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I'm a complete beginner when it comes to drawing. I have always wanted to draw, but I was always discouraged because of my abilities. So earlier this week I decided I would improve my drawing skills by practicing. I did some research on the web, and I found this site.I thought if I could do three drawings every day my skills would improve.So my plan is to work through Drawing on the Right Side on the Brain by Betty Edwards. I didn't have as much free time as I normally have because of work. This is my work so far. Another thing I want to do is learn how to paint. I bought some acrylic painting supplies, but I might have to hold off painting for a while because I don't have any acrylic painting resources, and I think I need to buy better quality brushes. I couldn't tell if it was my lack of experience that I struggled so much with the painting, or if it was the brushes I had bought.
I haven't had as much time to draw as I thought I would. Only have a small update today. I also started Fun With a Pencil by Andrew Loomis. In addition to the Loomis book and Drawing on the Right Side I also got Bridgeman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life. How do I start the Bridgeman's book? Do I just copy every picture and do the exercises?
Another small update. Instead of updating once a week I will try and update every two days. Painting for me has been much harder than drawing. I just don't have many resources for acrylic painting, and I don't have the money to waste on a ton of paint which is a problem. The amount of time I have had to draw has been sporadic. It sucks because I can't always draw every day, but I am just trying to draw when I have the time.
Hey, you're doing great so far! Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is probably one of the only books whose teachings directly influenced the way I draw, even a few years after reading it. It really is invaluable. I would focus on that, and use the principles outlined in that book to draw from life. Like if you can, sketch people at work [if it's a sitting job, not if you're operating heavy machinery!] or things on your desk.
I probably wouldn't start on bridgeman just yet, BUT, if you want to then yes, basically you just copy all of his drawings. Keep it up, and keep revisiting old lessons in the Betty Edwards book until it really sticks.
My sketchbook. I'm always looking for critique, so please stop by
Love the drawings so far! The hand study is really well done. I also have Fun with a Pencil by Loomis - really good read, especially in the later pages~
Can't wait to see more stuff from you! I'd love to see how you progress. Here's to a successful journey!
+++++Please help me out my checking out my sketchbook!+++++
Hey bro, great sketches.
A really important thing is making sure your actively seeking out those proportions, and i see you got 'the right side of the brain' ..good stuff.
keep going man, and dont forget the proportions! good luck
that last painting is really nice (mountains) good work!
Oh yeah and that loomis book is really good.
Small update again. I'm going to work on Drawing on the right side and drawing from life this week. Just looking at my drawing and I am noticing small improvements.
Good on you for beginning practices! You're on the right path, you can only go forwards from here.
Keep it up! And don't be afraid to experiment with other mediums!
Visit Yoitisi Island, will help you a lot.
"You can build up any system of rules you want but in the end Art is Magic. And Magic is real." - Marko Djurdjevic
Update time. Bridgemans is difficult, but I am having a fun time drawing from it. I think it's because I am actually drawing people, and they don't look like aliens I need to buy a camera so that I can take pictures of my paintings. I cut a painting in half so that I could at least scan it. In the painting I tried a technique called scumbling to do the grass. It is going to be some time before I figure out this technique. So for my paintings I am mainly working on learning how to scumble correctly, and learning how to mix colors correctly.
I like the little cartoon faces you draw XD are they from concept, or a book?
Sketchbook! ----> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=220239
It's easy to notice your improvements in this thread so far, and also, nice choice of books.
I like your cartoon heads, I'm working on the loomis books to, I got past the cartoon head bit, but the next slice up ball bit caught me out, maybe when you get there you can give me some tips.
Keep going mate good stuff
Update time. I am having a blast with Bridgemans. One thing that has really helped me drawing is negative spaces. When I think of copying negative spaces instead of lines it looks much better. Another thing that Drawing on the Right side has helped me with is not caring when I draw. I'm just drawing and not worrying about my drawing or getting everything exactly right. I am trying to make sure my proportions are correct, but I am not worried about getting everything 100% perfect. One thing I need to start doing is drawing from life. On my days off from work I am going to go to the different parks around town to draw what I see.
Hey I like that your working hard. That's a good sign of success. You should look at this , it teaches you the basics. (Props to Nezumi Works) Also, don't forget to draw from life
Your sketchbook looks pretty good. The only thing I have to really say is that you should get Andrew Loomis, how to draw heads and hands. Its really helpful when constructing heads. And you should draw from Andrew Loomis drawing the figure. Its really good for beginners.
good studies , keep the good work
So far so good. You seem to be making much better progress than I ever did. I can't really give much specific advice, because after years of struggling with it myself, all I can say about the question of what the best method to learn is that I honestly don't know. But everything improves with practice.
My sketchbook thread:
There is so much improvement here over the course of just a month, it is really inspiring. Makes me want to go draw.
Keep it up.
Did a few life drawings this week. Hopefully I have some free time this weekend so that I can do some landscapes. One thing I noticed that my drawing are much better than I initially realized. When I finish a drawing from Bridgemans I don't feel confident in my drawing until I look at them the next day. Then, I am surprised at how they came out. Doing life drawings made me realize how much more work I need to do. There are just so many things I don't know how to draw. I'm very happy with my progress so far.
I haven't gotten much work done over the last two weeks due to work, and getting ready to go back to school. I went to college for 2 years then I dropped out because I was not ready for it. Now I am going back so I have been busy working on school things. The good news is that there is a drawing class at my local community college so I hope to enroll in that class. Small update.
Nice works indeed but you are focusing on outline instead of building things up with 3d forms. The loomis heads you drew had way better line quality because you were thinking in terms of basic shapes, try doing that with everything.
You should really take a look at this CA classroom: Yoshitisi's Island and practise the assignments every day. With that, soem studies from pixelovely.com, and perhaps Nicolaides "The natural way to draw" you will see more progress very soon. For now, the important thing is becoming accurate.