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    Kick in the Art

    So, I'm trying to get back into drawing. Since I haven't been going to school for a while, I haven't really been drawing a lot. I use to draw almost daily, usually in the time where I was suppose to be doing other things, like maths, social studies, or English. Since I am currently not going to school, however, the internet and video games, as well as a bit of role-playing here and there, has pretty much destroyed my drive to draw.

    At the moment, I am trying to work on quick sketching. I am trying to deviate away from throwing down a circle here and there before going to work on the 'finished product', to have soft lines that can be easily alter as opposed to going over lines several times right off the bat to make them harder. As well, I am working on my animal anatomy, since as is it's, well, terrible.

    Now, I am making this thread so that people can bounce ideas off of me, since I find that drawing the suggestions of others to be far easier than searching the vast caverns and crevices of my own imagination. I've picked out some of the C.O.W.s that I liked to do with my boyfriend, but I'd like some other options to be available since I am going to be going through them one by one with him, and trying to come out with something a bit more complete.

    Unfortunately, there will be no way to post the things I draw, due to my scanner being at my Dads place and none of my art programs working(Or at least not working without a lot of hassle) with our current operating system, rendering my tablet near useless to me. To that end, I won't be able to feed off of critiques from other members until one of the two problems is solved.

    At any rate, I would be grateful if you were to bounce ideas at me, direct me to some good sites for animal stock, or other such nifty things!

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    Go out in a park. Draw people, animals, plants and objects around you.

     

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    http://1000thingstodraw.com/

    Also, if you don't have a scanner, you can always use a camera or your phone's camera. Just make sure the lighting's ok.

    For a database of pics, I just go to flickr, search for whatever I want and usually I'm pretty succesful. You can use the program XNview to put together your own timed slideshows and such, once you've found pics you like, so it's worth checking out.

     

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    @Arenhaus

    That's a summer activity where I live, we get a lot of rain here the rest of the year. Hoorah temperate rainforest.

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    1000 Things to Draw is... Interesting.

    We don't have any cameras, either |D

    As for Flickr, I'll definitely check it out c:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satellite View Post
    Now, I am making this thread so that people can bounce ideas off of me, since I find that drawing the suggestions of others to be far easier than searching the vast caverns and crevices of my own imagination.
    Yeah it's easier but is it better? While you've been gaming your imagination got just as little exercise as your drawing muscles. Prod it in the butt with a stick and think of something to draw. Even if you just do theme lists you found on the Internet... at least you had to rouse your brain enough to Google for them. Finding ideas is a skill. It's an important skill. If you offload it onto other people, it'll just continue to sit there and rust.

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    Sorry but...if you have to ask this kind of question there isn't much point. Art is not a group activity. What I'm getting at is just do it. All I see are excuses in your op and the idea of trying to get back into drawing? There is no try...there is only do.(Yoda)

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    "I've been trying to get back into shape, but I don't exercise"

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    Trying is not doing

     

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    This thread is pointless.


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