Thread for the beginners
Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises. Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up.
Do not forget to PLEASE RESIZE and crop your images before uploading them. 1kpx is fine.
→ → → → Before asking "what should I read/view/study/learn," Read the f*cking sticky, it's there for a reason: >>1579290 → → → →
Questions go in the QUESTION THREAD
This is for posting studies & getting critique.
>Thread study: Try to draw/paint the opening or any other following images.
Feel free to post your original works as well if you're a baddie.
TRY TO BE MORE ACTIVE AND GIVE PEOPLE SOME FEEDBACK - many studies are left unreplied, which is a bit sad and can be quite demotivating for the people that try their best to improve, but are left directionless. (hint: post a cute anime girl if you would like replies)
Respect those giving you advice and if you s*ck know that you'll never make it™.
Old thread: >>2348862 → → → →
how can people like drawing on those rougher sketchbooks? I use a mechanical pencil and it just smudges everywhere. It's even worse that I'm left handed so I'm forced to draw right to left so avoid smudges.
Also, comments? I should probably get into anatomy but I don't know where to start. Most resources seem to just throw at you an anatomy list and expects you to memorize every single muscle in the body.
Always crooked and never properly positioned.
This the first anything I've done/practiced in years. Pls no bully.
I want to learn to paint, specifically watercolor. Do I need to start out doing pencil sketches? Will it save me money spent on hundreds of bad watercolor paintings?
Basically I want something like pick related in my main room, but rather than spending $300 on it I'd rather have my own genuine painting on the wall, no matter how long it took to make.
For reference, this painting is 41"x31"
All 5 min. I've done many more sheets than just this one, but I tore those up and trashed them. I only kept this one to post for LAS and here.
Just curious what does that LAS stands for? :) I'm skimming through lots of art communities and haven't heard yet about that one. :D And, your structure sketches are good.
Graphite smudges on anything. Learn to hold a pencil properly. Anatomy isn't about memorizing every muscle in the body, you're just learning about the forms. Start with big simple masses and work your way towards more detailed representation. I can tell you right now from that drawing that you're not ready for figure drawing yet. Figure drawing is advanced, people keep jumping straight into it, there's a reason art students draw fruit and vases. Work through Keys to Drawing and do studies of simple shit until you can draw accurately.
Even if you're going to practice figure drawing use a nude, don't use weird fucking bodysuit shit because it obscures important details.
Any beginner should start with pencil. Watercolour is very difficult to use, and when you bring colour into the mix things get even more difficult. If you can't do an accurate study of a moose like that rendered in pencil, you don't have a chance in hell of doing it in watercolour. Anyways, look at the sticky, and if you want to start learning to draw, get Keys to Drawing and work through it. In all honesty, you're going to be looking at years of study, this is probably a lot more work than you're thinking. If just wanting to have a painting of a moose on your wall is your only goal, you're probably better off just buying the painting. You're not going to save any money learning to paint either.
how I do
it feels fake to me
maybe I just need to draw more boxes and shit
i really believe that starting drawing from dicks is not a way to go.
how about you start to actually study anything basic and fundamental before dicks? Unless you want to be like thos autismal lowskill pornfags with cringeworthy progress meme?
shadow is too big, the more of the ball should be illuminated, rimlight on the left is WAAAAAy to bright, bounce light at the bottom could use refinement, no occulusion, the cast shadow on the table is bullshit.
Way to go pal, practice more and ge a softer brush for that.
>repost from old thread
I wanna get into drawing clothes and fashion so i started a drapery study. But i dont think this is the way to go for now, i feel like this turned more into a value study than anything else. Should i continue this or should i look to draw actual clothing on people to learn how the folds are formed?
Is it possible for you to show last bits of drawings from DotRSotB? I'd like to see some. :) I'm going through loomis book for now, never had I attempted to go through keys to drawing or DotRSotB. If it's as good as people say it is then I just might, eventually.
The drawing is last one I did from FDfaiW by loomis. Ain't that far in, yet. Maybe i'll improve gradually as I will be close to half of the book.
Trying to get better at this, here's a drawing a did from the last thread.
I'll see if I can find the reference I used and post that too. It lines up pretty well, though I know I have the lips too far up.
Here's the ref. Also just noticed I forget to do the pink bit of the right eye. Whoops.
how long until I don't have to care about my drawings I can just woosh woosh woosh and have a wolf that actually looks like a wolf like what everyone else does?
Well you can start by not 'caring' about your drawings. Just look at each one as an improvement (providing that you are improving-- which if you're drawing every day, you probably are.) It takes time. So does everything. Grind away, mien frond
How do I fix it I wanted to make heart hands for my bf but I think I messed up . Im looking at a ref too
of course except for those cunts that really go woosh woosh and make a beautiful drawing. Like the dudes in animation with their gestures that look more alive than real people fucking hell.
Been doing this for a little under a year, gonna post a few for critique, let me know what you guys think.
Why the fuck do all my faces look like a Lenny Face
also, where do I start learning how to render and paint? There were some tutorials in the w/ic/i for color theory and blending but I don't know how to actually start practicing using color/shading.
within being terrible, i think its okay, do more gesture/anatomy. its stiff and the details are off. Stop using lines so aggressively. Line thickness is very important in conveying stuff.
Critique my wip and give me advice. I don't feel like uploading the original pic so here's a link instead: http://cine.netknowsl.netdna-cdn.com/cine/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/7.jpeg
And give me some tips to regain the strength to finish it so I can move on to something else without feeling like crap.
But mainly, critique my wip.
Because I still haven't measured the size of the paper yet. I assumed that it would be far too big when I drew the under line. Next time I'll draw the overhead line instead that way I can measure the anatomy correctly.
Well, I thought it should still belong here because it's my first digital thing with a tablet that I'm trying to complete, prior to this the last 2 weeks I've been sketching to get comfortable and only touching the colors for a failed and incomplete animu drawing. So I'm technically a tablet beginner but I guess it turns out my semanthics are wrong I guess, shall I copy paste my ass to the Draw Thread?
I don't think so, your favorite artists' influence will leak anyways in an unconscious way, so you can just speed the nitpicking process up by copying what you specifically like from an artist and putting your own spin on it, again consciously or unconsciously. That's how I see it anyways.
1 Minute Figure Practice. Critique?
It's an ego thing, the better ones are either late stage beginners or haven't received the validation and praise they think they need to be able to "graduate" the thread. At least I think so.
Noob looking for critique. Are there any major issues so far (especially re: width and shoulders/neck)?
Ignore the shitty MSPaint placeholder shading. I think there's an issue with the (our) left arm's length/foreshortening.
a 5 X 5 grid of boxes with one from the top in the center, each box being turned a bit in the direction it deviates from the center, as sort of a perspective exercise. Tryina figure out how to into freehand 3 point.
I did some basic construction to try and get the torso right (hips, spine, lungs) and gesture lines before hand but I'm pretty sure I fucked up the construction hard anyway, since it's my first time trying to do something that isn't a straight-on angle.
not that nig, but it looks like you were ref'ing concept art or character designs after watching a sycra vid or something based on the visual language you're using
can't comment on the approach, beyond my preference for gesture as rhythm and angles depicting motion
Yeah, I'd recommend drawing from ref. Can't really say much more without revealing that I'm just a scrub who's focused on depicting motion atm. Shit's pretty cash for unreferenced stuff imo, looks very organic despite some things that are a tad wonk.
depicting motion? i've always had trouble trying to depict stuff like dynamics and energy/flow. im used to just drawing what i see, not what's going on, so i give you kudos for going that route.
i'm just worried if i'm taking the bad approach to gesturing, but i guess more referencing would help.
Try it out fambone, maybe even ape an artist you like who does comic book type stuff. Action poses, that sort of shit. There's a lot to be said by strong lines of action, rhythms and strong diagonals. Reference drawing is worth it but don't forget to nurture your drawing from imagination.
nah don't think about that dude. there's always gonna be someone younger than you, even if you were there age there's probably some fetus that can draw better than bridgeman or feng zhu. i played guitar since i was a kid and i'm nowhere near as good as some younger guys, but my goal isn't to be superior. it's to be good enough that i can convey my imagination with as much accuracy as possible. be it music or drawings, i think that's more important than anything else.
You're paying more attention to those above you than the millions and thousands you surpass by the virtue of your persistence. Every step you take brings you closer to the top of the pile of corpses.
aah i see. well i've always been a fan of OGs stuff. but i can't see myself being able to imitate it and do any semblance of justice.
Don't be discouraged by that, imitation takes time but it's a rewarding way to learn and understand. If you have trouble with certain aspects, analyse what they are and work to expand your skillset to accommodate your goals. If you're down with faces I'd start with that, or maybe the gesture from more action heavy or dynamic scenes. Feel free to flat out copy certain images. Compare the more academic or standard way of doing things you're familiar with to the artist you like to get a feel for how they're abstracting, even. IE, a minimally/un stylized pair of lips or a nose compared to how OG approaches it.
Currently going through Keys to Drawing, Project 3-D is drawing a front view portrait, i didn't have a model so i went with a Lincoln ref. I still haven't touch Loomis so my construction is nonexistent (just watched some proko vids on eyes as you can see). I think I enjoy doing portraits, even if its something really basic and boring to most folks
Looks good mang, not so sure about those lines on the forehead tho, but its a WIP so i would have to see the finished work. Also that light on the left cheek in the beard area is kinda off, but nice job so far, I really want to get into color but I gotta grind a lot first
Yeah the whole beard is absolutely unfinished, I just quickly went over it with a beard brush so that I'd actually do the careful work later, includig lightig, erasing what I have done there. Thanks for the crit anon!
as far as i can see there are like, 3 ways to practice my drawing
1) working on some sort of "piece" from my imagination
2) practice exercises like anatomy, drawing 50 sets of hands, practicing perspective
3) studies where you copy someone else's work
how should i be dividing time between these 3?
Combine them all. Do 2 and/or 3 to prepare for a specific finished piece. A great deal of your time is going to be spent on drawings nobody will see that you do to improve, best to get in the habit of finishing things so you don't lose your will to continue.
Drew this from reference, should I post referance? Can you guys tell me how to improve and get better? I can't find any of the books you recommend so I also want to know if there are ayn alternatives to them as well.
The bottom row is examples of works i did before coming to /ic/ and everything else is examples of after coming to /ic/
What would best help me improve as an artist.
So far I believe adding perspective would help my figures and in some of the top left figures i try and do that. Most of the poses i do are from imagination. a couple of the ones are figure drawings tho.
Also I know hands and feet are a huge weakness of mine.
Is their a book that would help me with all aspects of this?
I literally don't know how to practice art other than to keep drawing but if i keep drawing incorrectly I won't draw correct one day right?
A sad example how /ic/ influences artists negatively.
There's no "correct", don't think about being correct. Remember to make something fun for you as you did before /ic/, now you are doing studies which while might be fun, will burn you out long term.
Try maybe going to one of your older drawings and try to redo it now/draw something similar and compare what you have learned.
Btw, I wouldn't focus now on feet or hands at this point, but as you said - drawing figure in perspective and keeping proportions. Focus on hips and waist area, top of figure seems to be disjointed from the top. It's most visible in your top left study, an upper part of the body seems to spring from a cushion that has leg and ass shape, not from actual body parts.
I like your drawings, you have lots of fun ideas and do pleasant designs. Please, don't lose them in /ic/.
t. total n00b much below your level
I knew before how to divide it into segments. Scott Robertson explains it in a different manner in his how to draw book. I'm not that far in a book, and desu thinking about skipping a few illustrations and leave them for later time. The arcs of movement being what I'd like to skip for now.
Dude, the books are easy to find on google, also, theres the book thread,unfortunately already gone, but heres a link to an archived version:
Check it out
Found this drawing that I fell in love with and decided to color it in SAI for shits.
Is there anything that wouldn't hurt the flat colors I applied?
fuck. i love this, don't change anything. i mean it, nothing. i like the blend between fast movement and rigid direct lines, perfect balance to me *shrugs* would look great animated
meant to say secs, totally flopped there, I also meant to say 300 secs (5 minutes)
it means that you do 20 gesture drawings on 30 seconds, then 20 drawings on 60 seconds, then 20 drawings on 90 seconds, then 20 drawings on 2 minutes and then 20 drawings on 5 minutes.
Gesture session of 30, 60, 90, 120 and 270 seconds each, 20 drawings each session.
Use posemaniacs, quick poses or pixel lovely in case you don't know where to get reference.
abou the second time i try my hand at detailed shading/rendering how did i do?
i just follow the advice of Marshall Vandruff.
he says you need to be able to draw a cube with every angle to better your perspective skills, and other books say that you need to practice drawing boxes to be able to think 3d and to dismantle organic shapes into simpler forms.
TL;DR just practice drawing cubes and boxes at every angle until it becomes natural
noted, have a more clear layout on the shapes before rendering
Oh I get it. It is far from being comfortable for me to draw a cube from any angle. At most I can draw eh maybe 4-5 angles after that dead end :D Anyway, what books are there that do teach about 'cubes in various angles' ? Vilppu drawing manual is one I know so far, haven't practiced from vilppu manual or videos yet. I'm getting my way through loomis book.
thank you guys c:
And i'm not losing fun with art. I mean i never particularly had fun with art to start with it's just something that interested me. But this got me thinking why shouldn't I have fun with art? I'll remember that from now on. To have fun with my art. But really thank you guys it's been illuminating.
By myself, and mostly by doing what I posted, basically. What you see is my first thing done digitally, previous to that and like I said earlier in this thread I sketched for like 8-10 days I think and with painting I did 1 failed painting as soon as I got my tablet, and one of those "1 layer only, full opacity" challenges for fun. I did watch some ctrl+paint videos to practice, but very few of them, and I've been exposed to digital artists on youtube for a couple years, however I never paid that much attention to their digital techniques. Another thing I should add is that, prior to having a tablet, my photoshop activities were basic pic editing for dumb stuff like profile pics or dank memes, etcetera, and the few digital paintings done with a mouse were in Paint Tool Sai. Now, if you're specifically asking for "draw digitally", I literally took my new tablet and made a canvas that was like 1500x2000, selected that round brush that has pen pressure and started fooling around to get comfortable sketching what I do in sketchbooks, which is not exactly Leonardo Dicaprio, because I'm doing him to get comfortable with painting not drawing.
I'd say try doing a study/copying a picture, experimenting, it's sort of working for me. And better yet: ask someone with more experience maybe they can help more, I don't think I'm that gud.
Your lines are very decisive monsieur, is this good? is this bad? it simply IS monsieur. they scream 'alpha male!'. they scream 'THIS is what i believe in, THIS is who iam!' they scream 'i am a monsieur who stands by what he says!' hon hon
How do you practice patience? I swear I have this ridiculous urge to jump between like 4 different drawings lest I lose interest. It's really fucking up my progress.
Among other things yes, the arm is too short
I think pointing out individual flaws won't help you much at this stage though. I think your biggest problem is that you draw too quickly, drawing isn't supposed to be fast, it's supposed to be decisive and intelligent. You've got great gesture going there but you betray it with sloppy toning and draftsmanship. The stretched side of the body looks flat because there should be more bone structure showing
Slow down, draw things as they are properly, do your great gestural work some justice
How can I make the fish look like they're inside the tank, not just glued on the side?
Get a solid handle on form, do master studies
Part of it is just building the dexterity to get those nice clean, consistent lines to follow around the form. The cleaner and more consistent it is, the more the hatching will blend out of focus. If there's too much inconsistency you won't get the illusion of tone.
Practice practice practice. Slow and patient. Do a lot of studies and take your time to do it perfectly. If your dexterity is really bad work on the Peter Han stuff for a few weeks.
>inb4 "needs more loomis" (though to be fair, you need more loomis. read the sticky.)
for starters, boobs are NOT balloons. you must understand basic anatomy before you draw stylistically and even then, balloon boobs are just gross. also, your torso is too short and the shoulders are too broad.
balloons are more of a teardrop shape (pic related). Watch this proko video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6wdDNnHRO4
and here's one from sycra on how to draw the female figure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db86RFsURRI
good luck mate
I don't really get this thread.
Are you supposed to post your best drawings so people can see your progress?
Are you supposed to post your worse drawings so people ca give you criticism?
Are you supposed to post every single exercise and study you do so people give you feedback?
Dumb question I know but it really keeps me away from posting.
Just giving my 2 cents, because I did/do have some trouble with anatomy too.
I reccomend you anatomy for sculptors and Hampton like some anon said, I also suggest you to watch some of the early videos Sycra did on anatomy (shit on me, I don't give a fuck they're much better than his recent stuff.)
But yeah like that anon said, is not about learning the name of every muscle, you're good with the shape and where it attaches, also learn how it looks, Proko does a good explaniation on this on one of his videos (again, shit on me please)
Think of the eye as a sphere with a pair of lips, is a 3d shape and yours is too plain (aka symbols).
You need to soften it, but is looking good.
I can't see your line of action, work on those then define a general shape, remember to do simple strokes and not get caught onto details.
By the way you're drawing faces and your values I say focus on life drawing, you can learn to stylize later.
The thing that bothers me the most is how plain the female gesture is, so work on your gestures while at it.
Exagerate it a bit more so you can see the movement in a much better way, rember your line of action.
Too stiff, line of action.
Too much symbols, read the sticky my friend.
I say she's good but the silhouette is not clear, if anything.
Give it a second read because you're still not there, and try to draw on trad because your lines are a mess.
I started messing around with a brush pen I bought, decided to try a self-portrait. I know the perspective is kind of wonky and I'm symbol drawing in the face (I didn't draw big enough :/) Other major problems? Also, will I develop bad habits if I sketch with pencil and do cleaner line work after the fact?
Doing a portrait of someone I know, could definitely use some critique. Ignore the blanket... that was just me fooling around. I am focusing on the face. Will post my ref below, even though I used multiple images.
Main one I used for reference. For angle I used a different picture but this will do for now. Off to bed, will read in the morning.
Look dude, you didn't get anything out of hampton, it looks like you skipped the gesture part along with anything else of worth. Get better lines, too. Chickenscratch is never clear or acceptable, even in the sketch stage. You've basically said "I won't resolve any of the issues with my piece, but crit pls?".
you have some symbolic drawing you need to work on
hampton is just another guide for figure drawing , who happen to explain in a different way
in the end, they are all the same fundamentals
so pick a book and just go through with it
as others anons mentioned.
your figure look stiff and undynamic
so you need to practice getting gesture before adding anything else
beside that i think you should focus on your lines and form first.
read more about how to draw from the shoulder and planning your lines
and try to draw 3D shapes so you get the "feel" of 3D in your drawings
The usage of basic three dimensional forms during the first or second stage of a drawing to give a sense of the subject occupying three dimensional space and ease the process of rendering.
First time actually posting here, so I might not be doing it right. I apologize in advance.
Here's something I just drew up, I was trying to make it cartoony but I don't know what is wrong/ what I should add to it.
I looked at the sticky and I've tried to copy a the style of a few cartoon's...but yeah.
I'm thankful for any advice and If i'm posting this is the wrong place, just say where I should be posting. Thanks.
Everything. The figure is drifting to the left, you rushed the entire thing, its not a full figure, chicken scratching, shading is in the wrong spots, completely wrong proportions (compate the lengths of left and right shoulders)
I could go on but you get the point. Read sticky and start with basic shapes
I'm doing the dissection exercise from drawabox
how i do so far
If you want i can dump some screenshots from a historical TV series
I don't have any real materials so I've just bee going around with my book and a mechanical pencil. I usually just grab pictures off of different boards and try to copy them onto paper.
Here's some highlights from December
Hmm yeah I can see that, the whole figure is skewed... It looked like the easiest ref and it was the hardest to do, the way she sort of twisted her shoulders idk how to capture that.
I just started Keys to Drawing, and my expectations going in were so low that I'm actually kind of proud of this.
Feel free to rid me of this notion, though.
>Get frustrated with gesture drawing
>Don't practice it for about a week
>Instead, learn more about shapes and practice the very basic of anatomy
>Suddenly, gesture drawings are a lot better
I guess Vilppu was right. The more you know about anatomy the better.
It makes a huge difference. I always cringe a little when people recommend gesture to complete beginners because it's just frustrating and hardly teaches anything. You need to have some knowledge to apply in order to capture gestures well. Going with your gut when you have no baseline knowledge is just a bad idea.
Yea. Basically, I kept questioning a lot of things. Like why certain lines were drawn the way they were. After reading up on Hampton's books and Anatomy for the Sculp, now when I see, say, Proko's gesture drawings, it makes sense why he makes those lines.
Gesture drawing before, I couldn't even make a solid figure with basic lines in 1 minute cause I kept "thinking" about it. Now I can get a very simplified version and can add very minor details without even worrying.
I drew this a few months ago and havent drawn since because im too busy with school. I want to get back into drawing to please give me sone feedback. Im still new to drawing so please be nice.
Lets say it like that : I wouldnt be proud of some ol' ugly poo in my ol' ugly loo. So, you have to push everything out of your body for a good shit, but for now you have black diarrea.
You have a good notion of form. Don't chicken scratch, instead ghost a line before putting it down lightly in one smooth movement, work on your line confidence (that'll come in time as long as you keep drawing) and you can go a long way. Keep it up.
you are the cancer of this board
the good thing about this place is that people can tell you the the truth, without consequences
if you don't like it then fuck off to other art boards
... Well, yes? That's exactly what you have to do. Necks are exactly what you see. A relatively short cylinder lodged into one's torso. Drawing basic necks doesn't require knowledge but understanding. Unlike knowledge you can't gain understanding of form through explanation, you need to actively work with it, as in draw.
Stop being such a stuck up cunt and deal with the feedback you're given, you won't always find someone autistic enough to explain it to you.
I think i'm slowly but surely starting to get the hang of digital painting
There are too few refs with the master race pose. Draw this you plebs.
This is the best face I've drawn so far. It's shit.
How do I get better? I'm on Loomis already
Is it normal that tablet drawing feels so damn hard compared to pencil? I mean I'm trying to draw some lineart with Sai and I seem incapable to draw something that would be decent for my standards unless I draw really small, I've no idea how could I fill a 700x1280 file
So I bought a drawing tablet yesterday on impulse. Haven't actually drawn anything for years. But I made this and Im pretty proud of it in a "I did this" sorta way.
I realize it aint great, but I had fun making it.
tips and critique are appreciated.
I'm thinking about getting a subscription to newmastersacademy. I like that it has Vilppu and I've heard the perspective lesson is the best on the subject but is there any other tutorial service worth looking at?
I was told to post this here. I need some criticism/advice to draw faster. I did this over 30 mins, wanna draw it in less than 10.
Unrelated, but does anyone know how to setup a Galaxy tab to be a trackpad/drawpad for a computer?
>Necks are exactly what you see. A relatively short cylinder lodged into one's torso. Drawing basic necks doesn't require knowledge but understanding. Unlike knowledge you can't gain understanding of form through explanation, you need to actively work with it, as in draw.
So you did explain it to me in the end. Thank you friend, wasn't that hard huh? ;)
I've looked at regular photos of dudes raising their arms but I can't quite picture what the muscles are doing underneath.
And finding references for muscles in this position is giving me hell. Someone gimme a hint? Please :'(
I feel paralysed when I try to draw a figure from imagination, in that I don't have any idea of the gesture or how to convey action without consulting a ref. What do? How do I into gesture and action from imagination?
Have you watched Proko's anatomy vids yet? he might be exactly what you need right now. The back muscles have sort of complicated shapes so I don't blame you for feeling like you're royally fucking it up, Proko's video on the anatomy of the back is good enough to not just see how it works but learn to understand it. Alternatively, I'm sure Sycra also has some stuff on it.
Hey what should I practice on
I just wanted to draw someone sitting
You're just not comfortable enough with a tablet.
I'd sugest working trad until you getyour drawing to a better stage, then you can worry about working digital, but you'll get mixed opinions on this.
>Ok how do I do this
>I won't tell you :^)
>Ok then, why?
>Nevermind I am going to tell you
>See how retarded you are now faggot?
>how do i draw necks
>you shouldnt even be drawing necks yet
>wow thanks for nothing
>hes trying to tell you to work on your fundamentals. necks are just shapes
>well finally i get some real feedback
? ? ?
any crits on the construction or rendering details?
This is from Anatomy for Sculptors. The best fucking anatomy ref to keep around. Download it.
>turned 28 this week and for some ungodly reason decide I want to try drawing even though I'm about 15-20 years too late
Spent the better part of an hour trying to do that exercise in the sticky where you draw an upside-down image. Ha ha, I wish I was dead!
>15-20 years too late
It's never too late, and I highly doubt all of your idols started drawing seriously at 13 or earlier. You've got time, anon. If you feel bad about your starting point you just gotta do more, work harder to compensate.
Play a good videogame while you try to git gud at art. Play it when you're tired of arting, or before arting, without playing for too much time of course. It should help you with depression, maybe?
Stuff like that is part of why I'm depressed in the first place. I love movies but I'm not involved with anything dealing with film production. I love music but I can't songwrite or play an instrument. I read books and comics but can't write or draw. I feel like I'm a parasite.
I guess I'm getting too much into livejournal territory but if I have to feel miserable I'd rather feel miserable trying to actually do something.
>Or です in Hiragana. Desu is the polite form of the copula in Japanese linguistics. This translates out to "to be" or "is". It's usually used at the end of a sentence as the predicate, or is used to make a sentence sound more polite.
>Unfortunately, the copula has been bastardized and misused too often by people who don't know anything about Japanese. If you want to sound like a complete fucktard, use desu at the end of your sentences while speaking in English, or use it excessively at the end of every sentence, even when the sentence doesn't require it to be used.
You don't have to be good at videogame programming or even videogame playing. Download something with a cool story or a fun gameplay, to release that stress. I don't know anyone who feels miserable when playing Pokémon or God of War or whatever, maybe I don't know enough people. As for being shit at drawing, you're just starting so this is the perfect moment: as an absolute beginner, you'll grind faster than you expect, you'll learn a lot of stuff and tricks right from the get go and you'll be able to compare your shitty old skill to your newfound powers, just be sure to draw from imagination to compare that skill (because if you compare your copy of a Jim Lee Batman cover from today vs next month's human head, then you'll be absolutely dissapointed). Try it anon, you won't feel like shit... yet.
Thoughts? having a hard time contructing this and the book doesn't really say much
I'm on the same page in the book. :D And I didn't bother drawing in detailed figures.. Was somewhat hard. Just curved-sticks lol. I may go back and draw it better once I know more about drawing a figure. For now it's miserable.
>you shouldnt even be drawing necks yet
First time doing anything like this. Trying to not rely on references as much anymore and build my own understandings.
Obviously almost all of these if not all of these are rather mediocre or bad but that's the point. May I ask for thoughts though? Anything in particular I kept on insisting that I should change? Something really off, anything? For example I feel like most of my legs were too short.
Most importantly you have to draw larger.
Make your heads less of a triangle and more of an ellipse.
You're sticking to too basic of a shape for the limbs and torso. Having a base form for construction isn't wrong, but yours doesn't seem to have any thought for the third dimension behind it.
Draw some figures from an angle or whatever, it's hard to critique literally the most boring pose.
I'd recommend Burne Hogarth's dynamic figure drawing, but without seeing more of your stuff I can't tell if you're ready for it.
Fix these first then you can get a critique of the drawing. Or at least the first two, potato camera is somewhat excusable if you don't have anything better.
Well drawing without reference is basic shapes(construction)-->detail. You learn this by using reference and going the other way around, detail-->basic shapes. So the best way would be imho taking some reference and instead of copying you draw it as basic 3d shapes. This builds understanding of forms in the body and how they relate to eachother.
First try with felt tip pens, quite stylised though, any tips on how to improve?
Look into form. I'm guessing all you draw is manga styled characters. Even if that is your ultimate goal, drawing from life, studying construction and doing realistic stuff immensely helps and makes your stylized work better when you're making informed decisions with your stylization, not ones that are your only choice because that's the only thing you know.
That is, work on your fundamentals. It's the secret magic trick to make everything you do better. Really.
Yes you study this by life drawing, it's all about understanding 3d shapes that make up the body and how they translate to 2d in different angles. It's much harder to do in cartoon style because you have much less lines to show the form.
did we hit bumplimit already? I'll start a new one