Don’t you love that pompous mantra that you’re obligated to learn realistic human anatomy and proportion before you dare develop a more stylized look? That to be a “good” artist you need an eye for reality before you can have the audacity to pull off unreality?
Guess how many of the successful, popular artists represented here have ever once gotten the hang of a correct human hand or could tell you how far an elbow should be from a waist? It’s not exactly none of them, but it’s really close to none of them.
There is no such “rule.” Art teachers pulled this idea out of their asses to give their students more homework. Draw what you fucking want, the way you’re fucking comfortable. While you pull your hair out fretting over how to get t-shirt wrinkles and hairlines correct you could be ROCKING wobbly blob-people and finding an audience that worships you for it.
I have waited so long for someone to make this post. ^w^
NO. NOPE. NO STOP RIGHT HERE.
It IS ENTIRELY necessary to learn rules before breaking them. It’s what makes a style work, or not. It’s what makes something look good or awkward. Telling people that “there is no such rule” is the worst thing you can to do an artist. You think the people in that post don’t know about realistic anatomy, I’m ready to bet a LOT that they do! And it’s really offensive to suggest that they don’t. NO MATTER HOW STYLIZED SOMETHING IS, there is still structure. There is still a lot of thoughts given in what will look harmonious, even with unrealistic proportions. It’s not a “pompous mantra”, it’s a reality.
If you look at these images for more than half a second, you’ll notice that the artists DO have anatomical knowledge. The limbs follow the correct directions and bend in the correct places. The artists know which features to remove/simplify/exaggerate to create an appealing or interesting image.
If you have stylization without the knowledge to back it up then you end up with that stuff like yaoi hands.
So sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
i bet if you look in the sketchbooks of any of these artists you will find gestures and studies.
ahahahahahaha like anyone behind these examples didn’t go through years of observational drawing and artistic study in order to get to the point of creating/working on a widely recognized cartoon hahahaha
What a ignorantly malicious thing to try and tell other artists; ANY artist. ”Basics are for losers, guys! Just do what you want and it’ll be fine and you’ll do great!”
I don’t give a shit if it’s BUBBLE BLOWING:
There. Are. RULES.
"YOU DON’T HAVE TO LEARN THE BASICS OF DRIVING! JUST GET IN THE FUCKIN CAR AND WING IT, YOU’LL DO FINE"