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: Drawing help

Blue marbs
01-25-2019, 11:31 PM
So Im new to drawing. I just draw because I am still learning the language they use here and I endeded up drawing a lot. Also Im a new member.
Anyway I need tips for drawing (like body structure, how to make a body look normal or anything that will help).

Any help is aprecciated thanks!

01-26-2019, 05:03 PM
I would look up reference photos and learn the proportions of the human body, for example in general a person is 7-8 heads tall :smile: Good luck im still not great at drawing the human body myself:wink:

Peach McComb
01-30-2019, 06:50 PM
I just posted a blog about sketching (drawing) and painting in watercolor on my blog. I also have another blog about sketching children from photos. Here's the link if you're at all interested. https://peachmccomb.com/blog/141554/sketching-and-painting-a-watercolor-portrait

05-08-2019, 09:31 AM
I say learn the bone and muscle structure underneath. It makes it so you don't have to guess what its suppose to look like. Just get a bone and muscle picture book and when you need to draw a particular body part you can look at the picture of whats there.

05-11-2019, 01:19 AM
you might try this search phrase on Youtube ... drawing tips for beginners

Best regards,

05-15-2019, 07:02 PM
Hi Blue Marbs, I would highly recommend a 4 step approach that helps organize complexity of the task and breaks it down into manageable parts. It's called GCAT which stands for Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and Technique. This is how I learned from my teacher Glenn Vilppu who is THE MAN and master for figure drawing. If you gain some understanding of each stage and start to build you drawing in this was then your drawings will look mare solid and they will take less time eventually. You can also go to my Youtube channel that has drawing topics on it: www.youtube.com/c/chrispetrocchi Hope that helps!


05-19-2019, 07:33 PM

I think many starters seem to pay too much attention to the close up details and lack a feel for the overall shapes and proportions. Mastering the lines and proportions first... tackle one thing at a time, lines first. Ignore colour, texture, shadings for now. I started by copying Reubens and Michelangelo's drawings; getting a hang on the curve lines and grace is more important than a likeness of the real object/image. Also, being acceptable to critique is vital; it is about the attitude, losing which, itd' cost you in the long run. In my days, I got too many 'I like it' among other praises. These are not too helpful as they do not point at the flaws for one to excel. Hope these few points help. :)


05-28-2019, 09:32 PM
You should spend some time watching youtube drawing tutorial videos, I would recommend Stan Proko channel. Also, saving photos for reference may also help you to be familiar with the anatomy and structure.