"Art" creation is an activity...the learning is to be found in the doing.
Say a guy wants to get better at 3 pointers and he's got a coach. Let's say for every shot that guy tries to make he talks to his coach about how to improve the shot for 30 minutes because he's worried about getting it right and the quickest method. It takes 2 minutes to probably make the shot. Now start multiplying that.
For every 3 shots, 6 minutes and 90 minutes of talking. Do you see how ridiculous that is?
I wish people would actually sit down and time themselves from "asking and browsing questions on the forums" vs practice time.
The main reason I like CA is because it's not precious about trampling on one's feelings. The rude replies are the quickest way to bring you up short and make you think about what you actually asked and was it really necessary.
Now how do I start learning how to draw again? Please use one syllable words for your answer - I'm a bit thick you know.
Last edited by NajamQ; August 21st, 2012 at 05:13 AM.
I feel like we are going in circles.
Its best to learn now what to take as offense and what to shrug off. Along
with all the basic foundations, a necessary part of this industry is having a thick
skin. Besides, the language barrier does not fly anymore. It's only a minority
of members that throw a hissy fit when people don't cater to their sensitive
delicate emotions and stroke their ego.
Suck it up.
very nice thread =D
Alright, I don't want to come off as being pretentious because I know for a fact that I am no better than anyone here in terms of expertise or skill level. The best advice I was ever given and I believe is the answer to most question to ramblings and productivity is simply "have fun". The problem manifests when art starts to become a chore, where you must study this, do that, I have to be better at this and that. You always end up with negitive vibes in your mentality where you lose sight of the fun or good over the bad. You should always enjoy your'self in the process of what ever you do and not contemplate the tediousness which inherently makes you lazy in the end.
Enjoying my self while doing studies, paintings or simply doodling takes me away for hours without even knowing. I enjoy this feeling and wouldn't trade it for anything...if that's possible....
Stop it - stop replying, go post art.
If not for the fact this is Xopher's thread it would have been closed by now. You're spamming with arguments and if you're here to work on art, work on art.
You know what rude really is? Not being honest and straight up with someone. You have to have a sense of where someone is at in their development and try to get a feel for where they may not be seeing the path better...if they need to work on basic drawing skills they need to hear "draw more". Some will...most won't...but page after page, thread after thread won't change that.
I have never started so many arguments before except when I told rich kids parents their kids would grow up and do a fine arts degree (just for fun) instead of becoming lawyers, Guess I should get back to some sketching and get a sketchbook up, I was considering throwing some paint at the wall Jackson pollock style or drawing some abstract prostitutes just to start some more arguments about what is art nah Im enough trouble
Last edited by Xopher; August 21st, 2012 at 01:28 PM.