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Postby ActualDragonTears » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:03 pm

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Subject title: How do I create depth? How can I improve?

Haven't been here for awhile!. I've noticed all my drawings look flat, so I've been trying to shade and I even attempted to colour a drawing, but all my stuff still looks 2d. Yes, I've been building upon shapes, but I don't think I've been doing it correctly. Should I re-learn fundamentals? I've yet to find any tutorials that teach how to give details depth, unless they're strong geometric shapes. I'm sorry, but I cant upload the photos separately, so I'll link an art account. The most recent six posts are what I'm reffering to, the very last upload is a triple post. Should I try painting? At the moment I'm practicing more dynamic poses and shading techniques. I know my anatomy has problems as well, but I feel like I'm not really seeing my art, if that makes sense.

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Postby DarkLored123 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:43 pm

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If you want to learn how to add depth, then your best bet is to learn perspective. I am not going to go into any deep explanation about what perspective is since there are many tutorials, some of which I will share with you in the post. I just want to tell you that if you invest time to learning perspective properly, then that will probably be the best investment of time you could have put in a very fundamental level, because without it nothing else works.

Also I want to point out that if your drawings do not seem to come out the way you imagined them, probably means that you do not understand the fundamentals and are still in the learning stage(which I am in as well). Adding shading to an object to create depth through brush stokes techniques is always secondary to perspective, because on its own it has limited range of use before the knowledge catches up to you. So I recommend drawing simple forms in various perspectives and slowly challenge yourself more and more.

Here are some perspective tutorials(in my opinion, one of the best out there that go through actual theoretical explanation):

https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-ex ... -421873998
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-ex ... -427366531
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-Ex ... -568509612
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-Ex ... -504857038 (Look at dynamism of depth section)
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/What-s- ... -713875932

Hope this helped you out.

 

Postby ActualDragonTears » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:15 am

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DarkLored123 wrote:If you want to learn how to add depth, then your best bet is to learn perspective. I am not going to go into any deep explanation about what perspective is since there are many tutorials, some of which I will share with you in the post. I just want to tell you that if you invest time to learning perspective properly, then that will probably be the best investment of time you could have put in a very fundamental level, because without it nothing else works.

Also I want to point out that if your drawings do not seem to come out the way you imagined them, probably means that you do not understand the fundamentals and are still in the learning stage(which I am in as well). Adding shading to an object to create depth through brush stokes techniques is always secondary to perspective, because on its own it has limited range of use before the knowledge catches up to you. So I recommend drawing simple forms in various perspectives and slowly challenge yourself more and more.

Here are some perspective tutorials(in my opinion, one of the best out there that go through actual theoretical explanation):

https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-ex ... -421873998
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-ex ... -427366531
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-Ex ... -568509612
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/Nsio-Ex ... -504857038 (Look at dynamism of depth section)
https://nsio.deviantart.com/art/What-s- ... -713875932

Hope this helped you out.


Thankyou! I've already studied this series but it's clear I don't fully understand it, so I'll dive in again. My problem is I'm not sure how to draw bodies or details with the distortion of perspective, but I'm sure after studying I'll get the hang of it. Thanks again! I would've been stuck on finding the problem for the next month otherwise.

 

Postby Josephcow » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:08 pm

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I really like your drawing style!

You know I think Modern Day James youtube channel would be something you'd like. he's nuts at perspective so the videos are kind of advanced but I think you'd like his drawings. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI8GDF ... SHITFebzkA


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