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Ways to practice Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 06:14 PM Reply

What are some good things to practice as a beginner graphic painter? I mean, I was told to trace the contours (outlines?) of shapes then move the stock and paint it in yourself, but I'm improving very, very slowly

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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 07:16 PM Reply

Just keep drawing.

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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 07:24 PM Reply

At 6/6/12 07:16 PM, JackDGreatest wrote: Just keep drawing.

that's the 4000th time hearing that. There has to be soem strategy right

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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 07:37 PM Reply

At 6/6/12 07:24 PM, BlackMist75 wrote:
At 6/6/12 07:16 PM, JackDGreatest wrote: Just keep drawing.
that's the 4000th time hearing that. There has to be soem strategy right

There sure is. Here's a very precise step-by-step explanation of said strategy.

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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 08:04 PM Reply

At 6/6/12 07:37 PM, test-object wrote: There sure is. Here's a very precise step-by-step explanation of said strategy.

Really tho, you don't need any tutorial. The best solutions are the ones you came up with.


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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 08:08 PM Reply

At 6/6/12 08:04 PM, test-object wrote:
At 6/6/12 07:37 PM, test-object wrote: There sure is. Here's a very precise step-by-step explanation of said strategy.
Really tho, you don't need any tutorial. The best solutions are the ones you came up with.

you're right!

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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 11:56 PM Reply

You gotta draw from life. Go pick up a book on drawing, I heard that How to Draw from the Right Side of Your Brain is a good one.


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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 7th, 2012 @ 03:10 AM Reply

Depends on what you desire to accomplish.


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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 7th, 2012 @ 05:29 AM Reply

At 6/6/12 07:24 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: that's the 4000th time hearing that. There has to be soem strategy right

It's all a matter of devotion.
I've practically grown up with this community in terms of art for several years now, and a lot of the people still here have done the same.

if you want to get better at drawing, you keep drawing, it's as frustratingly and as vaguely simple as that.
I rather like ctrl paint for figuring out exactly what to focus on.

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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 7th, 2012 @ 07:31 AM Reply

At 6/6/12 07:37 PM, test-object wrote: There sure is. Here's a very precise step-by-step explanation of said strategy.

Wait, so how do I get from step 1 to step 2?


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Response to Ways to practice Jun. 7th, 2012 @ 08:10 AM Reply

At 6/7/12 07:31 AM, HyperTrough wrote:
At 6/6/12 07:37 PM, test-object wrote: There sure is. Here's a very precise step-by-step explanation of said strategy.
Wait, so how do I get from step 1 to step 2?

Yah stop being some no-good pansy and get right to it, son!

At 6/6/12 11:56 PM, AustinBreed wrote: You gotta draw from life. Go pick up a book on drawing, I heard that How to Draw from the Right Side of Your Brain is a good one.

There's a buncha books on the subject of sketching, and that one minus the psychokababble is damn fine, but I'd say you'll be wanting to draw from life fer a bit, first, just tah make sure you got yerself some grounding in self-realization to avoid misusing those nifty books like I've seen so many poor motherfuckers do before.

Also I'll be stressin that you want to sketch yerself some life subjects on the same plane of reality as yerself rather then copying some photos. Even if yer sure that you can learn yerself the same amount from each one, the amount of improvement when it comes to value and perspective (compared to, surprisingly, form) that comes with yer real life subjects is damn right fuckin astonishing, yah see?

Fer when it comes to doing the hours, time yerself. Personally I draw for 3-4 hour blocks and time myself using pirate metal albums then break up the monotony with 10 minute break, then git right back fuckin to it!

Ain't no secret tricks to drawing, son. Least none that words can convey.