I am kinda in the same position as you being shy and all, but that is because I am not good starting a conversation.
I do not have any real favorite media. There is a lot that impresses me I guess. I have been on DA for almost 2 months now. Why it took me a year to get an account, I will never know. For as long as I can remember, I was never good with painting. It is like drawing, but with a brush.
It is so nice to meet you! I would also like to welcome to DA. Eum and I suppose it can be scary to put your works out into a public place where it can be compared, critiqued or even ignored. I actually prefer to paint over drawing...I suppose it is because I am so clumsy and my lines come out poorly.
I agree on that completely, you never know what someone is going to say. However, just because your art is ignored doesn't mean it is bad or uninteresting, but hard to come across, which is fine. I mean, I can't favorite and/or post a comment on every picture I like, I have other things to be doing.
I think I was never good at painting was because I had so many issues with the water color paints mixing with each other (or any kind of paint for that matter). A mechanical pencil is so much more precise in my experience.
I think that for myself at least one hopes to convey some sort of message with their work, so if others do not view it then the message seems to fall on "deaf ears". Further I suppose constructive criticism is something that is usually desired. Eum but I agree, one must put his work out there and try to network as best they can.
There are many ways to prevent colours from bleeding into one another. You can try wet on dry techniques or masking fluid.
I can definitely see where you are coming from. Whether it is about someone's own opinion on something to just expressing who they are through their artistic style, a lot of people either want to know how to get better or make a positive impact on something.
Welcome to DA Kosame! ^^ Please feel free to contact me if you need anything, be it Artistic questions or site related ones! I'm here for help and support
1- umm this is kinda hard, I mean I admire Digital, but Traditional remains my real love. 2- I have been here since late 2008, but only became active like in 2011. 3- I wish I was able to do stuff like
Hello Mkemaster, it is so nice to meet you! Thank-you so much for the greeting and I will be sure to keep you in mind should anything come up. OAO Patrick Brown is so professional, though I am certain that if you keep up your pace you will eventually reach that standard.
1. My favorite media is digital, mostly use photoshop 2. I have been in dA for 2 years, my old account was made on 2010 but it's deactivated now.. 3. Artist confession...well, I wish I will able to reach the same level skill as *heise 's and *MarioWibisono's
Nice to meet you too! I did not hear of these artists before---but both are amazing and I can see their influence on their style. Keep studying and practicing and you will reach that skill level and even surpass it.
To fix that 'New Artist' label, just edit your ID thing to where it shows what you are. Like mine is Hobbyist, I think? --- My favorite media is digital, I work in Photoshop. I have been on DeviantArt for a little over a year. I get majorly jealous of other artists, and it causes me to change my style often to where I can try to be similar to them. Though I fail, aha.
Oh? I feel a bit foolish now. Thank-you for telling me about ID tags. I tend to adopt styles too and as a result my works can look inconsistent (I like things to "fit" together so this is actually distressing). Eum, from what most have said, it is best to learn how to draw from life and then manipulate features to make your own style.
I don't think you fail, you've started rather young and have a lot of time to improve and figure out your style.
sup welcome to da my fav median is artisan work like leather working woodworking (has seperate catagory metalworking ect but because of how expensive that stuff can be i can't do it often. I"ve been on DA for a month i think not very long myself Im not 100% sure what you mean by an art confession and seeing what others put doesn't really help me cause i tend not to get jealous of others talents but I do admire others talents
Artisan crafts men aren't really that common on DA, at least I am judging from what I've seen so far. I would imagine the cost and required skill drives a lot of people away. It is amazing that you can work with these materials. Eum and artist confession is any confession you have related to the arts. For example, psychological/physical hindrances, fears, things you love about art, things about your art that you are proud of, art forms that you've always wanted to try but haven't gotten the chance to etc.
I have actually found that there are many guys who do artisan crafts but most are in sections like armor making and stuff like that which I find interesting but don't really know how to do stuff like that yet nor do I have the money lol
i guess my art confession is that i actually wasn't really interested in creating art until i started carving which I learned on my own using books and the internet. I didn't start taking art class at my school till freshmen year and I'm a junior this year and its something I really enjoy.
p.s. with my first post the "has separate catagory" should be in () and is relating to woodworking
I would imagine that materials for armor making can get rather costly, but woodworking and crafting can be amazing in their own right. Where I live we don't teach woodworking in school and art is really not encouraged. It it admirable that you took the initiative to learn on your own.
Hello there, welcome to the forums! Hope you're enjoying your time on dA (: My favourite media... I use digital a lot because it's convenient, but I also love charcoal, watercolour, chalk pastel, I like the look of oil but I don't have any experience with it, and then of course good old paper and pencil. I've been on dA for four years! But I didn't use it much for the first two. My confessions is that... sometimes I get really impatient with my skill level haha, I always want to be better than I am.
Hello and thank-you so much for the kind welcome. Eum, I would have to say that I am enjoying my experience overall. I use digital myself for similar reasons though I would love to try oil painting. Oil painting must be sort of experience having to wait for the layers to dry so you've time to contemplate between each step. Yes, I admit that I get really impatient with my skill level too (and get really upset about it -- h-ha sometimes to the point of crying; )! Your gallery is really varied and you show some good skill, so please keep up with art.
You're welcome! Yes, it seems like oil painting would be a challenge. The thing I like about traditional is that each different medium is a unique experience. Ahha, there are some days where I feel like I'm totally hopeless when it comes to drawing and that I don't think I've learnt anything since I started. D; Thank you very much! I will! You show skill as well, so please keep it up as well (:
I feel that since traditional media are actually tangible they are easier to control and manipulate. The fact that you cannot just ctrl+z errors away forces you to be careful and consider your actions too. I can understand what you mean by not feeling as though you've improved at all. What is helpful in that situation is to flip back to older works and examine them along side your most recent works, the change may surprise you.
I think it's true that traditional media can be easier to control and manipulate- I find this when it comes to drawing with pencil and paper, anyway. The interaction between the drawing tool and drawing surface brings something to traditional art that's lacking in digital, since no matter what kind of effect you're looking to achieve, you're still using two hard pieces of plastic. x) I find it does help to compare newer works to older. That especially helped me when I was first starting out practicing drawing. I should go take a look at some of my really old sketchbooks again.
1. My favorite media is traditional (mainly paint) 2. I've been on dA for 8 months 3. Don't really have a art confession, except I get jealous of other people's artistic talent/skill easily. But it also helps me improve my art
Hello Rena. It is a pleasure to meet you. What type of paint is your favourite? Judging from your gallery maybe watercolour? I admit that you have a knack for amazing concepts that make me envious. Quite creative. thank-you for welcoming me!
I love water colour very much. Have you heard of watercolour inks or colorex inks? They are like water colour and have very vibrant and brilliant colours in comparison to more subdued water colour colours. Eum, imagine copics but in water colour form.
Hello Yumi! It is so nice to meet you. Eum thank-you for greeting me so kindly and adding me as a friend! You've adorable arts so I hope that you don't mind my following you too! I was wondering, do you speak French at all?
Ça fait plaisir! Vraiment? Il ya des francophones qui visitent DeviantArt mais j'imagine qu'ils utilisent l'anglais pour communiquer avec les autres membres (la majorité ici sont des anglophones unilingues =v=;; ). Si tu veux, tu peux parler en français avec moi.<sub>
Thank-you so much, I will be sure to keep that in mind. I am probably most comfortable with Paint Tool Sai as well, but I also love water paints. I confess that I get really envious of all the skilled artists. It sort of leeches motivation, but the positive aspect is that I fixate on their art and learn a lot about technique.
I've also noticed your contest journal. You have some wonderful looking characters. I may consider trying out.
This place certainly is one of the best places for an artist to be for a variety of reason. The forums here are a wealth of knowledge and I've learned a ton of things from just searching around on them.
Ohhh, please do make an entry for the contest ^_^ I'm really looking forward to seeing more pictures come from people.
And no problem ^_^ I'm sure there'll be plenty more welcomes coming your way.