"I sang my princess fast asleep, 'cause she was my dream come true."
I am a student, and am trying to learn art on my own! I am quite a stranger to the traditional "art class". Any constructive feedback is welcome.
Devious Journal EntryJust a little note...Devious Journal Entry by PascalCampion
When you see an artist you like and you are trying to figure his work out... the question that gets asked a lot is" How did you do it?"
What software did you use to make this effect?
What is your technique?
These are questions that won't get you anywhere. It's like asking for the fish.
A question you should probably ask is WHY did you do this?.. WHAT were you thinking?
When you ask this question, you are thinking about the principles of fishing, and not just about catching A fish.
If you wonder why, then you won't be stuck with the HOW.. you will most probably create your own "HOW", your own method of putting your WHY into existence..and this is what will really make you unique.
Once again.. this is just my take on things.
Dealing with ArtblockDear, deviantart fellow artists,Dealing with Artblock by snowmarite
Artblock can be such a tough thing to battle with.
Some lack inspiration, some motivation and there are plenty of other reasons, but It's really vital and necessary to face it, deal with those obstacles in order to make some awesome stuff.
For me It's not about not having an inspiration/right conditions to create. It's more about that I want to paint and study a lot, but time and other stuff can get in my way, so I get frustrated. And that I put way too much pressure on myself - I guess I'm a perfectionist, but I really try to loosen up.
If you are not inspired - get out of your comfort zone - for example, if you're drawing characters all the time- try to do landscapes, etc. Listen to new music, read some lovely books, watch some movies. Change the medium - try to draw/paint something with pencil/watercolors/ink - even the simple ballpoint pen can be awesome to draw with. Go outside and take a walk