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    SketchBook: "I say! This Darjeeling is hardly sparkling!...

    "I say! This Darjeeling is hardly sparkling! Maitre'd!.."
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    SketchBook: Thankee! :)

    Thankee! :)
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    I'd say the "profound" meaning one sees while...

    I'd say the "profound" meaning one sees while stoned often makes no sense once you sober up. Ever had an amazing revelation in a dream, write it down, and in the morning discover that it was "the...
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    Your sketches are very sloppy. Don't just do...

    Your sketches are very sloppy. Don't just do random blots - think in terms of lit planes, and yes, in perspective.
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    The real horror here is the painting technique......

    The real horror here is the painting technique... ;)

    Study the fundamentals. Composition, structural drawing, perspective, lighting, anatomy.

    Recommended reading: "Figure Drawing for All It's...
  6. Printers of the kind you are going to need for...

    Printers of the kind you are going to need for art prints - wide inkjets, 8+ pigment inks etc. - are very expensive.

    Try finding a local print shop first. You'll need to run a lot of tests to get...
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    Will cinema make theatre obsolete? Oh, wait...

    Will cinema make theatre obsolete?

    Oh, wait...
  8. You cannot really "finish" this to its full...

    You cannot really "finish" this to its full potential. You have to start over to do that. :3

    The chief problems aren't with rendering, they are with composition and values. You establish those...
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    The big "secret" of marijuana is that it is not...

    The big "secret" of marijuana is that it is not required to achieve the states of consciousness that it might lead you to. All it really does is calm you down and make you contemplative. You can do...
  10. Technology There is a clear advantage, just not for you. The...

    There is a clear advantage, just not for you. The advantage is enjoyed by the display manufacturers.

    That's why you hardly get standard-aspect monitors any more: the monitors are marketed by...
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    RGB/CMYK is no longer relevant for digital...

    RGB/CMYK is no longer relevant for digital printing. Unless you are preparing the pages for offset printing runs, don't bother to convert to CMYK. Modern inkjet printers handle RGB just fine,...
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    Get "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth...

    Get "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" by Loomis. Then do studies from life. There is no other way - or at least all other ways are torturous, slow and not guaranteed to produce results.
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    It depends on your definition of "a bit". For...

    It depends on your definition of "a bit". For one, his arms are way, way too short. Arm with open palm reaches to mid-thigh. But since you've made his shins way, way too long, that measurement would...
  14. Thread: Studying Art

    by arenhaus
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    Keep practicing, grasshopper. :)

    Keep practicing, grasshopper. :)
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    The typical starting point for learning sculpture...

    The typical starting point for learning sculpture is clay, working from live model, compounding the sculpting studies with drawing and visual anatomy classes.

    Joining a class is a good idea in...
  16. What eezacque says. Your problem is unusual, so...

    What eezacque says. Your problem is unusual, so you'd be better off working with a specialist - like a physical therapist or a Feldenkrais trainer - to create a working posture which will not kill...
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    No specific suggestions, other than practicing...

    No specific suggestions, other than practicing more structural drawing. The more you are aware of the volume and perspective as you draw, the better. Right now you show a good deal of that, but you...
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    I mean the value mid-way between the highlight...

    I mean the value mid-way between the highlight and the shadow.

    The highlight on materials with even a little glossiness takes on some of the color of the light source. With reflective nonmetallic...
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    The strongest color is typically neither in...

    The strongest color is typically neither in highlights nor in shadows, it is in the mid-values.

    However, it all depends on the color scheme, lighting, and not in the least on personal or stylistic...
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    "Compartmentalized color" all the way. No two...

    "Compartmentalized color" all the way. No two colors in your picture talk to each other.

    As for the proportions, nearly all proportions and volumes here are off - including that arm. Did you...
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    There is an ages-old trick to help with that:...

    There is an ages-old trick to help with that: look at your drawing in a mirror. The familiarity will be lost and you'll see the mistakes much more clearly.
  22. Draw from life, draw structurally, draw in...

    Draw from life, draw structurally, draw in pencil. That will solve most of your problems.
  23. Technology Wacom tablet aspect is way narrower than this....

    Wacom tablet aspect is way narrower than this. With two monitors, you can program a tablet button to switch between the two, and use the complete tablet area. With this monitor, you'll have to either...
  24. Thread: Nude sketch

    by arenhaus
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    NSFW - Nudity Can you take your PC to the figure class? Can you...

    Can you take your PC to the figure class? Can you sketch on it in the street?

    It is true that in the end you are making marks on a surface, but you are also conditioning your eye and muscle...
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    You are compartmentalizing color, putting each...

    You are compartmentalizing color, putting each color into its separate little gaol where you use brighter and darker versions of the same hue to shade. In at least one case you've used wide areas of...
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