How Could I Improve My Art?

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Jan 31, 2011

How Could I Improve My Art? by Nujui at 4:47 AM (9,812 Views / 0 Likes) 124 replies

  1. Nujui
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    Member Nujui I need something to do.

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    Is there anyway I could improve on it? Here are all the things that I have drew so far.
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    (Yes I know that the objection is warped)

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    This was sort of a rush job.

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    This is only part of him. I will scan him and show the rest later.

    So, is there anything I could improve on?
     


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    It's a good start, i'm not saying i'm a god at drawing or anything, but the only way to get better is to practice.
    Also some of your stuff looks a bit... wierd... i would suggest learning the human body a bit more, even if you are only drawing cartoons, because knowing human proportions also means you can exaggerate them, resulting in cartoon characters.

    Your lines, in these pictures, are mostly jagged and too straight or look unnatural. You have to learn how to add a diversity to the lines, because in the end, a picture is made of a very large amount of lines.

    I'm not insulting your work or anything, you are only 14 too, so I'm just giving you a basis of what to work on so you can become awesome in the future [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you for the reply. I've been drawing for about a week now, but I've been trying to do something else instead of video game characters. I can see why see why you think they are weird, like you said I exaggerate some parts of them. And I'm not a god at drawing either, so I don't expect any of what I draw to come out perfect.
     
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    Hold the phone. We actually have a section for art that doesn't get enough use, let me just move this topic over there.

    On the topic at hand, your lines are a bit sharp, but you could work with that. Perhaps instead of altering them, go with it. Perhaps something like this. Note the angular, almost jagged lines.
     
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    I may just try that, thank you.
     
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    Here's another.
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    Try to use basic shapes as an outline before you draw. That way (no offense) your drawings won't look "choppy".
     
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    Thank you. I'm gonna try and draw some other things and post them.
     
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    try what RoboticBuddy said . my friends who have really nice art pieces started off with drawing simple shapes . mainly circles and squares . with circles , you practice drawing neatness and squares [or any straight edged shape] on well, straightness . at least in this way , the only thing you will ever need is a pencil and eraser .
     
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    Thanks.

    Also, I drew this layton, is it any good?
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    Yeah, I think what works for me is doing a basic outline of things first. Like what was previously stated, basic shapes. And then add more detail as you go. I also studied the proportions of the human body as well, and it gave me a better idea of how to draw people.
     
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    [​IMG] Short and Rad. Heya! [​IMG]
     
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    I've been gone for a while. ;D


    OH. I forgot to mention. Add shading to everything. Looks nicer, in my opinion.
     
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    Pft. Back off. [​IMG] ( [​IMG] )

    (Just messing with you.)

    On Topic: I'm just a doodler, but I am taking art classes. From my perspective, try to use a charcoal pencil, or a different medium that best suits your style. I personally use a normal pencil, but I also experiment in pastel, charcoal, and lighter types of pencils.
     
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    Thank you for all the suggestions.

    Also, here is a better version of the Professor Layton I drew. Probably one of the best things I ever have drew.
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    Had to rofl at that. xD

    I bought some sketching pencils that are really useful. Pastel is REALLY messy, but works well if you know how to use it.
     
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    You could use more shading in your drawings, shades bring out minor features (like the nose, eyes, fingers) and complement major features (arms, body, hands)
     
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    As previously stressed, starting out by creating a rough basis a great way to plan out the basic structure of your art. It's a great way to get the gist of your picture down, revise as you need to, without needing to focus on the fine details until the time becomes necessary. In this stage of your process, it's good to try not to focus on one part of the drawing over another, but to view it as a whole. A good baseline will improve the finished product significantly!

    Also, I see you're leaning toward a more cartoony/anime style... at least, the characters you've been drawing seem to be of that style. For this style, the lines are a very important part of how finished an polished a picture looks. Try to keep the lines smooth and even throughout, and of adequate length. This will make your pictures look more professional and refined, and helps stimulate your overall craftiness, as well!

    There's no wrong way to draw, I think. No one's perfect, either. There are only different styles. However, a style can be unrefined. Perhaps your art style aims to be different from all of ours. The only way to really find your style is to keep practicing! That way, you'll become better at what you do, recognize ways to fix things, and create good habits and practices for your compositions, all in a natural, personalized way. The best part about practice is looking back at something you drew mere weeks or months ago, and seeing how much you've improved already. There's no feeling like it!

    Keep at it! I can tell by your current work that you possess lots of raw talent, and you're filled to the brim with potential. Keep practicing and study your subject matter, and you'll flourish!
     
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    I drew another thing. And this time I add shading. I can't show the rest right now as I can't use the scanner at the moment, but here's a pic of it.
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    Edit: Fixed some writing errors ( I type way too fast [​IMG])
     
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    that looks nice! its better than your last one. (you can compare it to my avatar! [​IMG])
     

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