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: Learning to draw.

07-11-2015, 06:10 PM
I already have a BA in something other than art, but I really want to pursue art and get better at it. Problem is, since I already have student loans in one area, I can't really devote a lot of money to some kind of formal art program. Right now, I'm taking an online course that's pretty advanced compared to where I'm at right now. Most people there are excellent at drawing but just trying to get better at digital painting. I'm...okay at drawing and trying to get better at everything.

The biggest problem for me is that I'm awful at seeing shapes in things (beyond the most obvious outline of the object/creature I'm drawing). I'm making slow progress, but I'm hoping to post some of my studies that I'm working on someplace and get feedback on how to actually improve them. Since I'm drawing with a variety of media (usually either pencil or digital art but never both at once) I'm not sure where I'd post this series for help. Let me know if you have ideas :).

07-11-2015, 06:42 PM
Welcome to the forum. I look forward to seeing your work. The folks here range from beginners to exceptionally good professional artists. Everyone is helpful and friendly.

07-11-2015, 09:09 PM
Welcome...definitely post something...there are a wide variety of artists here, so you should receive the feedback you are looking for.

07-12-2015, 03:10 PM
Drawing is a good/bad thing... It does enhance imaging abilities but it also causes a few probs. Such as - Many try to draw by using lines to define the outer spaces of things when it may be better to use the tool like a paint brush to create spaces to fit those you see. Also, drawing is often a tight thing whereas it can be a loose thing. Often better the latter way. As far as digital... Samo-samo. Find a person who fits something in your "likes" mind & get to know him. Ask Qs. Try this-n-that. I use Photoshop a lot to design cuz its close to painting. Don't care for Corel or Illustrator. Post a few pics of your images so we can analyze & offer inputs. Hard to help without seeing what yer doing.