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September 16th, 2005 #1
Mollyduker is trying to learn how to draw
Last night I decided that I want learn how to draw (I've wanted to for a long time, and have never really tried). So here are my sketches from the last day and a half. Please help me! Thanks!
Thanks I'm so excited to be working on drawing!
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Hey, all right! The only advise I can give you at this stage is to keep drawing, draw everything and anything (I should take my own advise). Try to be aware of proportions when drawing figures. Hold up your pencil to what you are drawing and match it to the other parts. You already have an artistic eye and this will only help you in your photography IMO. Keep it up.
September 19th, 2005 #3
Thanks Madplanet! In these next ones I really tried to work on proportions.
All of these had reference photos.
All crit and comments are welcome! Thanks for looking!
Last edited by mollyduker; September 19th, 2005 at 10:24 PM.
September 19th, 2005 #4
September 19th, 2005 #5
sorry!! I was rushing to post so I could turn my computer off so it didn't get oblivated by lightening! Sorry madPLANET!
September 19th, 2005 #6
You should check out "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards, it might give you a little boost and help you understand some stuff about drawing from life. It really emphasizes drawing what you see and not what you think you see. You can probably find it at a library I'm sure. Keep drawing, don't give up!
September 19th, 2005 #7
Heya! I'm leaving a comment, look at that!
Make sure you check your proportions as you go. Sketch out the most basic shapes and measure stuff against other parts of the picture/object (ie, look at how wide it is, now how many times does that distance go into the height - hold a pencil at arm's length and measure against it when you're drawing from life). Also, try to figure out what volumes make up the shape (spheres, cubes, etc) and that will help you figure out the way stuff sticks out.
Sorry if that isn's making much sense, but I gotta go do my italian homework. Good luck!
And draw Rosie, she seems to sleep a lot...
Adventure Dog: my work
September 28th, 2005 #8
Thanks for your helpful comments I tried with my proportions but I dont' know if it worked.. Actually, correction, It didn't really work. I'm going to check into that book. Thanks again. Here goes the next batch!
This is supposed to be me when I was approx. 4 years old. Really it looks more like a 90 year old
Comments and Crit always very welcome! Thank you for viewing
September 30th, 2005 #9
Two more pages:
Thanks for looking. Any comment or crit etc. Is welcome
October 1st, 2005 #10
Your lines are looking better, I think.
Really look at the shape of someone's eye from the side. Imagine the shape that's underneath. The eyeball is relatively spherical and the eyelids wrap around that shape.
Adventure Dog: my work
October 1st, 2005 #11
My only read advice at this point is to draw draw draw. Get a small sketchbook that you can carry with you 24/7 and draw whenever you have a free moment. There are no shortcuts in learning how to draw. It is very fufilling to look back in a month or so and see the results of hardwork.
October 1st, 2005 #12
I agree to the others, it's very important to draw as much as you can. As help you can use anatomy and drawing books, this is very helpfull.
Before you start with selfportraits or soemthing you should learn general things about proportions and anatomy. You'll see how you become better
Keep it up
October 14th, 2005 #13
I'm drawing! Thanks for the advice! That was really a selfportrait ... I had a reference photo. I have been trying to draw in rehearsal for the school play but people move so much! Here are just two of my recent drawings.
Hopefully, I will be updating more frequently! Again, thanks for the comments!