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Please note that this group is under construction until further notice.



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Hello everyone, my apologies for this extremely LONG absence of updates. I'm in my last months of school, so that's what's been keeping me away and unable to keep up with the group for the time being and the past year+. I graduate in March, so I aim to open the first new semester in the summer of 2015! :D

But in the mean time I have some unbelievably AWESOME resources for you. This is not thanks to me though, it is thanks to the very gracious :icontheotherkilroy: who contacted me.

Please know that becoming a stronger artist comes from building resources, applying what you learn from those resources, and constant practice. This practice includes quite often leaving your comfort zone. Through practice and using the resources you find you build up your visual library. You can have a visual library where you keep stock resources for drawing reference or maybe a folder filled with helpful tutorials you found on DA or elsewhere on the internet, but your visual library is the one you have in your head, that from time to time and more often in the future you can tap into without using picture reference on your computer and apply to your artwork.

I have been told many times from my teachers at my university [in regards to the strongest method of building your visual library], you gain a visual library THROUGH LIVING. Go places, do things, with friends OR alone, and experience life. You can become an artist sitting in a dark room and drawing all your life, but only through the process of actually LIVING and EXPERIENCING the world around you can you create art worth experiencing, that is tangible and relatable for the audience who views it. No matter your subject or the message you're trying to get across, being human and living, loving, experiencing the full spectrum of emotions that are wonderful and terrible, is how you learn to be an artist.

My tangent aside XD - Here are some incredible resources for artists:

Remember not all tutorials are 100% correct, but they are a great starting point. Find what works for you.

Tutorial Master Post: norisus.tumblr.com/post/413105…

Wrist Health Links [found at bottom of above link, but so important to artists I'm putting them here as well]: susiron.tumblr.com/post/595612… susiron.tumblr.com/post/561753… susiron.tumblr.com/post/772464… susiron.tumblr.com/post/672992…

Artists Toolbox Tumblr: artiststoolbox.tumblr.com/

Figure & Gesture Drawing Tool: artists.pixelovely.com/

More Helpful Links from :icontheotherkilroy:: theotherkilroy.deviantart.com/…

Thanks for your time,
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Kirashadraws99 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
did you guys started the semester?
And what is this about dorms?
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DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I'm very sorry but until further notice we don't have any semesters planned. I recently graduated college and once I have time to run a semester I will do so.

Dorms will likely not be a thing in the future, they are from before I owned the group.
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Kirashadraws99 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. So who's the one in charge now? 
But you will still announce right? 
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DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I'm in charge, and yes I'll announce everything. :)
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X88B8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found out I was on a poll here somewhere ;D had no idea, any idea where I can fine which poll~~<3? (I can only find the journals ;; ff)
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DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sorry, but if you ever were it would have been a long time ago when there was a different founder so I have no knowledge of or access to this info.

I might be able to find out if we were a super group [by looking at previous polls], but we currently don't have this status. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. :)
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X88B8 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally found it ;3 I got the wrong group! the name was so similar though, thank you anyway~<3
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DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh haha, got it. :)
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X88B8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
scratch that I think I got the wrong group ;; sorry~~
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kurimaki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Excuse me. I sent you the Teacher Sign-up form by note. You haven't replied yet. Plese reply as soon as you can.
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