swagtron9000 wrote:Have you considered drawing only circles or cubes for an hour straight? Like you are getting paid to ruin paper? It might seem silly but I think something that is holding you back big time is a lack of mind muscle connection. You have to bully your brain into squeezing out some extra neurons that allow you to control your hand with more accuracy. Or something like that. And draw from the shoulder!
Other than that welcome to PN. Hand studies are looking solid! Mine look like that too :,D
caseylarae wrote:Welcome, Markus! Looks like you're doing some great work :) You say in your first post that you are okay in drawing from reference but not so much from imagination. Honestly, the secret to drawing better from imagination is drawing more from reference. As you get into high level painting, even the pros use TONS of reference, for pretty much everything. The imagination part (in realistic work, at least) is basically the idea you start with when you're going to do a concept or illustration. The point is, try and make your primary goal improving at drawing from reference, because you will probably use that skill forever, no matter how good you get. It looks like you're on the right track, keep up the cool work!
Uyeno wrote:Hey thanks for commenting on my sketchbook. I DO NOT agree with CaseyLarae. If you want to get better at doing imagination work. Throw your studies out the window for a while and start doing imagination. What you do a lot is what you get better at. That is the rule. You can study everything in the world and come back to the drawing board retaining absolutely nothing because you never applied what you attained from your studies from imagination after you've done them. You'll see a lot of people on Permanoobs aren't very good at imaginative drawing. They think okay because I'm not good I need to study. So they study and study and never use their studies from imagination only to be left with more bad imaginative drawings. You can use reference but make sure you're using them the right way in that you're applying them to your imagination work. Also try not to approach drawing like a science. Its not its an art. Have it develop naturally by having fun and doing what you like. If you want to go straight ahead to drawing dragons or samurais then do it. Seriously its that simple.
Moe wrote:I'm going to have to agree with Uyeno on this. Speaking from personal experience, I spend the first 3 years drawing only from reference and while my observational ability had improved greatly, there was hardly any improvement with my imagination work. This summer I started drawing from imagination more and in the beginning they started of as little more than stick figures but after while they began to gradually improve. On the flip side, when you draw from imagination ONLY you'll probably run into same face syndrome and drawing the same poses over and over again. Also drawing from imagination ONLY doesn't really improve your observational ability which is necessary if you want to draw GOOD.
My suggestion would be to use a combination of both. Drawing from reference will improve your observational ability and drawing from imagination will help RETAIN what you learned.
You should probably check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOK2sDLtu2Q
crowbit wrote:Nice sketchbook and I like that your running a youtube channel along side it ^_^
I thing for your line art you should practice big quick strokes to make the lines look alot cleaner. also I recommend making a layer underneath your line layer and painting your colours in that way. This should leave your painting with less of these small white marks.
Markus Creation wrote:Here's my latest speedpaint. Its a card for the Online Card Game 'Hearthstone - Heroes of Warcraft'.
Its the artwork that the Dreadlord I posted was from.
This is the absolute best I am able to create at my current stage in digital. Took me very long time and even if you might see some flaws if you are more advanced,
I really like how it turned out:
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