Haven't drawn in ages--here's a Naoto

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  1. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

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    I lost all my sketchbooks about a year ago, as they were destroyed, and it kind of killed my motivation to try and draw at all. But today I found myself just messing around with a sheet of paper and I drew this. I forgot how calming drawing is--I might get back into randomly sketching stuff again.
  2. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    I love it, great work!
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  3. LuxerWap

    LuxerWap The Green Husky with a Broken Tail

    Sep 6, 2015
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    I see potential. Keep it up, I like it so far!
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  4. Ziggyhacks

    Ziggyhacks GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2016
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    It looks like it was done pretty hastily, as there is no evidence of proper shading. Try to make the shapes more well-defined, and make sure the nose gets additional detail. Overall, it was done well for a quick sketch.
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  5. 6adget

    6adget Advanced Member

    Sep 12, 2016
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    I was a professional tattoo artist for 21 years. In that time I apprenticed 7 artists. I. Would make them trace every sheet of flash (flash is the sheets of art hanging in shops that you can
    pick from) over and over again. At some point they all would complain that they were wasting their time just tracing. They wanted to draw their own ideas. Of course they were allowed to draw their own ideas, but first they had to trace a certain amount of flash each day first. I explained to them that if you traced say a butterfly, or a skull a hundred times in different angles and
    Positions you could then draw one with your eyes closed. People think that tracing is a form of cheating, but it's just another tool. It also helps with hand control. Once you can get your hand to draw a perfect circle, or whatever else your brain is telling it to do, then you can spend more time being creative and less time erasing over and over again. Remember, the first 1,000 drawings are your hardest. Then it starts to get a little easier. So you might as well get them out of the way as soon as you can. Your drawing looks good. Keep it up and you will be a great artist.
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  6. smileyhead

    smileyhead Secret Society BLANKET

    Aug 31, 2015
    I'd summon the Temp's Naoto-Army if I knew the full list of their names. oh well.
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  7. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here

    Oct 6, 2015
    In your basement Dick Size: 5 meters.
    Everyone's like "Woah! So cool!" but i'm over here like,

    How the fuck did you draw the hands?