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Reminder that we will never, EVER watch an animation with the rendering of paintings like pic related. Shit, nothing will even be on the level of:
since it's physically impossible for current humans to do this 1000+ times per project, we'll have to wait until AI develops to such a point where it reproduces the effect flawlessly over a set range of frames.
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Learn it
Use it
It shouldn't be hard, 10 painted keyframes over base footage. Meaning you could animate using base colors, paint over the keyframes, and use the ai. You don't have to do rotoscope like Loving Vincent, you could do each frame as well
Redline? Klaus? Thief and Cobbler? Fantasia? Akira? Old Man and the Sea? Countless of other shit.

It's not like complex animation is a rarity. It's only a rarity when you try to seek it from rigid industry outputs instead of passion project outputs.
You Yoshinari's older brother is really good at this.
Based and gmi pilled

with the right renderer you can do this quality with 3d.

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I know requests are off limits. But since most people posting in this board are artists or trying to be, let's have a trade.
Post what you want to see, someone that's willing to trade with you will draw this idea and post their own idea for someone else to draw, and we continue the chain.

Doesn't matter what your level is, you can do it even if you're /beg/. Let's just have fun.

I’ve been having fun trying out new mediums. These two are some recent sketches I have done in charcoal, what do you think? Also post some of your charcoal drawings and share some of your favorite mediums

>25, burning my money like wild fires burn California every summer, on an art college,
>Majority of students are either spoiled kids and "everything else was too hard for me" types (including few legit autism or other problems guys who sit in a wrong room, rant on unrelated subjects, or start screaming while nothing's happening) and guys who dropped out from other subjects but aren't actually into art. There are few people who were tutored since they could hold a pen.
>Myself I started seriously drawing 1 year ago. I feel I'm doing fine for that time, but I paint too slowly according to the professors and lack technical knowledge, or generally just rant at me for asking for any critique or advice how to improve.
>Literally got told "I wouldn't advice you to buy a better brush because you're clever and you did well without it"
>Theory classes are a joke. It's 15 minutes of professors showing few slides of examples of design ideas from 70's, the stuff I did read from the lecture materials during the first week, and then trying to come up with anything to do.
>Nothing about digital, design, modern trends or styles, or anything I could use.
>Grow depressed, as I was hoping for a challenge and huge gains, or at least similarly nerdy groups to hang out with, extending my education safety period

Any point in paying for that if I want to go pro but I was learning faster on my own and wasn't exhausted by waking up at 4am every day?
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lol imagine wasting such digits on a blog about bad decisions most people could have seen from a mile away, even the most basic of normies and boomers joke about art college so why did you pick it ?
I'm in art college here in Ireland but because I'm poor I get it payed for me by the government and they give me 250 a month to help with rent. Im glad I'm here though, they really push you and having artist friends and teachers to talk to and get help from is great.
>If you want to be an animator then you also have to go to school for connections.

It's not about skillz it's about (((connections))).
>they really push you and having artist friends and teachers to talk to and get help from is great.
Except the op's school is exactly opposite of that.
Tho, good for you anon. Keep it up and you're gmi.
4am? wtf man?

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Forget exactly which podcast it was, but heard Marshall emphasizing "bad practice" in one of the recent Proko podcasts, and how it can actually make you get worse at drawing cause you need to forget the bad habits, and relearn new ones.

If this is true, then the "just draw" theory is completely false and you actually need to be thinking each time when you draw or you risk the chances of actually becoming worse.
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well sorry i'll rephrase. I guess what I'm trying to say is mindless drawing. More emphasis now that I actually found the episode and timestamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUjaRMGSrK0&t=1978s 37:32 is when the question is asked
It's true that you can practice in a way that's harmful but it's never as irreversible or hard to change as most people worry. You might develop a muscle memory that's off or have a narrow comfort zone but you can break out of that with a month of deliberate practice. The worst-case scenario is really just that you waste a lot of time.
The problem is you and people like you who feel the need to turn a simple invocation to practice into some kind of "theory."

Leave the ponderous philosophical debates to the old guys. You're young, you should practice.
I felt like a 60 year old since I was 20.

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Hopefully this image dump was helpful
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Which is the best/used app to draw for android tablet?

MediBang Paint?
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Anyone tried Huion Sketch? It's a free android app they've just released for their android compatible tablets.
Anyone tried Adobe Photoshop Sketch?
I used adobe sketch. It was ok too. Medibang gets a bit cumbersome as far as ui is concerned. But the online gallery might be good for some people. You might wanna try autodesk sketchbook out too.
Is Adobe sketch paid/subscription based?
Only one I've used more than once is art flow which is okay-ish.

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Why have you not drawn the waifu of the month, anon?
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There is no such thing as waifu of the month
You don't get to have multiple
A qt indeed
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Did you guys already talked about it?
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*pic related
Hot, wish that was me, God.
? boring

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>imagine not improving at all in over 10 years
I sure have an example. https://www.deviantart.com/xjkenny
The Vexus picture on the left is from 2008 as evidenced by this blog post http://teenageroblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/cluster-dream.html
The bigger picture on the right is from 2019 as evidenced by the source https://www.deviantart.com/xjkenny/art/Ring-Gear-Misplaced-2-820363306

Basically he has over 3000 digital paintings in his gallery, and it still looks pretty much the same. Maybe he is just realling enjoying the very early digital art look.
The picture is smaller on the left, because the source picture was smaller than the new one.
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>here's an example
>rest of the thread will be forever discussing the example
Maybe people are burned out by the subject considering it comes up quite often.
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>imagine not improving at all in over 10 years

I do not need to, this is reality for me.
I'm certain that you are exaggerating, got some examples?
Unironically post your art.

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