Post Reply Useful Tips =3
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29 / F / Scotland
Posted 1/23/08 , edited 1/23/08
Hello =3
I was just wondering if any you guys have any tips when it comes to painting/sketching/shading you'd like to share?
I'm sure it'll be helpful to other artists who have a particular weakness? Like me.. I tend to be a bit crap when it comes to painting lol.
So anyone got any ideas? ^_^
Posted 1/31/08 , edited 1/31/08
alright...... heres one that i find to be very helpful when drawing and shading:
always have a clean sheet of paper as large as the paper ur drawing on (or close enough to the size of ur paper) to lay across your drawing while ur drawing (basically u should cover up the part of ur pic that u aren't altering so that u wont make the mistake u smudging ur drawing with ur arm or hand)

i can't tell u how many times i accidentally smudged my drawings while i was still working on it. and this advise applies to using pastels as well, especially chalk pastels.

as for painting...... i don't really paint cuz im not good at it and the supplies are too expensive.
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Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/13/08
1. enhance your visual vocabulary.... (english) Look at as much art as you can, learn & get ideas

2. experiment & practice...

3. LOOK LOOK LOOK, your eyes & observation skills will make u a much better artist

4. Grid technique... i love it... plus it helps you wit #3
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