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July 19, 2013


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how to improve at drawing: a guide

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 19, 2013, 9:07 AM

So as I sit and read my comments, I found that alot of people want to know how to improve.
I'm betting you are tired of hearing people say "practice"?

Well for me, improving is not instant. I may not even notice it, but every time I draw im improving a little. 

How to Improve:

Step 1:
Draw all the time, draw everything you see, draw what you want to draw, draw in other peoples styles, draw realistic, draw cartoon, anything. JUST DRAW. Do it all the time. Draw in your notebooks and on your homework.

Step 2:
Do you hate the way you draw eyes? Maybe your paws/hands need more practice? Then find references and use them. I personally don't always find the time to use references, but I find when I do, my art is 10x better. Just practice drawing those eyes you've never gotten quite right. Look at other art and see what you really like about their style. And then try it out.

Step 3:
Now that you've practiced a bit more, draw something- using your best ability. DO NOT TRASH IT. I promise it looks good!

Step 4:
Find tutorials and read them and learn about your program and KEEP DRAWING
here are some I really like:

<da:thumb id="362605647"/>Tuto 17 : underconstruction by AquaSixioTutorial 12 ImagInAction by AquaSixioLine Art Tutorial by whispwillA Fur Tutorial: Q + A by CoyoteMange

Step 5:
Wait a month or so and then redraw step 3. Redrawing makes me want to do WAY better in my art. I work harder and learn more. I PROMISE YOU WILL SEE IMPROVEMENT. 

I'm sorry this is all over the place but these are some tips to help you improve- Step 5 is crucial. Redraw. It makes me really proud of my artwork

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religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Gosh, it seem like so much to do when you're just starting out...ono but I like a challenge X3
Magicpawed Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nono dont think of it like that! it should be fun no matter what you should be excited to do it all!!
religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, yes, I know. >w<
Saiyij-kun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really needed this aswell ! Thanks for the motivation
Magicpawed Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ee thank you~
GlowingRadiance Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thaaaaaanks. I needed this SO much. :D
The-blue-blur1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Artist
PhychoPumpkinZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
i can make eyes like a boss i cant make the face or hair or anything els i usually draw anime and cartoon i need helpp doing it...
CalculatorBomb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can draw eyes like a boss...Everything else is hard.


I has sad. 
ShadowsGirl9 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What would you like help on?
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