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a hole-y ghost
May 10, 2010



those look drat cool

I'm really curious where this art made with this kind of tech will be in like 50 years. it's gonna be wild

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sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

No doubt AI / deep dreaming is gonna do some REALLY interesting things to procedurally generated art in the very very near future.



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Bert of the Forest
Apr 27, 2013

Shucks folks, I'm speechless. Hawf Hawf Hawf!

I have issues finding excuses to draw just for FUN, but recently started really enjoying turning obscure/hazy childhood memories into t-shirt designs since I get to expand my wardrobe with stuff I like at the end. Been drawing an average of one after work each day, and have been having a lot of fun thus far:









Let me know many of these weird references y'all get.

syntaxrigger
Jul 6, 2011

Actually you owe me 6! But who's countin?



Dumb questions:

I have started to draw and it feels like a chore. Does that mean drawing 'isn't for me'? Or is that normal?

I have been trying to find a hobby and I know that any sort of hobby has work involved however I am not sure where to draw the line of "this isn't for me".

Any advice?

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

If you're doing it purely for your own enjoyment and/or therapeutic value, then it should be something you consistently find fun. If your intent is to seriously improve and hone the skill further, and you're doing some actual study or something with a bunch of learning resources... then yeah it might feel like a chore sometimes, although you should at least feel like you're learning something from it. And it definitely shouldn't feel like a chore all the time.

syntaxrigger
Jul 6, 2011

Actually you owe me 6! But who's countin?



Argue posted:

If you're doing it purely for your own enjoyment and/or therapeutic value, then it should be something you consistently find fun. If your intent is to seriously improve and hone the skill further, and you're doing some actual study or something with a bunch of learning resources... then yeah it might feel like a chore sometimes, although you should at least feel like you're learning something from it. And it definitely shouldn't feel like a chore all the time.

Is seeking critique at the beginning a good idea or does it do more harm than good? I am going to try again. I think I need to focus on having fun as opposed to doing "the right" things.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

I don't think seeking critique is ever a bad idea, as long as the people you ask know what they're talking about (although it can sting to hear sometimes). If you just ask a bunch of randos though then that's probably the wrong move.

Also, you might want to ask in the creative chat thread. There's also the stickied artdome thread I think, for critique.

syntaxrigger
Jul 6, 2011

Actually you owe me 6! But who's countin?



Thanks. Sorry if this was a derail.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Grrrrrrrrrreeeble.

coolusername
Aug 23, 2011

cooltitletext


Being bad at things is the first step to being good at things, I chant endlessly (it doesn't help)



Procreate on the ipad users, what do you like to use? I can't find anything that colours with the flawless telepathic understanding of my will that sai had for me, yet.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

What do you mean by use? If you mean brushes, you can look for Max Ulichney's brushes. They're all good, but the latest one, the watercolor set, is the first to use the new brush engine, and those brushes are wonderful and make nice use of the new color dynamics feature. The gouache set also complements the watercolor set well and happens to contain my favorite pencil for drawing in Procreate.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

Argue posted:

What do you mean by use? If you mean brushes, you can look for Max Ulichney's brushes. They're all good, but the latest one, the watercolor set, is the first to use the new brush engine, and those brushes are wonderful and make nice use of the new color dynamics feature. The gouache set also complements the watercolor set well and happens to contain my favorite pencil for drawing in Procreate.

coolusername
Aug 23, 2011

cooltitletext


Yeah, I mean brushes! Thanks for the recommendation. There's a really nice pastel custom sai brush I use that I haven't found a match for in procreate.

coolusername
Aug 23, 2011

cooltitletext


Double posting to say the Max brushes are fantastic, I got the $5 essential pack and the pastels are really nice.

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012



Bleak Gremlin

Posting this here as well as the Links thread:

Is there a goon-approved online Photoshop/ Paint.net website that could be used for creating basic digital art?

Our schools are closed and I have to completely retool my Visual Arts class. I think that putting a greater emphasis on digital art would be the best way to get students to complete work.

Not all students will have the ability to download paint.net, so having an online equivalent that could work on older laptops and iPads feels like the way to go

Oldstench
Jun 29, 2007

Let's talk about where you're going.


This is a longshot, but would one of you PS users be willing to draw a couple of strokes with these brushes and post the results to imgur or something? I'd like to have these brushes but Krita can only import the tip, so I can't be sure how the brushes are supposed to behave.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

Oldstench posted:

This is a longshot, but would one of you PS users be willing to draw a couple of strokes with these brushes and post the results to imgur or something? I'd like to have these brushes but Krita can only import the tip, so I can't be sure how the brushes are supposed to behave.

Lucky you, I got them installed (although it's free, so I guess it doesn't take much luck)

Here they are, in order of how they appear in the list when you import them, light pressure on top and strong on bottom. Note that some of the strokes might deceive you because of random scattering on the tip--and I bet some of them use the dual brush features too (didn't check).

Oldstench
Jun 29, 2007

Let's talk about where you're going.


I really appreciate it.

TURGID TOMFOOLERY
Nov 1, 2019



Hi, the op is kind of lacking.

What are the go-to softwares for making digital art without electronic-pen tablets?

Illustrator
Photoshop
??

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

TURGID TOMFOOLERY posted:

Hi, the op is kind of lacking.

What are the go-to softwares for making digital art without electronic-pen tablets?

Illustrator
Photoshop
??

Wut?

Any CGI software is usually better with a tablet. I don't understand the question. Most 3d software (unless it is sculpting) doesn't require a tablet. Not even photoshop or illustrator technically require a tablet but it helps.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

I've seen good art done from scratch with just a mouse and no tablet, but... I don't know that anyone would actually recommend trying it. Coloring of scanned lineart, I guess, would be feasible to an extent, in which case any of the usual suspects would work; I'd go with CSP because it has much better fill options.

If I only had a mouse to work with, I'd probably do a lot of pixel art, in which case you'd want Aseprite.

Listerine
Jan 5, 2005

Exquisite Corpse

TURGID TOMFOOLERY posted:

Hi, the op is kind of lacking.

What are the go-to softwares for making digital art without electronic-pen tablets?

Illustrator
Photoshop
??

Just want to point out that Affinity makes very good Photoshop/Illustrator alternatives for a fraction of the price, and are permanent licenses as opposed to rental model.

And I would highly recommend getting even the cheapest model of pen tablet, working with a mouse just sucks.

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A Wild Animal
Dec 20, 2019

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN




"Female Breast with Flowers", 2020. This work is a comment on Feminity.

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