Oh gosh I really love your art! Um - I hope you don't mind- can I ask you a question? I've been drawing seriously since 6th grade, so about 5 years now, and I'm having a lot of trouble, especially with understanding 3d forms and how to draw things and people in different poses because I simply don't understand it that well. You seem to really understand this concept, so if you don't mind me asking - can you give me some tips as an experienced artist? Thank you!!
Thank you very much! Drawing from real life might be a boring tip, but its very helpful in creating believable poses and actually seing the shape of things. Look up life drawing classes! if you can’t find any or don’t want to spend money you can draw ppl on the subway, in caés, at the park, draw your friends, find some of those old nude statues and draw them from different angles (?) etc . I’ve personally found nude life drawing helpful in understanding the 3d shape of the body, fat and muscles and so on, but drawing people in their everyday is more helpul in making natural poses (and clothes…).
A thing I got from animation is to not draw a single still image but rather think about how the character got into this pose and where are they going next. Try paus/slowplay movies and draw the actors/characters to understand movement (and get an idea about action-poses)
And lastly, draw quick! as quick as you can! challange yourself to draw even quicker! Practice is about understanding, not making beautiful sketches. And you’ll understand more the more you draw. Being fast allows you to draw more! (when drawing a real piece spend as much time as you want - these tips are for learning, these sketches are for putting away when you’re done, not for showing others (unless you really want to))
I’d love to give more helpful tips but its kinda hard to do that in text, and unfortunately I don’t have time to make a tutorial (might make one later sometime?). But there are some good tutorials out there that you can google for!
I got your 2013-02-01 from Peow! and it was so delightful. I let my girlfriend read it and she looked at me and said, "This girl is literally me. She *gets* me." Can't wait to read more of your stuff! New Frontier is supposed to be a whole big story, right?
Aw, thanks! Your girlfriend must be totally awesome! And yeah - New Frontier is supposed to be a whole big story! (actually several short stories connected by… something) Can’t wait to show it to y’all!
Umm… I’m not all that used to drawing digitally so I dont really know much about these things. But I’ve been using the Stumpy 6 pt pencil from this pack a lot! (for photoshop, you add it as a tool and not pencil for some reason..?) I’d love to find a good free pencil that looks like ink and inkwash tho!