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    The Imagination of a retarded God who can't draw...

    I'm really getting pissed off with my drawing skills recently. I know that what I can draw, i do it ok (hey, i'm not perfect, but i know i can draw) but what bothers me, is that my imagination can take me to far away, unknown places where everything is just awesome! I can picture the characters i can draw and they are doing things like riding a horse, or having a drink in a pub or whatever, and i get really upset when i come to try and draw what i can see in my mind, it all turns to goo and what i see on my paper, is just a pile of lines and rubber marks.

    I'm not trying to be big headed or anything, but i know my imagination is pretty good. But does anyone else every get angry when the picture you are trying to draw, just never turns out how you want it too? Also, does anyone out there also find themselves drawing the same thing over and over again?

    When i want to draw a picture, sometimes i picture what i want on paper and that usually turns out rubbish. Almost all the other times, i just sit down, put my headphones in and listen to Disturbed on a rather loud volume and allow myself to be taken to that fantasy land where i love to be, and allow my pencil to go in time to the music.

    If i had a photocopier in my head, i'd have some pretty sweet pictures right now...

    Do you think my problem is that i've been drawing the same thing too much? Shall i go outside and draw some flowers or an apple or something so help me broaden my drawing skills, or shall i just knuckle down and draw till i run out of paper??

    As the title sas, i have the Imagination of a retarded God who can't draw, but i can never get my drawings to look like what i can see in my mind....

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    Stop pimping up your imagination and draw more.

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    Lol, i guess that was simple enough huh?
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    ha, that sounds like me, the imagination, the disturbed.
    keep your imagination under control for a bit and practice on your drawing skills. anatomy, perspective, rendering etc. trust me, if there was an artist that could draw exactly what he had in his mind, he would be one hell of an artist!

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    Lmao, yeah ok thats true enough. I need to work on anantomy and everything still so i guess i'll start there. Stupid imagination! ><
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    Do more speedpaintings. It's the fun-way of learning. And stop whining. Not at us, but stop whining at yourself. It won't help. Be positive. Don't listen to a band called Disturbed!

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    Lmao, but Disturbed is my most fave band ever!!!
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    Can't be no good karma, man.

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    That happens to me quite a bit, but thumbnailing usually helps to get some of my ideas down. I think the most important thing is not to get hung up on trying to get "what's in your mind" 100% down on paper, but getting some of those ideas down.

    That way you can explore the idea better and get more ideas flowing. Oh and always keep those drawings, it might be fun to revisit them in a year or so .!

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    The Imagination of a God?!

    Don't flatter yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Don't flatter yourself.
    please Elwell - a little more respect - you are in the prescence of ...

    sound of gong ....

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    nice one Rascar

    I have the same problem,I imagine all kinds of crazy shit but Im never able to achieve what I imagined in my head..like I cant draw environments for shit.Somedays are good and I come up with a lot of good drawings and others days I cant even draw one good one.Its like if my talent comes and goes

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    John, your avatar doesn't really encourage any signs of godly imagination...

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    If only we had ConceptImagination.org!

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    Shut up and draw



    ...drawing is a skill that must be developed like any other skill. That's like bitching about not being able to play a fucking piano concerto when all you can play is 'mary had a little lamb'

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    Quote Originally Posted by waronmars
    Shut up and draw
    alright alright!
    sheesh

    In response to the original poster - I think we have all angsted over what we can visualise but cannot commit to paper. The only cure is shitloads of practice.
    In future, I recommend you describe your imagination marginally less extravagantly... Say... The imagination of a demigod, godling, sundered god, avatar, holy champion, messiah or something.
    Last edited by Snarfevs; August 24th, 2006 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waronmars
    Shut up and draw

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    Damn John, ego much?

    Get better at drawing and your ideas will come out more clearly on paper.

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    I'm not sure you want the kind of cleaning i could give you hurri!


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    mmmm... cleaning....

    NOW SHUT UP AND DRAW

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    If you had such a great imagination you'd be able to think of an imaginative way to get around your lack of drawing skills.

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    Yeah, like everyone else has said. Draw more.

    Ive had the problem, so has everyone else im sure. But, you know what? I use to try and draw from my imagination more, but there is no point, not all the time anyhow, cause i never new anything..The more you study the more your ideas will become real on paper, when i started to just copy/study anatomy and all that crap i was able to be even more imaginable and somewhat put it to paper and it would look good, cause i knew what i was doing more by learning anatomy etc.... Anyways, now im gonna shut up and draw ahah! You get the point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabo
    Do more speedpaintings. It's the fun-way of learning. And stop whining. Not at us, but stop whining at yourself. It won't help. Be positive. Don't listen to a band called Disturbed!
    QFT! There's a lot more talented and better sounding (opinion of course) bands out there ! Just gotta go look, it's worth it!

    Onto the subject, I have the same problem where I can get these awesome images in my head but then try to draw them and yeah just bleh.

    personally when this happens I take a small break and try to just totally change what I'm thinking about at the time and just DRAW then and I can come up with some really interesting stuff that you won't even know is in your head, sometimes maybe even resembling the things you were imagining.

    on another note, I need to practice my anatomy more too!

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    Or shall i just knuckle down and draw till i run out of paper?

    Knuckle down until your minds eye is on paper

    and yes by all means train however you wish or just do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfwalls
    If you had such a great imagination you'd be able to think of an imaginative way to get around your lack of drawing skills.
    I imagine...you can pay me for example...to draw your imagination. But I ain't cheap....the greater your imagination the greater the fee.

    Just imagine what I'll draw for you at an unimaginable price !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Don't flatter yourself.
    Nuff said.

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    I liked eating coal with sugar when I was two, and I have less than three dozen operating brain cells left, each one speaking a different language. Imagination is NOOOOO problem...TIME is...



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    you could start to imagine stickfigures only ^^

    no seriously just keep working it's been a while since I saw some of your stuff here ... (if I'm wrong send me the links a pm plz)
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    If you can see down to the detail in your minds eye of what you want, THEN you should be able to draw it. But most of us can't do that. I guess you'd have to have a photographic memory to be able to literally see everything you'd want before you put pencil to paper. I think most of us have a pretty good idea of this and that we want in the picture and with knowledge of how the illusion of realism works, we start to build a picture. We build it as we go along. Constantly refining.

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