Carmlillball wrote:Btw hi puzzle!
That sounds like a legitimate illness to me and kind of dangerous. Maybe Strep throat. Hope you've gone and seen a doctor by now or its passed; that sounds exceptionally unpleasant
I just wanna vent about art and learning to draw.
I'm kind of surprised at how much I'm learning each day with drawing and how much it always feels like it's such a small dent in the number of things I need to do.
To be fair; I think I could actually draw some really kick-ass high quality stuff if I was focused only on portrait style drawings. I've definitely developed a pretty definitive style and I know what I want out of portraits and how to get it; and I think I'm quite good at them. But my goal is to be able to draw epic style anime/manga type scenes EG Mafia Brigade of Knowledge Seekers except with my own sort of dark/gritty spin. But theres so much to learn there - anatomy is incredibly difficult from interesting perspectives, clothes are hard; being able to do those things from interesting and eye catching perspectives with pleasing compositions is even harder... I'm constantly pushing myself to learn a bit more fundamentally about how to draw and it's a struggle. Certain concepts translate through all practice but others are hard to get an innate sense for and pick up on; I think the biggest one for me moving forward is being able ton conceptualize and visualize objects as 3 dimensional things... I'm getting much better at constructing things and using basic shapes as reference points; but some things are bizarrely difficult without being able to "percieve" them in 3 dimensions from my head; even with solid construction methods. Mostly that's a problem when I'm trying to do interesting perspectives.
So yeah. I feel like I learn so much everyday but those improvements I make are so minor and I'm just struggling to keep my head afloat in an ocean of things that need to be learned.