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Ive been trying to find something Im good at, no luck so far
If anyone is actually any good, please help
Okay, here's what do: You have the reference picture being a perfect square. You have paper that is perfect square. Then you draw lines all the way across on both squares, and place down the basic lines. Then it's a good time to erase it, since it's gonna be difficult when shading. Also, look at your drawing, look at the reference, rinse and repeat a few hundred times. Look at your drawing from a distance, look at distances in the drawing and reference, look at where lines go straight down from reference, compare sizes. And use more dark. Dramatic is good. As for that, black and white reference picture, and figure out where the darkest and lightest parts are, are do things accordingly. Use. Your. Eyes. I did it once long time ago for the first time. Try it once, and you can improve much the next.
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I can probably do way better now that I'm better at the second aspect of drawing which is technical. And remember, to a certain degree, anything is possible. Also, copying things helps with the technical skills, but what art is about is to realise your mind, making things you want to exist. Make it your own
I like drawing
thank you for replying :) its nice to hear from people so passionate with drawing. Ive only drawn about 4 pictures, and most of the time when Im drinking so.. But I understand exactly what youre saying. I do need to learn HOW to look. Im a bit lazy but most of all impatient, so Ive been dredding the prep work (basic lines etc). But I cant expect something good without having to put some effort in. I like your Jack Sparrow ! Ill try that next time
Even overlaying or direct cheating is okay for learning. Once you have a result, that result is irrefutable. Once you've drawn it one way or the other, its physically possible to get the same results without it. I suggest you try it. I will also list the obvious helping tools, which is pose references and anatomy books, if you're planning to draw people
You'll eventually get it. Im sad i spend so many years blind making crappy anime ****.
draw what you see, not what you think you see. look for shapes, not symbols. and draw it over and over and over again until you get it right.
this is already pretty good. you have potential
thanks for replying ! have any tips ons shades .. ?
For shading, always think that what is coming towards you will be lighter and what's further away will be darker. For example with the nose, the tip and bridge of the nose would be much lighter than where the nose meat the face. You mostly understood that I see which is good, but the more variety of darkness and lightness you use the more intense and real it looks :)
Hm well this one I actually drew off a picture, so the shading was quite obvious. My bigger problem is how to actually create the shades.. At the moment I just rub on it to create the vague look, because when i try it just by pencil the stripes are way too obvious.. thx for helping !
The one of Rihanna is quite old though, this one is newer. But again, my shading (and proportions !) suck balls :/
Ahh, so the methods that I've found good for shading, especially for large areas that you want to be darker, are taking a scrap piece of paper and scribbling hard on it, and then taking a tissue and rubbing it on the paper to pick up the shading. Then you can apply the tissue to the areas that you'd like to shade and rub to blend it in. I used to have the same problem with pencil lines before doing that. Also for the proportions, a good way to make sure everything is even is to map everything out very lightly before you start drawing in depth, and see if it looks right first. If you think you see something wrong in the beginning fix it! Because you might not get another chance to later. But, I like this drawing, I can tell its Angelina Jolie :) Just keep practicing, the best way to learn is from experience.
Never even crossed my mind to transfer the color to a tissue, Ill try that next time ! Thank you so much really you have no idea :)
No problem :) Practice really makes perfect I can't stress that enough. The top eye is from a little more than a year ago and the bottom I did recently :)
Holy **** thats beautiful. How long have you been drawing..??
Thank you :) I started trying realistic drawing probably about 3 years ago, and I've been drawing and practicing new mediums since then, with my main medium now being charcoal pencils, because I draw with really dark values. I started drawing by watching youtube videos of artists drawing and self taught myself from seeing them. But I've definitely had my fair share of flops when it comes to drawing, I just make sure I learn something from it :)
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