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    Making something from nothing.

    Hi all, I'm from New Zealand, I'm eighteen, almost nineteen on the 25th.
    I love drawing, and it simply depresses me that I (right now) can't draw all the things floating around my imagination as well as I'd like to.
    I'm desperate to improve, so desperate I'm willing to face my fear of anatomy drawing. It's not the fact it's a skinless person, it's because the thought of drawing something so realistic (with the logical left side of my brain telling me it wont turn out) especially with all those details and shading and angles and ahhhh.... Nevertheless, I will proceed, I will draw everyday, I will get better, I will accept critisim, and I will oneday look at my work and see the improvement.

    Okay enough of that.

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    alrighty ^ ^ cant wait to see more. good on you for facing your fears IE: anatomy it can be pretty daunting

    head looks on the small side

    looking foward to seeing more !

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    before going into detail, try to feel where the weight it suppose to be at. Try getting Vilppu's drawing manual and learn from him.

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    Thanks, yeah I will.

    Some more anatomy:

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    And mooore anatomy.

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    much better. Keep it up!

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    Thanks!

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    Love your thread title

    I would describe drawing as, the process of trying to solve visual problems... translating a 3D problem to a 2D surface.

    It's really nothing more than that--the draughtmanship part anyway.

    For me, the best path to learning drawing was studying volume... figuring out how to represent volume on a flat surface.

    Currently, I'm drawing lots and lots of "block people" (Bridgman) because they're simpler than the real figure (Posemaniacs) and you should be able to learn to DOMINATE those few directions ...

    Block people have an advantage over smooth figures because they only go in a few directions. Master those, and you begin to understand volume much better. Then, you begin sub-dividing those "blocks" more and more, and your understanding of the human figure (as well as other 3D volumes) is much deeper. Then is when your drawings start to take on a real "authentic" look, and stop looking flat.

    Well, good luck. And draw like a fool

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    Thanks heaps! I will deffinitly do that.

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    Hi Mudo!

    I have a fear of drawing people too, I was absolutely horrid at them and refused to draw them... I only started my anatomical studies a few years back Learned the hard way that anatomy practice is absolutely essential though, so I'd say try to tackle it as best as you can.

    My advice: try not to take in everything all at once. Simplify muscle groups, try to find the most efficient formula possible, and work from there. Be loose and bold with your strokes so you can present rhythm in figures better. I recommend looking up Riven Phoenix's videos on YouTube, he goes in-depth about excellent formulas you can use in drawing the human figure.

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    Thanks! yeah I think my problem starts, that when I draw observing from a reference picture or something (whatever comes out of my imagination is comparable to baby scribbles) I start getting all precise and start drawing too many details because I want everything to be perfect and a masterpeice even if it's simply practise, but afterwards I realise I went way overboard and it looks like crap because... well I dunno, I'm insecure about practise I guess.

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    Focusing more on the shapes of the body

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    Just a quick face, nothing special, practising shading and such, I need to work on drawing eyes more but there's plenty of time to do that!
    Not sure if I'll draw anymore today though, my neck is aching terribly.

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    I haven't drawn anything in the last couple of days, naughty moi. But it was my birthday yesterday so meh... Not that I did anything, I had absolutely no excuse not to draw haha.

    But anyway, here's some more facial practise.

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    WIP...

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    And finished. The hair is... ugh.

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    I say just keep practicing and take on a few more subjects when you get the chance. By the way, the faces are looking good.

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    Thanks, and yes practise practise practise!
    No more drawing today, I've spent at least 7 hours drawing today though and my neck is killing me.

    One last one for the Twihards though, I aint one of them, but I did this for my friend and well I guess it's a sketch for my sketchbook.

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