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Art help

Post by jflkbob » Tue Apr 03, 2007 13:13

Okay, I have great images in my head, but when I try to put them on paper, I just can't do it. :?

Is this an acquired skill, or just a natural talent I don't, and won't have?

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Post by Phobus » Tue Apr 03, 2007 13:51

Bit of both, if you ask me. Some people have natural talent for art, others can learn it. The best are those with natural talent, who then learn how to do it even better.

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Post by jflkbob » Tue Apr 03, 2007 22:17

Cool, since I don't have a natural skill, what would I do to improve my ability? Just draw a lot of pictures? :-s

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Post by Phobus » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:22

As they say, practice makes perfect. You *could* attend art classes or whatever, but I've found studying art to not work quite as well as just looking at examples, and maybe trying to draw them myself, in my own time.

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Post by Shinjanji » Fri Apr 06, 2007 18:53

Draw a lot, and study artistic references (mainly things like anatomy). Also look around for some tutorials or hintsheets that talk about drawing from the basics (from sticks to sketch to final)

For example, this place has a lot of great tutorials ( http://polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm ) They are technically anime tutorials, but they still have a LOT of information good for beginners. (It was the best of the 3 links I have, but they're all for anime, lol)


You can be talented with drawing, yes, but even if you start off good, you still need to work at it and make yourself better. You can't just start off making things like this (Link).

Also, deviantART has a lot of really good tutorials and information ( clicky me!). But they do take a bit of finding. Some good ones will occasionally turn up on the front page, though.

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