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Drawing Anthros?
« on: November 26, 2016, 03:16:05 AM »
I have trouble drawing. It never comes out the way I see it in my head. Or if I look at a reference picture, I can't get it down,  right looking on paper. I can't draw humans either. Any tips for drawing? I'm more in the beginner stage.  I've been doodling for years but not really sketching everyday. As I lose motivation or get extremely frustrated, because it looks ugly.

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Re: Drawing Anthros?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 03:23:39 AM »
Something important to keep in mind when drawing is to remember that if your just beginning not to be to hard on yourself. don't look at other peoples are who have been drawing for years and compare your art to theirs.

Drawing takes a lot of practice and even though its frustrating you just have to keep trying. for me personally it was easier to start with a simplistic style (chibi's and cartoons) then work up more from there. also it normally helps me when i have multiple references to try and study as i draw.

Just stay positive and remember its always easy to be hard on your own art but as long as you are trying and practicing you'll do better with each try.
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Re: Drawing Anthros?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 04:02:25 AM »
When you're drawing, try to break the thing your drawing down into simple shapes (circles, ovals, rectangles, wedges, etc.) and lightly sketch those first before you start working on details and subtleties. That will help you work out the proportions, overall shapes, and composition before getting too far into the drawing to fix any of that.

Also, it'll help teach you to see shapes and their relationships. My belief is that drawing is all about seeing. What goes on with pencils and pens and paper, that's secondary.

If you're working with pencil on paper, you do this light sketching by just drawing very lightly, barely touching the paper with the pencil. In digital media, you can do your sketching on a separate layer.

As to feeling like your drawings aren't looking like what you're seeing in your head, and getting frustrated with that, here is a good short video on being creative that'll be relevant to how you're feeling:
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