*Not my own idea, reference picture by unknown artist was used
A year ago someone asked me on Deviantart to re-draw a digital drawing, and I wrote back to her, that ok, but I don’t know when can I finish it.
I like the picture, I started to draw, but lost my motivation.
Now I started it again:
Wish I had time, energy and patience to draw every day at least 5 portraits or 20 sketches. I don’t have these, but I’ll never give up 🙂
* shading of the eyes and lips;
* basic forms are all right;
* I can’t say too much good, not satisfied with it.
I have to improve:
* the paper is not for aquarelle;
* the shading colours on the skin are not consistent, the neck is too dark, the shadings on the face are too light;
* too little eyes, a bit higher than they should be;
* nose is too long, lips are too low;
* the face and the neck is a little bigger than they should be.
* and a lot more.
The important thing is to never give up and try it again 10 000 times 😀
A couple of months earlier I found a very good teacher on youtube, Sycra. He says that iterative drawing is the most important thing in the learning progress. That means, that
if you wanna draw people, you have know the basics, how people look like and have to draw people every day, lots of people.
If you wanna draw landscapes, you have to draw landscapes every day. The tools, the technique are not so important. It sounds simple, but you have to be very patient and hardworking. And then at one point your work will be amazing I guess or I hope. Continue reading
1) Above are my colour pencils (sry ’bout the photo, I’ll change it later) from 4 brands. It doesn’t seems good enough but in live Faber-Castell Polychromos are way more the best (I bought them halfprise from a man who didn’t need them, so he advertised them in a drawing group in facebook).
The other 3 are cheap, it’s hard to draw with them (Crelando was in the starterkit which U can see in my post ‘Tools1’). Maybe Pelikan has got nice colours, but I had to draw with them with big effort. Faber-Castell is beautiful on the paper without effort and is soft.
I’ve heard that Derwent and Prismacolor are one of the best brands, too, but I didn’t try them, yet.
2) Here are my graphit pencils:
As we know ‘h‘ means hard, it looks lighter, ‘b‘ means soft, it’s darker on the paper (depends on the paper, too). The more ‘b’ is, the softer, the darker the pencil is (8b is more darker, than 2b).
On the pic we can see, that it depends on the brand, too. For example: the Stabilos are softer and darker than others. So it’s important to try our new pencils before we use them.
I’ll change the pic when I have time, and put more graphits on it, a pastel and a chacroal, too.
3) And these are the markers from the starterkit:
I don’t recommend them, they have too much water. It doesn’t seems on the pic, but they destruct this (technical drawing) paper. I’m gonna try them on other papers, too.
As we can see some of the drawings are better than the others. Let’s try to put the drawings 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 sometimes 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…)