My workaholics doodle thing that I did like a year and a half ago has like 19,500 something notes, I have no idea how or why it’s still circulating.
Yo thanks, anon! You da best ｡◕‿◕｡
I mostly stick to colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic ink!
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with using reference materials! Sometimes it’s necessary, every artist has done it at some point. As far as drawing from your mind, start writing your ideas down as soon as you think of them. Then when you go about drawing it, start by like scribbling out the general shapes and then go back and refine the details once you know where everything belongs. It almost never works out if you try to go straight into drawing the final lines. If you’re trying to put some variety into your faces, think about each part as a completely separate, individual component. Then pay close attention to the way you could change the shape of that particular piece. For example, look at just the nose and make it wider or thinner. Even if you’re using a photo reference, you can still change things up while you’re transferring the image from a photo to your paper. Really the only way you’re going to see any improvement is if you constantly practice and experiment! Good luck! c: