Thanks a lot for the critique man. You always hit the mark.
Thank you so much for the tips!
No, there are definitely other ways.
One very simple method is to mix-an-match. Take something and combine it with something else, shapes, textures, genres (steampunk, etc)
If you are doodling to generate ideas, try using thumbnails. Just brainstorm and spit out as many crazy-ass ideas as you can, then take the best of them to develop further. This helps because 1. your first idea may or may not be your best 2. you can apply some planning and decision-making to the process.
The bottom line is that to generate ideas you have to:
1. fill yourself up with stimulus from observing the world around you
2. allow these stimuli to combine in your head, consciously and subconsciously
3. experiment freely until you find a something 'good' and 'new' then develop it
oh hey, sorry i have taken so long to get back to you. I didn't see that you had replied. You're right, it is too broad of a question. I guess it's the conceptual phase that I am most concerned with, I've noticed that I have trouble coming up with an initial concept. I tend to just start doodling and then something comes from that, which is fine, but I guess I am wondering if there is another way of doing it. Maybe what I just described to you is really my way of doing concept drawing and that there really is no "better" way.
Tell me what you think. Cheers!
Hey man, I didn't even know this visitor message board existed until you commented on mine...ummm, I'm not ignoring your question but could you narrow it down somewhat?
"how to draw from imagination" is like, only one step down from "how to draw" in complexity...heh maybe even one step up
Oh hey, forgot to ask, got any pointers on drawing from imagination, drawing conceptually?
Thanks for crit man! U really hit the mark on a lot of things