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    11-07-2010, 06:19 AM
Two of my drawings.. plus help?? :D

Hi :)
I was curious to anyone who might be able to help me.
I do a lot of drawing and want to get into using colour. I want to try painting, pastels, crayons.. really whatever.
I was wondering if its a question that can be answered.. what would be easiest to start off using?

And just cause I can..
These a a few of my drawings.. and tips on improving my skill would be greatly appreciated! Im keen to learn as much as possible!
Sorry about the poor quality.. my scanner is broken.

The mane on this I struggled with.. it does look fairly dodgy!

The eyes on this one looks pretty dodgy!
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    11-07-2010, 08:56 AM
Great job. I like the little cowboy!
    11-07-2010, 08:57 AM
Crayons would be the easyest to me
    11-07-2010, 09:47 AM
Green Broke
Colored pencils.... Those are really good.
    11-07-2010, 11:46 AM
I was successful first with colored pencils. They will be much more comfortable to you as a pencil artist than a paint brush. Use brighter colors than you really want and then use a light cream or white pencil over the top (push hard!) to blend them together, mellow them out, and make really nice shading. It's a great cheat I've used for years! :)

Water colors are nice too and give you "instant gratification" but mistakes are hard to fix! Acrylics are a pain in the butt, in my opinion, and aren't much good for anything except craft projects. If you have the time, oils are nice but take a lifetime to dry, especially if you're in a hurry! Good luck!
    11-07-2010, 01:19 PM

Great job! I would use colored pencils to start with. They are great for shading and making things look colored completely. If you are looking for a more professional look, I would then graduate to painting. Good luck!
    11-07-2010, 07:19 PM
I'm not any help (as I'm complete dummy in drawings, painting, etc. ), but I want to say they are very nice! I think you've got lots of talent under your belt.
    11-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Thanks for all your help and compliments!
Ill definitely give your advice a go
Should I look at buying a good pencil set do you think?
    11-07-2010, 08:26 PM
Originally Posted by TaraJane    
Should I look at buying a good pencil set do you think?
I'd say so. Can you just paint it with pencils? That would look really nice I think.
    11-07-2010, 10:18 PM
Very nice drawings... :)

I always liked working with pastels. I like the smudge factor. By using bits of papertowel, erasers, your finger, sharpened wooden dowels, you can do a lot of texture work with them.

The dry pastels can be manipulated with just about anything.

The oil pastels are neat because you can get a paint brush and paint-thinner and use them to do all kinds of textures and things as well..but its much more controlled than paint.

Have fun! :)

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