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February 8, 2022 at 12:03 am #2148947Choy Jin HaoParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hello! I am Raymond Choy and glad to meet you all on this journey! I want to improve in my Art tremendously! I bought ‘some’ materials, and planning to order online the remaining ones since the store did not provide them. I wish to improve in Digital Art actually since I don’t have the space or a big open space for my subject of reference. I will send a photo soon of my set-up. As for those materials, I will use them for my sketches on my sketchpad when I go about areas, cause I take Chris Legaspi’s note on having sketchpads is important for artists; as eventually it would be used during resumes or applying for job.
1) Can I continue this course with a Wacom Digital Drawing Pad? If not, where do I go to next after this course?
2) Where do I submit my assignment works, is on Discussions Forums at every course?February 8, 2022 at 12:42 pm #2151891
Hello Choy, in theory you could use a Wacom tablet, but you will be missing out on the material specific lessons. In my opinion, it’s better to stay with traditional materials even if they are slightly different than what the course demonstrates.
If you ask more specific questions about materials I will try to help. But if you insist on doing digital, Ipad would be the better option because of its pencil tilt functionality. But still if you use Wacom, I suggest Chris Legaspi’s Photoshop course.
If you are taking the live class which can be found on live.nma.art there are instructions on how to submit your work under the assignments tab. If you are taking the course at your own pace, I recommend submitting your work on our discord server in the classes specific channel #beginners-guide-to-drawing
the link to discord is at the top of the page “discuss on discord”
As to where you should go next, we have a work in progress document that outlines the curriculum based on your specific interests,
Once you find your interest at the bottom, then work your way backwards towards Drawing Foundations aka Beginners Guide to Drawing,
you can click on the bubble to see a break down of the recommended courses at each step
I hope this helpsFebruary 28, 2022 at 9:47 pm #2204580AikoParticipantNo badges. No points.
Update: wrong forum
March 27, 2022 at 11:02 am #2269068ClaireParticipantNo badges. No points.
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Hi, Do I need to submit my assignments, and if so, how do I post them?April 1, 2022 at 10:31 am #2287859RachelParticipantNo badges. No points.
I sit at a drawing desk because I don’t (currently) have an easel or drawing horse. Just following along with these exercises for a few minutes I feel pain in my wrist. How do I move my arm from the shoulder more when I’m sitting? It seems super weird. Unless maybe I need a bigger sheet of paper or something? I’m currently using a small-ish (9″ x 12″) sketch pad.April 5, 2022 at 2:38 pm #2302033
Hi Rachel, This might have to do with how you are holding the pencil. I recommend the traditional grip rather than the tripod grip in general, especially when drawing larger and from the shoulder, with the side of the pencil and if you are experiencing wrist pain. I also recommend having you paper perpendicular to your line of site to reduce perspective distortion and to reduce neck injuries.
I think its a good idea to get a larger 18×24 pad and a drawing horse, or you can just prop your clip board against your desk, or back of your chair, if you don’t have access to a drafting table or an easel.April 14, 2022 at 10:39 am #2321861Camila NavarroParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hi 👋I was wondering where can I upload my assigments? Do they get feedback?April 18, 2022 at 2:11 pm #2329816
Hi Camila, if you are taking the live classes, please see the assignment tab under the video.
If you are watching the prerecorded classes, you can get feedback by signing up for the coaching program
or you can post here on the forums or on discord to receive peer feedback 🙂June 22, 2022 at 10:49 am #2489734Mackenzie JonesParticipantNo badges. No points.July 17, 2022 at 5:39 am #2548775Cindy DELORYParticipantJuly 17, 2022 at 11:25 pm #2550935Mei Yan YipParticipant
I’m excited to join the classAugust 9, 2022 at 12:52 am #2605884Alexander AlexisParticipantNo badges. No points.September 19, 2022 at 11:44 am #2706210Sara SumlerParticipant
Hello! I’m practicing sharpening my pencils, but I’m finding the sandpaper part the most difficult. I keep breaking the lead during this step. Any further tips? Thank you!September 20, 2022 at 8:40 am #2710852
Hi Sara, this could be due to several factors. 1) slow down and take your time, unless you have a belt sander, sanding your pencil tips takes time. If you press to hard it will break 2) some softer mediums (conte and charcoal) just wont sand. they are too soft and crumble. try using a harder medium 3) sometimes pencils are duds, maybe it was dropped, maybe the core is a bad mix, try another from a different set and see if it works better.
I hope this helpsOctober 27, 2022 at 3:42 am #2762780Mai ElwanParticipantNo badges. No points.
hi .. in my country i dont have conte .. can I use steadtler mars lumograph black instead ? are they similar to each other ?
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