I watched your video on drawing hair and it's absolutely fantastic. I struggle a lot with creating images out of my head. I make original art, but I make it by setting up and taking photos which I then use as references to draw or paint. Any tips on drawing faces that make it a little easier to branch out from drawing what's right in front of me? I feel like I always have a million images in my head, but I can never get them onto paper.
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:
I feel like you draw what's in my head. I consider myself an artist (or at least trying to bloom into one) but my pieces always end up kind of ordinary. You've made some kind of magic that's visible in every work. I envy that
That’s such a huge complement, you have no idea. Thank you so much, dear. But don’t say your work is ordinary! Look for things that are unique to your art, pull those out, and develop them further. Make your own magic happen, that’s what art is all about! c:
you should do a self portrait and include all the things that make up who you are
It’s literally been years since I’ve done a proper self portrait. But I don’t really know how I feel about drawing myself in detail cause I’m not exactly a huge fan of my face. I’ll give it some thought though, thanks for the suggestion c:
Your art is one of the best I have ever see! You are so young and talented, I'd love to be half as good as you are. Really thank you for your beautiful creations, you are very inspiring! (Sorry for the potatoe-ish english, not my main language D: )
Honestly, noses are hard as hell at first. Since they aren’t outlined by anything, you have to kind of build the nose out of shadows and highlights, so there usually isn’t any sort of definite line. My advice would be to look at photos of people and focus on drawing all different kinds of noses from different angles. You’ll start to notice trends in how the light hits and which areas are darker/lighter. When you’re drawing pay close attention to exactly where the shadows fall and how they are shaped and try to mimic what you see on paper. The more you do it the easier it gets, trust me. Eventually you’ll be comfortable enough with the basic form rules and you’ll be all set to create your own! I hope this helped, happy nose-drawing! c:
Do you know any good watercolour tutorials? Do you have any tips for someone starting out?
I don’t know of any off the top of my head, but you can look around deviantart, there’s usually some good ones there.
If you’re just starting out, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You probably won’t get it on your first try but don’t let that keep you from trying again. Don’t quit just because it’s not going well, that will get you nowhere. Experiment with different techniques and tools. Spend time looking at other artists’ work and pay attention to the different elements encompassed in their pieces. My best advice is just to practice constantly and don’t let anything stop you. Good luck dear! ^.^
Who Inspired You To Draw/Paint? Anyone From Tumblr? Or Your Family? :)
I didn’t really start drawing because of anyone in particular. Rather, it’s something I have to do, and it’s always been a part of who I am. I’m inspired by anyone with the ability to create their own ideas and bring them to life in such a way that you know it belongs to them just by looking at it. There are plenty of artists that I look up to but my favorite by far is Pat Perry. His work is a huge inspiration to me.
I personally would call it a whole lot of sad wrapped up in pretty colors. But if you’re looking for a technical term, I don’t know, to be quite honest. I guess we could just call it illustration, or perhaps surrealist art. I’ve never really thought about it.
You once had a 365 photo-file somewhere, what happened to it?
As with most things, I got bored and quit. Ive only finished all 365 days once, and that was a few years ago. I’m pretty sure I deleted the latest one I started from this blog because I knew I wouldn’t finish it.
So I haven’t had my laptop for the last week cause my hard drive crashed and I’ve been restoring all of my old files onto my new drive (luckily I didn’t lose anything!). But I have a bunch of new stuff to post once I have access to my things again! I’ve been on an art high and creating more than ever in the last few weeks, and it feels great. It’s the only thing keeping me going right now and I feel like I’m finally growing as a person and as an artist; I can see the progress in my own work and that’s a huge reward for me. So yay for accomplishments!
Thats all I had to say really, so stay tuned I guess, new stuff will be up soon, and I love you all :3