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Practice drawing in pencil on paper, not with a mouse in MS Paint.
I don't have time to write a dozen pages on specific mistakes, sorry. :/
I can mention a few. There is inconsistent lighting on different parts of the picture: you have an elephant lit from...
Um... sorry, but you don't. High schools seldom teach the real drawing fundamentals, either, and buying books does not equal learning. You get points for effort and perseverance, but you need to...
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You might get a better turnout if you posted some teaser images along with the text snippet.
Get "Successful Drawing" by Loomis, ditch Photoshop, practice drawing from life in pencil on paper for at least six months.
Loomis, half a year of practicing structural drawing. In pencil on paper. From life. Absolutely no photoshop.
"Successful Drawing" by Loomis
"Perspective Made Easy" by...
Get "Successful Drawing" by Loomis. Learn to draw structurally. Start with perspective and simple still life of boxes, eggs, teapots with a single light source. In pencil. On paper.
Lots of compositional, structural, perspective, lighting mistakes here.
Spend more time planning, less time painting, really. You need a tight, well-planned drawing before you paint.
You are supposed to apply these things to a live figure, not copy the illustrations from the book...
It would be better to study in pencil, on paper and from life.
Recommended book: "Successful Drawing" by Loomis.
The main question which you must always keep in your mind: Where is your light source? How does its light affect the subject?
Here's a centuries-old example of reducing the figure into simpler forms:
A horizon line is necessary for perspective, yes. As for background - you don't need anything complex, but it helps to have at least some random perspective lines to aid your thinking and serve as...
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Start with structural drawing and perspective. The rest follows from them.
You have trouble transitioning from the mannikin to the more finished figure. You lay down the basic forms, and then ignore most of what you could have used to keep the volume solid.
Part of the...
I think that is a bad idea. You cannot practice construction without perspective, you cannot practice composition without proportions and value, etc. - in short, you cannot practice an isolated...
Recommended book: "Successful Drawing" by Loomis. Practice structural drawing, perspective, lighting and anatomy.
Put some construction lines over it in red, including the hidden parts. Pay attention to perspective. You'll see where you had deviated.
"Talent" is the most misunderstood word in art. What you call "talent" is 90% hard focused work practicing the particular skill, 10% natural affinity to learning that skill.
Keep a sketchbook if...
Why don't you start a sketchbook thread? Leave the Critique forum for specific questions.
That's as bad an excuse for sloppy drawing or not doing research as they get. ;)
Seriously, unless gravity or muscle molecular machinery works differently in your world, then the space of...
Tove Jansson and P.L.Travers share a birthday, today.
Thanks! :) I had actually done some illustrating in ink for those tabletop RPG manuals before the industry crashed, the one with biggest concentration of my work being the Worldtree RPG.
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