100 themes challenge!
When you create art, do you study the subject of what you're drawing/photographing/animating? When I was making the poker emote, I actually had a deck of cards with me, to try and emulate how someone would lay down a hand. But it's not just about having a reference, it's about understanding the objects in your art. I think anyone who draws human figures, at least once, goes to the mirror to act out a pose, but have you also studied the actual muscles/bones/etc of humans before? (if you have, does it help you?)
I think having a reference for your art is important, whether your an rookie or pro, but actually understanding what you're depicting is even more important. If you have the object you're going to draw, photograph, etc with you, use it! Study it from every angle, in different lights, feel it, smell it, taste it and hope that doesn't kill you.
Hey guys, guess what?!
I finally got a saltwater aquarium . It's only 20gallons, so I can only keep a few fish. But I know I'm definately going to get two clownfish! I'll probably get two or three gobies (prob. a firefish, neon goby, and possibly a randall shrimp goby) to go with them, and hermit crabs
I seem to have run out of things to say....