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November 4, 2012


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I don't know what to draw

xJessie-chan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I draw I always start with eyes, I end up with a crooked face with no head. I'm trying to stick to drawing males and anatomy but I've also recently been interested in architecture, sci-fi. I'm completely clueless on how to start. How do I go about this? Any book recommendations, references, etc? Advice? Other artists I should study from?

Right now, I like :iconcreature13: for the way she shades, and the facial structure, I just admire her drawing style completely.

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weremole Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All of it has its origin in basic shapes. So draw cubes, triangles, cones, spheres and rectangles from different directions to get an idea of how to give the illusion of form in space. It's much easier to draw a face after you've blocked out how the head is constructed and its easier to draw the head when you know where the body is and its easier to draw a character on a background when you know how the background will work.

Everything bleeds into one another so you don't really have to put one facet before the other. That's why I think the fundamentals are so cool. They LOOK boring, sure. But the result is being equipped to draw all sorts of cool stuff.

As for someone who can explain construction drawing better than me go to and check out "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth" by Andrew Loomis. His approach is NOT the only approach, it's about the way he methodically explains the idea of construction if you aren't used to the idea.
xJessie-chan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me :)
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