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The Artist's Toolbox - Working with References
The Artist's Toolbox - Working with References
I can draw anything... as long as I get to look at it.
There is a great myth that drawing is a memory exercise. That if you can draw entirely from memory it makes you a better artist who deserves more kudos.
Of course the study of drawing will lead to a good memory of the things you've already studied how to draw, humans, animals, whatever it is that you love to draw. But the downfall of this is that you can restrict yourself to only drawing what it is you have studied how to draw, ie what you've memorised.
Using reference is not a weakness! It is a strength and almost all top level artists use a lot of reference. Using reference means you're not trapped one person's life experiences and can draw upon a wealth of extra knowledge. How can that be a weakness?
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A lot of people seem to assume that the reference should come first. They go out and they scour the dA stock etc to find th
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Pageviews, Watchers, and Popularity on dA
 I know this horse has been beat to death (and by beat to death, I mean guides have been made on the subject) but I feel the need to insert some words of compassion rather than to simply say “you shouldn’t care about becoming popular here, it doesn’t matter” or “follow these steps and you’ll be dA elite overnight!”  The fact of the matter is we all long to be loved and liked in just about everything we do. We all want acceptance and validation from our peers. And when that acceptance and validation is nowhere to be found, the feeling is really not great at all.  We all know that feel bro.
I tend to believe what most people longing for popularity on dA are really after validation and friendship. TanyaSimoneSimpson beautifully wrote about the subject of popularity on dA (or rather the desire for it) in her essay “Popularity…A Refreshing View” check it out here:
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Fisheye Placebo: Ch1 [][][][][][][][] by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Ch1 [][][][][][][][] :iconyuumei:yuumei 21,639 1,466 Learn Manga Basics: Eyes-Color by Naschi Learn Manga Basics: Eyes-Color :iconnaschi:Naschi 10,006 96 Waterbrush settings for Paint tool SAI by ryky Waterbrush settings for Paint tool SAI :iconryky:ryky 4,135 62 Between Time and Space by yuumei Between Time and Space :iconyuumei:yuumei 23,775 662 Goblin by kris-wilson Goblin :iconkris-wilson:kris-wilson 1,210 43
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Fisheye Placebo Images
I saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is :D https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1Qq
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything :D
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The Thought Process of A Broken Figure
The silence oppresses like no other
It’s so quiet it screams in your ear
And reminds of all the ways
You are worthless.
The sign of the dove and grenade is long gone
It never was
It was the perfect plan for destruction
The gate to which all hell could break loose
Never had the chance to work.
And now facing this
You run
Away from the silence
Where you alone are singled out
Everyone’s eyes on you
Knowing you’ll make another mistake
To add to all the others.
And you know very well
That you are a mistake
That others can add to their collection
And have added
Because the mirror shatters
Whenever you catch its eye.
They look away whenever you are near
And you dare not look at yourself
When the first tear of many rolls down your cheek
Leaving a trail of black poison
Because it will further prove the point
Of the silence.
Beware the eyes
Of the worthless girl.
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Sarah
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kmnfive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
hi
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Sventine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:boing: Thanks for the fav :w00t: :boing:
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnx for the fav :la:
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Nocturnal-Dayz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
I know this is a bit late, but Happy Birthday according to dA. Enjoy yourself! :party:
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :D
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