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    Beginner who want to improve

    i'm 16 years old almost 17 and interested to drawing.
    new to conceptart and wishing to learn
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    Hello mate!
    You´re doing well!
    Keep it up!

    "If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen." M. C. Escher

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    i started drawing 1 year ago. i think my improvment so slow so i,m starting new daily sketch.
    All of this drawn at school.
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    awesome sketches, the bold-contours ones are top-notch

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANtY93 View Post
    awesome sketches, the bold-contours ones are top-notch
    that bold contoured drawings are my latest.

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    my first time tried colour.

    this didn't turn into what i expected.Coloring so hard.
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    Welcome to the jungle. Not a bad way to begin. What I'm seeing though is an eye and hand that need to be trained. You'll want to start with the basics of art first. The elements and principles. The elements of art are the stuff you'll have learned about in your art classes pretty much anywhere.

    Line, color, shape, form, value, texture and space:
    You can read about them in a bit more detail here.
    http://arthistory.about.com/cs/reference/f/elements.htm

    These are the building blocks for drawing. The basic ingredients of what we do. Then you have the principles of art. These are more of the guidelines to work with (rules don't really exist here), but once you learn about them and learn about them well they help steer you into some of the finer points of drawing and art in general. These are movement, unity, harmony, variety, balance, contrast and proportion and repetition (another that sometimes get brought up is emphasis which just means getting the eye of the viewer to focus on a specific area). The wikipedia entry on this is actually okay to begin with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principles_of_art

    My suggestions for you at this stage:
    Draw lots of shapes. Get a feel for the basic shape of things you see around you. Break stuff down into it's basic shape components. For example, take a car and break it down into its most basic shapes. Same with a lamp, a table, anything you see can be broken down that way.

    Draw from life a lot. It's easy to want to jump right to what you want to draw, still do that and have fun with it but you should focus on learning how to see at this stage and getting your eyes, brain and hand to work together well. Learning to draw accurately what you see is the best training for this.

    Start perspective now and practice it often. Your landscape for example would improve dramatically with an understanding of it. It's a tough skill to do well but it's easy to learn. There are a million tutorials on it on line and you can combine it with your shape practicing.

    When drawing small objects pick them up and get a sense of how they look from multiple angles. Trust me, when you can turn an object in your mind it makes drawing it super easy. The best fantasy artists can take something that doesn't exist, mentally construct it and turn it to see every part.

    Practice, practice, practice and good luck.

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    thank you for guide i don't go art classes but i tried something from life. 3 months ago.

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    Awesome. DO MORE!!!!!!!! Well honestly I'd like to know specifically what you want to do with this newfound knowledge. I can appreciate learning merely for its own sake but most of us are working toward a goal here. I'm curious what you want to do with your art. That will sort of direct my future critiques and suggestions if you're willing to divulge that information.

    If you're wish my blog and thus portfolio are available for comment. I can always use critique.

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    A realy good start - it´s a very good way to learn from live - and of cours a lot of anatomy, light and perspective studys
    I guess you have a good eye - so keep on drawing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_Radney View Post
    Awesome. DO MORE!!!!!!!! Well honestly I'd like to know specifically what you want to do with this newfound knowledge. I can appreciate learning merely for its own sake but most of us are working toward a goal here. I'm curious what you want to do with your art. That will sort of direct my future critiques and suggestions if you're willing to divulge that information.
    i'm going to become computer graphic designer maybe animator. I have exam for art school next 5 months so i need more improvment

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    A realy good start - it´s a very good way to learn from live - and of cours a lot of anatomy, light and perspective studys
    I guess you have a good eye - so keep on drawing!
    thank you. i will do anatomy and perspective study tomorrow if i can

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    tried some life drawing and failed

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    Doesn't look like much of a failure to me. This is fairly solid. Now take a step back from it. Look at it. What did you learn? Do you see the reflected light going on in the cube on the far right, the side of the cylinder in shadow and on the faces of the polyhedron? You drew it yes but do you SEE it? That's the light bouncing off of the cloth and hitting the shapes that causes that.

    Do you understand the planes that are going on in the cloth? Those are what form the shadows. The raised and lowered parts of it all.

    Some suggestions
    1. Value: You've got a range of value here which is good but you're not really inputing your shadows. There are some yes but you could go with a bit more push in that area. Give yourself permission to use some dark darks and some really strong highlights.

    2. Composition is just as important in drawing from life as it is in illustrations and animation. You need to make it so the eye moves through the image and you as the creator of the image must lead the eye to where you want it to go. Next time you do a still life think about what you want the eye to travel to in it. Change things up. Do a low angle still life so the eye travels up to something at the still life's apex maybe? Or a down shot? Still life can get dull so don't be afraid to shake it up.

    3. Don't give up. Drive will usually beat talent if it holds on long enough and I'm sensing a decent helping of both so you can't really go too wrong.

    4. Always ask questions about what could be improved. That is your greatest help in this. Always ask yourself questions.

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    ok i will try your suggest.i drew that picture about 2 hours and didn't gave me sense of real life maybe value was problem i should have used more extended value chart.

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    drew some figure.


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    Like Aaron said in his extensive feedback, the last still life is really looking good, it can use some more value indeed but you will get there in time, keep drawing and experiment with other materials maybe.

    Also coloring is really hard in the beginning but when u get the hang of it, it really is awesome!
    So don't stop practicing, escpecially from real life, the best thing there is to learn from.

    The last upload looks very nice to, but maybe the right feet is to big, or looks like it from that perspective.

    But anyways,
    Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceptive View Post
    Like Aaron said in his extensive feedback, the last still life is really looking good, it can use some more value indeed but you will get there in time, keep drawing and experiment with other materials maybe.

    Also coloring is really hard in the beginning but when u get the hang of it, it really is awesome!
    So don't stop practicing, escpecially from real life, the best thing there is to learn from.

    The last upload looks very nice to, but maybe the right feet is to big, or looks like it from that perspective.

    But anyways,
    Keep it up!
    you're right right feet is bit big.

    my artist brother used to say do not blend.So today i'm curious about blending and did fast drawing.It was so easy maybe it's wrong

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    great lines, i like how your lines are really dark on some of your sketches and how the lines are varied.. I think you got potential to be a great artist. I'm practicing perspective right now. That is my sole focus. You should do that too. It will help you draw from your imagination. A good video is Control Paint Perspective 1 and 2.

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    If you do blend, use a paper towel or chamios cloth (or shammy, found at home improvement or car parts store or similar place). Or use a Pink Pearl eraser softly to lighten values. Lots of options. Fingers on paper leave behind some oils and doesn't look good and makes it hard to erase anything you like change.

    I think you are doing really well so far. Practicing from life as you are doing will get you far and help you understand how to turn 3D life into a 2D surface much quicker than drawing from pictures.

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    Oh, and blending if more useful in my limited experience with charcoal drawings, rather than pencil. With pencil, it often tends to look smudged and kinda dirty imo. Also consider that marks are lively and add so much to a drawing that it is often a shame to not show them!

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    Aqualeot is pretty much on the nose with blending. You'll want to avoid using your fingers as it ruins the quality of the paper and can cause problems with the image. Most people go through a phase where they love it (using their fingers) and eventually grow out of it but you'll likely be better off if you just skip that step entirely. A paper towel or chamois is preferable. Also, just slowly building up your values in layers works relatively well too.

    Keep going.

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    thanks for advices highschool is so boring and i did draw these hands in class.All of them turn out bad and out of porportion.But it was fun.

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    when i look it at home i was like omg what did i draw is it hand or crow feet.

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    Great start! Can't add much more that hasn't already been said. Just try to learn as much as you can and do more studies. It's all about building up 'mileage' as they say. Keep it up!

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    Today was uncomfortable day.When i try draw something from mind turn out squishy,tilted.


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    Hello Heheboy, thanks for looking at my work. Try and use smooth pencil lines when sketching. As for your question I looked at a lot of books but it developed from just a lot of practice.

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    You're right my lines are so sketchy maybe i shoul learn smooth line.

    grabed some loomis book.

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    Thank you for visiting my sketchbook Wow, I can't believe your a beginner, your drawings are so good! I love your shading too.

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    i'm drawing just 1 year.And practicing like hell for art school exam.
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