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  1. the thing about the Proko and loomis versions are...

    the thing about the Proko and loomis versions are they use the surface features of the head as landmarks for the construction. The john B method doesn't, which just makes it more obtuse and...
  2. Watch this ...

    Watch this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPNYWeEf1U
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    I've posted these before but thought I'd share...

    I've posted these before but thought I'd share again. As has been said working from the life helps understanding of how things look. First you have to design the placement of the elements you want to...
  4. Alla Prima means to finish your painting in one...

    Alla Prima means to finish your painting in one session, whether you are painting outdoors or in the studio. Usually this mean about 3 hours from blank canvas to finished painting. It requires a lot...
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    Stylization existed long before manga in painting...

    Stylization existed long before manga in painting and drawing. Semi realism is not really the correct term just something someone made up because they don't know their art history. Stylization can be...
  6. If you can only copy what other people are...

    If you can only copy what other people are already doing to get the results you want, then yes, you don't have the skill and thought processes in place for yourself. I suggest make a list of the...
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    People who like to do art can't wait to do art...

    People who like to do art can't wait to do art and they do it all the time because its about the process of making art not just the outcome. If thats not you maybe you don't actually like to do art...
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    But you've never seen a worse comic book artist...

    But you've never seen a worse comic book artist that made that much money, no one has.

    http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/4/21/2960508/worst-rob-liefeld-drawings
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    the only caveat I would add about tools is it has...

    the only caveat I would add about tools is it has to be able to output the file to the format required by the client. So if the cheap ass free program you are using doesn't export a file as a psd...
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    try some local art groups or ask about groups at...

    try some local art groups or ask about groups at the local art store. There is always somebody getting together for stuff. Life drawing sessions are another great way to meet up with like minded...
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    So your 15 primarily digital and want to be a...

    So your 15 primarily digital and want to be a character artist but aren't getting good enough after a year of hard work but little instruction. Very simple solution to your problems if you want to be...
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    Mediocre and incompetent artists can sometimes...

    Mediocre and incompetent artists can sometimes GET work but they can't keep it.To be hired a second time you have to have satisfied your clients and whether you like it or not that takes professional...
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    Noah Bradley was getting professional work when...

    Noah Bradley was getting professional work when he was still in school. He now works for Wizards and anyone else he wants to work for and it has everything to do with his ability. Get some skills...
  14. International Business Language is English so...

    International Business Language is English so just about anyone who is in business can speak English. In my experience most Europeans are multilingual.
  15. Why don't you just write to him and ask your...

    Why don't you just write to him and ask your questions?
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    Whats the big hurry? Go at a comfortable pace and...

    Whats the big hurry? Go at a comfortable pace and always try to push yourself to do more than you did before. Working until you can't work anymore works for some people but if you're not one of them...
  17. I don't advocate being cheap for cheap sake. Find...

    I don't advocate being cheap for cheap sake. Find a price that you are comfortable with and see if you get work. When you start out its hard to know what to charge and being a slave to some asshole...
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    While I disagree with your premise that...

    While I disagree with your premise that abstraction adds something that realism doesn't. Dan McCaws book deals with the ideas about paint handling and quality...
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    Pixel lovely is better than the crappy models of...

    Pixel lovely is better than the crappy models of posemaniacs try them for the photo ref

    http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/
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    Working from life does not mean just attending a...

    Working from life does not mean just attending a life drawing class. You don't have mirrors where you are? No other people around?
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    Work from life if you want to work smarter....

    Work from life if you want to work smarter. Posemaniacs is crap unless you already know how to draw. Figures require a number of things to be a good figure drawing /painting. First you need correct...
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    Illuxcon 2015 Artists announced

    I'm pleased to announce I was juried into the main show again for next years Illuxcon. Congrats to all the other artists that made the cutLooking forward to seeing everybody next October.

    Here is...
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    Magic cards average $1,000 and up per card...

    Magic cards average $1,000 and up per card depending on the artist and the amount of detail the image requires.
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    yeah all of the books mentioned are meant to be...

    yeah all of the books mentioned are meant to be used with drawing from life not photos, so if you don't do that you will not get the full benefit of the instruction.
  25. Linseed oil from the hardware store is heat cured...

    Linseed oil from the hardware store is heat cured and less refined. It will darken and yellow your paintings very quickly because of this.
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