I love drawing but im not good enough to do it for a living. Just drawing more to hopefully improve.
Curvy Mags are awesome! Go go female artists and designers!
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today's random sketches
Jeremy & a mini version of Jeremy.
im bad at drawing background *note to self to practice drawing backgrounds*
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I wanted to do the COW but felt that I failed after sketching and sketching again and again...
I decided to study some gymnastic/ballet poses instead.
Wondering how to gain confidence in your drawings, always understood that you have to believe in what you do to beable to do it good, but how can you belive when "its just not good enough"?
drawing some princesses,
the first one looks weird in the torso,
proceeded to start colouring the 2nd princess
My COW : hangs upside down
Tried shadings. modified from the original somewhat after studying some cat behaviour. Am still unsure of the ears. I wanted angry cat ears, but they dont look angry enough?
Nice start to a sb! I was struck by what you said as it echoes what goes through my head sometimes:
Look at some work done by people who aren't at your level at. With enough work they will get to be where you are. If you put in some work, maybe you can reach a level above where you are now. I think you should look at this link, and then jump to the last page and see if you think it's still the same person.Wondering how to gain confidence in your drawings, always understood that you have to believe in what you do to beable to do it good, but how can you belive when "its just not good enough"?
There are a few other examples of people like this. Look up MindCandyMan's sb for another from off the top of my head. Personally, it really helps to remember that all the great amazing artists are people too, who started crappy, and probably can't do something else that you're good at, like making cookies or something. Call me petty, but....
One thing I can suggest to anyone, is to do studies. Grab a fruit, or a spoon or a photo and draw it. I doesn't matter how horrible it turns out as long as you learn something from it.
I agree to what you say Pixie, algenpfleger's sketchbook was ineed inspirational. 5 years ago, I was in the same art collage, same class and friends with Luciole, her works were beautiful then.
but dear me, how they've grown now, over the years her works had matured and developed so much.
I on the other hand, left the course after 1 semester, and persued a career in design instead. Design taught me alot on making logos, and posters, touching up and manipulating photos. But I forgot about loving to draw while in the midst of everything.
anyhoo enough of my ramblings, some looking up and down practice
upupup! look up!
I like watching movies... Ive decided, to practice drawing a snap from a movie perday when I have free time to do so.
Trick is im not goign to name what movie the scene is from.. when some one actually recognises who/what it is I might feel a little more accomplish.
todays hand study and update on my karoote
did a sunseting scene study today, thought I was goign to have an easy time when I saw how simple it looked. but as I was drawing it I found myself constantly trying to get it to look correct.
Also had a play drawing a cartoon version of Zante
spent the past few days dreaming.. drawing more princesses. Read an inspiring from someone's quote saying that they dont want to draw something that "looks Real". I cant remember the excact line. But it was in my head.
Anyway, I managed to complete something this time! Hurrah! I dont think it can quite compete with stuff the artists put in the Finished works as of yet, so I'll leave it in my sketchbook.
Heres Snow white, Ive always liked a style where women have gigantic hips...
some what like bottero, but only on the bottom part.
If you'd like an actual fullview of it feel free to view it Here
I really admire the painterly style that alot of people in this forum can do,
I wanted to try it out for myself and this is my first attempt.
really nice colors on the two last ones. One thing that catches my eye is that you have a lot of smalll loose strokes on the last one which is confusing for the eye.
Try using bigger brushes to block out the shape in midtones and use a smaller brush to get light´s and darks
Also colorstudies, you can necer have to many of those