How do I start drawing?

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03-21-2016, 11:44 PM
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I have always been jealous of good digital artists. I know the key to any skill is just practice and there is no direct shortcuts, but I was wondering where someone begins? I suck at drawing both digital and physical and have no idea what I am doing. Is there some kind of resource or practice you would recommend? How well does physical drawing skill correlate to digital drawing skill? Do you know of any tutorials you would suggest to a complete beginner? I just want to contribute a kawaii neko, kitsune, or adorable little chibi for all the nice people who have shared their own with the world. ^^
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03-22-2016, 05:20 PM
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Much love but no responses! Don't be fooled though, I don't know the first thing about drawing. I'm just here to give your thread a little bump :)

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03-22-2016, 06:23 PM
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(03-22-2016, 05:20 PM)malmon73 Wrote: Much love but no responses! Don't be fooled though, I don't know the first thing about drawing. I'm just here to give your thread a little bump :)

Thank you very much =^_^= .. I might just end up counter-referencing a thousand YouTube videos and Reddit posts and see if I can find some universally accepted starting path soon. I just feel so bad that I haven't been drawing since I was 6 years old like seemingly every artist ever and I won't be able to make good art in the next 10+ years. ;_;
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03-23-2016, 05:52 PM
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The best way to get better is to just keep practising by making more and more artwork to develop your skills.

If you are interested in doing digital as well as physical I would recommend a graphics tablet, It can help bridge the gap between both different media's.

I am far from a perfect artist but I hope some of this helps you become the best artist for neko/kitsune/chibi :P
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03-23-2016, 05:56 PM
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(03-23-2016, 05:52 PM)EwanLan Wrote: I would recommend a graphics tablet, It can help bridge the gap between both different media's.

Wouldn't drawing with a mouse be absolute torture anyway? Shame that tablets aren't the cheapest things around - though I just use mine for osu ^^

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03-23-2016, 08:53 PM
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Easiest way to start drawing is to pick up a pencil and paper.

Then just keep practicing.

I'm not a good artist myself, because I'm too lazy to practice.

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03-24-2016, 03:40 AM
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(03-23-2016, 05:56 PM)malmon73 Wrote: Wouldn't drawing with a mouse be absolute torture anyway?

Not for vector graphics. But generally, yeah.

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03-24-2016, 02:20 PM
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Sell your soul.

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03-25-2016, 09:27 PM (This post was last modified: 03-25-2016, 09:27 PM by mumu.)
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i dont know how to draw (but heres my dA lol doramuu.deviantart.com)
but here's a cool video on how 2 draw draguns

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03-25-2016, 10:36 PM
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(03-25-2016, 09:27 PM)lil mumu Wrote: -snip-

the return of based mumu

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03-25-2016, 10:37 PM
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i've been had

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03-27-2016, 01:42 AM (This post was last modified: 03-27-2016, 01:44 AM by Kamerdra.)
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This is how I started. Line art. With a few drawings, you'll pretty much learn to draw with a mouse if you're into that. SAI + Line Drawing + Curve Tool. You just import a picture into SAI, lower the transparency and start drawing over it pretty much. The OC stuff may come later.






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03-27-2016, 09:16 AM
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Drawing with pencil and paper vs drawing on a computer are night and day. I can draw fantastically (if i do say so myself) on paper, but on a tablet, its sooo different. You need to pick your medium first. If you want to be a digital artist you really NEED a tablet of some sort. Don't cheap out here.

When buying a tablet, keep in mind, you are pushing plastic against plastic. that isnt the same feeling of frictions and control that you get from pencil on paper. i'd advise to look for a tablet that has a slight texture to its surface. from there, its just a matter of practicing with the tools. 50% of drawing is understanding your tools. if you hand a digital artist some oil paint and canvas, they will fuck it up. Keep that in mind, and don't get discouraged.
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03-27-2016, 01:04 PM
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(03-27-2016, 09:16 AM)suicid3Panda Wrote: Drawing with pencil and paper vs drawing on a computer are night and day. I can draw fantastically (if i do say so myself) on paper, but on a tablet, its sooo different. You need to pick your medium first. If you want to be a digital artist you really NEED a tablet of some sort. Don't cheap out here.

When buying a tablet, keep in mind, you are pushing plastic against plastic. that isnt the same feeling of frictions and control that you get from pencil on paper. i'd advise to look for a tablet that has a slight texture to its surface. from there, its just a matter of practicing with the tools. 50% of drawing is understanding your tools. if you hand a digital artist some oil paint and canvas, they will fuck it up. Keep that in mind, and don't get discouraged.

yeah i had a hard time learning to draw with a tablet

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03-30-2016, 07:38 AM
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Learn how to sketch, then just look at images and try to replicate them.
Google different things, example eyes and try to see which ones fit.

I can't draw, but that's what helped me, kinda.
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04-01-2016, 11:59 PM
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GoBoiano may be the BuzzFeed of weebs, but I'll admit I enjoy their content. This listicle they published is a wee bit too advanced for beginners (just a bit), but it gave me an idea about the overall technique that goes into making high-quality art. Like all creative works, it's usually best to compartmentalize it into discrete steps as shown.

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05-24-2016, 02:31 AM (This post was last modified: 05-24-2016, 02:34 AM by FukuchiChiisaia.)
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First, you need a skill to notice the differences between poor and good art.
The common mistakes for beginner is they often think that their creation is good.
You should take a better look for differences between poor and good. Any kind of art just do.

Second, try to imitate any style that you love.
Discover and imitate any kind style of art that you love will make you draw at ease.
You might find to love art of Brian Kessinger, Kishida Mel, Mebae, Naoki Urasawa, Leonid Afremov, or Yanase Takayuki.
Simply, slowly you might comes to understand the basic of art by imitate their style.

Third, learn the basic.
Maybe your concepts is only something only comes from professional artist, but if you don't have any skill execute the concept, it means nothing.
There's a ton of tutorial on DeviantArt, Pixiv.

Fourth, don't draw the mainstream.
Draw the same ideas with others doesn't make you art artitically good.
Walking around the nature and watching some documentaries will give you a lot of concept.

BONUS:
Researching about any kind of art and its method is always a good start.

PS: If you doesn't want to explore a ton of art, just find the ideas on Colossal or Spotlight.pics

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11-18-2016, 06:08 AM
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Firealpaca+Cheaap drawing tab and Leslie lumarie YT vids :D GL!

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