Am I the only one that finds doing that lame?
I'm not a particularly good artist, and I'm godawful at drawing from memory, so I usually use Google Images as a reference for things I'm not extremely familiar with. I mean, I don't usually copy the pose exactly or anything, but just saying. There are several very valid reasons for doing it.
Sometimes I do the 3rd result.
play awhile longer - You will come to appreciate the ones that google. much less draw from the result of it
I don't always draw from Google, but when I do, I pick the most interesting one. It is the most interesting picture on the internet.
No seriously, I try to stay away from the first few and find one seems easier or more interesting to work with.
I too try to look for the not as common pics
I try to re-position the poses in my drawings.
@YesNoMaybe - I'd attempt to do that, but I'm bad enough at the actual angles.
I had someone use their panel to point out that I had drawn the 1st google hit. But since the subject was the D-Day Landings and I wanted the iconic image taken from behind troops as they exit a landing craft... what else was I gonna do?
I stopped drawing from google. Sure, they look nice, but there's no flavooooorrr~
(Just like fancy cusine >:C )
I begin by composing the scene in my head. When I need references for individual parts of it, I will use Google, and maybe modify parts of them, but the overall composition is still my own. Like, I drew a picture of Andy Kaufman (http://drawception.com/viewgame/YbtEgEZSej/should-have-put-a-ring-on-it/) by copying from a picture I found on Google, but he didn't have the cervical collar in that photo, and I thought it would add to his recognition if I added it. Didn't stop the next person from thinking he was Jeff Goldblum.
I completely agree. People who practically just trace the google result ruin the game nearly as much as trolls. if you need to look to google for inspiration or a remind of a reference you don't get, great, have at it, but at least add some sort of your own creativity to it!
I feel that there would be more interesting pictures if we are given the option. For example, if we are told to draw an iconic cartoon character, like snoopy, most people will not want to mess it up too bad to where he isn't iconic anymore. Due to this, most people will draw him on top of his dog house. But, luckily, most of the time, that isn't the case. Take, for example, my latest game; I had to draw "Rattata has his own food network show", but, if you search google images, this is what comes up: https://www.google.com/search?q=rattata+works+for+food+network&biw=1280&bih=709&sei=VKrQT7eABOTg2gWUjaGfDQ&tbm=isch#hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=rattata+has+his+own+food+network+show&oq=rattata+has+his+own+food+network+show&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=img.3...191216.203852.0.204220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1256.15j2.17.0...0.0.L-IQ_B26FN8&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=332b109a5044d879&biw=1280&bih=709 and that doesn't really give me any good options. That game is also an example of how I was able to google image search a rattata and then re-position it. If it had just said rattata, that's what it would've been, don't expect anything more than what is written.
@bwillb you're crazy. You call that tracing? Recreating an image is as legitimate as drawing from memory. Drawing from memory is just drawing from a picture you create in your head. Either way you're trying to put something you "see" on paper. Sure, one is more "creative" but both take skill and are art.
Do you find people who paint a bowl of fruit that they're looking at cheaters too? How bout people who do life drawings with real models? Or how about people who recreate classic images in different mediums like dominos or thumbtacks?
This blows my mind. You can frown upon it all you want, but calling it trolling is just going too far.
And then there's the obscure references people have never heard of. If I was asked to draw Rattata, I'd have a big fat blank in my head without Google. Yes, throw tomatoes at me; I never played Pokemon.
Mind you, sometimes not using the most popular first hit goes against you. for 'Evita' I chose a poster for the revival of the musical, as opposed to the film.
and here's the original
I chose it because I liked the graphics and it was within my scope, but a bad pic of Madonna with 'Evita' written on it would have had higher recognition for people.
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