I'm new here and it seems this is pretty much a site for CAs.
I LOVE the thread for daily sketchbook exercises- for the sketchbook point of view- I don't own a wacom tablet (yet) haha so my question is, can anyone suggest a site, much like this, with the exercises...but more geared towards Illustrators? I'm already a member of Illustrationmundo.com but it dosen't really have anything at all what Im looking for....thanks alot!
yeah got that.
question is are there any OTHER sites geared more towards Illustrators, as this one is geared towards CAs. One where not everyone draws on a tablet? More daily sketchbook exercises, with non-digital materials.
You don't have to draw on a tablet here! It's true that most here use digital media, but not all. There are painters and marker afficionados as well.
I know that doesn't answer your question, and I'm sorry. I don't know any other sites, but this one should fit you just fine even if you have never touched a wacom JMO!
its true that in the sketchbook area there are a lot of concept artists, who mainly work digital, but if you search a bit you'll find more non digital painters and illustrators as well, ill give you some examples, find more yourself
if you feel like making a sketchbook here, let me know cuz im always interested in more illustrators!
check those books:
this is imo the best stuff around on this forums: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...tpost&t=111312
my classmate yngwie has some great stuff too:
check those as well:
All of the challenges on CA.org are open to any medium. And you'll be hard pressed to find any community out there with more membership of traditional illustrators--especially now that the Illustration Academy is teaming up with CA.
Maaaaaaaaaybe a section can be created for a daily exercise for illustrators? maybe something along the lines of topics other than "reptile spaceship org planet deep space 9 fruit pie" type topics that would work better for those with out tablets haha- maybe?
@ noah bradley-
im joining illustrator's academy sometime next month- very excited =]
Illustration Friday posts weekly topics for submission. They're open-ended topics designed to stimulate creative interpretation, if that's what you're looking for. The character/creature/ID/panel of the week competitions can also be similarly explored.
If you're looking for general skill improvement type exercises, i don't see what's wrong with submitting scans to a daily sketchbook thread; as long as you're drawing and learning, there's value to be gained from it.
Of course, that's easier said than done, judging from my painfully-neglected sketchbook . . . But there are tons of resources here that would benefit artists of any persuasion.
THAT'S EXACTALLY WHAT IM LOOKING FOR!!!!! THANK YOU! yey.
i wasn't looking for something to inhance my skills per say (which is never a bad thing) but something like this to keep the imagination wheels rolling and as to keep me in check and not slack off with my poor lil sketch books.
and hey dpaint how about not being a dbag im not knocking this page at all, it's great and everyone so far on this thread has been a great help- and for your information in the 24 hours I have been a member on this site I have done alot of those exercises under the sketch section (most of them were locked so I couldn't post final sketches up meh.), Im just new here and was seeing what all else there was out there to offer for my interest. calm down spaz hahaha.
Maaaaaaaaaybe a section can be created for a daily exercise for illustrators? maybe something along the lines of topics other than "reptile spaceship org planet deep space 9 fruit pie" type topics
Sure you were your just too much of a coward to admit it. Yeah you'll go far. And watch who you call a Dbag.
to much of a coward to admit what!? what the hell are you talking about? that was a fucking joke kid it wasn't meant to knock anyone- im pretty sure I got my point across- and if you got offended by THAT then you are the one who needs to grow up or at least grow a pair.
reptile spacheship org planet deep space 9 fruit pie is just a whole different thing from what most illustrators do. its quite different from concept art, and its not such a strange questino i think, especially now there seems to be some teaming up going with illustration people
it was a pretty funny joke actually
i meant no disrespect to anyone, merely a jokie joke.
in fact the work done in there is phenomenal! I'll never understand how CAs can just come up with such detailed amazing work like that so fast- especially some of them that say, done in under an hour. great stuff! it's just those particular topics work better with those mediums- it just makes sense. And maybe one day there will be a thread with topics that pertain other kinds of mixed media, just thinking outside the box here...
I think the problem, paintinga4cast, is you came off as, "There isn't anything custom made here for li'l ol' me?" Everyone gave encouraging feedback about browsing around to find the resources you're interested in but your responses were, "Yeah, but, isn't there somewhere else a Princess like me can find exactly what she wants?".
I'm not saying that's what you were thinking, but it is the impression I had anyway.
So starting fresh...welcome - I think you'll find a lot of great resources here - there isn't that much difference between concept art and illustration anyway - that's why they go well together.
I think maybe people are reading a bit too deep into this...merely asked for a suggestion. Princess....really? come on.
usually stuff is pretty friendly on this forums. just bad luck
well you sir, have been helpful- and I thank you.
thank you for the welcome. your figure studies are amazing.
Thanks! I don't work nearly as hard on it as I need to. I'm taking a Spring class to get back into the groove - I'm nervous - I'm sure I'm rusty. There are a lot of really good artists on here - have fun exploring but try not to get too distracted (like me).
The two fields are definitely complementary but they have different goals. Concept art is mainly concerned with the "design" of something - a vehicle, armor, weapon, environment, coffe maker, bus, etc. That is the main goal of CA - to visualize or conceptualize something that does not exist - yet. CA involves more rapid visualization, brainstorming processes and works well in a team environment. Illustration is more about narrative storytelling and sort of picks up where CA leaves off - it still requires planning and design but it takes the next logical step toward more finished work that hopefully tells a story. Actually not all illustration is narrative, some can be very conceptual as well - while other types of illustration can be very scientific and simply "illustrate" natural specimens or medical subjects.
It's all right if you're not interested in deep space fruit pies, and DSG is more about concepts than stories, but using medium as an excuse is just silly.
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