|Digital Painting - Done in Photoshop CS4 with a Wacom Tablet Intuos4.|
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA by LeSeanThomas
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
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I'm a eternal student of the human figure beauty. Whenever I can, I always aim for self improvement of my craft.
I don't have a fixed "style" of drawing, but I think I'm quite fond of realistic lighting, and by that I mean that I always seek to do a realistic render be that a Cartoon or a regular character. My gallery pretty much speaks for me but I love doing pinups and good girl art in general.
Most of my work is done in Photoshop using a wacom tablet with very simple brushes (mostly the hard round brush) and recently I started using Corel Painter too. Currently I own a Cintiq 12wx, but I used a Graphire4 and Intuos for quite a while.
I try to practice on a daily basis, so I guess you can expect several posts of something with a certain consistency. I'm also quite fond of helping other people (and learning from them of course), so any questions asked I´ll try my best to answer everybody!
My personal preference of concepts is fantasy, gothic/medieval art and steampunk/victorian universe. All based on heavy references that I like from artbooks, games and movies of such type.
Current Residence: São Paulo, Brazil
Favourite genre of music: Classic and Instrumental
Favourite style of art: Good Girl Art, Pinups, Conceptual, Fantasy and Steampunk/Victorian
Personal Quote: "All I know is that I do know nothing"