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I can't draw /mlp/! It's too hard! I give up!

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I can't draw /mlp/! It's too hard! I give up!
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>>25349515
There is no hard thing. Only your willpower can make the difference. Give up now and you'll regret forever. Give up now and you'll give up things forever.
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>>25349515
just draw horsecock champ it aint that hard and it will help you improve overall
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>>25349536

If it's horsecock I'd hope it would be hard
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>>25349533
This. There's nothing you can't master with enough hard work and dedication.
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>>25349515
I've only had this tablet for a few weeks, but I've been practicing every day. How shit I still am has made me irrationally sad, plenty of times.

Still, have this OP. Don't thank me just please don't give up.
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Just believe that you can
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>>25349515
Don't do it, OP. Being bad at something but gradually improving is better than giving it up altogether and then living with regret.

Here, have an apple pone I drew a while ago.
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>>25349515
Look up "sketching" I know it sounds dumb but I couldn't draw for shit until one day I came across it and realised I was doing it all wrong.
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>>25349694
Not bad, Anon
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>>25349694
>filename
CYKA BLYAT, GET OUT OF HERE STALKER!!!!11!
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I don't know how to draw too
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>>25349622
>not using predrawn guidelines

Are you a special kind of stupid?
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>>25350279
>I draw circles first
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>>25349515
Me neither but I can write though
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>>25349515
Believe OP, you can do things you possibly wouldn't imagine!
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>>25350279
>Are you a special kind of stupid?
Of course. I take no pride in it though. I used guidelines and it still came out shittily. Are you appalled?
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>>25349515
Good. It's best to give up when you know you can't do something rather then to continue and be berated for it. Leave it to the artist, OP.
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>>25351230
Start by looking at how other people draw their ponies and look at the shapes relationships to the guidelines. Btw you should sketch them. Not draw a thick line as though you were inking it.
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>>25351424
Forgot pic. And no. The anatomy doesn't have to be that spot on. Just good enough.
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>>25351424
>>25351451
Thanks mate.
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>>25351451
Light sketching saved my art endeavors.
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Does anyone have any good drawing/painting software recommendations?
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>>25351502
Photoshop
Paint tool sai
Manga studio
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>>25351502
Manga studio 5 is 30 bucks, crossplatform, and has a stabilizer. It's basically paint tool Sai (what most people use aside from photoshop) that's in english and doesn't cost $80.
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The hardest part of drawing for me is getting the motivation to do it. I don't have anything else to do during the day and yet I always have to force myself to draw even though I want to do it. Any remedy's for this?
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>>25351502
Firealpaca and Paint.net are great free alternatives but I reccomend Paint.net for accessability and ease, but you need a decent sized screen.
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>>25351578
Do warm-up until you get into the groove.
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>>25351560
>implying there isn't an incredibly easy-to-find english patch for PTSAI.
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>>25351600
While I admire your digits that doesn't justify Sai's outrageous price tag.
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>>25351589
>tfw your too lazy to even start a warm-up.

The fact that I even have a 3.0 gpa still baffles me.
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>>25351578
Whenever I think of something to draw, I try to draw it if my tablet's nearby. Especially if it's pony.

Sometime's I'll just sit and work on drawing circles and other shapes if I can't think of anything.
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>>25351663
What tablet do you have anon? I'm thinking of getting one.
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>>25349515
My issue is not that I can't draw, it's more that I can't find the energy or enough will to put so much time and effort into gitting gud at it.
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>>25351677
>>25351629
>>25351578

Same boat as these anons. I think it's a mental thing.
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>>25351675
Wacom Intuos small, got it a few weeks ago. Priced at about 70 bucks.

Feels perfect for starting out. I love it.
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>>25351813
Need to get that to replace my shit Huion.
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>>25351451
that drawing just looks like a suggestive dog bum
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>>25351823
Are Huions really that bad?
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>>25349515
im struggling too with this shit
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>>25352045
It takes a long time for those who are not gifted.

You have your own style. Dont just try to draw like someone else 100%.

Use bits and parts from other drawfags round here to do your thing

Here's one of my drawings see what you can use
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>>25352121
my biggest struggle at the moment is the way i wanna sketch it
kinda
because i dun like doin line art
i want something in between
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I've been practicing for a little while. Ponies are fun to draw though, you'll get into it. Don't give up! Just do studies and junk. That's what I'm doing right now.
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>>25352163
i actually can only draw horse faces
even then they look sometimes like dogs
horse anatomy confuses me so damn much
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>>25352159
Oh sketching is a whole nother thing.

I dont think you can "learn" how to sketch it just comes naturally.

Or it's just like that for me.
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>>25352204
i try to get in the end some sort of clean sketch and not that over the top messy shit
still im not really happy of how it looks
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If you really enjoy it you should keep at it.
I'm not a very good artist but I've still managed to post some art stuff on different websites. It can be hard sometimes because you might feel that you'll never get better but you just gotta remind yourself that you're not other artists. You will improve at your own rate if you just keep practicing.... probably.
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>>25352231
This actually looks good.

Maybe make the head a bit less oval. Though i cant really critique someone because im not all that good a artist myself.

You just need cleaner lines like you said.
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If you feel like you're really doing crap and can't bare to see another line from your hand, try to change how you draw things, change the shapes, change the methods, change the subjects, but worst thing you can do is stop.

I should know, I stopped, now I'm trumped.

Then again, this is the best I've ever drawn sans shade attempts
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>>25352121
Ponut pls come back to bate
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bump for art advice.
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For OP and all the anons here.
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>>25349515
>>25349622
>>25351578
>>25351629
>>25351677
>>25352045

If you want to do something
Do it faggot
Spend an hour a day doing research of how to sketch, infographics are your biggest allies, and so the artists that reveal their secrets like doxy.
Get interested in what you gonna draw cuz you are about to spend some quality time with your sketchbook (dont jump on tablet), think "yeah, im gonna learn this shit today and master it in a week"
Spend the next hour sketching, draw messy circles with light strokes and the figure of some ponies, dont you dare to use your eraser stupid fuck
The next hour do something serious, take a request froman anon or just copy something, feeling bad? Upload your shit to derpi, someone will give you a fave and congrats, you made a person happy!
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>>25353761
>Giuc

Your handwriting fucking sucks like holy shit.
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>>25353888

Tl;dr
Drawing is like sex, lots of foreplay but tou gotta draw erryday for 1 to 2 years before you git gud
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>>25349515
You think you can't draw anything? Get "you can draw in 30 days". And after that download shitton of pone tutors linked in the draw thread and try one after another.
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>>25349515
>I can't draw /mlp/
Nigga it ain't that hard.
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>>25353986
Clearly it is since yours looks like shit family.
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>>25353911
It's good minus the giuc.

Don't giuc up anon.
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>>25353966
You got a link to that? I find that I can only get into the arting mood when I have time to warmup...
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>>25353761
Thanks, bookhorse.
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>>25349515
Don't give up. While I was learning to draw I wanted to many times, but I kept at it anyway, and crossed the bridge I was stuck on.

Just keep going and push through it, and you'll get it. The more you do it, the more natural it'll fee.
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>>25353966
Dude, I'm high as fuck right now, and that pic is blowing my mind.
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>>25353945
>but tou gotta draw erryday for 1 to 2 years before you git gud
pffft
some are just naturally talented at it
I can draw just about anything, but it's all done in traditional art (pencil and paper)
I haven't had the urge to draw in nearly 6 years
not even cute pone has been enough to get me to draw again, I think I may be broken
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>>25349515
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-sfG8BV8wU
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>>25355833
literally first links of "you can draw in 30 days pdf"
http://uc.irpdf.com/uploads/5/[www.irpdf.com]_You_Can_Draw_in_30_Days.pdf
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>>25349515
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>>25349515
I get you. I feel ashamed being so shitty at drawing. But I keep at it, hoping some progress will come. It probably won't.
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Artsy bumpy
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>>25351578
The reason might be performance anxiety. You're afraid to try because you're afraid to fail and because that would convince you that you are unable to draw anyway. But because you don't try, you'll never even know if you are able to or not. You're in a Catch 22, anon, and the only one who can break out of it is you.
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>>25351616
>paying
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Why would you even want to draw if you have no ideas and stories to use that drawing on.
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>>25360912
Why do you assume he doesn't?
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>>25349515
is this what i sound like when i moan to myself? fuck you and fuck me, keep trying cunt.
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>>25351616
>what is torrenting
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>>25349647
>tfw no bob ross stand
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post art that you did recently. crittique either yourself or others and lets see if we cant cheer up op and one another for a change
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>>25351578
just doodle for a while with nothing in mind
if anything comes to mind just go with it
when I did that the other day I ended up drawing the marshmallow shapes from lucky charms, a 8bit bicycle, and puusheen
none of them were good but I had fun
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>>25349515
You can do it, senpai!
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>>25349515
Why spend 30 years learning to draw good and be poor. When you can spend 10 years learning to be a doctor and pay any artist for art you want any time and have a vacation every other week? While having your choice of hot womens or owning a mare.
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>>25349515
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TXEZ4tP06c
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And even if you spend all that time learning to draw. Carpal tunnel, shaking with old age, lose of eye sight, anything can end it for you. And you won't have the financial backing if you had lead a more lucrative career.

Think of how many artists who are 40, 50, 60+ that you know. Who still make a living off their art. When with a better job you could retire early and live the good life.

Maybe you'll regret not learning art, but you'll regret being poor you whole life and if you are lucky to have any, your kids growing up poor as well. Or your wife leaving you for a richer man or her getting an illness you can't afford to treat so you have to watch her die.

Is art really worth all that to you op?
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>>25361007
>Why spend time learning to structure a sentence when you can shitpost on the internet?
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>>25360940
Rose?
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>>25351600
I've used both - Manga Studio is VASTLY superior to Sai. The pen tool is so much better. It has so many incredible features that Sai doesn't, like - oh I dunno, exporting images with a transparent background for starters.

Maybe Sai does that now, I dunno. Point is, Manga Studio >>> Sai. It's just harder to get used to because it doesn't have so few options they're all laid out so you don't have to go looking for them.
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Drawing is fun.
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>>25361144
nope, whos that?
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>>25349515
Alright, where to start. First off, stop trying to learn using digital stuff. You’re making it about 10x harder than it needs to be. Secondly, all the faggots in here saying some people just have a gift are fucking wrong, and all those “talented” artists worked their ass off to get there.

Art is just like any other skill despite what people say, and with enough time and effort pretty much anybody can get good at it. The thing is, is it's fucking hard, frustrating, and you won’t see yourself improving because it's so gradual. You’ll want to quit some days. You’ll want to find something else easier to do others. But if you stick with it you’ll get better, although you’ll always see every single flaw in your work and think it's bad no matter how good you get.

The biggest thing to remember is it's going to take you years of hard practice to get to where your art even begins to compare to some of the good artists out there. I’m not sure what your end goal is. If you just want to be a hobbyist then just draw shit when you have time and you’ll slowly get better. If you want to be “good” then seriously think about it and try to understand the commitment that it entails to get “good”.
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>>25364273
It's from steven universe
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>>25361007

You can learn to draw in 2 years if you do it all day, like studying
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>>25361007
Would you fuck off?
fucking tulpafags like holy shit
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>>25349515
>giving up
oh no you don't, get back to the drawing board matey
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>Buys wacom Tablet
>Good software
>Views tutorials and practices constantly
>still terrible

Idk I think some people including myself just don't have the talent. You can view as many tutorials and practice as much as you want but if you aren't gifted you're just going to have mediocre art.
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>>25349515
this desu, i simply gave up on drawing because it was too hard for me,i'm never going be good at it,so here there are some sketches
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>>25349515
Don't expect to draw your greatest piece on your first go. Even if you feel like you have completed your project and it still looks shitty just start on a new one and return to it when you have improved. Draw as many different things as you can, the knowledge and skill you gain from one will be passed to another. Just start slow and take as much time as you want there is no big hurry, it's not like you can get worse with practice. Unless you go from pone to anthro.
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>>25366254
>just don't have the talent.
No such thing, Anon. People who are "talented" have just been working on it for a long time.

Part of your issue is that you're learning/fighting with software, while also trying to learn how to draw. Seriously, switch to traditional. Yea, it'll mean that every mistake will show up, but so what, you're still learning.
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drawing is easy. You just gotta practice everyday.
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>>25366321
This
I wen't from traditional to digital with a mouse then bought a tablet. I still struggle with the tablet because I have less control over the software vs just using a mouse. The only way I got around to figuring it out was when my mouse finally died. Now I only use the tablet for more tedious things that the mouse can't do.
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>>25366254
this anon,we simply don't have the "gift"
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>>25364652
well,if this is true,if it takes a lot of years for learning how to draw then i guess i will leave it as fast as possible,i would like to draw,but if it takes that much to learn then i guess it's not worth it
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>>25349515
>>25352121
This.
Look for your own art style. Do what you feels comfortable and do it with passion.
Now, also like how anon said, getting ideas from other artists is a great thing. For the most part, artists appreciate it when their styles influence other artists, and when their techniques/styles are taken, modified, and turned into something new. Sure, there's the occasional artist out there that doesn't want their style to be touched or anything, but whatever. If you can't draw, watch how other artists draw. Start out with mimickry, then work your way to a point until you feel comfortable. If you find that hard, take stills from the show and trace them to get a general idea of how pone is supposed to be assembled and laid out. Don't get too attached to tracing, though. You won't get far by doing that. Only trace as a kickstart. Upgrade to mimickry as soon as you can. Also don't tell anyone you traced.
Pic related. On the left ponies, you can see some obvious inspiration from Noben. The top left is straight from one of their pictures, but not traced. Drawn from observation, so to speak. The bottom left is a rework of it, altering the orientation and shape, to an extent. the right one is of my OC. Deal with it.. I adapted some of the styles of some other artists while adding a bit of my twists to it to get the final piece. It's also shamelessly one of my favorite sketch/working pages
It just takes practice, OP. Draw as much as you can and don't give up. Why not share some of your art with us?
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>>25366614
It really depends on what you consider good, what level do you wish to attain? If you are gunning to be the very best and praise from your peers then yes it will probably take you a few years to get there. Just draw to your own standards, and remember that art is a subjective thing. Do it for yourself draw the thing that you want to see and not what think others will like. Chances are if you like it then so will others.
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>>25366687
This.

If you're a complete, utter n00b to drawing, start by tracing. Then copy pictures from sight. Then copy an existing work but alter it in certain ways.

And for every step, once you finish, go over your picture and REVISE. Look where you made errors, fix them, draw the picture again. You cannot improve unless you look for HOW you fucked up.
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