Help!! I want to learn to draw!

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  1. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    Where is the best online site to buy supplies and what supplies do I need. I am new to this so I want to take this own as a hobby. Where can I learn more about art techniques and what to use and when to use it. Any help is very appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

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    Have you considered taking an art class? If not all you can really do is just draw-draw-draw every day and try to figure it out.
     
  3. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    grab a pencil and paper...

    ps. buzzbeak your av rules.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Go up and sniff around in the fan art thread above this link. There's tons of great resources in there for learning to draw in both the analog and digital realm.
     
  5. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Try the Joe Kubert correspondence course
     
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    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    I used to draw all the time. Then I decided to take an art class in college, for some help on some areas. Didn't get the help I wanted. Haven't drawn since. That was about a year and a half ago.
     
  7. Deefuzz

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    I've tried looking at online resources and just kept trying to practice and I just can't get it.

    I am starting to think that you have to just have the natural talent, that some people just can't learn to draw.

    Not to discourage you or anything...
     
  8. eyeballkid

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    Your kinda right. Drawing seems to be an inate ability. You can learn to copy certain styles...but drawing a subject on location requires basic drawing skills. i.e. seeing light and shadows correctly, perspective, gesture...

    Take classes! They are fun!
     
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    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Well, I'd go with take classes. WATCH OUT THOUGH! The teacher is going to most likely teach you how he draws, which may not be bad, but look for the terms and "science" in drawing, such as negative and postive space, shadowing, depth, etc...

    I don't draw that much or have any interest in it, but I know I can draw ever sense I took drawing classes. I do a decent job in drawing, not like my sister, but I felt my drawing skill get much better ever sense I took those classes.

    My best peice of advice is simple if you want to get started right away, get paper and a pencil, and draw what you see. Get a figure of your favorite Transformer in an action pose and just draw what you see. It wont be perfect the first time, but don't quit. You'll get better.
     
  10. anubis

    anubis she who lurks in shadows

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    I have to agree with the majority here. your best bet would be to do some practicing on your own with the typical pencil and paper. I do, however, recomend you take art classes. they are fun, you get to know people, and you get to learn from eachother's styles. also, you can try buying a couple of books on the basics. there are some of those out there with some pretty neat stuff. ie. "The Big Book of Watercolor" has some interesting techniques to try out. hehe, I know watercolor is a different story to drawing but you get my point, right? ;) 

    other than that, practice makes perfect. or at least better. XD :D 
     
  11. smangerbot

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    good idea, the book 'how do draw the marvel way' is pretty good for tips on drawing figures and faces. you can get it from amazon for pretty cheap i think.
     
  12. redsquadron

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    I'm not trying to be funny here, but drawing is a talent, not a skill. If you have some talent to start with it can be honed with practice and courses, but if someone who isn't a natural thinks they can just begin to draw after a few classes....

    It doesn't work like that unfortunately (I wish it did!!)
     
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    That's kind of what I was thinking. I've tried and tried and it just isn't working for me :( 
     
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    I'm one of the lucky ones...
     
  15. Mike

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    I would agree as well, you either got it, or you don't, as with most things
     

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