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post #1 of 22 Old 12-22-2011, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Some Tips on Drawing?

I have been having a bit of trouble with my manes they look very flat. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice?

Here is a couple of my recent drawings



(excuse the huge head in this one^)


Feel free to give advice on anything else as well I would love it

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post #2 of 22 Old 12-22-2011, 02:21 AM
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Ouch, I struggle with long hairs too, I'm still practicing and trying to find a better way to do it.
I start with the dark areas first. You need to work with your full tonal scale, 1-10. Unless you include a 1 and a 10 in your drawing, it will look flat. So for the mane, I put in my 10's, and gradually add more detail as I go.

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post #3 of 22 Old 12-22-2011, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thankyou Kayty I try to put 1s and 10s in my drawings but I find if I dont put the drawing down for a while and come back to it I forget too include them.

Here are a couple more:





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You are getting very good since you first started posting your work here!

My suggestion is that now you have got your proportions and basic tones down pat, it's time to start tightening up your work. At the moment they are still in the sketch stage, you want to tighten them up a little, so a little more detail here, a little more depth there, some more sharp lines etc.

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Practise, practise, practise! And self critique too! I find it helps to hold your work in a mirror to see if it looks all in proportion.
It also helps to study the works of others you do like to make comparisons.
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Thankyou to both of you! I agree with you Kayty I think they are still in sketch mode so I will try more detail. I need to start studdying other artists on here I wreckon I could learn a lot :)

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Looking good!
If I were just beginning and working on proportions maybe get a cheap light box and do some small tracings first before devoting time on your final drawing.
You are going in the right direction by blocking out the mane strands, now work on developing the shadows.
Another tip would be to break out the willow charcoal sticks and go to town on some quick sketches. Sometimes I do this and come up with some great pieces, then erase a bit and develope the final!
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post #8 of 22 Old 12-22-2011, 11:15 PM
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You're doing very good!!! Maybe you should try to soften your drawings up a bit... blend in your shadows and such a bit with a blending stump...or finger...

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Thankyou Everyone :)
QHriderKE- I do need to soften my drawings I agree, thats something I will work on.
FlyGap- I know that for christmas I am getting a "sketch diary" That I am planning on doing very quick "sketchy" drawigs in so over the next month keep chhecking back here cause I should have aa heap of drawings to share.

Thankyou everyone for helping me I dont really have anyone around me that draws so I am very glad I can come to all you for advice :)

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Here is one I am working on at the moment any Critique?


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