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    My first still life - need critique

    This is my first still life. I am a beginner so any critique it's helpful. When I was drawing this image I was wondering how do you guys know how light and shadow casts when you are drawing from you imagination?

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    "The whole point of practice is to do it until you can do it right." - dpaint

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    great thanks

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    The more you draw from life, the more you observe from life -- really look at things -- the more you'll be able to draw convincingly from imagination.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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    When wanting to draw a bright light real bright, use more dark tones than bright ones.
    Also, use really dark tones near really bright ones, like paper-shadow in this case.

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    Thank you, for the advice. I am so anxious to start drawing, I do not know where to start from. I know that a lot of drawing will improve my skill, but is there a learning path? What to learn and in witch order?

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    You're on the right path now. Here is my favorite thread to point people to. It not only suggests a good starting point and working method, but it also shows that a well done painting of the simplest objects is a thing of beauty.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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    I don't consider to be a right or wrong path, ust as long as you keep practicing and keep drawing.
    Sure, there is a slower path, but not a wrong one.
    And what I consider that can slow one down is, for example, doing studies (anatomy, animals, etc) and
    not applying the knowledge to your upcoming work, underestimating painting from real life, and working
    just with digital tools.
    Those are my two cents, hope they're of any use to you.

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