I started drawing in January, showed an update at 4 months, and now add this one at 9 months. (I'm about to deliver I think )
9 months of fun, hard work, experimenting, and lots of careful looking and comparing, also a lot of messing up...oh - and erasing and buying a truck load of art supplies.
I'm liking this journey into art! ('cause really, music's more my thing )
All thanks to a dear friend who informed me everyone can learn to draw if they just practice and put time and effort into it.
I was so going to prove her wrong!
Turns out it was more fun than I expected, and now I had the time to really find a way that worked for me..well, let's just say I'm already working on the next one, and I can't wait to see where I am in another couple of months!
Maybe I have no eye for drawings, but you had natural raw talent in the first place...it's not like you could only draw stick figures and then suddenly blossomed into this amazing sketch artist. Yes, you did progress really fast from what you started with to 9 months later (not denying that! I think that's awesome ), but you had the raw talent already.
So, you were kinda right in the first place: not everyone can learn how to draw >.<
But congrats on your progression. It truly is admirable and remarkable. I hope you continue to grow as an artist
Thank you very much - and I guess this means that I'll have to see if I can find old drawings for proof . (there's a reason those were not kept in a box, but thrown out). Honestly I still don't think there's much talent, there is however a LOT of practice and reading and watching others Love your avatar by the way, cute!
Well, that was coming from someone whose stick figures come out disfigured, even at my age >.> I have naught a leg to stand on when it comes to critiquing traditional medium works, but I thought you did a hell of a lot better than a good portion of the general population
I cringe every time someone looks at my first manipulations...I would've tossed them in a box and chucked them out the window by now if I had it my way =3 but I think I need to see where I started so I know I'll always be learning. Art is...practice? Ok, I feel like an ass now =X
Oh, thank you!!! I clicked Random Deviant one day and it took me to Kikariz's page =3 I'm pretty sure she has a ton more posted for people to use.
OMG! I'm so freakin jealous... I've been drawing since I was like 12 maybe even before that, I'm 20 now and I can't even draw a face like your first attempt. I mean I'm ok at drawing faces but I've been trying to draw people and portraits for years now. I read books on How to Draw... and tutorials online all the time trying to attempt it. I think its amazing how an artist like you can just pick up a pencil and after a few months become a master at it. Keep up the good work though.
Welll, here goes I started in January of 2007 - to prove a friend wrong who said that *anyone can learn how to draw*... Before that I really sucked, always got the C for effort at school (teacher didn't grade lower) Got a few books from the library, which weren't all that helpful, and checked out a whole lot of tutorials and WIP's here on DA (very helpful! Most should be in my fav's) Also watched a few movies of people drawing in YouTube.Op DA (DeviantArt) ook wat tutorials bekeken.
My biggest problem turned out to be dimensions. Solution: Use a grid!! In teh beginning I just traced the reference picture - and I still don't agree with people who say that's not-done. that way I coudl focus on everything by the dimensions and I learned a lot of shading that way. Then I moved on to using a grid. First a small grid, and it got bigger (so that you have to do more yourself, and look very carefully). Do NOT hurry the drawing, take your time, really pay attention to detail and study the reference picture and try to closely copy that.
Keep looking at the work of others! Start with a light (H) pencil, it'easier to make something darker than to make it lighter again.
PAPER Matters!! Find the right paper (I still haven't found the perfect paper). Printer paper just does not work. Canson A grain is great, but a bit too coarse at times. Bristol Smooth Artist whatever - waaaay to smooth for me to be of any use. Hahnemuhle sketch block - paper's too thin and doesn't have as much tooth as I like. Fabriano paper is the best I've found so far, but still ever so slightly too coarse.
Seriously, if people want to snail mail me different kinds of paper to try out so I can find the best kind, my address is....
Oh, mechanical pencils are great for detailed work like hair!! I've got the very thin regular ones, but also a ones with a 2 mm filling (pencils and fillings from Andrey's pencil shop on Ebay, Russian guy).
Woah... lot of info!!! Thanks for the advice. I would love to learn how to use the grid, I think that would help me as well. But the books I've read doesn't explain it well enough. Maybe I should go and ger art lessons.
For using a grid alone, I wouldn't take lessons, Google is free And there should be some tutorials on using a grid on here too I think? But really, say you're copying an A4 sized picture. Draw a 1x1 cm grid over it. Draw a 1x1 cm grid on your blank piece of paper, and start filling in the 1x1 cm squares.
Lessons might be fun if it was a group of people and you'd learn from eachother as well as the teacher.
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