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PostSubject: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:22 am

I haven't seen any topics about drawing so I thought now would be a good time to open one. We can talk about what we draw, how we draw, what supplies we use, drawing tips, anything drawing!!


I've been into drawing for about 2 1/2 years now I started in Spring 2010 but before that I just drew and was horrible. I'm mostly self taught but I took a class once for school, but now I just use drawing books, references, video tutorials, etc. And if anyone is looking for artist tips let me know! Wink I love giving people advice about art since I've done a lot of research on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:40 am

I've seen some of your drawings on your DA and youtube! You've improved so much since we were on the HU forums! Smile

I love drawing too! Smile My favorite thing to draw is wolves, realistic(ish) or cartoon, but I also am trying to learn how to draw other things realistically. Smile I'm struggling with knowing where to place shading on my drawings, though. The whole light source thing is for some reason hard for me to comprehend.

My drawing supplies are a mechanical pencil and prismacolor colored pencils. Smile I also use water colors.

I drew this a few days ago and sloppily colored it in Photoshop with my tablet. I could have done better with the coloring if I'd of put more effort into it. XD


Here are a few of my more realistic wolf sketches:


This is Meeka, and adorable wolf at a nearby zoo who has an underbite. XD


I started drawing this while at the zoo watching the wolves and put in the details when I got home. (This wolf, Dakota, is my favorite and was the easiest one to draw because he was asleep. XD)

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:32 pm

They look fantastic!! Very Happy I really like them!! Smile Wolves are such beautiful creatures . . . I really like them. I should try maybe drawing some. Very Happy

Aww thanks, I've been really working hard on my art for awhile now. Smile Improving can be slow but I'm getting there. XD

Shading can be difficult, one thing I did in the art class I took was I drew shapes and a lamp was over it casting a shadow and we had to draw it. With circles the only way to really makes them look denominational is shading which was hard for me, along with the cone. So drawing basic shapes helps then finding those basic shapes in things. I use a skeleton form in my drawings.

Here's a sketch I did last night.


I'm still working on coloring it, and it'd look better but this is a pic I took with my iTouch I posted on EyeEm to show a preview. I'll post the complete pic once I'm done. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:50 pm

Whoa! How did I not see this topic before? Drawing/art is one of my passions!

I've been drawing since very young but I sort of got serious about it last year. I agree about shading, Spidy. It's pretty important but it certainly is a challenge at times! Wish I could see your picture, but it won't show on my computer. :(

I didn't know you drew, Ray!!!! That's cool!!!! Nice wolf pictures!!! Very Happy

I like drawing fandomy things, or drawing fandom cross-overs. Mostly though I like drawing things for my friends. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:20 pm

Well, I've been in school art classes (except for this year) since I was in kindergarten. Past that, I've sort of been self taught.

I can look at a picture (preferably an already drawn picture, not live action) and copy it almost perfectly, but I have trouble without a reference picture.

I've been getting into political cartooning, but I haven't done much since I don't have time anymore and I can't seem to find my own style.

I don't have a scanner, so I can't show y'all what I've done over the years. Sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:44 pm

'Tis a newer topic!!

Glad to see other artists!! Very Happy

Kayla- I mainly draw for my friends and my fandoms too!! Smile


Allish- I can draw almost a copy but i need a reference but I get a basic picture. Realism I'm working on I'm pretty good with anatomy but faces are hard for me. I can draw TCW style pretty well last time I tried. I should try it again. I've been finding my own style as well. Aww! :( Maybe just use a camera? I'll do that sometimes.

Here's a pic or two of mine I've been able to upload




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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:22 pm

Awesome drawings everyone!!! Very Happy It's so much fun to see all of y'all's drawings!!! Very Happy

I've liked drawing ever since I can remember, but I just got serious about it in the past two years or so. I learn a lot of good techniques in art class at school (my teacher is the most amazing teacher ever!!!) but I also look up a lot of internet tutorials and get tips from drawing books.

I love doing comic book style stuff the most, but I also really like manga and pretty much anything cartoonish. I've also very recently gotten into doing horror inspired drawings. I'm not as good with realistic stuff, but I hope to work on that.

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:10 pm

wow very impressive drawings everyone

I can hardly draw a stick figure but its so cool seeing all of your drawings you girls have some major talent thanks for sharing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:06 pm

Those are amazing! O_o I wish I could draw. XD

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:59 pm

Thank you everyone!! Smile Glad you like my art.

It takes practice. Smile I've been into advanced drawing for nearly 3 years.
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 pm

Yay drawing!! I love drawing!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:19 pm

Didn't you draw your icon and banner, Blue? I love them!! Very Happy

Here's a picture I finished yesterday I'm so proud of it! It got me out of a difficult art block.

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:36 pm

That looks awesome!! Yes, I did draw my avatar and banner :3 Lately I've been drawing more with pencils and colored pencils, it's so fun XD

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:23 pm

Thank you Blue!!

Yes I love it!! They're so cute I love your style!! I was just thinking I liked your new icon!!
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:20 pm

Thanks!! Very Happy Yeah my favorite type to draw is the cute-looking ones xD

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sun May 26, 2013 1:18 pm





My sister and I have been doing little commissions for each other and these are a few pices I've made for her. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sun May 26, 2013 1:39 pm

Cute!! Those are awesome!

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sun May 26, 2013 4:34 pm

Those are awesome, Rachel!

I'm so stressed about my art skills right now. I keep on comparing myself to everyone else and I know that's a really bad thing to do but it's hard not to and I get so stressed out about it all that my drawings are suffering which is especially bad because drawing something is a method of calming down for me, but if I finish the drawing and it's bad then I get stressed and the whole exercise was pointless. *headdesk*
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sun May 26, 2013 8:08 pm

Aw! I don't think it's worth it to compare yourself to others in drawing, because everyone has their own style, and what looks good to me may not look good to you, and vice versa. To compare yourself as an artist to someone else is like comparing your own personal style and creative spark. How would the world be if every cartoonist wished he or she were a realist (meaning someone who draws realistically)? Or how would it be if every single animated TV show out there looked identical? Now I'm not saying that I don't feel the same way sometimes, but when you think of it from a bigger picture, everything is flawed- and to compare it with something that seems perfect just lowers self esteem. It's my personal belief that every single person who ever writes, draws, films, photographs, etc. sees more flaws in their own work than others do, and nearly all of them have fears that what they put out, people won't like. It happens to me with my writing all the time.

So with that, take heart! If drawing calms you down, draw from the heart- and don't let anyone dull your sparkle. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:31 am

Aw, thank you, Blue! I'm crying a bit right now. That really made me feel much better. :')
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:10 am

*hugs and pats on back* You're welcome! I'm glad Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:38 am

Blue has made some very true points!!

The maker always see's the making flaws and can have a difficult time seeing the best of it as for the viewers doesn't see these flaws. I think if you want to improve as well, practice. Look at drawing books, study art and anatomy, and just practice! I've learned the better you are at realism the easier it is to draw any other style. So learn realism and also try to find what style you like best. Smile I've seemed to settle with a comic art style as for Blue's is more of a really cute chibi style. Smile 

Is anyone interested into a guide to art supplies?!? I've learned a lot over the years and I'd love to help.
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:57 am

Realism helps every style? *skeptical look* Well then how come I can sometimes/maybe/a little bit do realism and can't do anime to save my life? IDK. I like to do realism the best so maybe a part of me really doesn't want to learn another style.  Razz 

Actually I'd be really interested in a guide to art supplies, Spidey! That would be really nice; thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:11 am

I think maybe Skygirl means that if you like to draw anime already, realism would help make it better? 

I drew the 10th doctor yesterday Very Happy (I know his hand looks a little strange, but i did test in the mirror and I can actually put my hand like that... xD)


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PostSubject: Re: Drawing - Drawing Artists Unite!   Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:02 pm

Great picture Blue! I love the hair especially Smile

I agree with Spidey! An art teacher once told me that anime/comic books/etc is a more simplified version of real life, so practicing realistic styles help you learn more about whatever you are drawing and makes it easier to simplify them and helps your anime/comicbook style drawing improve as well.

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