emmkid: Your art tips were very reassuring and helpful for a lazy aspiring artist like myself. I have a lot of ideas, but I get discouraged because I'm TERRIBLE AT ANATOMY. I love the human form, but I hate drawing it. Do you have any references/tutorials/tips that helped you learn anatomy that you could share? :)
Thank you, my friend! I’m glad you find my tips helpful! :3
The thing you want to keep in mind most of the time you’re doing anatomy studies is the shapes that build the form. Break it down into like.. an action figure or a puppet. Imagine the shapes that make the limbs, but ignore the joints. Think of the general clumps. if you get the stuff right, it should be the bare basics your brain should need to be like “oh ok, that looks like it’s in 3D”
Secondly, do a little bit of subtle shading to further solidify the whole “Yeah, that’s definitely a form.” thing your brain has got going on. Remember to be subtle!
Finally, add in the lighter bits. Remember, nothing can look like form if there’s no light to even look at. Always remember that light is the most important part, it’ll really make it look swaggus :D
Lastly, I hope you don’t get discouraged, friend. Yeah, it’s a pretty tough battle getting better at art, but it’s gotta be done to get good. You gotta wade through the poopy poop until it starts looking good to you. And then it look bad. And then good! and then bad etc. Your taste will always be one step ahead of you, so you’ll always feel like you’re not good enough. Recognize that, and acknowledge it. Use it as a weapon to swat away your insecurities and feelings of discouragement. Also, if you’re the efficient worker type, go ahead and paint studies and practice perspectives, draw from life, draw all kinds of crazy study shit, and you’ll get there fast. However, it isn’t fun. I suggest doing what you like. Draw your favourite celebrity’s face. Draw your favourite pokemon. Just keep drawing. You’re working towards something, but you’re finding it more fun than work. And that’s way cool. :D
Anyway, I hope this helps you, my friend! Good luck and have fun!
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