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Postby Drawing Craftsman » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:41 am

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Subject title: What shall I practice?

I want to draw very cool Figures like Sycra sometimes did. I already have read the trick to practice life drawing and i did that, but how do I proceed then? By life drawing I only get better at copying people from photos i feel. What should I practice next?


Postby svarn » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:54 pm

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Unfortunately drawing from photos is only a step one as you've said yourself.
In order to do that same stuff from imagination, you need to study the anatomy. Or at least a simplified one.
There are also various construction models that can help a lot. They tend to make the figures stiff, but you can work on fixing that later on.

There are plenty of great books with anatomy for artists. Personally I really liked Hampton's book. But I think it's good to take a look at different ones as well.
As for the construction methods, I don't really remember what I used. You could check Proko's videos, but for me it felt too rigid.


Postby CaptainKiryu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:44 am

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Just do exactly what you said---try to draw something you find cool. You'll probably fail, and when you do---do it again. Think about what makes something cool to you and apply it in small, throwaway drawings over and over. Just have fun.
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