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    Talking Help me OBi one anywan?

    Heh... sorry for the bad joke... anyhoo

    I really am looking forward to improving my freehand drawing skills
    My anatomy is laughable and I canít even draw an apple!!!!!!

    If anyone out there started out like me and has improved them...
    How did ya do it?

    What would you suggest I do?
    I picked up a book called "anatomy for the artist"
    But since im not an artist I just look at the pretty naked ladies and giggle...

    Are there some exercises I can do to improve myself?
    Any links online? Can some one give me homework?!

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    ~ Jorge "Nirox" M


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    One question... how long have you been drawing?


    I remember looking at pictures from when I was about 8 and 7. They were little comic books of southpark and "Hey Arnold". It was laughable art but I loved doing them. After a while I joined an art class. To this day I remember a porcupine I did that I thought was the greatest thing in the universe. So I kept on drawing. Hard times came and I stopped drawing here, stopped drawing there got back into it left it again. Now I draw everyday and can see myself improving all the time.

    I asked that question before because how long you were drawing can answer a lot of questions. Hope to hear from ya.
    "Do the best that you wanna do." -My personal quote.

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    Hmmm well I've always drawn stuff...
    But not constantly and I never even thought about developing my drawing ability....

    But 3 years ago I started painting on my computer... im not horrible... Iíve been told I have some ability... but I have never taken an art class in my life... let alone actually sit down and try to teach myself anything...

    Hereís my last image...

    Fire

    I would really love to be able to make images where I donít have to hide a figure in the background

    got any helpfull suggestions??
    ~ Jorge "Nirox" M

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    That's actually pretty darn good effects. But of course just like you have gotten better at digital painting by well.... digitally painting. You can get better at drawing by... drawing. Just takes practice man and draw from life and anatomy books.

    There's a reason why people repeat it so much, it actually works.
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    well is there any type of stuff i should be drawing?

    like i said i picked up "anatomy for the artist" but it doesnt really help
    since i dont know where to start or anythin

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    study.. its simple, but harder to really execute.

    study everything, how light bounces on surfaces, what soft lighting in a warm colour does with the mood. hor your arm looks, try to draw diffrent parts of your arm and try with the help of an anatomy book to fill in the bones and muscles. this helps you understand what is underneath the skin in a human body

    you improve the most if you interprtate stuff you see in anatomy books in your own art. dont redraw stuff. its never really helps, the best is to challenge yourself and try to adapt the information on a figure from a diffrent perspective. or side

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    I might not agree with that redraw stuff thing you said Evil. Everything helps and redrawing it can just stick it in your mind even better. But I do agree that if your trying to exclusively do anatomy for the most part, I'd say drawing the same muscles in different viewpoints around it.
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    thanks for the suggestions guys... i guess ill just draw every figure in this book 3 times that should do it..... or break my arm ... whatever
    ~ Jorge "Nirox" M

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    There are actually books which present a pretty structured path to gaining the skills you're talking about; line weight, volume representation, etc. Check out Amazon and look under drawing instruction. I would say that any highly rated book is going to be better than nothing at all.

    I would also recommend posting your progress on a sketchbook here. There are a lot of people who love to help out.

    Look forward to seeing your progress!

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