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Expanding the comfort-zone by FOERVRAENGD Expanding the comfort-zone by FOERVRAENGD
Yes I know, it's a bit hypocritical to call this a "not tutorial" and yet place it in that category. But I honestly don't really know any better category (Devious Fun feels a wee bit off-topic you know). Suggestions for a better category are welcomed.

List of tutorials that helped me with environmental painting:
"How to make your own Perspective Grid in PS" <--- this one is the best thing I've ever discovered. Srsly CHECK IT OOOOUUUUT!
Snuffen's Background Tutorial P1 More or less ALL tutorials by Griffsnuff is awesome, so make sure to check out the rest of them!
More or less ALL tutorials made by AquaSixio!

List of youtube channels that also helped and inspired me:

FZDSCHOOL - More or less one of the most known concept art-related resources I know on youtube. It's great to sit and draw and just listen to the talking.

SinixDesign - This guy is also great! He has some design workshops ever now and then where the viewers can send in their stuff for critique! very encouraging and inspiring!

moatddtutorials - This guy is more into drawing than painting, and has a more cartoony style. He has interesting methods when it comes to perspective. And he also challenge himself in some of his videos (the engine block video is a great example of this)

foxOrian - Also known here on dA for his awesome perspective and composition tutorials. He has a youtube channel where he posts some videos that might be interesting as well.
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Kamihanaki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a real eye-opener. I've been needing to expand my comfort zone, and I have a lot of the problems you mention here. This is a beautiful non-tutorial. Thank you so, so much for making and sharing this. I feel motivated to try expanding soon!
Shadow009 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot for this tutorial ^^ 

Look what transpired from it:
grendawn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Amaze as usual
kacper11000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I have problems with environment too :) This helped me a lot, thanks
thredd Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
you should be a teacher.
xTwilightWingsx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I play minecraft often and HOW has it never occurred to me to use that for landscape ideas!?
RandomPlayer822 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
lol agreed
enillej Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am on the brink of giving up on doing concept art since I am so bad at it and I feel like I'm not improving but then I read this and I was encouraged to practice more. Thanks a lot. You're a blessing to me right now. TTvTT/
TeddyBearDog Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

This helped me with my animals ^^

  In art we had to draw something with chalk and oil pastel. I usually draw dogs, only dogs. But on

this project I picked a dragon and a horse, to improve and get out of MY own 'comfort zone'. Suprizingly

to hear that for my first times drawing dragons and horses they turned out better then the references

I got them from! Even better than the kids in my club that have been studying them for a long time,

which I was very happy and proud of!

  Thanks to that horses, cats, hyenas, dragons, and even bunnies are my new priorities now. Occasionally

a wolf or a dog if I'm really in the mood. But also this tutorial, thank you also for encouraging me to step

out of my 'comfort zone', I think of myself as a much better artist than I used to be and thank you so much

for letting me do that and encouraging me to be a better artist for the future. ^^


p.s. This is my friends account so don't be expecting any of those drawing posted on here ^^' ))


PatiLee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
This is super inspiring, but I know it doesn't work.
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