Looking for a place to post random wannabe anime-ish fanart.
I need a place to randomly post artwork and was told to keep away from DeviantArt, I don't know why but people strongly tell me to avoid it, and even tho I don't know why I feel embarrassed to say I did have an account there with like 4 pictures. I'd link the site but that would probably just make me seem like someone to take less seriously. Also been recommended to keep away from Sheezy art. I don't think I'm good enough for concept art, although I respect the people here I think I'm too amateurish at this point. I was also told it would be a stretch if I got an account here and can't argue with that.
Not that I was especially good in the first place, but I haven't been practicing everyday so everything has suffered. Looking for a place so that I can use that as a reason to produce a piece of work everyday at the very least. Until then I need some training wheels website. Because I respect and admire the artistic level I do see here, I thought I would ask here. Although I know a person gravitates to the level of the people he hangs around, I do think I'm beneath the level here so would rather go to something of a less professional site, where the artistic level isn't so steep.
If I should not have asked this question, please forgive me. I will accept a ban & just not bother you all again. Thank you all very much, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Any recommendations for a website where I can post art daily that isn't ConceptArt.org, deviant art or sheezyart?
You can always go to the scetchbook-section and start a thread there, since it's your personal thing, ythe skill-level is not important. That guy also began a SB on a pretty mediocre level: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=870
Just be dedicated and inspired instead of intimidated and you'll turn out fine. And keep pushing!
HUH? Not good enough?
CA isn't for showing off, it's for learning. If you really have the desire to learn, post your work. Critiques here will be fair and constructive, follow the advice you're given and you'll be posting work in the Finally Finished forum in due time.
First, ask yourself a question, do you just wanna get praised for your stuff, or do you actually plan to improve and continue.
If you picked the first option, post your stuff at DeviantArt.
If you picked the second, start a sketchbook, keep drawing, and listen to what people advise you, study anatomy, study what you draw and actually try your best to improve.
Ha ha, man, trust me, there is no "good enough" to be able to post your work here. The only thing pretty much asked for is that you try to learn and improve, which creating a sketchbook here and paying attention to critiques should get you that. The only thing current skill level is important for is so you can see how far you've come when you DO improve, and if you hang around CA and TRY to learn and improve, it's a virtual guarantee that you WILL improve.
CA is for everyone, not just the people in the featured gallery. Those galleries are there to inspire you on what you CAN be and should work toward. The site is dedicated to learning. Not only can you start a sketchbook, but you can post art in the "Work-In-Progress" and "Critique Center." You can also look into getting a Mentor, using the Tutorials and Ref forums. Also take advantage of the Community Challenges, which run weekly and daily. You'll get feedback and community support in those.
Have a DA account. I don't see anything wrong with getting your art out there. Just don't expect to get much constructive feedback.
Uh...we don't ban very often. You generally have to be a spammer, advocate piracy, or be really hateful.I will accept a ban & just not bother you all again.
Quezy, come on in!! You're as welcome as everyone else here! The advice everyone above me said--use it!
And as someone who picks at herself nonstop (and doesn't practice enough ), I further advise you to get that sketchbook going and TRY. You can do it!
I have no account on DA because I have one here, and I'm the kind of personn who easily lose my concentration, browsing through the forums etc. So I think that one account is enough, so I've choose the best site in my opinion. And before to create my single account, be sure that I carefully watched through several sites like this. And made my choice.
As several told you, CA is not a place only for drawing killers! There is young people here who start their art journey, and work a lot, thanks to the amazing feed back and motivation this site can bring. In my opinion, the most important thing to respect here is to try to be professional, I mean, if you share pictures of your work just for people to tell you "Woooohoo it's woooonderfuuuul!!"... there, you missed it. But if you are motivated, if you keep yourself aware of constructive crits, and try to do better, so why it couln't be a place for you???
Yes yes yes, post on here. CA is a great place to be Eveyone on here is very nice & constructive, unlike dA where people just tend to say "great work, keep it up"
On CA, they will advise and guide you through your difficulties in order to help you improve. Yes, there is some fantastic work here, which can be a little intimidating. But remember, the guys with awesome work was also a beginner at some stage, learning just the way you, myself and many others are.
I probably should listen to my own advice as I havn't uploaded anything in ages due to this same feel.
I wouldn't say you have to stay away from deviantart like it was the pest or something. Also, it's not really like you get praise for everything you do. You still have to be good at it or at least do stuff that other artists on the page appreciate.
I think it's a good place for posting your art and as a portfolio and such. Though you shouldn't expect to learn much from it. For that purpose i think Conceptart is where you should be.
Dude, post a sketchbook, chill out and stop worrying so much.
Whether or not you're "good enough" is not the factor that should determine if conceptart.org is right for you. The only thing you should ask yourself before posting here is "can I be objective enough to handle honest feedback and grow from it."
Last edited by N D Hill; November 5th, 2008 at 01:32 PM.
Don't avoid DeviantART. Don't avoid any gallery. Just don't put much stock in them unless you know it'll be worth it y'know? DeviantART is NOT a bad place. There are good people there, helpful people there, and every spot that you put your work is yet another spot of exposure that you did not otherwise have.
However, don't expect to improve much based on that. It becomes a rating race over there.... not a constructive growth sort of environment.
ConceptART is not all about the professionals. It is a forum built on growth and learning that many professionals have converged upon over time... but it's not about them. It's about all of us, the whole package.
Post your work anywhere you can, but research which of those places you'll get ass pats from and which places you'll get instruction and guidance from. Then you can make your own decisions as far as where you want to place more of your work.
I hope you stick around.
Greetings Queazy! Check out the links in my sig - they're for newcomers like yourself!
I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.
Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
I will say that after I let this thread sit for a day and come back to it with a fresh mind, I was already thinking of just joining both DA & CA in an attempt to try to get both communities to rub off on me alittle. But after reading this thread, WOW!! I feel like joining here would be no problem at all! Thank you for such a warm welcome.
I think I will start a thing here (account? Gallery? Skectchbook thread? O_o I don't know what they are). Thank you all
Eventually I want to push myself to be comfortable with my artwork that I can accel at it, do many pieces everyday and maybe even make money off of it. Also plan on going back to art school, but that won't happen for a while.
Even if you don't go to art school for a while, you can still do some studies to help give you a boost. Every bit of practice helps in the long run!
As for the sketchbook threads, just go the main forum listing, head to the dedicated Sketchbook subforum, then make a thread and title it "Queazy's super fucking awesome new sketchbook" (or something close to that) then just start to post your work in there. The nice thing about CA is that there is an attachment system built into it so you can upload your artwork directly and don't have to worry about uploading and linking from another website like photobucket. Extremely handy! Not to mention you can get a lot of helpful tips, critiques, and feedback from folks who pop in and see your art.
I would also consider getting a gallery at DA too. For all the griping some people do about DA, if you keep your nose out of the drama (this goes for CA too), you'll find that place isn't bad at all. Yes, it's mostly a place for pimping your work and getting exposure, it's not really about serious learning at all. But that's what sites like these are for. Why not just open up a gallery there and see what becomes of it? That way you can decide for yourself rather than letting outside opinions sway you.
Gallery = the "add your gallery" thing at the top right. If you haven't anything you feel represents you at your best yet, skip that for now. It's optional.
Sketchbook = go to the forum, read the stickies, start a new thread, upload yer stuff. Again optional, but often fun and educational.
The only biggie to watch as a new guy is to keep out of the "Finally Finished Awesomeness!!" section, unless it's kinda awesome.
Even then, if it's not up to speed the worst that will happen is that someone will just move it to the "Ooooh not quite.." forum for now.
Really, just get stuck in, it's not as scary as CA's reputation in some areas might have you believe..
noone born knowing, we all sucked at one time...
I discovered CA searching images in google with the tag "sketch"... the first image I saw was "blade" from Marko. After that I started to lurk every day, for months until I created an account to post. I continued lurking until I decided to create an sb noone toldme about CA and its quality of work, but I was brave enough to post my crappy art here . The key is to push you hard and try to post often and demostrate to the CA comunity you are interested in this, you wanna learn, you wanna improve.
And as you can see, I dont even know to write properly in english hahaha but nobody cares here, they help me anyways, Im welcome... thats why I like this comunity 8)
Psh first time I found this site years ago, I posted some stuff that nowadays I laugh so hard at
You learn a lot here as everyones already said
Before I came here I didn't even know what anatomy was
I'm not going to lie I'm not the most dedicated person when it comes to my sketchbook as I could be but I still feel I have improved a lot since I first started it
For one my self portraits nowadays actually look like me which makes me happy
Just take constructive crits as people trying to help you improve
And actually look at what a lot of people are discussing even on other peoples art
I cant even say how many things I've learned from other peoples sketchbooks
Oh yeah and Welcome