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    Fear of failure

    Hello all,

    I started this thread because I am kinda freaking right now. I have a lot of fear of failure and it is really working against me. I really got to work on my exam but I can't get started.

    Does somebody here also has fear of failure and maybe has some tips and tricks for me?

    I would really appreciate this.

    Thank you

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    If your fear of failure is art related you'll probably want to read this.

    http://www.amazon.com/Art-Fear-Obser...2559293&sr=8-1

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    Thank you. I will check it out.

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    If you think about failing, its only helping you to the road of failure, sure everyone feels that thought in the back of their mind that they might fail but thinking positive like "I will ace this exam" will only help you, aim high. Not getting started just because of a few bad thoughts makes it worse.
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    It is more of how you look at it. You start out as a failure, and work your way up from there. If there are some things you can't do then, back to the drawing board. Rate of success is different for each artist. Rembrant almost starved to death, because people didn't think what he did was art. Disney was not considered an artist, until he became a household name. There are always critics that can put us down, but they can never take away our desire to be better than we are.

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    You are totally right and I realise it. But there is something fucked up that holds me from drawing. I have to design an appartment as an assignment for my exam. But I can't get passed the top view design. It is always looking totally wrong and out of proprtion. I did a lot of research but it still am not capable of drawing just a top view. And now I feel awefull every time I want to retry.

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    Are you doing a blue print, Floor plan?

    If you use a grid to help with with measurements, you just need the average sizes of things. Like a queen size bed is 6'x5', counters are 23" and 32" high.

    I use to do paper cutouts for everything I would put in the room, after I mark the walls. That way you can rearrange everything as much as you want, and then measure the walk space to make sure it is no less than 30 inches, The size of a standard door. Each step can be no more that 10 inches high.

    with other angles you use perspectives. Draw the floor in perspectives , and draw a tile floor for foot squares, and you can use the squares to draw the placement of everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nysuatro View Post
    I have to design an appartment as an assignment for my exam. But I can't get passed the top view design. It is always looking totally wrong and out of proprtion. I did a lot of research but it still am not capable of drawing just a top view.
    Did you check the chapter on perspective in Andrew Loomis' book "succesful drawing".
    It has some very helpful infos on how to scale an image or go from a side/front/top view of a building to a perspective drawing.
    The book is out of print but can be downloaded virtually everywhere on the internet and for free.

    On a side note, how come you're so lost? I mean if its an assignement for an exam,
    they should have showed you how to draw this kind of stuff before, shouldnt they?

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    Thank you, will check it out.

    I am only drawing for 4 months. I have learned how to draw in perspective. And I can, but because of the high pressure and other stuff I have again fear of failure. And because of that it is hard for me to draw.

    I have had support some years ago for my fear of failure and i thought I had it under controle. But it has returned now and it is really hard to force me to work.

    And the most frustrating part is that I love to draw. So it is not against my will that I draw.
    (btw: I follow a gamedesign course. And content creation skills (drawing and painting) is one of the 5 courses.

    But today its going better, finally.

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    Have you tried Google Sketch Up? My brother designed his whole house for planning permission for the changes we wanted to do, and he's useless at computer programmes.


    I didn't think it was possible to be called an artist when you have nothing to say. It's like being a writer who publishes individual words as books and expects to be praised for it.
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    I have heared a lot about sketchup. Will check it out

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    I know, more youtubes advise but it does seem to get close to the core (especially from 0:53 on).

    tensai


    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)

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    Fuck backgrounds, who needs em.
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