Look at Sae and Yuko!!!
We kept expecting him to bust out an impromptu performance of Bad Boy
No actually I’m waiting to post it once I’m sure I’m in the 2014 Dragon*Con Art Show because it will have something to do with one of the 2 major pieces I’m planning to do for the show.
But I am mentioning it now because I’m staunch believer in self-promotion… and I’m a big tease
Of course the skill is undeniable but as my teacher said to me “What is the difference between drawing a photograph and photo copying it?”
Art should be a mixture of skill, talent and creativity
- Skill is learned technique
- Talent is the God given gifts or abilities we have
- Creativity is being able to envision something in your mind and then make real
Drawing a photograph exactly demonstrates skill and talent but where is the creativity. Believe me I know, I had to learn to be creative.
I am a firm believer in using reference photos. But using photographs as reference is different from using a photograph as your single point of origin. Reference photos should be one piece of your creative repertoire, along with acquired knowledge and experience and personal vision.
Where is the creativity in copying a photo? Where is the artistic vision?
So, no I’m never really impressed by people who draw photographs. I’ll always think “That’s nice, now go draw something original.”
"….where is my sword………."
happy birthday lucy princess!!!!!!!
in 11th grade art we had to make mythical creatures with clay but i didn’t want to do that so i made a log and added a lil worm friend on top of it but my teacher got mad and said i had to make it mythical so i added a horn to it and made it a uniworm
this is why art classes in schools suck. That is a bloody amazing log. look at the texture, the colour. The worm is incredible and the teacher is unhappy because it was supposed to be mythical? Who the fuck cares? will the teacher have their pay docked if a student makes a logworm instead of a basilisk???
This furthers the argument that school is about following instructions, not learning. That really is a great sculpture, by the way.
I don’t get why people are so pissy that a teacher got upset that one of their students didn’t so the assignment because they “didn’t feel like it”. Assignments are given with the expectation that they will be completed as asked. Being a dick to your instructor because you didn’t like the assignment is unnecessary and makes their job harder.
The assignment is very open-ended. There’s a million different things that could be done under the mythological umbrella to correctly complete a task like that. The assignment was probably meant to test a student’s creativity and see how well they could create something complex, as mythological creatures tend to be fairly involved things. Sticking a horn on a worm is a dick move.
Assignments are given for a reason and “didn’t want to” or “who cares” aren’t valid excuses not to do them. You might not want to do it, but that’s life. Stop being assholes to teachers.