And this is why I always think of Moneybags when I think of Haiku.
Ahhh, thank you again and I’m always super happy if my art inspires anyone! Yay! Art! Inspiration! :D
And yeah, I only even started using tumblr because a lot of artists whose work I like have moved here and post more frequently and stuff. Now it’s become kind of an addiction, haha!
As for how I approach my drawings, it sort of depends on my goal. I’ll draw from photos basically trying to reproduce the photo as a sketch when I’m trying to improve my observation and anatomy skills and use that as an educational exercise, but then I might start drawing from imagination afterwards, basically testing myself on what I just learned/observed or experimenting with my style.
If I’m trying to do like… a serious drawing of something that I want to post as a finished piece or whatever, I might draw a lot from imagination, but check photos along the way if I’m not sure of how, say, the details of a particular limb look, or how a certain feature looks from a specific angle. I’ll consult anatomical diagrams for help placing muscles and understanding the skeleton as well. I almost perceive it like writing an essay and fact checking along the way?? While paraphrasing things and not just directly copying them from the source material. :’D
So yeah, basically drawing from real life and photos is the part where you absorb information and learn what something looks like, and drawing from imagination is like… solidifying what you’ve learned in your head and figuring out which bits you need to return to and learn more about! It’s also the time when you can experiment with style!
I hope that answer helps!
Awwwwffgghhfhfgffth!! Thank yoooouuu! That’s really encouraging to hear! I should probably make more time in the evenings to draw more instead of browsing tumblr for hours, ahaha. :’D
Grah, I need to draw something I actually want to colour! Something with a nice detailed background, preferably.
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I am a mighty and brave Little Toaster! :’D
I need to practice mooorrre uuughgngngn! Also really enjoying using Kyle T. Webster’s HB Tilterrific brush.
Commission for Firequill!
Aaaahhh, it’s gorgeous! It reminds me of the sun and flames and stuff and that face is beautiful and the spear is so cool! Aaaah, thank you thank you thank you so much! This makes me soooo happy! :D
I’m not sure exactly where I’m going as an artist, especially since I don’t have as much time to draw stuff now that I have a full time job at a motion capture studio. But I guess I’m trying to keep practicing at least a bit. Blargle.
idrawgood’s Sketch Pack Giveaway!
It is time! Time to give away 3 sketch packs to random people! This is my first time doing a giveaway, so I thought I’d start small (and manageable). I love sketching (as you may have noticed looking through my recent posts) and I want to encourage other artists to enjoy sketching too! These packs include a few of my personal favorite sketching tools, which I hope others will enjoy. So here’s what’s going on:
Giveaway ends on Sunday, January 26th at 10 PM Central time!
Here’s what’s in the sketch packs that 3 people will win:
-Moleskine extra large blank cashier journal, craft color
-Zebra disposable brush pen, Medium, black
-Morning Glory Mach 3 roller ball pen, 0.38mm, black
-Palamino Blackwing pencil
-Prismacolor Col-erase pencil, Vermillion
-Prismacolor Col-erase pencil, non-photo blue
Here’s how to enter:
-Reblog this journal entry and tell me in the comments what sort of things you plan to sketch if you win (don’t send by ask)
-Only the first reblog counts
-Likes do not count
-No giveaway blogs, please
-You do NOT have to be following me
I will draw the winners by random number generator on the evening the giveaway ends. Winners will be contacted via their inbox. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR ASK BOX IS OPEN! If winners do not respond within 48 hours I will draw again for that particular prize. I will cover the cost of shipping, but please be aware that you will need to share a good shipping address with me. You will be asked to do this via a note, not in public. Do not send your address unless you are a winner.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have! My ask box is open!
Good luck, everyone! :D
Ahhh, lots of animals and dragons and other beasts and creature designs! Studies and gesture drawings! And drawings of Patrick Stewart. There must always be more of those.