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#255 - Xplode (07/31/2014) [-]
I don't know, I was thinking of the shape of a pterodactyl and a dragons head, then I thought of a robots arm canon and worm paracites, then I thought hentai...
#250 - hidanfangirl ONLINE (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Did I do it right
User avatar #204 - onewithpokerface (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Honestly, as someone who's pursuing storyboard illustration in a commercial market, my (incredibly awesome no less) art teacher taught us this. He said the biggest obstacle was abandonning preconceptions (Drawing what you think is there, instead of drawing what's actually there).

He also knew that a lot of starting artists get discouraged because of how they can't draw very well so they give up. To compensate for that, he had the notion that "Get the technique down first, quality will follow." So for homework we had to draw (quite literally) one hundred heads. He showed us how to do a very basic human head and said "As long as I can tell it's a head, it's a head. Doesn't matter if it looks like a two year old did or Leonardo da Vinci did it" And everyone did a hundred heads. And hey, everyone got better.

Another motivational lesson he gave us was that, if you're doing art for someone that isn't yourself, it isn't up to you to decide whether or not its good. Quite verbatim "You don't know what good is." That's for the person buying your art to decide. If you draw something you think is a piece of crap and the person you're selling it to absolutely loves it, you did a good job because your goal as an illustrator is to sell.

I really liked him. If more people had him as a teacher then a lot of people would be much better drawers because he had a very hands on, practical and thoroughly knowledgeable approach to learning how to draw.
#194 - anonybrony (07/31/2014) [-]
instructions used to drew the bottom guy.
#180 - hideyoshi (07/31/2014) [-]
everyone's showing off their drawings. might as well join in
#178 - tkfishandchips (07/31/2014) [-]
I smell something funny here... Drawing related.
#138 - psychadelicsnake (07/31/2014) [+] (7 replies)
GEARBOY should really learn to draw like this,Maybe then he would stop sucking dick and draw like a real artist.
GEARBOY should really learn to draw like this,Maybe then he would stop sucking dick and draw like a real artist.
#118 - saltyfries ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
and here I am just barely able to do stick figures, and can't even really do that anymore
#104 - Sworley ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
they say that works with forging signatures too, turning them upside down so you dont see them as letters.
#99 - romdomcom (07/31/2014) [-]
OP, this is going to be really useful to show my friends, thanks.

Once people have learned to follow this, they can start combining references to make something new.

<Pic related, I combined images of an iguana, snake and a bat to make this.
#312 - poutinesalad (08/01/2014) [-]
im good when drawing with a reference. I used to be good outside of references too, but i havent drawn much since highschool.
#300 - johrny (08/01/2014) [+] (8 replies)
I can draw naughty stuff but no shades
#251 - BerryLicious ONLINE (07/31/2014) [+] (5 replies)
One of mine. Working on Walter While at the moment.
#247 - hardongo ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
I thought that the comments section would be full of male genitalia given the nature of the post , surprisingly they were only a few, FJ im proud.
I thought that the comments section would be full of male genitalia given the nature of the post , surprisingly they were only a few, FJ im proud.
#82 - manicjonathan (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Batmein v Supermein: Dawn of Justwater
#80 - serlucane (07/31/2014) [-]
I mean that is a way you could go at art, but it's not how I did it. You have to remember that everyone is different and because of that most approach it differently.

For me I just personally kept drawing until I got it right.

Picture related of my artwork. (still a WIP)
#58 - vytros (07/31/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I see you've been a good student of Betty Edwards, OP.
#60 to #59 - vytros (07/31/2014) [-]
I have the book that she wrote (although with a different color and in a different language, you can see that one in a comment below), and it is practically 100% what you wrote above. She revolutionized teaching 'art' with a few other people, its a reeeeally good book, I can only recommend her works.
User avatar #12 - basaltface ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
just tried it.. and it works O.o. My drawing skills usually dont extend further then stick figures but man.. if i keep that up here i actually gonna draw a ******* real person that looks like one. Thanks a lot
#8 - lukasm (07/31/2014) [+] (8 replies)
Really nice tutorial - thumbed, saved and favorited.
But I can't say, that I agree with Bob Ross' "Talent is a lie", because I actually do know quite a few people with real talent.
Actually anyone has a talent for *something* - something in which he is better then average person and has less difficulties in improving that particular skill.

I have a friend who can draw really nice with very little practice .. I have another friend (well, more like acquaintance) who in two hours learned to play the guitar better than me in a few months (also he can take almost any instrument and quickly learn how to play it). Another one is a good cook and does cooking naturally, without much learning .. etc.
But unfortunately not every talent is usefull in our society and also not every talent will be discovered or improved by that person, because he/she doesn't need or want to.

Talent doesn't usually mean that you are automatically awesome in *something*, but it's (really) easier for you to improve your skills in that *something*.

I personally don't know which is my stronger talent, but at least I can draw a little bit, but I need to practice if I want to improve my drawing skills and I know that..but unfortunately I'm also procrastinator

And btw this is second picture I draw with my new tablet after I stopped drawing for like 5 or 6 years (and even before that pause it was only a few pencil drawings a year, so it's not like I have much experience..I just liked to doodle some things or repaint some of my favorite drawings - for example those of Drizzt from Todd Lockwood .. but only in black and white, I started to paint with colors only after I recently bought).

P.S.: sorry for my english, I hope it was written understandably
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