(I don’t know what the title means, attempting to copy what the ranting sweed says in “sheep in the big city”)
you know what rubs my erasers, HOW TO DRAW BOOKS, they starts off simple enough and tells you everything you need to know about drawing but then the next thing you know it suddenly becomes a medical book with names you only here in the lord of the rings, I am not here to become a doctor, I am here to become an artist, I don’t care with the name of the small bone that connects the arm with the shoulder nor do I want to know the names of the muscles too, I JUST WANT TO DRAW,
so you rage close the book and go look for a modern book and when you find one, you are glad that the person isn’t a medical doctor but AN ACTUAL ARTIST, he(or she) tells you where goes to what and how without the medical knowhow, just when you thought “wow this guy is truly great”, he throws a curveball and makes up the term soft and rough with no EXPLANATION OF WHAT THEY MEAN!!, all he(or she) does is show an amazingly drawn picture of a babe and say “woman are drawn with soft figures”…………………………………………I am sorry what, so you expect me to somehow develop the ability to somehow materialize the drawing and see IF IT IS FREAKING SOFT OR NOT!!!!!, THIS DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE, THIS BOOK IS “SUPPOSED” TO TEACH ME HOW TO DRAW NOT FREAKIN’ DEVELOP POWERS (although that would be awesome -w-),
ok I understand that the man (or woman) is telling us the yes and noes of drawing but there are PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW DIDDLY ABOUT DRAWING, by saying terms like “drawing the figure with soft curves” and such doesn’t really help much, if you just started drawing, your eyes still haven’t been rewired to pay attention to details, you need to clarify what do you men by soft curve or rough stature or delicate body or even a lithe figure, if you can’t explain it, don’t put in the book, ok I know that they’re trying to help people to learn how to draw and to simplify it but at least provide a simple sentence, just a sentence to clarify what you just said, if you said “this body is very delicate, so draw thin lines” then explain as to why this body is delicate or else the person will deduce a different meaning other than the message that you have intended to send.
anyway, audible and physical words tend to have a different meaning when it comes to drawing, when we say loud, we know it means something with a high sound volume but how can you translate that to terms of drawing as it can have different meanings, when we say “wow this is drawing is really loud”, how can you translate this? the drawing’s sound is set to high? that doesn’t make a lick of sense, you hearing what I am saying? if you are then you need a doctor because THERE IS NO SOUND!!, this has been in my head for quite a while and hopefully I’ll have something to present on my next “rising artist’s note blog thing”.
anyway, have a nice day -w-