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03-21-2016, 05:03 AM
hello everybody,
i am new here
in first , want to say good forum, and thanks to add me in this community
and little about me
i'm 40 years old , and always wanted to know or learn how to draw,
now i have the time to realize this wish , work not take time like before
i started learn to draw may be 1 year and half by myself (no school or university, something
what i found on the web and trying to understand
how is it works)
so still no big picture drawing only little doodles about what i understood
if there sketchbook so decided to post here my tryings , will be appreciate
about advise if i go in good way
PS:about my English not very good , sorry , mostly using french )
and question- trying to post image from mobile phone?? someone helps me how to do it ???

Susan Mulno
03-21-2016, 07:39 AM
Hello! Welcome to the forum! It is so nice to have you!

Do not worry about your English. Please believe you speak much better English than I do French! :biggrin:

I will leave the loading pictures conversation to those more tech savvy than myself. :lamer:

Your sketches show promise. I suggest you might want to branch out and do things other than comic book type pieces, unless these are your characters and comic books are what you wish to do.

03-21-2016, 09:27 AM
thanks Susan for reply , see comics easier that life drawings but to go in life drawing still need to improve my skill in this way , and happy with comics because was done in my way without looking for image almost with cat,dog and wolf, did good proportions without grids , hope my life drawing will be better, your drawing is amazing still like me with shading need to learn , still have no courage to do self portraits

03-21-2016, 09:56 AM
Welcome to the Forum!

Your proportions are very good which is surprising and the hardest thing to master for beginning artists. Do you have a goal in mind?(like a particular style and medium) Drawing from pictures is a great way to learn before you transition to life drawing. I still have a hard time life drawing and need more practice.

Keep up the good work!

03-21-2016, 11:31 AM
Hi Tunder93
Yes , i have the but to be good in portraits and animals drawing,
i know it is a hard way , and i already started so no turn away)

about medium i like graffit and coloured pencils , dont know why don't like computer drawing , may in future will try charocal, watercolour, for the moment medium i am using i can get it everywhere ))
for style i think to early to think ,with proportions, shading and perspective need to work , so have time to think )
thanks for reply

03-21-2016, 04:11 PM
Welcome to the forum Daisyfree. Your sketches are really good. You have a lot of talent.

03-22-2016, 12:20 PM
Thank you Terry, lot of talent ? to exaggerate, mostly a hard work- talent only 5% and 95% the work)

And trying faces from the mind
mostly focused on proportions so with details will work specilly with hair here with shading also need work
last with neck ....aaaaaagr....

03-23-2016, 08:17 AM
The eyes in these drawings are very expressive. Wonderful work.

03-23-2016, 12:16 PM
Some more nice drawings Daisy! Could you possibly put them into the post as images instead of links please.. Makes it a lot harder to have to go looking for them!

03-23-2016, 12:44 PM
Thanks Terry, passed many hours to practice eyes, now it comes automatically

Thanks Bushcraftonfire
about image =
look like this , not uploading well

understood, only to do *attachments* and it is into advanced option )

03-23-2016, 01:10 PM
Very good drawings. If you don't mind, I'd like to rotate them for you.

03-23-2016, 01:25 PM
i don't mind )thanks

and trying animal in moving by idea it is a wolf , with fur and hair still not easy work,not enough practice:smile:

Susan Mulno
03-23-2016, 02:36 PM
Your perspective is great!

03-23-2016, 05:10 PM
welcome daisy, you're gifted:smile:

03-26-2016, 10:03 AM
thanks Meli,
just trying to practice , and it comes,

and started a little lanscape , second and third plans will change until i will a little satisfied(drawn lightly)
and advise if i can keep the idea of first plan
think the stones put less when will do a picture in bigger size , idea to draw picture in colour

took picture in the evening so colour blue

Susan Mulno
03-26-2016, 10:10 AM
Nice so far.

03-26-2016, 11:58 AM
I fixed the picture for you.. but left the original. Nicely drawn.. landscape is definitely a forte of yours.

03-26-2016, 12:03 PM
Thanks Susan and thanks Bushonfire

04-04-2016, 12:23 AM
still working on lanscape:smile:

04-04-2016, 08:35 AM
Nice work especially on the palm fronds. They look really good.

04-04-2016, 08:54 AM
Nice work especially on the palm fronds. They look really good.
Worked on perspective , seems was disturbed with something:smile:

04-07-2016, 01:03 AM
keep practice, human body and perspective when gone out

06-27-2016, 05:31 AM
after a rest tried to do some portraits from mind,not satisfied with hairs , with practice will come
and landscape using only primary colors

07-06-2016, 01:03 AM
still trying to improve portraits

07-06-2016, 03:08 AM
All good stuff Daisy, keep it up.

07-11-2016, 11:11 PM
Thanks Desdichado,
think with proportions in portraits got it ,need to learn shading more
and trying forest in perspective, focused on perspective :plain:

11-19-2016, 03:21 AM
trying practice , and shading , not practiced everyday , not satisfied with.
last it is scketch by words of one my friend (she was talking what to draw i was drawing) so was rapid

11-19-2016, 04:41 AM
Welcome and just keep practicing and you will always improve xx

Susan Mulno
11-19-2016, 03:46 PM
Just keep doing what you are doing, practice! practice! practice! Even the masters would practice and do exercises. It is the only way to keep what you have or to improve. :biggrin:

Don't be dissatisfied, these are wonderful!

11-24-2016, 12:43 AM
thank you Susan Mulno and Kenno7 , and trying horses , with legs have diffuculty

11-24-2016, 10:57 PM
day 2 :angel::smile:,looks like horse

11-25-2016, 02:46 AM
neat sketches! looks like your practice pays off :)

11-28-2016, 06:25 AM
hi everybody,trying something; new idea and i need a little help
in first it is rapid sketch, so animals are not neat(know horse still:unhappy::unhappy::unhappy:),and what i can change that it is looks more natural(in comics way ),i think to put cat behind the horse, what do you think???

11-30-2016, 03:07 AM
continue with horse ,third try:angel::smile:

12-02-2016, 08:35 AM
colored pencil, with proportion missed
watercolor paper, staedtler 12 soft pensils(no big cost :smile:)copy from image found on the web(sorry not saved original, online was drawing)

12-09-2016, 11:52 PM
Hi everybody, just tell me if it looks not like comics, trying to go more on real people ,thank you in advance

12-10-2016, 07:24 AM
It looks like a comic mainly because the eyes are too big. The lack of shading only adds to the comic book appearence.

12-10-2016, 07:55 AM
Hello daisyfree,

I like your works. It's great to make what you love and learn! Keep it up :)

12-11-2016, 02:28 AM
Just, thank you for advise,
Eugenia, thank you -still not big work just trying to improve there and there

12-11-2016, 02:54 PM
Practice makes perfect! :D

Susan Mulno
12-15-2016, 10:40 PM
Faces can be challenging, you have a decent grip on perspective but as Just suggested the eyes are too large and shading is a necessity if you wish to achieve realism.

She is pretty and shows you have much potential. Do keep practicing and maybe you can check out some tutorials on YouTube.

12-31-2016, 01:38 AM
Thank you , for advise , to all HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017
and my mood about drawing , think i little tired with holidays and guests, and yes about big eyes , think i still keep my child soul, and will try go to farest :smile:

04-28-2017, 11:17 AM
after a break restart to learn :smile:
trying eyes:to show horror, aghast and man's eye


and shading

04-28-2017, 11:22 AM
and litle something

09-07-2017, 08:59 AM
still comics or there is progress???

09-07-2017, 09:43 AM
Very little progress

09-07-2017, 10:05 AM
I have to agree with Just. Maybe you can try copying a drawing that you admire. One with lots of detail and shadow. Shadows and proportions need work.

I followed some tutorials to get up to speed. I'm no expert by any means, started late in life but I learned a lot following tutorials and getting feedback on this forum.

Keep at it. As long as you are enjoying what your doing you'll improve.

09-07-2017, 10:25 AM
thank you for advise,
dickhutchings thank you, what i trying to do that everything i learn i see to use without copy,
copy i can ( my tiger picture is a copy)
just thank you at least i have a little :smile:progress
easier to see like this
first drawing and this one

09-07-2017, 10:30 AM
Huge difference between those.

04-24-2018, 11:11 AM
after long time need revision
so not realy study anatomy
do you think it is ok or someone can correct it(notice was made from memory), hair and other will got in, just heed advise if something missing
by the way , have no so much time to draw , disable people:smile: needs to help them:smile:, was in voyage last time
always people , still focused, only cant draw , busy with sometning else

04-28-2018, 02:30 AM
hello everybody
its a very good forum.

09-16-2018, 08:17 AM
hi everybody, trying to a do a drama picture what do you do think? think to numbers of not enough:plain:

09-17-2018, 04:01 AM
colored pencil fox