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Drawing Forum and Art Community • View topic - What to learn first
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Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:04 pm
by Speyki
thanks zach, amazings tutorials, especially the skin tutorial, but you posted that one twice and no hair tutorial ; )

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:12 pm
by zach97
my bad ill repost the hair

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:28 pm
by Speyki
thanks zach,

Can someone give me some tips for the outlining?

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:43 pm
by zach97

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:06 pm
by Speyki
Zach.. I love you man :lol: :^o
no rally, thanks for al the good information,

one more question about the outlining though, which specific lines do you draw

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:21 pm
by zach97
for the outlines i draw from top to bottom drawing. the edge of the face and all of the main points eyes, nose, mouth, hair and some of the main highlights and lowlights. two good tutorials are
tut 1.

tut.2.

they both came from the same website which has some very informative tutorials if you want to check them out

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:22 am
by jeromerookie
Hello
I've just read your message to start drawing. It is very important to start with a subject you like (face, animal, still life ...) because you will need to spend a few hours on it ;-)
You can have a look on my site wich is proposing . You have different subjects and mediums (Graphite, Acrylic, Ballpoint pen, Red Chalk).
I wish you the best by drawing.
Jerome

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:43 pm
by Zink
I have heard that a bunch of art classes will want you to draw basic shapes (boxes, apples, oranges etc...) and work with shading and texture to near perfection. Which in a sense makes it a good starting point. There are not too many factors/details when it comes to objects like those. When it comes to a portrait, a car, motorcycle, pet there are a lot more details at stake that need to be achieved to pull off the realistic look. A box, opened or not is a nice flat surface drawing, where simple dimensions and shading is all it takes. After a few of those until your are impressed with what you have done you can add another box to the equation, or an apple sitting on top or inside. A keen eye to detail is a great goal. The greatest thing to keep in mind is not to get discouraged, even if you don't see progress. Practice makes perfect and you will always contradict your pieces no matter how skilled you are. It is how we learn and advance. I feel as if I am rambling now... Way too much coffeeeeeeee

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:59 am
by Speyki
Hey, thanks for the useful tips everyone,
after some small trial drawings I made my first real Drawing :



Uploaded with

(it's is a little but blurred because of bad photo camera)

please comment,

Speyki

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:34 am
by shabbysketchpad
Hi all,
Would you mind giving some tips about using grid? I'm a complete beginner who usually just doodled. I'd like to move forward to some serious drawing.
For beginner photo sketching, would using smaller grid (about 1 cm) better than larger grid? I used stick figure like for drawing manga character and the result wasn't good. Kind of skewed like.

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:25 am
by Russ
Here you go shabby
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3372
This is one method,not the way i do it though,if you use a printer then you need to grid the reference picture and the paper you will draw on,use a 6h pencil to grid your drawing paper...i use 1" squares,others prefer smaller.
Make sure you have a starting point for the grid (Datum)and always be meticulous as possible,don't press to hard on your paper..indentation is not good.
If no printer is available,then there is a programme you can use for your PC screen.

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:35 am
by Speyki
what I did was making a grid in excel, print it a few times, then put it in a plastic envelope, and carefully draw the grid with a permanent marker on the envelope,

so now I just put the picture I want do draw in the envelope and I always have the correct grid

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:38 am
by funker
Best way to start drawing is don't render right away…just relax with light strokes. Once you've got the whole composition on paper, decide on where the source of light is and where the shadowy areas are, then be brave and just do it with a gradient effect (dark lines to lighter tones).

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:31 pm
by shabbysketchpad
Thank you for the link, Russ.
I tried using grid to draw photo, but had a slight difficulty erasing the grid lines because I drew on the same paper as the grid. My mistake. :oops:
Maybe I should use different papers for the grid and the drawing, but how? Drawing paper isn't see-through and I don't have tracing table. :?

Re: What to learn first

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:27 pm
by Speyki