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Nice stuff, you started off great, but there's been some definite improvement! I'll have to check out the long form of your SB when I have some time!
I love your pencil works! Emotive and inspiring. Any Tips on how u use your pencil so awesomely??
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p sage Thanks man
Silent Messiah Thank you sorry ain't got any quick useful tips, i guess just draw as much as you can and try to find some tutorials about drawing.
Ok, i thought about this quite a lot, and today after looking through CA's forums and noticing that about a 1/3 if not more are devoted to TAD...i came to a decision.
I'm not a professional artist or some outstanding CA contributor, so i guess what i'm gonna write here won't make any "waves" or affect anything but frankly i don't care anymore.
I joined this site in 2006 to find an awesome community, with young aspiring artists that worked hard to become professionals, of course not everyone were like this but CA had a sense of real community with people devoted to art and other people devoted to help you become a better artist.
However these days, all i see is:
A. Over populated site, where a sketchbook update reaches the 2nd page of the SB forum sometimes in less than an hour.
B. Many DeviantArt like qualities, when very little people actually care about getting and giving helpful feedback on art, and more about posting, posting and posting...just for the sake of posting, i especially like those who produce 20 pages of Loomis "studies" every week and they even don't know why are they doing them?!?!?...and the list of similarities to DA just goes on and on...(2 word comments, too many artists, no real content to the site, degrading community activities...etc)
C. CA turning in to a money making machine for some artists, with all this TAD bs and advertisement. Censoring anyone who actually tries to speak about doing some "free" lessons or video tutorials.
D. There are so much more things that i don't like about CA these days...but i"ll just skip to the main point of all this crap.
During my posting time here i met so many awesome people who helped me a lot, with their comments, critiques and support even when i wanted to quit drawing.
However, now i just don't feel that staying on CA would contribute to me in any way.
This is my last post, so again i wanted to thank everyone who supported me all the way, you are AWESOME!!! Keep drawing and painting!
Not to brake the tradition of posting only with an actual "art" update....
Last edited by Fallenangel; November 10th, 2011 at 07:18 PM.
Hmmm.... I don't know... guess I don't get it.
In the end your experience is what you make of it. Sorry to see you go; I really enjoyed your work, and thought to give you support because your improvement was personally encouraging to me.
I wish I had an awesome comment for you every time; sometimes I just don't have the time, but want to show some quick support.
Good luck, and hopefully you can get where you need to get with your art.
Last edited by p sage; November 10th, 2011 at 08:00 PM.
Although I don't agree with your reasons for leaving, I wish you well and think it's a pity you're leaving, because I only recently started following your art, but I love it all the same, and learn from what you post. Your progress has inspired me till now, and I hope you keep progressing towards what you want!
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Like most of the other guys, I disagree with most of what you said but I can see why someone would feel that way.
Sad you're leaving but i'll try and stay caught up with your Deviantart then.
Alex, I hope you consider coming back to CA. though i agree with a few reasons you've mentioned, i do sometimes find myself guilty of the fact of posting for the sake of well, posting, but in actuality i do want feedback/critique and wanting to improve because i realize i want to do art for a living and because i just love doing it! i respect your decision to move off of CA but all i can say is for you to keep going after what you really want without regrets :] i will miss your posts here and i must say i've learnt a lot from your work ethic and dedication.
You know, if all the people who actually post helpful critique and are willing to improve are leaving, then of course the community won't stay the same. And you are one of those. Really too bad you decided to go. I'm going to miss your posts
Wish you all the best nontheless of course!
היי אלכס, מזמן לא יצא לי להגיב לציורים שאתה מפרסם, זה לא אומר דבר על הצפייה שלי בהם.
(למען האמת אני לא באמת אוהב להגיב כשאין לי מה להגיד)
אני אכתוב לך כאן, למרות שאינני יכול להיות בטוח בזה שאתה אפילו תקרא את תגובתי. אין זה משנה אומנם, כי בכל מקרה הסיכוי כן קיים.
יש הרבה חן בעבודות שלך וההשקעה היא דבר נראה שמתבלט מאוד כשאני צופה במה שאתה עושה, ולפעמים כשאתה מבין שהקהילה בה אתה נמצא כבר לא מספקת את צרכייך אתה כבר לא כל כך בטוח איך זה יכול לתרום להמשך התפתחותך כצייר או מאייר.
אין לי גם סיבות לשכנע אותך להשאר או לחזור, הבחירה שלך ועשית אותה.
אני כן רוצה לגעת בכמה נקודות.
לא יצא לי לפגוש אנשים שלומדים מספרים כגון אלו של לומיס וברידג'מן בלי שהם ידעו מה התועלת בהם. ראיתי אנשים שמזלזלים בלימודים האלו, ז"א - ללא הקדשת מחשבה למה שהם עושים ופשוט מעתיקים את מה שהם רואים כי זה מה שכולם עושים. זאת סוג של השפעה תרבותית על אנשים שאינם יודעים איך לגשת לספרים האלו ורוצים תוצאות זריזות.
(כמובן שהאנשים האלו לא ישארו בתחום להרבה זמן)
לגבי "מחלקת האומנות" של קונספט-ארט, אני לא ממש בטוח למה אתה מתכוון אבל אתה כנראה כן יודע מה קורה פה יותר ממני. וזאת כי אני מגביל את עצמי לביקור סקצ'בוקים ועבודות בעיקר רק של מעגל החברים הקטן שיצרנו פה ולא יותר מזה בדר"כ (פשוט כי אין זמן להגיב לכולם על כל דבר קטן שהם עושים)
אוקיי, אני חושב שזהו זה. רוצה לאחל לך המון הצלחה בציור ואיור ובעתיד בקריירה המדעית! מקווה שתעדכן אותי בצורה כלשהי לגבי עבודות חדשות שאתה מפרסם היכן שתבחר לפרסם אותן!
It's a pity that you leave and I can't understand why. All you've written doesn't concern your own work it's just about others. But anyway good luck in your art progress!
DUDE! your pencil skills are WICKED! man wish i can shade like that cause' im really weak in shading :d lookin' forward to your future updates!
hmm not bad, not bad at all, your fiqures are little lacking weight in three dimensionality, maybe doing them as shapes more in 3d space in beginning could help?
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Damn, that really sucks, but I see where you're coming from on this. I feel as if I haven't made much in terms of progress on here while there are smaller sketchbook threads with better stuff. Well, I wish the best of luck to you, Algenpfleger, and Janaschi.
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awesome sketchbook fallen angel! i really like how in your pencil sketches how you use lines for not just sketching but the way you detail things with the strokes
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Awwww fuck.. Brilliant stuff! 5*
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