Oh man… You guys know those “How to Draw…” books by Christopher Hart? I think we all do. If you’re unfamiliar, there are a bevy of books out there, across all spectrums of art that one might want to learn about, that this guy Chris Hart goes around and collects artists to contribute to. Mr. Hart is not a terrible artist, but he’s not as polished as the talent he gathers for these books, lacking a style of his own and foregoing a sort of deeper knowledge of his subject that artists acquire only after specializing in their medium, style, and application. Again, he’s not terrible, and versatility is an admirable trait in the illustration world, but sometimes the lessons he teaches in these books leave something to be desired. See image above for a prime example of this.
Okay, onto the bigger picture… This week, Ryan Estrada posted this:
“not a ton of personality” = “doesn’t presently want to bang you”