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The Importance of Drawing Ability (Not a Troll Post)

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illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I promised myself not to flamebait but i just want to tell ya'll drawing is the basis or all art and creative endeavors. If you want to paint, more than likely you have to draw thumbnails. If you want to make a film you need story boards. Drawing is necessary for medicine, architecture and ever law. I just started back drawing and i can truly say if you lag in painting, digital, and ever photography then learn to draw. My complaint is that so many people paint and they don't know how to draw. THis is why they are limited. PLEASE...draw people. I try to draw everyday. Get books and learn.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   General Artist
Literature. Photography. Music... where does drawing play any crucial part in these?

:shrug:
I wish I could draw none the less.
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ajmadee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
My drawing teacher actually told us to take a song, and use that song to draw. Which they then displayed in a music school.

Her husband (a musician) actually came into the class and said, "I'm not an artist, but mark making and pulling my bows across the strings of my bass are essentially the same." He then held a piece of chalk in his hand like a bow and swung it like a pendelium across the chalkboard and he could explain each part of the mark making and where the sound of his bow would be inaccurate or how the sound was starting based on his "drawing."

Literature? I've had many of my literature classes in art school require us to make compositions based on writings and do stuff like use the compositions in order to explain the mood and summarize the literature that we read.

Photography all boils down to composition. The difference between a point and shoot photography hobbyist and a professional is that a professional can set up various components within the photograph based on various lines and position of value within the scene. And line moving across a composition is drawing.
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
What do you think about photoraphy in where it relates to drawing? I'm gonna copy/paste what I said before

My graphite portraits used to just be floating heads or subject matter on a plain white background. Then I took photography in school, and learning how to correctly create an image from scratch and knowing here to place everything really helped me create complete pieces with my other artworks. I think photography knowledge sets a good foundation for artwork.
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Funny enough I actually found the opposite with photography. My graphite portraits used to just be floating heads or subject matter on a plain white background. Then I took photography in school, and learning how to correctly create an image from scratch and knowing here to place everything really helped me create complete pieces with my other artworks. I think photography knowledge sets a good foundation for artwork.
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mapper3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
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HopeOfLeoEX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
man... these comments down here can only mean one thing:
lesson learned: watch your ego.
and let me guess, you gonna bash on my artwork now? :iconinuderpplz:
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Benjamin-Biddix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Oh, you came!
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HopeOfLeoEX Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
indeed i did.
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
What is it that you find so entertaining about making these stupid threads? It can't be an uplifter to get bitchslaps in your feedback box every day, when you could be working to get faves and comments there instead.
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think he likes feeling superior. Although he constantly puts his foot in his mouth, I think it gives him a major ego boost to rip into other people.

I really don't think he's a troll. I think he means what he says about his art and he genuinly enjoys feeling superior. I think he calls himself a troll so he can somewhat make sense about what he does.
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Whenever I hear "he/she put his foot in his mouth" I get a really nice image in my head.

I don't think he's a troll either. He does seem to put about one hour or 2 on each painting. That's a lot less than what the ultimate artist, which is what he wants to believe that he himself is, would use for most of their paintings, but it's also a lot more than what your average troll would be willing to do. He can't be a serious artist and a troll at the same time either, as a serious artist wouldn't want to put a bad face on a profile which is strongly related to their art.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He must get excited seeing comments waiting for him, good or bad.
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
He has a pretty sad hobby, I must say.
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MelodyMoose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should post this on some sonic recolors or something.
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redmarlin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Not a troll post
Illastrat

Pick one, baby.
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SSPirate Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favourite part about this thread is the angelishi vs. illastrat part

also people whoring their shitty art



well done, folks. It's time to pack up and go home.
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Agent-Sarah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And try to get this thread locked because god damn...
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Jordan71495 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Drawing and painting are the same" says my art teacher. The only differences exist in the techniques used to make marks, essentially drawing and painting are the same. For both you need to know of composition, values, lighting, color, anatomy, perspective, and all the other basics. And DDs are not awards. The are used to give people more attention which is up to the mods.
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:iconillastrat:
illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
agreed
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Jordan71495 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really? Because this whole post seems to debate that painting =/= drawing
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No, the comments here are mainly about how delusional this guy is. He's very mean about ther people's work and can't take an honest critique. Search his name in the forums, it's ridiculous.
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PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This guy is clearly leftover from the modernist movement, drowning in the sea that is the (not-new-at-all) postmodern society.
I say this in all hypocrisy, for I only really draw cartoon fairies. I'm yet to branch out and enjoy the process that is creating real art.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
From your limited experience, you hit the nail on the head pretty eloquently :lol: The sad thing is, I know people who have a modernist aesthetic in their work, I even know a guy who paints somewhat similarly to illastrat, and they are NOTHING like him in their views of post-modernity and contemporary arts.
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PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Indeed. (I tend to do too much thinking, not enough practising.)
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thinking is important too!
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Jordan71495 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've noticed, I'm just trying to remain civil.
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:iconillastrat:
illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nah...the whole post has been about how i suck at art
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Jordan71495 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While you do have places to improve (as do I), You aren't terrible. You have potential.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
people think i am a monster because i define art as being good or either bad and because i tell people they suck if they do.
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Jordan71495 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Art is so subjective though. It is hard to say what is "good" or "bad". Telling people they "suck" isn't helpful for their improvement and is frankly kind of rude.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
how can you improve when its subjective
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What if I can draw, but I can't paint? Painting does not derive from drawing. Drawing is the result of lines whereas painting is the result of colors and I personally cannot see in colors. :shrug:
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illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
drawing is the basis of all visual art. it is implemented in so many other fields as well. also, color is just one of the many elements of design. you music use form, line, texture to paint just like drawing. we you paint you suppose to make thumbnail sketches. you also draw underpaintings with painting
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconwutplz:
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:iconillastrat:
illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
also we = when
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Still... :iconlolwutplz:
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:iconillastrat:
illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i said music....i mean must
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I almost was going to agree with you. I mean I had full intention when I read the (not really a) complaint.

But somehow I got lost in the clusterfuck of comments, were you some how became an asshat again. :no: And all opinions just became moot at that point.

Just go out far away from the computer and ack to your oil paints man. It may be better for all of us.
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rj700 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This! I don't think drawings important for all arts and creative endeavours, but it can help with a lot of things. But all of this is unimportant when you see this is just another thread that's deccended into insults and ego boosting.
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like any of his other threads. :lol: Although he can be pleasant every once and a while.
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RockyGems Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Why do you care? You don't look at our art.
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:iconillastrat:
illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
believe it or not...i look at everyones art that post on my threads
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:iconwizardofunseen:
WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are back again! Why do you not disappear into the void? WHY?
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:iconagent-sarah:
Agent-Sarah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Even the void doesn't want him.
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:iconwizardofunseen:
WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:noes:
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Reicheru-Ketsueki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
what what about singing?
Singing is an art but you dont need to draw
Rhianna doesn't draw!
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
OPs latest argument why I am wrong about art

"but just because you would never eat dog doesn't mean Chinese won't relish it. Same ".

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconillastrat:
illastrat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i am pig intestines and would prefer them over any food. you'd probably hate it.
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does art have to do with chitlins?
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Panthera--Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
everyone who eats sausage eats pig intestines.
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