October 14th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Going about this right?
Hi! Hoping someone can look over my sketching.
I've actually got a pretty basic question about how you go about learning. I've always only done studies of other drawings or photographs. Just curious if this is how you learned how to draw. Should I be going about this another way? Here are links to videos of me doing a sketch. I spent forever on it, like 40 minutes, but maybe it will give you some insight to offer some suggestions.
October 15th, 2011, 05:29 PM
@u@:: I'm new to this site, but I feel I have some input on this subject:
Working off of other's works as references may be one helpful activity to grow as an artist, but if you want to develop your own style, I suggest supplementing your practice in the form of free-handing.
It may be frustrating at first, but your practice with remaking other's works should help you flesh out your own.
Through free-handing your art, you can express your own creativity♥
I hope this is helpful information.
October 18th, 2011, 11:40 PM
Hey buzz-on. I'm an intermediate artist myself but I can tell you one thing you need to stop doing is carefully managing those lines. The sketch lines you're copying may be "perfect" but you shouldn't feel pressured to get the lines as clean and crisp as those. For the most part you will be drawing over those lines anyway. Try to think of a sketch as an outline of your final drawing and not as the final product itself. Work on understanding the shape of the figure that is being sketched and not trying to match the sketch line per line. Make hundreds of sketches without using the eraser tool instead of trying to copy the one sketch pixel perfect.
Take my advice with a grain of salt since I'm not a master, but this is just the stuff I've learned and try to apply myself.