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post #1 of Old 11-14-2013, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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New person saying hello!

Hi everyone. I started drawing just a few short months ago. I'm pretty obsessed with it, so I thought it best to join a forum to talk about it and hopefully get some good advice. My skill level is pretty bad. I'm not being self-deprecating, I'm really not very good, but I am tenacious in my desire to learn and just a few months ago I was really awful so I have made lots of improvement.

So far I have read Drawing For Dummies and Making Comics by Scott McCloud. (The latter book doesn't help you to draw but it's great information about everything else that goes into comics.)

I'll ask for specific advice in the proper threads, but anything you could throw at me would probably be helpful at this point.
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post #2 of Old 11-14-2013, 11:27 AM
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What Chanda says is mostly true. However, some people are never able to improve any amount that would make them artistic. They don't have the ability. It's similar to a tone deaf person taking singing lessons. Yes draw a lot but don't post it all. Start with trying to draw a perfect circle without lifting your pencil nor erasing. When you have that, post it.
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post #3 of Old 11-14-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. Don't worry I won't post everything I do. In fact, looking around the site I've seen some pretty impressive things and am pretty intimidated to post anything.

I have the open mind and the desire for sure. I can develop a thicker skin, but at this point I just don't want to be discouraged.

I'll keep an eye out for some classes. That's probably just what I need. For right now, I've been wondering around town with a sketch pad. I try to at least spend two hours a day drawing.

I'm definitely going to keep plugging away. I don't give up easy.
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post #4 of Old 11-15-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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I'm sure I won't always be able to devote so much time, but right now I'm trying to do the exercises in my book and develop enough skill so that I can make something look like something. It also takes me a very long time to do anything, so it's not like I get a lot accomplished.

Yes, I don't want to get burnt out so I go back and forth between practicing shading and textures to just letting loose and having fun drawing comics.

Thank you for all your help and advice. It is much appreciated.
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