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Thinking in 3D
A number of my watchers asked me to turn this journal into a news article:  
What I'd like to talk about is a trick that has helped me to become better at 2D art.  I'm sure many of you have heard that it's always better to draw from real life and from a model, and that tracing doesn't help you learn, but I don't know if anyone's ever explained why.  I don't think anyone has ever told me.  So I'm going to discuss how to make the best of different reference resources in order to get more out of drawing practice by thinking of your figure(s) in three dimensions.
When we make a drawing, painting, or any kind of 2D artwork, we're breaking down a 3D image onto a 2D plane.  Even cartoons are representing a 3D object; it's just been taken further from a realistic painting to its barest structure.  
This is an important thing to keep in mind while practicing drawing because it becomes a habit, especially for those people who like to dr
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a hobbyist digital painter who considers himself an animator. Just about everything interests me though. Oh, and I'm also an electrical engineer.
After five tedious and miserable years I have finally finished my engineering degree. I am unbelievably happy that I will never be so severely denied free time and creative pursuits again. It'll also be nice to have money once I get a job. What this means is I will finally have the time to consistently make and post art here. It's been my dream to maintain a presence in the art community, and devote serious time to improving my art and helping others. All I need now is to get some good ideas and to revive the creativity that university thoroughly murdered.

When my new Wacom pen arrives today (I destroyed my Wacom pen in the dumbest way possible Slam Head On Table) I will finally be able to finish the painting I've been working on. I hope you guys like this painting, it's one that makes no sense and literally no one asked for. It's a completely random idea that I for reasons unknown took to completion. I think it's cool.

I'm thinking of doing more to be active here like writing journals more often; making tutorials for painting, 3d animation, electronics, etc.; posting sketches. I dunno. If anyone has any ideas of what they'd like to see let me know!
  • Listening to:
  • Reading: Mistborn
  • Playing: Elite Dangerous on the Vive. It's incredible!


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TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Happy Birthday! ᵔ.ᵔ…
chickentech Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D (Big Grin) 
TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
You're welcome! (◠‿◠✿)
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student General Artist
:iconpartypinkieplz::iconsaysplz:Haaaaaaappy happy birthday to our good friend today!
:iconpinkiestarryeyesplz::iconsaysplz:Here's a little birthday song with something I must say!
:iconpinkieishappyplz::iconsaysplz:On this day we celebrate having you with us!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Throw a party here for you I'll make sure is a blast!
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:I wish you only happiness, that your life's full of smiles!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:That you and your friends will prevail in any troubling times!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Most of all, I wish for you that you'll have lots of fun!
:iconpinkiegalaplz::iconsaysplz:And share it with all close to you, spread happiness around!
:iconhotbloodedpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:OR ELSE!
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:So let's get down to business now, there'll be no more delays!
:iconpinkiepiecakeplz::iconsaysplz:On to the birthday party, celebrate this joyous daaaaay!
chickentech Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oy vey, that's a lot of Pinkie. Thank you!
172rainbow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Happy Birthday!
chickentech Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
iamthejam Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
¡¡¡Feliz cumpleaños!!!
chickentech Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias! Es seguro lo fue.
5341456 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
Happy birthday 
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