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    Observational drawing

    hey guys,

    What should i draw (within real life) thats modern i know that i could go out side, go into the city or draw stuff in my home but the stuff that i want to draw are things that this:

    http://media.rockstargames.com/rocks..._2560x1600.jpg
    http://media.rockstargames.com/rocks..._2560x1600.jpg
    http://oyster.ignimgs.com/ve3d/image...Artwork-04.jpg
    http://media.gtanet.com/images/4310-gta-iv-artwork.jpg

    so with these images shown what should i draw from observation.

    -thanks jonathan

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    You should try to be not so sure that when something happems it is not that i or you dont like it but that if you do then it is kool an its ok to like it and you dont hav to worry becos its really all OK and you'll be grate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjsuperspy View Post
    hey guys,

    What should i draw (within real life) thats modern i know that i could go out side, go into the city or draw stuff in my home but the stuff that i want to draw are things that this:

    http://media.rockstargames.com/rocks..._2560x1600.jpg
    http://media.rockstargames.com/rocks..._2560x1600.jpg
    http://oyster.ignimgs.com/ve3d/image...Artwork-04.jpg
    http://media.gtanet.com/images/4310-gta-iv-artwork.jpg

    so with these images shown what should i draw from observation.

    -thanks jonathan
    Everything. You need to draw everything. If you notice, in one of the images the artist even needed to draw a flowery carpet (with a body inside it). Did he say "I am too badass to draw flowery carpets"? No he did not, he drew that fucker. So stop looking for ways to slack off, it's all important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bennett View Post
    You should try to be not so sure that when something happems it is not that i or you dont like it but that if you do then it is kool an its ok to like it and you dont hav to worry becos its really all OK and you'll be grate.
    huh?
    Pardon me if English isn't your native language, but I don't understand your comment.

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    That was harder than it looks wasn't it Chris old boy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjsuperspy View Post
    i know that i could go out side, go into the city or draw stuff in my home but the stuff that i want to draw are things that this:
    Well, all of those images you linked show either 1.city, 2.stuff you'll be likely to find in a home or 3.both, so maybe you should go into the city or draw stuff in your home.

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    Just look at what's in the images you posted. They're wearing clothes, so learn about how clothes fold and learn about fashion in different countries/eras. Play dress-up if need be.

    They're holding weapons so get online and look up guns and stuff. Buy some toy or real guns if necessary, and start drawing them. Get some GI Joes, heh.

    The images all have people. Draw self portraits with a mirror, draw your friends, take life drawing classes.

    There are buildings so go into your town and draw some of the buildings. If you can't get big city stuff, find references off the internet to see what large city buildings look like.

    It seems pretty straight forward and logical to me.




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    That was harder than it looks wasn't it Chris old boy?
    Once my friend and I were making a stop motion LEGO B-Movie and we wanted to have B-Movie dialogue. We couldn't do it, everything we wrote sounded too intelligent. Finally we resorted to watching Plan 9 From Outer Space and taking notes from all Tor Johnson's lines to figure out what B-Movie dialogue even sounded like.
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    Awesome movie manly!

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    Good news JJSuperSpy!

    All you need to do to be able to paint like that is to become, through observation, a master at drawing and painting the following:
    1. Men and women (anatomy, heads, hands, facial hair, hairstyles [all kinds])
    2. Clothing and accessories (suits, halter tops, shemaghs, cargo pants, wife-beaters, skinny jeans, belts, gun holsters, sun glasses, sports jackets, slacks, track suits, shoes)
    3. Helecopters
    4. Birds
    5. Cityscapes
    6. Architecture
    7. Interiors
    8. Tables
    9. Booze bottles
    10. Pill bottles
    11. Beer bottles
    12. Bottlecaps
    13. Matchbooks
    14. Drinking glasses
    15. Garbage cans
    16. Garbage dumpsters
    17. Dead bodies rolled up in oriental carpets
    18. Window bars
    19. 2x4s
    20. Gutters
    21. Fire escapes
    22. Guns (all kinds)
    23. Shell casings
    24. Brick walls
    25. Windows
    26. Cars (all kinds)
    27. Clouds
    28. Skyscapes

    Then you should become a master at:

    29. Color theory
    30. Composition
    31. Textures
    32. Mood and lighting

    And that's it! get goin', tiger!

    p.s. If I missed a detail, I don't want you to fret. By the time you become a master at all those things, you will also be a master at observing and learning to draw new things. It all works together so perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bennett View Post
    You should try to be not so sure that when something happems it is not that i or you dont like it but that if you do then it is kool an its ok to like it and you dont hav to worry becos its really all OK and you'll be grate.
    Welcome to like, umm, teenagehood again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMigraine View Post
    huh?
    Pardon me if English isn't your native language, but I don't understand your comment.
    whoosh


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