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So I've been trying to learn how to draw and stuff.

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Celene

Guest
And I'd really, really like any tips, I'm just, ugh horrible at it right now.
 

Mark Poe

The majestic cock
Author
Pencil & paper or drawing software? If it's the case of the former just take your time and visualize (although you might not want to listen to me, since my drawings tend to crap)
 

bluepencil

Indentured Artist
Author
If the latter, the answer is Potato Paint Tool SAI. Practice drawing lines on something that can run on even the shoddiest of hardware and has various levels of pen stabilization. Just keep tracing things until you get comfortable with how anatomy is put together.

Also, don't let your kittens chew on the pen tablet USB cords.
 

IndyFront

Yokkiziikzekker
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Do you have anything to share?
 

IndyFront

Yokkiziikzekker
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Phalanx

Well-known member
Can't help you improve if we don't know what the base level is.

For instance... if you want to draw cities, you will need to learn how to use perspective.
Want to draw faces, you need to learn where the eyes are and the nose.
Want to draw people in dynamic poses, you need to learn how to work with bodies that move and you need to use frames.
 
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Celene

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Can't help you improve if we don't know what the base level is.

For instance... if you want to draw cities, you will need to learn how to use perspective.
Want to draw faces, you need to learn where the eyes are and the nose.
Want to draw people in dynamic poses, you need to learn how to work with bodies that move and you need to use frames.
I'm really eager to learn, But I just have no idea where or how to start, I am below beginner, most people drew when they were young, I did not, I could not write even, in highschool I had to use a PC, because my ability to write were so bad.

But I try and just practice, but there's no real way I've found to actively apply any teaching stuff.
 
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Mark Poe

The majestic cock
Author
Well, there's an old story I been told about how some famous artist back in the day drew over a thousand pictures of an egg as part of the training process. While you probably don't want to go that hardcore drawing simple objects is a good start...
 
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Celene

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Well, there's an old story I been told about how some famous artist back in the day drew over a thousand pictures of an egg as part of the training process. While you probably don't want to go that hardcore drawing simple objects is a good start...
I try to do this :) but not enough! I shall double my efforts!
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
I've been drawing things since middle school as a sort of hobby to help me release stress, and I've gotten in deep trouble with some of my teachers because of it. I've drawn crude starships, battle scenes, cruder vehicles... the list goes on. I never had the money to get them fancy tablets and software... so I'm stuck with grid-paper and what not.

Let me tell you, it isn't easy even as a hobby...
 
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Celene

Guest
I've been drawing things since middle school as a sort of hobby to help me release stress, and I've gotten in deep trouble with some of my teachers because of it. I've drawn crude starships, battle scenes, cruder vehicles... the list goes on. I never had the money to get them fancy tablets and software... so I'm stuck with grid-paper and what not.

Let me tell you, it isn't easy even as a hobby...
oh yes, I'm well aware, but it's also not easy entirely lacking any creative outlet!
 

Mark Poe

The majestic cock
Author
*just a slight reminder that gmax is completely free 3D modeling software, but of course that's different from drawing*
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
oh yes, I'm well aware, but it's also not easy entirely lacking any creative outlet!
Just get some paper and pencils to sate it until you get the money for better stuff... while it hasn't exactly improved mine, it kept my skills around at least.
 
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Celene

Guest
Just get some paper and pencils to sate it until you get the money for better stuff... while it hasn't exactly improved mine, it kept my skills around at least.
Actually I have a drawing tablet I used, I got it because long term it's actually easier for me to use.
 

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