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have you ever drawn somthng and then looked at it after and said "that's not what I'm looking for? I have. have any aadvice for that? ps you can talk about other stuff here

submitted by frustrated artist
(July 1, 2020 - 5:59 pm)

@frustrated artist, ARGH!!! That happens to me all the time!!! Sometimes I have this perfect vision in my head, and I just. Can't. Get. It down properly! Unfortunately, I have no advice for you, as I'm in need of advice for that myself.

submitted by Luminescence, age XI, California
(July 1, 2020 - 9:44 pm)


submitted by Top
(July 1, 2020 - 10:28 pm)

Reference photos do help! (A lot!) But sometimes you can't get it to look like the reference either :'(

submitted by aqua
(July 3, 2020 - 12:05 pm)

So, I don't if this is considered advice, but I do my drawings little pieces at a time, then look at it, and erase the parts of it I don't like. So, my 'advice' is to get a really good eraser, and don't give up if you really want to finish it. If you don't, then that's okay! Just keep going, you can be great if you keep practicing.

submitted by Spellbound, age 11, nowhere to be found
(July 3, 2020 - 5:46 pm)

Reference photos do help, but I find that they sometimes don't have the angles the way you want them...

If you're having trouble getting the image right, I find it helps to make little guidlines, a circle for the face, a rectangle for the neck... it might seem silly but it does help!

I also find that adding some curved edges on the face helps me to put the face details down correctly. 

And practice! Do some extremly simple sketches, trying different angles and positions so that you'll find it easier to do them on a more detailed, larger scale. 

And, most important, if you're finding that you can't get the image down right... take a break! Step away from the drawing and when you come back to it you might find that it's not as bad as you thought!  


submitted by Moonfrost , age Who Cares?, Mars
(July 4, 2020 - 11:41 am)

Yes! I'm totally with you, Moonfrost! Especially on the sketch one! Sometime a cirsle and a few lines is good enough for the first sketch, even maybe less!

Drawing by sketching is all about making an idea, and refining, and refining, and finally refining. Until it's finished. Master pieces of art often started from a few squiggles.

If you aren't sketching, instead, ex. making the head, finalizing that, then moving on to the next part, what if you find later that the head is in the wrong angle? You can't just erase the head you worked so hard on :'(

The first few sketches can plant out an idea! Maybe you have an elaborate image in your head (not me lol). With sketching you can first draw the pose with a few lines, look at it, maybe adjust somethings, and you've got the right pose. You can shape out the body a bit, still drawing lightly, look at it, and use the right shapes, so on and so on.

I realize I'm not very good at explaing things, but anyway, the idea is, instead of going part by part, so stage by stage. 

(Sometimes if I don't want to ink, but want to make the sketch a lil' more finalized, I erase the sketch, just enough so I can still see it, then draw more confident and darker lines over it. 

I uh... I'll put this on the Growing Artist Thread...

submitted by aqua, SKETCHES >:D))
(July 6, 2020 - 10:38 am)

I don't have a very visual mind. (Like, I can't imagine stuff very well) So this isn't really a problem for me. Every now and then I do have this problem, but not to a level that really frustrates me. This might change.

submitted by aqua
(July 6, 2020 - 10:26 am)

I KNOW RIGHT??? it happens to me ALL the time and I HATE it. and the kind of things I have this problem with - they're not always things I can use references for, like if there aren't any or xouldn't be nay for that.

submitted by Feline Fantasy
(July 10, 2020 - 6:46 pm)