smthin i never understood about line of action is like...do you draw the line first? how do you build up a pose around a line? nothing i've found has ever explained this
Ah lemme I'll try to help! Just bare in mind i ain't a expert/teacher and also rubbish at explaining stuff... So uh big sorry if im actually just confusing and no help... 💦
I'm gonna start off saying for both things it really depends and a personal process you develope!
Also i wanna clear a thing up since i wasnt clear before and that may have been misleading/confusing?? Sorry idk words. Line of action is really actually like a principle yknow like white space, values, etc... That sort stuff, if you get me? Its just the idea that theres sorta invisible already present "line of action" in poses. Like when you punch, your body has an inherent um direction/pull your whole body follows through with? Does that make sense? You actually don't really need to draw it at all. You are just meant to keep that on mind as you draw! Drawing it of course can help though!! And will help you develop the skill.
So if you do wish to draw to the line. That depends on how you want it to benefit you. Theres no rules here. Personally though, when I first started doing it I did do the line first! Now I mostly just kinda imagine it or draw it midway to help me with a pose! Some people do after the fact to help correct flow of pose. Like say, you feel a pose is a little too stiff or something after you draw it? Drawing a line of action over and editing the pose in relation to it can help make the pose feel better? I do this too. This whole thing is versatile.
As for drawing the pose around the line, I'm terrible at explaining this... The point is just keep the direction of it! Uh, so as long as you keep the curve/direction, i guess you're doing it! Again, this is also not really a scrict thing. That said though...!! For something to just work off so you can get started with... Maybe studying the examples I did a while back and seeing how I did drew around mine will help. Or like studying other people's too. So it'll give you an idea start with so you can figure out your own method.
Eventually your brain just will learn to just do skills that line of action is helping you with. This whole line of action thing is just a tool to help you hone those skills! And you can use the tool in whatever it will help!
I guess just go for it and eventually you'll figure your own way of using it! If it helps it all even! Because if its not a thing that actually helps you, you don't nerd to bother with it! Again its just a tool and not all tools help everyone! I'm wishing you luck, Cosmic!!!!! 🙏✨
aaa thank uuuuuuu
#cosmic chatter #im not in much of an emote mood so i cant express it as well but yeah i understand what youre trying to say #its just...actually doin it #my brain sometimes struggles with executing things and when i struggle #i struggle /hard/ and i get frustrated easily #partially bcuz im severely negative about my art n_n #i kinda like...erase everything i draw or just give up #so im trying to go back to line of action #bcuz even though i didnt understand it 4-5 years ago #yknow it...helped me feel good about my art somehow #so i figured that maybe actually learnin how to use it would help me feel better about my art again #aieee im ventin a bit in the tags my apologies #either way i really do appreciate your big text its v informative8 notes
Sooo, art community and criticism huh??
There is a lot of comics out there that express the thought most artists agree on: artist has the right to ban people for being generally rude about their art work and/or leaving criticism they weren't asked for.
These posts get different responces, and here i will talk about the six types of those responses.
1. What do those artists expect, they're on the Internet! Uploading your work means you're ready to hear any kind of crap from anyone who sees it!
Dear asker, how often do you come up to people in the street and tell them rudely you dislike their outfit?
By your logic, it's completely acceptable since the person in the street is available for you to see. Oh, you're afraid they will react negatively to you? Well, they have the right to do so, and so does the artist you see online! In your own word, asker - you're on the Internet, too, so get ready to be banned by those who dislike you!
2. Oh, so you just equate all constructive criticism to being rude? You think I'm being rude? You think banning everyone for disagreeing with you is the right thing?
The original post almost never says anything like that, and yet almost always there's a comment like that. No one has said anything about you specifically! No one even said anything about their criteria for constructive criticism and now you are already acting like your freedom is in danger. It's not. Calm down.
If your criticism gets getting banned and/or deleted everywhere, remember that doing criticism right is not that easy. Is your criticism necessary, kind, etc.? There are lots of discussions around this topic that might help you understand it better! And sometimes people just do not want to see you or have a conversation with you for their own reason. It's just a thing that happens with people, and the artist community isn't at fault for your negative experience!
3. But artists need criticism! An artist can't just not accept constructive criticism, if they call themselves an artist. It makes them learn and grow! If not me, than who?
You do not know the artist personally, so you are no judge to their growth.
Maybe they're already taking criticism from offline communities. Maybe they see the mistake they've made already and don't want to recieve 200 similar comments about their mistake. Maybe they would rather ask a professional for criticism than only listen to what people of the Internet think. And maybe they just don't care about their mistakes, because they do art for fun! Yes, you are allowed to do that! Anyway, why would you care about the quality of their art if you aren't paying for it??
"But..." listen, even expected constructive criticism can stagnate the work process if it's not done in the right time. Famous people have said that! Criticism should take place when the artist asks for it, this way the artist will get maximum benefit from it!
4. I criticise constructively and only when i am asked, however... - maybe, again, you should rethink your definition of constructive criticism according to question 2. I am not writing about this here, but the rule of thumb is that criticism is supposed to help, not to demotivate.
5. But my personal attitude on criticism is...
That's fine! Express it on your art blog and make sure it's respected! But don't expect everyone to have the same attitude - we're all people!
6. But assholes on the Internet are inevitable! And some people even have good intentions! What if we just grow the thicker skin and...
And what if we just ban the unwanted critics, or, at least, send this post to them? What if we all just grow the "polite" skin? It seems easier, after all.
#yes i agree #personally speaking i HATE it when people give unwarranted criticisms of my art cuz like #i already know what i need to improve on and how to go about it #it takes a lot of motivation and working past mental barriers #also like...its okay for your art to look "bad" and "weird" #you arent anatomically correct in art? dont know color theory? take your time!! #learn how to love your art before striving to improve #because if you hate your art all the time you will never get anywhere26 notes