I think the only real way to get better at drawing and get work done is committing to little rituals. Draw every day, keep a sketchbook around, — even if you just draw lines, it’s still better than not holding a pen at all. Copy from pictures, copy other people’s drawings, copy from the mirror, from outside the window, do stuff that you think is fun.
For me personally, the best ritual to learn how to draw with was doing comics. It creates a little system that helps point out things you can and can’t draw, it helps you think in story, it forces you to think about environments.
An anatomy study is always just going to be a dead thing, no matter how well drawn. A comic is a living world where things happen, even if it’s horribly drawn. I’m saying this because it’s addicting to make up people and places and have them interact and it helps take away the focus from fearing the empty page and bad drawings — and the more you do it (while consciously pushing yourself and yeah, studying) the better your drawings will eventually get.
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Yeah, so I did a Nimona fanart sketch thing again. It’s fun designing characters that in their origin, are very simply drawn and so removed from my own visual taste. This time? The Director.
I was catching up on Nimona and it struck me that the director is a bit flat as far as characters go, and I’m really interested in seeing if she gets some back story at all. I like to think she was once one of the orphan knights, and she hated it. She was called weak and fragile, but all she really wanted was to be a fine lady, to use her mind and wits for power. And so, unlike Ballister who has tried to take revenge from the outside through chaos, she made the system work for her. And now she can wear the fancy lady clothes she always wanted and boss around all the brawny folks.
Regardless of all this, I do think Noelle and I should start a “Drawings of girls with pink hair in fancy armor” club, because:
More people draw pink-haired girls in fancy armor and let me know about it, please.
whispers I want to be the president of the fanclub for this club
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