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When I draw it's as if I have to sustain an image of what I want to draw in my head, otherwise the scale gets all whacked up and it looks worse than stick figure level drawing.  I so very badly want to be able to take the butiful images I see in my mind and put them onto paper.  What was it that developed your skill over the years?

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MikeyMusic    462

When I draw it's as if I have to sustain an image of what I want to draw in my head, otherwise the scale gets all whacked up and it looks worse than stick figure level drawing.  I so very badly want to be able to take the butiful images I see in my mind and put them onto paper.  What was it that developed your skill over the years?

 

I draw nearly every day, for one part. The other part of it is that I usually build the idea as I draw the image, instead of starting with a whole concept. This gives me more flexibility, and keeps me from getting frustrated if something doesn't look how I imagined it would -- simply because I didn't have an imagined image in the first place. That's not to say that every line I draw is random, but instead that I work off of an idea instead of an image, even if the idea is as simple as "Wilson smiling to the right."

 

I would say that the best way to get better at drawing the images you come up with in your head is to first learn to simply draw the linework. Different people like to learn different ways. Some people prefer books or tutorials. It's important to know how to really use individual lines before you try and make a full drawing (which is essentially just a bunch of connected lines)

 

I learned how to effectively draw lines just by drawing so many things so often. If you look through my highschool notebooks (which I still have), you'll see that nearly every page, besides actual notes, is densely filled with drawings. You'll also notice that all the drawings from my first year are terrible, and most of the drawings from my senior year are decent (some were amazing, and some were still terrible).

 

As with most things, you need to suck at first in order to figure out what you can do better later on. Then you just keep practicing, and eventually it comes naturally. Obviously not everybody can be a master drawer/artist, because everybody reaches peak ability at some point, but at the very least I think anybody who really wants to draw can make good drawings.

 

So yeah, just keep practicing drawing random things, even if its just silly faces or basic shapes, and I'm sure you'll see improvement :-)

 

edit: I totally said 'master painter' when I meant 'master drawer' whooooops haha

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Willette    3670

So one day I was drawing on my notepad, and decided to make a stupid DS comic. Stupid meaning it would have dumb faces, no real plot, and I would draw before even deciding what I was actually drawing.

Hey, that's how I draw things!

: D

 

"Go away Window"

Freaking hell XD.

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snipSNAP

 

Your talkings about getting ones linework down as a starter interests me.  I think I understand that.  I always figured that a good drawer would have a very focused mind (I'm sure they sure would, but I thought that was more or less it) and so they could almost 'trace' off their mind's image.  

 

I feel like school creatively destroyed me.  I actually remember being a kid and being so passionate about coloured pencils and drawing things from my mind (shitty kids drawings, the best kind ofc).  Mayhaps I would indeed be a master drainter if that stupid kid persisted.

 

Thanks bud :> perhaps you have changed my life's direction just a little, I may yet be a decent artisto.  I've always liked how some of the smallest prompts can make some of the most significant changes in your life :D.  Though, I may forget and do nothing about it.  

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I think it's because DST is filled with that kind of usual, internet-era-born, kid who needs everything NOWNOWNOW and needs it to be real easy to get ones head around.  You can tell, because they are always the ones using (and asking for) mods that make the game more easy and convenient.

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MikeyMusic    462

Love it. I love everything going on here. I completely ran out of likes. "Go away Window" I laughed my ass off XD

Thank you! I can see in my notifications that there's a huge wave of likes, a pause where a couple of other people liked my posts, and then another huge waves of likes! Haha

I've been wanting to draw and post more these past couple of days but I've been kinda busy... I turned 20 years old today! The last month of my summer looks like it will be busier, but more consistently, so I'll be able to plan ahead when I want to draw and post around here. I might dissappear for the next couple of days cuz I'm still busy but I'll be back for all y'all soon enough ;)

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Mobbstar    13972

Thank you! I can see in my notifications that there's a huge wave of likes, a pause where a couple of other people liked my posts, and then another huge waves of likes! Haha

I've been wanting to draw and post more these past couple of days but I've been kinda busy... I turned 20 years old today! The last month of my summer looks like it will be busier, but more consistently, so I'll be able to plan ahead when I want to draw and post around here. I might dissappear for the next couple of days cuz I'm still busy but I'll be back for all y'all soon enough ;)

 

Harpy birthday! :wilson_celebrate:

 

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Derpime    501

*Walks in*

Hi guys,so what do we have hereee....

Oh,sorry,wrong thread

*Walks out*

Seriously,so your art thread just revolves around Willow?You have the most eccentric art style i've ever seen.Even more than Ace.Cool cool.I will stay here for a while

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Mobbstar    13972

Thanks for the compliments and birthday wishes, mobbstur!

 

I have finally returned! My dad got me a Wii U and Smash Bros for my birthday, so I've kinda just been doing that this whole time. Also eating cake!

Willow would never eat all the cake

 

I've been sleeping better lately too, so hopefully with the extra energy and time I'll be able to post here more often.

 

I'd expect Willow reacting to such claims by getting all fired up and shouting:

 

"You're the one going out, catching all the rabbits, hunting all the penguins, cutting all the mushrooms, gathering all the berries and cooking all the food we could ever need, and then you complain about me eating more than I need for bare survival?! If you don't want me to eat maybe you should come up with some reasons! Because all I see is a fridge full to the brim with pierogies, chili stew, liver dumpling soup, cheese curd pockets, penne bolognese, cactus fruit salad and a million other things!

And now go back to that kitchen of yours and make me a sandwich cake!"

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Derpime    501

How everyone know Mike's birthday and i don't?

Anyway,congrats for having 2 consoles,just remember to make more artsy stuff

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D0ZEoff    1

yells softly because your art's so charming and silly, I love all the goofy expressions so much!

also, Siren!Willow, I can get behind this crossover.

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