9:40 pm - Wed, Jul 23, 2014
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helpfulharrie:

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List of tutorials that helped me with environmental painting:
“How to make your own Perspective Grid in PS” <—- this one is the best thing I’ve ever discovered. Srsly CHECK IT OOOOUUUUT!
Snuffen’s Background Tutorial P1More or less ALL tutorials by Griffsnuff is awesome, so make sure to check out the rest of them!
More or less ALL tutorials made by AquaSixio!

List of youtube channels that also helped and inspired me:

FZDSCHOOL - More or less one of the most known concept art-related resources I know on youtube. It’s great to sit and draw and just listen to the talking.

SinixDesign- This guy is also great! He has some design workshops ever now and then where the viewers can send in their stuff for critique! very encouraging and inspiring!

moatddtutorials- This guy is more into drawing than painting, and has a more cartoony style. He has interesting methods when it comes to perspective. And he also challenge himself in some of his videos (the engine block video is a great example of this)

foxOrian- Also known here on dA for his awesome perspective and composition tutorials. He has a youtube channel where he posts some videos that might be interesting as well.

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9:40 pm - Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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creaturesfromdreams:

Ultimate Reload of Multi Regen by Eyardt

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9:40 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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abakkus:

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hilarydesign:

kurokotetsuya:

same

same

Pretty much

2003:

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2014:

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just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.

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justdilla:

note-a-bear:

all-aboard-the-childish-tycoon:

Summer Glau rehearsing for Serenity

I really love that she fights like a dancer.

The pirouette prep in the second gif tho

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stablefree:

stablefree:

I LEFT MY COMPUTER ALONE FOR ONE DAY

WHY DOES THIS HAVE 400 NOTES

Whenever I press play it’s synched perfectly. Magic.

Me too. What color of magic are we dealing here?

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nock-nock-nock:

Franck Bohbot

"Chinatown"  New York,NY,2014

Text — Chinatown — 2014 —

In this series, Franck Bohbot takes an offbeat approach to the typical Manhattan Chinatown cliché: daytime noise, incessant deliveries, hasty people, and countless tourists are replaced with deserted nocturnal streets, science fiction-like cinematographic sets, and the occasional UFO-like passerby seemingly dropped on a motionless urban site in which silence reigns. The result is an enigmatic voyage through a pictorial and fantasy-like universe in the thick of night, with the New York City backdrop as its sole main protagonist.

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Dans cette série, Franck Bohbot a pris le contre pied du cliché du “Chinatown” animé.

Ici pas de bruits, pas de livraisons, ni de rues animées, et de touristes. Le silence est roi.

A mi-chemin entre poésie et décors cinématographiques de science fiction, il a réalisé une série de photographies nocturnes du quartier, vidé de son activité, de ses habitants, avec comme décor le ville de New York.

Il en découle un voyage énigmatique, créant un univers pictural et quasi fantastique en pleine nuit.

Text : Christian Guerrero 

art inspo blog ~follows back~

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Q: I was searching for stuff when I saw the post you created about messaging FZD about their use of the 'FZD girls' and how they treat women there.. Did they ever reply? I was interested in applying there but I hadn't seen those FZD girls before.. Now I'm really unsure if that's an environment I want to put myself in
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howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

Hey Anon…

Since I’m answering this ask publicly, first a link to the post in question from a year ago:
http://howtonotsuckatgamedesign.tumblr.com/post/56862569841/feng-zhu-design-renown-concept-art-school-and

and here is the image in question which is has been one of many images of a tradeshow where he used young female models to advertise for his school:

Practices like this can be traced back quite a few years, not just that one event. So, everybody should now be on the same page, what the problem was for which I contacted Feng Zhu in hopes of an response.

And I got one. Unfortunately I can’t actually quote him, since his posts have been deleted shortly after he has posted these images. Not because of my complaints, but because of another problem we get to later.

But I can link to immediate reactions to the episode:
http://howtonotsuckatgamedesign.tumblr.com/post/56865002553/feng-zhu-update-i-got-a-response
http://howtonotsuckatgamedesign.tumblr.com/post/56904627731/feng-zhu-booth-babe-update-2

Just to recap:
– FZD casts young female models to represent the school on professional trade shows in a sexy fashion
– FZD casts young female models to enhance public events – like christmas parties, graduations and art shows – with sexy women.
– Feng Zhu publicly brags about the fact that he gets to choose hot girls to work for him.
– Feng Zhu publicly jokes about how he is “checking out his staff”
– Feng Zhu frequently posts images of himself surrounded by models to display his status and success. 
– Commenters on his many publicly shared photos make suggestive comments, say how they envy him for all the chicks he is getting, how they want to attend FZD because there is hot chicks there, how cool it must be to be a great concept artists and chick magnet and much more sexist and objectifying boy club talk… all of this goes unchallenged by FZD or Feng Zhu himself.

Also:
– Feng Zhu brags about the fact that he gets to hang out with “Feng Zhu girls” who are severely underaged. [LINK] BTW, the age issue is what got him loads of more critical and angry responses, so that is why he took the photos from the offical facebook page down.

…all this, but still in his response to me he was confused why I would question how the environment he fosters – with his own name –  would be problematic for female students.

The connection just wasn’t there. Of course they want students male and female and FZD is an environment where everybody gets treated with respect no matter the gender… something like that, blablabla.

He didn’t get it. At all. For him there was no conflict between a environment in which it is celebrated to decorate yourself with female bodies and an environment that treats men and women with equal respect. He also put blame on the system basically – saying that this is how business on these tradeshows is down and that it is totally acceptable in his culture.

That was a year ago…

I think it’s important to note that even thought FZD is still really busy when it comes to social media …images of babes? Never popped up again since the episode last year. You can track his attitudes towards women back a couple of years, but it all suddenly stopped being public after the incident last year.

Something happened. Maybe some criticism resonated with him. Maybe somebody joined the company with a different marketing approach. Maybe he finally got the idea to separate is personal attitudes as a person from the image of the company…

This is how they advertise FZD now:

We still have a female representative here, but look at the massive attitude shift. She wears an FZD hoody and obviously she has plenty of stuff to say to the visitors… …this is far away from the practice of hiring underaged models for a day and putting them in skimpy attire.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that shift. Something happened.

It’s also important to note that this is what the entertainment industry is kinda like now: It’s a lot of male decision-makers, attracting and hiring a lot of male faces, making products for male audiences and constantly reenforcing their maleness towards each other…

…a lot of dudes in a dude-dominated space who are sloooooowwwwwly learning what it actually means to treat women as people, but who are really not there yet. This is not exclusive to FZD.

If you are planning on going into entertainment as a profession, it’s very very unlikely that you can avoid that kind of environment anyways. Personally I recommend 3 things:

1. Take care of your interests – You wanna learn from Feng Zhu because you think this will contribute to you becoming the concept artists you wanna be? Do it. This is about you. Do your thing.

2. Seriously, fuck the guys. Guys getting getting to you with sexist bullshit? Fuck’em. You do your thing anyways. Don’t avoid them. Don’t even start thinking about avoiding them. 

Sexist assholes and sexist men who just don’t get it are everywhere in all the cool spaces and if you think about avoiding those guys you will only block yourself from those cool spaces.
DO NOT LET FRAT BOYS DETERMINE YOUR WAY IN THE WORLD!!!! 

3. Find and give support: You are not alone. There are many people like you who are kinda sick and tired of the sexist system, but who are still active in it and around it. Some of those people are there much longer than you are and can give you advice, and maybe you can give it to the next wave some day.

But you have to find those people, talk to them, keep contact, support each other, do cool projects together, be active,… help each other to keep your sanity and maybe you can help changing the system a tiny bit. Wouldn’t that be cool?

I understand that the kind of advertising FZD did until a year ago is quite repulsive, so there are plenty of schools out there where you might be more comfortable spending your money at, because those schools are much more inclusive. ..but I think it’s important that you go your way and not have boys-will-be-boys-mentalities block you from anything. 

Cheers.








This is very, very important.

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9:40 pm - Sat, Jul 19, 2014
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ashmackenzie:

I put up some originals for sale in my shop! I haven’t tried to sell the original drawings before but I’m running out of storage space so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s really hard to get good scans of raw pencils but these are as close as it gets to what they really look like (the originals still look slightly better though). If you’re interested please check them out HERE!

ashmackenzie:

I put up some originals for sale in my shop! I haven’t tried to sell the original drawings before but I’m running out of storage space so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s really hard to get good scans of raw pencils but these are as close as it gets to what they really look like (the originals still look slightly better though). If you’re interested please check them out HERE!

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fayren:

Baldur’s Gate is to this day one of my favorite games, so I was absolutely stoked when I was asked to do this cover for Jim Zub and Max Dunbar’s new D&amp;D series, Legends of Baldur’s Gate, which was announced today! I had a blast putting my spin on Minsc and Boo. GO FOR THE EYES BOO. GO FOR THE EYES!! 

fayren:

Baldur’s Gate is to this day one of my favorite games, so I was absolutely stoked when I was asked to do this cover for Jim Zub and Max Dunbar’s new D&D series, Legends of Baldur’s Gate, which was announced today! I had a blast putting my spin on Minsc and Boo. GO FOR THE EYES BOO. GO FOR THE EYES!! 

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Shading and art books

kasiaslupecka:

Reply and learning time! :)

I got a question how to learn shading . I think some of You like to learn more about this topic. I will write down what is my approach to shading.

Remember this picture. It’s the most basic behavior of light on the object.

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We have shadow when light interacts with an object.

We have different objects in life. Every complex object (like human body) can be drawn as a sum of very simple objects. The basic objects are : Sphere, cylinder, cube and cone.

First exercise is to learn how the light interacts with the basic objects: cube, cylinder, sphere and cone.

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Now You have first practice finished. You understand relationship object-light.

Next exercise is to find object You want to draw and try to find the basic objects. In this example let it be human form.

Let’s see how Glenn Vilppu done that. (he’s doing online workshops!)

Some example of his drawings:

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Can You see the basic shapes in human body? And how it helps with the lightning?

Art books I recommend.

If You want general art knowledge that can be used in every drawing You do the absolutely best books are Andrew Loomis. He covers everything - from the human body, perspective to composition. Everyone can profit from reading his books. Seriously - go grab them now!

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To complete this collection You must have the book Color and Light by James Gurney. Knowledge in this book is essential if You want to work with color, light, traditional or digital. No matter what medium.

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I hope I helped a little! Wish You all successful drawings! :)

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9:40 pm - Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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He Does Not Sleep by ricochet188

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