View Full Version : What should i draw?
October 3rd, 2010, 06:39 PM
Alrighty, I want to become a game artist and stuff but right now what i am drawing just seems pointless. What can I do that is more geared toward that? Like what can i draw and make and stuff that seems more for gaming instead of like the stuff in my sketchbook. Does anyone understand what i mean? like the stuff i draw now seems pointless for what i want to do when i get older, how can i stop that?
October 3rd, 2010, 06:53 PM
Draw from life. It can't hurt.
October 3rd, 2010, 06:54 PM
A drawing that teaches you something is never useless. Studies are essential, you need rendering skill and a visual libary built, ready to draw from. Although drawing from life may seem pointless, we steal literally everything we do from it in one form or another.
Anyway, if you want to do a concept related project, pick up your favourite book (Preferabbly sci-fi or fantasy, think Scott Lynch or Robin Hobb) and then convert this into a design brief for the entire world that it's set it. Now design everything from the book you can find. EVERYTHING ! Create a fully functioning reality based on the book. Characters, scenes, environments, architechture, animals, plants, weapons, items, door knobs, from significant to the most minor detail.
That'll probably emulate the concepting process somewhat, since your working to someone elses brief. Be sure not to look at other fanart, it might influence yours.
For a more original spin, build your own world, city, town, society, whatever.
Always try to think of a purpose for what you're drawing before you do.
October 3rd, 2010, 06:59 PM
Drawing is not pointless. Studios who hire you for game-related art are going to want to see that you can draw, and they'll especially want to see your sketchbook. So draw everything. Draw environmental elements like rocks and trees, draw buildings, both fantasy and real, draw vehicles of all sorts, do figure and character work, observational drawings, pure design stuff. And do a lot of it, you'll need it later on.
October 3rd, 2010, 07:12 PM
What about the 3D aspect? I would love to do that part of the game art, but again no clue on what to do
October 4th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Even if you're aiming for 3D, you will STILL need to learn how to draw everything, mainly because a prerequisite of doing 3D models is visualizing how the whole thing looks at every angle. The more you refine your drawing skills, the more you'll be able to visualize and imagine how they would look like inside your head and vice versa.
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