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sd86  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 4, 2018

Indeed. Most of the drawings I share on here are either on 5.5" x 4.25" cardstock or 8.5" x 5.5" cardstock. Any larger, and coloring them in would take forever.

These here, I was intentionally drawing small. I was trying to make with pencil, the type of lines a person makes on metal using hammer and chisel (like what you find on gun and coin engravings, for example). So the thicker dark lines represent deeper and wider grooves while the thinner light lines represent shallower and narrower grooves. If you click the picture and look at it in a 1:1 pixel ratio, you can really see how the darker lines are really dug into the paper.

It was an experiment, and a fun one at that. I intend to do more down the road, see how small and detailed I can get.




tacocat  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

24x30, somewhere in that area, is the general standard in art school. It's weird drawing that large if you're used to something more like 8.5x11 or even 16x20. You get used to it and drawing small becomes tedious. Especially when you can easily scan and resize things nowadays. But again, there aren't any rules so I'm not trying to say you're doing anything wrong

_refugee_  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I really appreciated this comment series as I found it personally informative, and also polite and well-mannered (all attributes on all sides)

tacocat  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm quite pleasant when I want to be. In case anyone is surprised by that

_refugee_  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Taco I am doing a cat 30/30 for July.

tacocat  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Drawing 30 cats in thirty days?

_refugee_  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, kind of, I’ll PM you. If you’re on FB theres a group I can add you to

tacocat  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

tacocat  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Another because fuck it and I keep randomly running across this in the past few days

tacocat  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd post an example of a cat I drew but I'm in a bit of a hurry

sd86  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    But again, there aren't any rules so I'm not trying to say you're doing anything wrong

I figure, as long as I'm having fun, I'm doing something right. :)

tacocat  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You set your own metric for success in art. Some people can't handle that but you seem to know what's up.