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Don't Know What To Draw?Don't know what to draw?PuddiCat
Staring at the blank wall?
Staring at the paper with a pencil in hand?
Staring at the ceiling(hoping for a ninja)?
Staring at the corner(hoping for Pedobear)?
All of the above are random.
Simply don't know WHAT TO DRAW?
Well, I've been hearing(or maybe 'reading' is a better term) a lot of excuses and one of them being 'art block' for not knowing what to draw. Read on and maybe you can find some way to know what to draw. c:
If you don't know what to draw, maybe you're having a lack of inspiration. Try brainstorming if you're feeling your creative juices are flowing. If you think they froze, maybe you should try watching a good movie that's your cup of tea. Watching anime, western movies, eastern movies(like Chinese/Korean dramas), reading a good ol' book, manga or maybe a portrait shall suffice for lack of inspiration.
Having a bad day that you can't even seem to think for something? Try listening to some soo
Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?PuddiCat
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
Freebies and Resources II...and discountsHey guys! I've found even more great free stuff for art making! Everytime I come across anything pertaining to us starving artists that's free, I'll be diligent to share it! It's important to always keep a bank of info to pull ideas from around you and these definitely shall help with that! Also, I realized that many of the things in the last edition were geared towards digital artists, so I've found some awesome discounts for you traditional artists as well! Hang on to your hats, here comes awesome!Xadrea
Everything Listed Here Is Totally Free
Free 2D animation software @ Creatoon: http://www.creatoon.com/ This software was recently made available for free download! If you can't get into flash, this will do the trick!
Free hand-drawn animation software @ Pencil: http://www.pencil-animation.org/ All of us love the look of traditional animations right? Well with this software you can make them yourself!
Moar Free Art Instruction
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.Chima
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
Unrestricted Use DirectoryEDITshelldevil
Just an update. I may have doubled some up but its near midnight here so Ill sort any doubles tomorrow!
Many years ago, the amazing LawrenceDeDark created the original Unrestricted Stock Directory. A place for artists to come and find a list of stock providers who offer their resources as unrestricted. This is an update on an old list (2009, eep!) <3
Unrestricted stock can be used for both personal and commercial projects, but it cannot be redistributed as stock. You are not required to obtain permission prior to using the stock off site or in DA prints. The only requirements are that the stock provider be notified and credited.
1. You have to give credit.
2. You have to let the provider know.
3. You can not redistribute as a resource
Thats it, Thats as easy as Unrestricted Stock gets.
To be added to the list please NOTE me with either
Unrestricted stock account or unrestricted stock folder as the title please. This makes it easier for me.