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1. One-point perspective: Drawing a room
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4. Dividing space in perspective
5. Drawing ellipses in perspective
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Great short film about creativity and creators.
I often get notes from people who are worried because they think they will never be able to draw, so I asked some fanartist friends to help me prove how far you can go in a pretty short amount of time if you work hard.
Artists shown above:
Armellin: “I was afraid of digital art for quite a long time. I had to practice for four hours a day for almost a year to see results. And I still have so many things to improve.”
Kittrose: “See how terrible we all were at the beginning!”
Everkings: “I don’t progress as fast as some people, but I haven’t given up because of that. And I absolutely traced back then—we ALL trace to start, I think, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of, if you learn from it and keep going.”
Tillieke: “With hard work you can improve a lot. The first drawing in my DA gallery has all kinds of flaws, and I don’t even like it anymore, but I keep it there as a reminder.”
Never stop practicing. Never stop looking at other artists as inspiration. But never get discouraged if your drawings don’t look as good as your favourite artist’s. The more you draw, the more you learn from yourself! I discovered digital painting relatively late - well, in my early twenties - and when I bought my tiny bamboo tablet I had to re-learn how to draw and lol, I really sucked at it! But I had a lot of fun. And between reading tons of tutorials and looking at other artists and drawing the shit out of it, I improved and improved. And now? I’m certainly nowhere near the end of the path. Just look at your current paintings and imagine what you will be able to do in 5, 10 years!
So here’s my tip of font using in graphic design. I made this list of fonts I suggest to be used more often and fonts I suggest to be used less often. Especially from Helvetica to Gill Sans, they are really popular fonts to be used by professional designers. They all work finely whether in graphic design, web design or typography.
From Rockwell to Parisish, they are fonts to be used in typography or artworks, mostly for vintage style. They are probably not suitable in some formal occasions. But they will be your good choice when you want to make a fancy coffee shop banner.
You might be surprised that Arial and Times New Roman are in my less used list. But don’t stop using them in your homework and essay- well, now you probably understand why you shouldn’t put them in your graphic works.
The rest of the fonts are what I constantly see people using in their graphic works and I must say that even tho those fonts look cool and fancy, they actually don’t look as quality as you think.
BUT, that doesn’t mean you should delete these fonts from your computer (oh but delete Comic Sans for God’s sake) They can still be used for certain situation, as long as you handle them well. However, please never do something like using Colors of Autumn as the title and Typewriter as the concept, unless you’re trying to drive someone crazy.