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    My legendary journey to be an awesome artist

    Hi Guys

    I am a self taught artitst mexican (living in Mexico artist).

    I am currently doing the Betty Edwards Exercises as my goal is to be an awesome realistic/manga artist I am starting from 0

    I am very egaer to learn so critiques are more than welcome!!!

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    One day I suddenly saw awesome art and got inspired to be an artist my self

    Those two were made with anime tutorials and from my mind (a bad idea)

    the last one was made from my mind (trying realism) after the crappy tutorials

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    Then I learned my lesson.someone here on concepart told me that I had to copy from life and I did
    (much better but they are still crappy)

    both are based on real life

    I am particulary proud of the Ashley Tisdale drawing I made tough it was waay to hard for me

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    Betty edwards era!!

    Now I am learing to draw using the betty edwards books

    so far I am in the profile chapter this where I am currently

    critiques are more than welcome!!! pwn me with your ciritques!!

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    "Let's start at the very beginning
    A very good place to start
    When you read you begin
    with - A - B - C"

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    "Well, you know my name is Simon
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    Quote Originally Posted by red123456 View Post
    "Let's start at the very beginning
    A very good place to start
    When you read you begin
    with - A - B - C"
    thnaks alot , those words are truly inspiring

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    This one is totaly devoid of shading as my previous attempt on shading^ ended in failure lol.

    Its a profile picture of a girl

    Will get to shade again when I read the betty edwards book and learn how

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    1. Please scale down any future images by 50%.
    2. Put that book down.
    3. Draw from life (use a mirror if you have to).
    4. Draw other artists work (this helps with analytic, proportion and line skills)
    5. Purchase an anatomy book (Bridgman in combonation with a more realistic book like Rubins or Peck)

    To draw manga you need a firm grasp on realistic anatomy (Which you can then distort), perspective, storytelling, line quality, selective use of value and a host of other skills. Be sure to supplement this study with drawings from your imagination and also in the style you ultimatley want to end up in (some say don't draw any manga at all, but this is nonsense. keep your eyes on the cake, but a have a slice from time to time, get what i'm saying ?)

    Also, be sure to constantly observe life when you're not drawing. Think about why things appear the way they are, how they're constructed, why that guy's standing like that and what emotion does it reveal ? Building a visual library is key to fresh, original imaginative work that has a feeling of life to it.

    When drawing think: Proportions, mass, light source. Broad to general. Lay in with a light line, then dedicate and do it in one stroke.

    Master your tools. Read as much as you can. Put the video games down. Have fun !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki. View Post
    1. Please scale down any future images by 50%.
    2. Put that book down.
    3. Draw from life (use a mirror if you have to).
    4. Draw other artists work (this helps with analytic, proportion and line skills)
    5. Purchase an anatomy book (Bridgman in combonation with a more realistic book like Rubins or Peck)

    To draw manga you need a firm grasp on realistic anatomy (Which you can then distort), perspective, storytelling, line quality, selective use of value and a host of other skills. Be sure to supplement this study with drawings from your imagination and also in the style you ultimatley want to end up in (some say don't draw any manga at all, but this is nonsense. keep your eyes on the cake, but a have a slice from time to time, get what i'm saying ?)

    Also, be sure to constantly observe life when you're not drawing. Think about why things appear the way they are, how they're constructed, why that guy's standing like that and what emotion does it reveal ? Building a visual library is key to fresh, original imaginative work that has a feeling of life to it.

    When drawing think: Proportions, mass, light source. Broad to general. Lay in with a light line, then dedicate and do it in one stroke.

    Master your tools. Read as much as you can. Put the video games down. Have fun !
    Thanks alot , trust me your adive on deaf ears Your words are really encouraging

    btw I am going to reupload the pictures , becuase you are righ they are waay big lol thx!!!

    Check out my NEW NEW NEW SKETCH BOOK and my Constantly updated deviant art too! (Don't forget to critique both! I am very eager to learn)

    "There is a right way and an easy way". I am here to do things the right way .

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    Punk girl

    Continuing with my betty edwards training!!!
    now a punk girl. The orginal can be found here http://browse.deviantart.com/resourc...ofile#/d1d4rrd

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    "There is a right way and an easy way". I am here to do things the right way .

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    another profile portrait drawing I made!!
    still no shading :/ I really need to read that chapter!!

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    Check out my NEW NEW NEW SKETCH BOOK and my Constantly updated deviant art too! (Don't forget to critique both! I am very eager to learn)

    "There is a right way and an easy way". I am here to do things the right way .

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