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post #1 of Old 09-13-2015, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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How important is drawing from real life?

So, how important is drawing from real life to me, as a begginer? All i have been doing so far is study and draw from other people's artwork, or photos on an ocassion, and i also have a few books on anatomy and such, i also have all of Andrew Loomis books, so i use that too. I don't really have much interest in that, to be honest. My main goal is to draw stuff from my head, mostly fantasy, without any references (i just wanna illustrate my stories). But, if it's a necessary pracice that will improve my skills, i guess i will push myself through it...So, do any of you experienced artists think i should?

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I'm not the experienced artist you are looking for, but I find it very useful.
Drawing what you are seeing allows you to see things in a different view.
I read one time that when you draw from your mind, you are watching something, it's inside of your mind but it's there, so it's barely the same.

You should wait for the experienced artists anyway xD I'm just starting here (as you! )
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Learning to draw from life is pretty important. It will help you bring whats in your head to life. Real life will give you a good foundation to improve in all your art. Here is one of Picasso's early works. He started with real life before he did abstract.
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I sure do like Picasso's early work a lot more than his abstracts.



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I sure do like Picasso's early work a lot more than his abstracts.
Yup! Absolutely agree!

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I sure do like Picasso's early work a lot more than his abstracts.
True, but it was his abstracts that made him rich.
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True, but it was his abstracts that made him rich.
True. I wonder if he liked the abstract more. Wonder if he was ever interviewed, and if there any record of it? Time to go to Google.



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True. I wonder if he liked the abstract more. Wonder if he was ever interviewed, and if there any record of it? Time to go to Google.
Hmmmmmm.......

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Dang it did it to me again. A bunch of research down the drain. I've got to remember to copy before I reply.
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Dang it did it to me again. A bunch of research down the drain. I've got to remember to copy before I reply.
Frustratin' ain't it?
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