No idea what in particular you mean by "highly detailed drawings" but it will take several years even if you go really hard on it (which normally just makes people quit because they get discouraged and burn out). That said, you can probably do some good detailed studies within a year or so from reference, it'll take longer to do stuff that's completely your own.
My handwriting is shit too, luckily you can draw even with garbage handwriting. Generally you'll be wanting to use your elbow and arm more than fingers and it's really a pretty different... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>What is the point of life-drawing when you can do construction?
>What is the point of construction when you can do life-drawing?
When painting a still life, should I worry about shapes and proportions (think the Picasso drawing exercise in Betty Edwards' book) or interpreting what I have in front of my eyes and construct it with my knowledge of perspective and rendering?
I do the later but want to get into traditional media portraiture and absolutely everybody swears by life-drawing as the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've began to write a short story and i would love feedback on it, thanks
Sun’s rays penetrated the torn flag that laid peacefully over a stained window, the rays gave off a melancholic shade of blue that represented the Union Jack that once was. The room was something of a depressing nature, all personality that belonged to the room was now gone, the painted white walls, chipped away to reveal a disgusting underlay, the wooden flooring, rotted away, the door barely hanging on to the one rusted hinge, the remaining letters on the center of the door that once spelt a name that is no more; A E X D R.
The room was stripped of all it’s basic furniture, all that was left was an oak coffee table with three legs and a cinderblock to support the weight of the items it held, these items included; 1 Fairbairn-Sykes knife, 1 General Service Respirator, 11 110 ml cans of red spray paint, 1 SIG-Sauer P226, 6 handgun magazines each full with 15 9x19mm bullets and 1 suppressor made to fit a handgun, a mirror standing upright against the table had a polaroid picture tucked into the top left of the frame concealing half of the photo. Below the photo showed a reflection of a grimy sleeping bag, it contained a figure.
I'd say that you shouldn't tell us what you want us to feel ( melancholy, the depressing nature of the room, disgust). don't spell it out. when a character is feeling depressed i guess you can say it, but when your trying to set the atmosphere, i think it would be more efficient not to spell it out. I guess your writing calls for an objective narrator, just distributing facts about the room, letting us decide if it's disgusting or not. At least that's my opinion. show don't tell. Also I think the fact that the room no longer has furniture... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So there is a girl I like very much and I want to draw her dog and with some of her favorite words on his collar.
The thing is I dont know much about drawing and painting, as you can plainly see and I was hoping that someone could give me some tips to make the drawing better and more suitable for a 30 year old girl... I dont want it to be too cartoonish..... so if anybody could help me, that would be great and I would be forever gratefull.. Thanks in advance...
Well, I'm not that much of a pro, but I can give you some basic advice that should help you. First, try working with other canines, learn their anatomy, and then simplify it. Then, get your hands onto a picture of such dog, and use it as a reference as you draw. If you want realism with the collar, make sure you shade it right and make it look as if the hanging bit is actually metallic.
I've got a 25 dollar giftcard from christmas to burn. I only just thought of spending it on supplies. Aside from the obvious sketchbook any ideas of what to get? I found they've got blue erasable prismacolors for a fucking steal on here at 81 cents a pop. the only other thing i've got in the cart is a white gel pen. what should I stock up on? or maybe look into for experimentation/practice purposes? books, manuals?
>>2354739 as far as I am concerned abstract art tends to fit one of two categories, very good or very bad. and I rank those categories based on the amount of time/effort/layers/details that go into a piece, and for that reason Twombly's work fits into both categories of great and fucking garbage.
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