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All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper

Feel free to post any drawings of yours in this thread. Illustration, doodle, traditional, digital - anything goes. Discussion on skillbuilding techniques and fair critique of other wizards' work is welcome.
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No way how could I?, I suspect I have some sort of mental retardation,
The mental illness spectrum is often due to physical brain injuries/inflammation. The brain of an unhealthy person is underperforming in development and normal function. The brain literally cannot registry information input and output as it should, therefore you get repetitive behavior and inability to learn certain stuff.

I guess I latched on to drawing because my family lied to me and told me I was good at it and I had never been good at anything. I am a low IQ drooling retard.


The motions look nice


you should just draw even if you’re bad at it, there are art communities where people just post their really bad art and it’s fun


What kind of places? people always hated my drawings, that's why I stopped uploading completely.


Ah no wiz, I fully believe you can learn to draw what's in front of you given time and deliberate practice. I may sound like one of those optimistic norms right now, but you have a mindset which probably won't serve you well in trying to learn this new skill.

The specific skill I'm talking about (draftsmanship and learning to draw as you see it) is something you can teach a child to do, if given adequate time; however, real creativity–true "artistic" vision–is something that many will purport to teach you, when it is in fact something of an inborn trait (you can't teach a person to have good ideas, only stimulate their imagination).

So I believe you when you say you've difficulties learning and functioning, but I also think you can handle the former skill as long as you devote enough time to it; it's just going to be much more grueling and time-consuming, given your shortcomings. You can still do it, though!!


I can relate to you, have been drawing for at least 5 years now after stopping completely in my youth, and still can't get better. Even studying anatomy, copying and repetition I still can't finish a single picture. But whenever I stop drawing for a while I get anxious about not drawing, so I'll keep it up for at least a little longer.


I read somewhere about using the left hand and try to be just as good at everything with it, because that exercises the right side of the brain. I don’t know if that is true.


The reason I start with a figure book is because of my art teacher. He says I should do things like they look in the first try “you have to observe” he will say. I try, but I can’t make it for now, and when I try to explain him I make my best effort trying to draw something that look like a foot or a hand, he says I am slacker and a manchild for not having a job or a wife and children at my age. That’s really exasperating, because I practice every day.


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I have been practicing with cubes and boxes methods of the Burne Hogart books. I can´t believe trying to draw a body with boxes is more easy than with a ball. The only problem I had with this is trying to do cubes with a perfect shapes and angles like the ones in the books. I wonder if this method also works for cartoons.

This is my first drawing doing cubes for the body. Is James Matthew Barrie, writer of Peter and Wendy. I had problems with the right arm the moustache and the hand, but I think is better than my usual doodles.

I also use cubes for drawing this hedgehog. I found this In a Sandman scan I downloaded years ago. I thought it was a cute picture and I decided to try drawing it. It looks better than my Susie drawing at least, but I had troubles drawing the legs of the hedgehog, and I don’t know how to draw snow and the trees and mountains in the distance. >>57963
How many feet and hands you need to draw to do things like this? I’m asking this because the book of Burne Hogart about hands says something like “if you can draw hands and feet in every position and even without a reference, you can draw anything”. Drawing lessons with the great master says the same thing.

Also, I want to ask you about training. You used to have problems with calculating distance and proportions when you begin drawing 10 years ago? How is possible to learn anatomy and to use that knowledge in drawing? Is really necessary to do a perfect construction of a drawing, don’t matter is a portrait, or a fan art of an anime or a cartoon?


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Here are some ball excercises you might be interested in. I am rusty. I got all these from youtube user MoatDD.
Might want to trace a circle to use for placing tacs on it, but placing tacs on potato shapes is good practice too.

>Is really necessary to do a perfect construction of a drawing, don’t matter is a portrait, or a fan art of an anime or a cartoon?
When you can "feel it out" you don't need to do construction


I got glasses finally after months without, maybe I'll go draw birds and trees and things again.


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finished this at the peak of a slump. it's less of a finish and more of "i don't care anymore." i'm caring less and less about drawing and just life in general. the industry is such a retarded pipe dream.

did you read that in right side of the brain? because that book is full of fluff and bullshit as far as beginner's introductions into observational drawings go. keys to drawing is a far better choice.

as kjg says, everything is boxes


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This is something I've been very self-conscious about for while now. I have a high digit ratio. It really makes me depressed because I like this stuff and I want to make my own things. I'm just starting to actually draw and I made these without a reference, just from my head, well both of my heads considering its nature. Admittedly it's easy shit. I just want to enjoy my life, but I get so obsessed with feelings of inferiority. These kinds of posts always put a pit in my stomach.


it's easier to make excuses than to persevere, nothing new


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I should definitely consider these words more. Thank you for saying that. Instead of brooding over such indeterminate things, even if they are possibly true in some way, I should do and get better at what makes me happy. It's just hard not to compare myself with others since I've created such a habit of doing so in the most neurotic of ways.

This next one is not very good, even in comparison with the last two, but I will post it for the sake of a drawthread because I've decided I'm moving on from this one.

I hope you have a good day/night.


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Drew a fuzzy thing.


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More Miss Anubis <3


When I begun using Pixiv about 10 years ago, I'd check the new submissions page and some tags a few times daily. There was this gaijin there who was constantly uploading around the clock these crummy MS Paint porn drawings of Anubis and other Egyptian icons. He might have posted 20 a day for several years and he'd max out the tags for broad exposure. Later I came accross a list of Non-Japanese artists on Gelbooru and blacklisted what I thought was his username (it had the name Anubis it in) out of precaution. Several years later I came across an anime succ picture I really liked and the artist was the one I blacklisted. Turns out it was the wrong guy and after searching through this new guy's works he became one of my favourite illustrators. Just a lame anecdote your Anubis reminded me of.


Well, I like anthro characters. I tried drawing a head and I guess it ended up that I drew Anubis succubus, so I drew another with her in it. They certainly aren't great, but I'm having fun nonetheless. Just trying to get used to drawing further extremities like hands and whatnot. I don't want to draw humans because they suck.

Do you have a thing against non-Japanese artists or am I misinterpreting this?


Fuck my bad. I think I misinterpreted.


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Made this as my new steam avatar like a couple weeks ago.

I like it more then the similar one I had before. It is just better, despite me not really practicing.


>steam avatar


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Another Anubis. lol


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I've been really enjoying this Egypt theme, so here's some "wtf" kinda shit I drew tonight.


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Glass Pyramid


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Sorry for multiple similar posts of this drawing. It is finished.


Pretty nice drawing wiz. I like the Egyptian style too


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Gesture drawing some dogs.


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Bit of some warmups


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More gesture drawings; sitting in front of my house at 3am drawing my dog, my cat, a kitten and another cat. The cats all meet up a couple doors down.


Could someone draw a wizard dragon punching a pterodactyl please?


I don't really see the point of someone continuing their drawing hobby if they only make shit they themselves don't even like, what purpose does it serve? aren't hobbies supposed to be pleasurable and not chores?


I know is hard to believe but there exists people who ACTUALLY ENJOYS DRAW… Its like crazy right? They doesnt care if they are good at, they just likes do it, unbelievable right?


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I was out in my front yard at 2am last night sketching my dog and my cat like I have been lately, when this creature appeared. It passed right by my cat and she didn't mind it at all, barely looked at it like she's used to it. I wonder if they are friends. My cat got fleas recently maybe it was from opossums. My dog watched it alertly but I told him to go inside and he did.

I followed it down the street and my cat followed me too. It looks sneaky the way it walks, shifting its weight. Went into many peoples yards and on their porches. It stopped and stared at me a few times.


I don't even understand how opossums manage to survive. They're so slow and unobservant. You can be standing right next to one and as long as you don't move too much it won't even notice you're there. And their only defense mechanism is to pretend to already be dead so they're extra vulnurable. It's amazing they don't all get eaten.


i've always thought this too from seeing them around me most of my life. They have the reflexes and alertness of someone stoned outta their mind LOL. Amazing they survive and populations grow


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Figured out how to use a command line program to put them together and resize the picture, so I don't have to open gimp and mess with layers and such. Also got the drawings in order this time.
Gonna try drawing from imagination more when I sketch them.


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here's something for the people here


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I bought a paintbrush a few months ago and lost it right away and forgot about it. Found it a couple weeks ago in my backyard.

Drawing shape of heads more accurately today. I feel like I'll wake up and be way better at drawing dogs in about 3 days.


i like the dogs you painted with the paintbrush

its like a mix eastern calligraphy and cave paintings


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limited colour palettes are a fun little crutch


That second one is super good and my favorite in the thread. I feel that space.


I find myself to be much more creative when given limitations.

A blank canvas has too many possibilities. Limits allow you to make some sense in the chaos


Wow very cool! Only just noticed. Got any more?


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first pixel with aseprite, gave myself the challenge of trying to recreate a kind of bob ross type of painting with pixels


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I like it.
Too good.
This here is probably my level. I avoid even drawing faces really. I pretty much never draw but here's images from me to the OP:
>images of my attempt at art


These are really good, wiz. The one with the kid getting chopped in the head makes me laugh.


All artists draw lewds, you just never see them

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