Does anyone like drawing or art on here? As I feel I don't have anyone to talk about it with.
It's a shame about the art group, I've been having a one 2 one helper with me, maybe that's an idea for you, I've slowly got to talk to people, although still having anxiety. We've been doing landscapes and most recently cityscapes, Which I was surprised how well I did in the lesson. I find drawing faces difficult, but I've only started in Autermn. The basic drawing skill is to learn different drawing strokes and then drawing shapes. If it's difficult to choose a book to buy, try the library, Youtube is awesome, I use it a lot. But most of all have fun with what you do
I’m cool about the art group. It’s just not for me just now. I’m going to play with my pencils and paints and have some food. I love drawing faces so I will enjoy learning some skills and techniques with that and right now, I’ll follow lessons from YouTube and books but I think I’ll probably follow your suggestion and get some books from the library first. I’m trying to limit my time on YouTube just now.
I actually learned quite a lot in the few classes I had. I learned about mixing colours and drawing a room from a certain perspective. I learned some good tips and it’s given me something to be going on with and when I’m ready, I’ll take some lessons in one form or another. Maybe a drawing holiday somewhere lovely.
I think I’ll start, as you suggested, with learning the pencil strokes and using different pencils and drawing shapes. I have been noticing that lots of pictures are made from similar shapes so yeah, that’s a good idea. Thank you.
Enjoy the landscapes and city scapes. Have you got any work you’d like to share?
I like to draw but am not good at it and get frustrated when it all looks wrong.
i prefer technical drawing, rigid structure and orderly lines,
I enjoy seeing pencil sketches especially those that express with little or few lines,
so DC my friend, what do you enjoy ?
...Crickey. Believe it or not, I only see this Post now (from LoneWarrior), three days later, inviting me to Post something... so here is a something.
This is a very basic drawing tip, complicated yet simple. It was invented <>by Disney, perfected by the Japanese, and then at times forgotten by both of late...
Draw two circles.
Then quarter each circle (either by drawing a cross or by imagining it).
Upon the first, draw eyes and a mouth, like a normal "Smiley" Icon.
Upon the second, draw eyes, and a mouth - BELOW the cross (i.e. on the bottom half of the circle).
...The difference should be seen: The first is just a Face, yet the second is a Juvenile (child). This is a key technique, often forgotten, to drawing Cute, Chan, Children, Appealing, etc. It has nothing to do with "making eyes bigger" or "body size" or such like...
It may seem obvious, yet a lot of "professionals" do not know of it, and once you know it, you can see where it is done correctly and not (in Cartoons or Media).
End of Post.
That sounds fun, I’ll try that DC, thank you. I think I’ll get my new little table next week, which I will be using for drawing.
If you have Sky Arts, Portrait artist of the year is on at the moment on a Tuesday evening. A drawing holiday would be nice. I'd like to try it someday when I feel better. I have this coloured pencil drawing of a local landscape I did recently. What do you think and do you have anything you'd like to upload?
I'll try it too thank you