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    I've been drawing more then a week now

    So I've been drawing a little over a week now, so my art isn't that good.
    This is one of my drawings (Phantom), I wanted to show you it so you could tell me what I can improve! so give me your honest thoughts. (The body lines aren't correct because I didn't have time to fix them)
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Gift received at 08-14-2012, 10:22 AM from KremeChoco



    So people can actually see the pictures.

    Anyways, as you can see with the hands/fingers, you have a problem with them. You also made a few simple mistakes with the hat.

    3 things you should keep in mind when doing something like this:
    1. Keep a clear image in your mind of what you're going to draw. If you need to, draw a really small sketch in the corner to remember what you're trying to draw, it can be bad, just remember the general idea.
    2. Don't try to draw what you know, try to draw what you see. Close your eyes and remember what you were trying to draw and just draw that. Don't look too much at the paper. This is called contour drawing. Congratulations.
    3. Try to keep aspects the same. If the light is coming from X angle, make sure it always comes from X angle. (Unless you're doing complex lighting.) This also applies with clothing and things such as Wind.


    Also, focus less on the detail and more on the general aspect of what you're trying to draw. You can easily draw more with less. (Look into Figure Drawing.)
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    Thank you for your opinion!
    I'll definitely embrace your tips.

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    It looks great! It's just the fingers, they're a bit too.. er, small. -Thats what she said-

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    Don't try to draw from the picture. You need to outline the general shape of the figure and draw around it. I know I have that problem sometimes. You definitely have talent and I hope you see you improve =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by meiserez View Post
    Thank you for your opinion!
    I'll definitely embrace your tips.
    Yeah. Hold up your hand to your face. Pretty big, isn't it? I'd estimate that hands should normally be two thirds the side of your head. Remember that for next time!

    And don't get discouraged if you can't make the hands look "right". They're one of the hardest things to draw, it'll come with time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowbait View Post
    They're on of the hardest things to draw, it'll come with time.
    Actually, that's not true. On a psychological standpoint, the hardest thing to draw is the hardest part of the body to visualize. The hands and feet are the hardest to visualize correctly as people don't tend to pay attention to them. You see them daily, sure, but when have you sat down and stared at someones hands? For some people, the hardest part to draw is the head, others the face, others the torso. It all comes with practice and diligence.

    As for sizing, it depends on what kind of artstyle you're going for. If you want a realistic artstyle, then you'd have to do that. But your drawing is entirely 2-dimensional with no depth or horizon, so you'd have to work on that as well.

    How would one accomplish that? Well, go outside, and draw your house. Don't draw a house, draw YOUR house. Draw what you see exactly how you see it. Try to make sure it.. fuck it, I won't be able to be your teacher. Go take a professional art class and you'll understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfRaven View Post
    Actually, that's not true. On a psychological standpoint, the hardest thing to draw is the hardest part of the body to visualize. The hands and feet are the hardest to visualize correctly as people don't tend to pay attention to them. You see them daily, sure, but when have you sat down and stared at someones hands? For some people, the hardest part to draw is the head, others the face, others the torso. It all comes with practice and diligence.

    As for sizing, it depends on what kind of artstyle you're going for. If you want a realistic artstyle, then you'd have to do that. But your drawing is entirely 2-dimensional with no depth or horizon, so you'd have to work on that as well.

    How would one accomplish that? Well, go outside, and draw your house. Don't draw a house, draw YOUR house. Draw what you see exactly how you see it. Try to make sure it.. fuck it, I won't be able to be your teacher. Go take a professional art class and you'll understand.
    Actually, that makes a lot of sense. What I told him is what I've been told, but your answer seems to explain more.
    I mean, I still suck balls with feet and hands. Notice that I either avoid them, do some guesswork or use very typical hand positions (gripping things, making fists, etc). My art thread's here.

    On a separate note, I can't believe how many spelling errors I had in my last post. I may have been in a rush or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowbait View Post
    Actually, that makes a lot of sense. What I told him is what I've been told, but your answer seems to explain more.
    I mean, I still suck balls with feet and hands. Notice that I either avoid them, do some guesswork or use very typical hand positions (gripping things, making fists, etc). My art thread's here.

    On a separate note, I can't believe how many spelling errors I had in my last post. I may have been in a rush or something...
    Meh, it happens. In regards to what I know of art, I don't actually know much it's just the small training that I have had was really logical and straightforward.

    Also, in your drawings, it seems like you have a bit of trouble with horizon lines and maintaining that point. If you're drawing something that you're looking at, don't turn your head and maintain the same position (including your back and body) at all times. If you're visualizing it, don't lean in random directions to stay comfortable.

    Lastly, in your charcoal, you shouldn't be using the charcoal as a pencil and, for the most part, you shouldn't be drawing lines with it, merely blending with different shades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfRaven View Post
    Meh, it happens. In regards to what I know of art, I don't actually know much it's just the small training that I have had was really logical and straightforward.

    Also, in your drawings, it seems like you have a bit of trouble with horizon lines and maintaining that point. If you're drawing something that you're looking at, don't turn your head and maintain the same position (including your back and body) at all times. If you're visualizing it, don't lean in random directions to stay comfortable.

    Lastly, in your charcoal, you shouldn't be using the charcoal as a pencil and, for the most part, you shouldn't be drawing lines with it, merely blending with different shades.
    Oh, trust me, there's a TON of stuff I need to work on. I cannot emphasize that enough. Shading, posing, anatomy, placement, facial expressions, style, color, texture, you name it.
    It's just tough because I don't have too much time to practice it during the school year. I'm a Computer Science major trying to get a 3.7+ GPA, so I don't have all the time in the world to practice (because I have to have a social life as well).

    However, I have to disagree with your last statement. I've always believed that there is no "right" way to use a drawing tool. While using outlines can make a drawing look bad, there are also plenty of ways that it can produce a successful drawing. Now, I'm not saying that my drawings are successful, but you probably know what I mean by now (or, at least, I hope).

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