Study reference. 🍂
I would like to take this post to talk you about the use of references. Sometimes I read that some of you feel guilty for needing it. The thing is, it's almost impossible to create just with your imagination ! Documenting yourself and using references is one of the biggest parts of your learning ! Most of the work is to understand and interpret them ! You have a vision, your own personality and that's what will make your work unique !
When you see an artist drawing something that seems straight out of his imagination, it’s not that simple. What you see is the result of years of practice spent studying reality and documentation. By doing this, more and more they build themself a mental library of references ! It might not be under their eyes anymore, but it’s for sure in their head and it continues to influence their work consciously or unconsciously !
So the next time you need to base yourself on references, don’t blame yourself ! It’s absolutely normal ! Learn from them and give yourself time to enrich your mental library ! 🙌🏻
That being said, an important thing to know is that there is a big difference between copying a reference and get inspired by references. In the first case, try to get info about the image’s licence to know how you can use it and under which conditions. In the second case, if you make a patchwork of everything that inspired you in the references to create a unique piece, you’re good !
Well this was pretty long but I hope it will help some of you ! 🙂
You can swipe to see the video process and the original picture from @jerianie 👀
I draw with #procreate ✌🏻
An interactive piece for children. A game of lightning, making colors an actionable game.
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On Friday, I woke up to news of a terrorist attack in my own city and it was devastating. I felt a million miles from home. I felt awful for the Muslim community. I thought of all the news commentators and politicians who had been steadily normalising white supremacy and islamophobia over the past years, and felt sick. I looked on Twitter and saw all the people saying #ThisIsNotUs , and thought of how much of a shock it must be to find out that actually, in fact, your very country is founded on white supremacy (i.e. colonialism) which has never truly gone away.
Then I went to the #ClimateStrike and felt uplifted by the literal children - 1.5 million, I later found out. The best and worst of humanity, simultaneously.
That day, I also handed in a chapter of my PhD thesis. Then I packed my bags. And flew to Nairobi, which is where I am now.
Today at the UN there was a standing minute of silence for the victims, Which was the weirdest thing ever when your country is never the subject of serious international attention, and if there is, something is horribly wrong.
Countering hate with this appropriate volume - all about love by bell hooks - a personal and political vision of love. For people, communities and entire nations.
Germinal by Emile Zola // this was a tough, bleak, but incredibly compelling read. set in the mine of Le Voreux in Northern France, the story follows a young, impetuous man called Etienne Lantier. after he starts working at the mine, he becomes outraged at the backbreaking and inhumane conditions his fellow miners are forced to work in, as well as the grinding poverty of their lives in the village. influenced by the rise of socialism across Europe, Etienne orchestrates a strike, quickly rising to lead the miners through a period of hunger and misery as they struggle for a fairer life. Zola is a very powerful writer and I often had to look away or put the book down because the depictions of the miners’ lives were so graphically brutal. he researched the conditions of French mines in the 19th century meticulously, and drew on real life events in order to write the novel. Etienne’s struggle to organise the miners and with his own rising power as a leader of the strike is very well crafted. Zola gives his characters both humanity, compassion and intelligence, contrasting them well with the foppish, shallow bourgeois characters that you grow to despise as fervently as the miners. I think I found it so affecting because the characters and the events feel so incredibly real, and it’s hard not to be overcome by it. my jury is still out on whether the ending is hopeful or depressing, but I’d like to lean towards hopeful: next time we’ll get ‘em.
This is the result of what the giveaway winner @spidey_jy requested 😊
I practiced a lot of sketching and anatomy this week! The tutorials by @ericanthonyj helped me a lot and his photoshop brush set is awesome 😍
Swipe to see the more photo realistic version I did for practice.
things shouldn’t go back to normal. don’t think ‘life goes on’ – for some, for 49, it doesn’t.
educate yourselves, speak up, call out, use your fucking influence.
377317 March, 2019
Sometimes i honestly think that our world is f*cked, and the words like "Hurra, diese Welt geht unter" (@annenmaykantereit ) go into my mind....and then i draw this 😂
Nothing changes until people make a change in themselves