Any help drawing?
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Posted 11/1/14 , edited 11/1/14
It's not horrible, did this free hand with a #2 pencil durng class. I know the eyes and brows are different and the outlines aren't great.
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Posted 11/1/14 , edited 11/1/14
Just keep going, follow videos on youtube. That's all it is, just practice now and then and you will naturally pick it up. You can see my drawings on my profile -> deviantart, you'll see the first pic I done in years is quite bad in comparison to when I got used to it again. That's all I done anyway, watched videos, followed along, sometimes tracing can also help to so you get a better feel for it, just keep trying.
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Posted 11/1/14 , edited 11/1/14
I have to think about logic and physics lololol

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Posted 11/1/14
practice. I took a class and this is the level im drawing right now
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Most important thing and the mistake many an amateur artist makes: Anatomy and perspective. These are the Great Killers(tm). That horrific and unrelenting feeling that something just doesn't quite look right. The good news is that anatomy and perspective are learned skills. Creativity is what you draw and how you draw it. But making sure you know how to get the foundation of what's in your head onto the paper is a skill you can learn.

If you're after drawing characters, then anatomy should be the first thing you look into tutorial wise. You can also pick up a artist's manikin at any art supply store. Which is a fancy way of saying "Artist's posable action figure". If you already have any sort of decently sized posable action figure on hand it can serve as a pinch as well to help you visualize different posts and understand the perspectives of them.

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Posted 11/2/14

runec wrote:

Most important thing and the mistake many an amateur artist makes: Anatomy and perspective. These are the Great Killers(tm). That horrific and unrelenting feeling that something just doesn't quite look right. The good news is that anatomy and perspective are learned skills. Creativity is what you draw and how you draw it. But making sure you know how to get the foundation of what's in your head onto the paper is a skill you can learn.

If you're after drawing characters, then anatomy should be the first thing you look into tutorial wise. You can also pick up a artist's manikin at any art supply store. Which is a fancy way of saying "Artist's posable action figure". If you already have any sort of decently sized posable action figure on hand it can serve as a pinch as well to help you visualize different posts and understand the perspectives of them.



Wow. This is REALLY helpful. Thanks for the tips!

I don't usually like to watch tutorials (even though I know I should) because I'm always afraid that I'll try mimicking the tutor's art style or their examples 100%. But knowing that anatomy and perspective are the most important basic skills to cover, I feel like I can learn about those and yet still maintain my own unique style (i.e., avoiding trying to copy or exactly match someone else's work).

That suggestion for the artist's manikin was also very helpful.
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Posted 11/19/14
Learn techniques from others both the classics and improvised techniques others may have found. By adding these techniques to your arsenal you can eventually find a combination you like for your own style. Don't be afraid to mimic others as once you have enough experience you can make these techniques your own.
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