Jasmine

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This was day #4, but I just finished it today, I just had time to sketch that day.
Graphit on white paper, edited with Photoscape.

As I see, on lots of days I only got time to sketch.

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Learning how to Draw – Consequences from Experiences

As we can see some of the drawings are better than the others. Let’s try to put the 20.crossproautoképfeliratdrawings into groups and decide which groups are better than the others.

1) Coloured – Uncoloured: except from the Rapunzel, uncoloured drawings happened to be better than coloured. I guess it’s because of the more experience. Also because it’s much easier to draw only with one colour than always decide which colour is the best.

2) The Rapunzel makes a unique group itself because it’s drawn to a brown, hard paper and white pencils were also used to make it. The consequence is that it is very cool to make colourful drawings to brown paper, but coloured drawings to white paper are at the moment too big challenges to me.

3) Landscapes – Figures: Landscapes are okay, they make full pictures not like the figures they are just there without a background or anything. But the background is not alway good (for example the Aurora’s grey is not too good). So landscapes are DSCN2855sometimes better.

4) Although I’ve chosen simple pics to copy more times, the different drawings become more beautiful. I love to draw them, the only negative side is that they are drawn much slower. But as we can see it’s totally worth it.

(to be continued…)

How to Draw – Self-Thaught Learning – Daily Sketch Analysis 1.

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After we copied a drawing, we should compare our result to the original. That’s how we can learn from the practice, from the mistakes and the good points.

For example here above my Aurora drawing had a thousand mistakes which we can see comparing it to the original.

First of all we should examine the whole together. We can see that the scales are horrible. Too big head, too short feet. Also the whole character is different as it’s supposed to be. It’s got another face that we wanted, although the clothes are close enough.
Also the background was a mistake, it’s way more better without it.

After that we can watch all of the parts. Most of the lines are not there as they’re supposed to be or not with the right inclination angle.

So we can see that next time we have to be more careful with the scales and inclinations of the lines.

Fears and Dead Points while You Draw

While I am learning how to draw, there are two dead points at each drawing:

1) First before I start a new sketch, I’m not too confident, deep inside a little voice says that it won’t be good enough.
Even if I keep saying for myself that Yes, I can do it, this could be really hard. The paper is leer, I have to fill it, and I am not sure where to place any of the lines.

The only solution is TRUST. I can see or remember my achievements, my previous drawings. 99% of them shows that the time and work I put into them was worth it, because they are OK, it’s good to watch them. Although they’re far away from perfect, it was totally worth it. And also they are continously getting better!
I also can recall this little fear related to these previous drawings – I used to feel the same way before I started to work with them, too!

So if I think these things through, I can start to draw. I might be not alone with that.

2) The other dead point is after drawing a few lines or after making the sketch – it usually looks lame. Scary that how will this look good?
At this point I have to stop thinking and continue to work out the details. As some of the details come alive we can see that the whole drawing’s gonna be OK.DSCN2807

As you can see here, left side is the first sketch and right side the finisched sketch of Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. I am satisfied with it at this point:

So heads up and keep drawing! 🙂