This is the drawing FAQ of the most common problem for beginners.
Where do I start studying?
How often should I draw?
What is the symbol diagram? 1.
Where do I start?
If you have no previous experience in drawing, you can start with objective learning --
Distinguish shapes, correct proportions and colors.
You can practice yourself by looking at something and try to draw it like it, not what you see in your mind.
The most important step is to start.
Then continue painting.
Worrying about the right way to learn is a way to delay.
Your questions will become more specific as you move forward, making it easier to find answers.
If you like to learn through books, please check 1)
Draw on the right side of the brain 2)
Have a good time with a pencil
Angle makes easy2.
Can't I start when I'm older?
Do I need talent?
Age: It's never too late to start drawing.
Some great artists did not reach the canvas until they were adults.
Painting and painting are skills that can be learned, but everyone has a different learning curve. (
Inspirational age poster link? )
"Too Old" is an excuse.
Start working, anon :)
Talent: whether you need talent can be discussed.
The existence of talent is uncertain!
Because you have to learn the technical aspects of art, your work will be improved by learning.
Tehmeh is an example of improvement through hard work.
No matter how talented you are, you need to practice a lot. 3.
Do I need to go to art school?
Can I learn by myself?
It depends on how you learn.
Do you observe discipline without a deadline?
A degree is unnecessary as an artist.
The quality of your portfolio exceeds the prestige of your degree.
Algenpfleger is an example of self.
There are countless resources on the Internet.
You can put your own lessons together with books, workshops, and online resources.
W/ic/I is a huge collection of resources.
The arts center, the Academy of Arts, FZD and GNOMON are famous art schools.
A strong argument against art schools is to try to avoid the cost of debt. 4.
How many hours do I draw every day?
How long does it take to be good?
How much time do you have?
If painting is your hobby, it will be enough for an hour a day.
If you want to be a professional, you 'd better cram as much study time as you can during the day (i. e.
Treat learning like a job with a goal of 6-per day-8 hours).
If you study more than 40 hours a week, you can expect to reach the professional level in less than three years.
If you want to be a divine artist, learning will never end.
The quality of your study is also important.
If you are always scribbling casually, your progress will not be as fast as someone who criticizes his work and grinds his weak links. 5.
What should I learn?
How do you know what to draw?
If you're just looking for inspiration, you can search for creative generators on Google.
For practice, you can always draw still life, take selfies or learn by being a master.
How about drawing your own hands?
Once you have passed the primary stage, you will notice that there are stronger and weaker areas in your work.
Then you deal with your weaknesses, such as drawing objects in perspective.
Here are 10 interesting ideas to try: Make your own reaction Image: make funny faces in the mirror and draw a cartoon.
That's how Memes was born, dear.
Take a photo for reference and draw it upside down.
You must analyze the shape and size objectively.
Select a reference and try it from a different angle.
This exercise can improve how you feel about form and space.
Think about two animals and turn them into a new creature.
Please be more creative than a horse that draws a bird's wing.
Draw Something you don't know, like a shrimp or a platypus, then check what it actually looks like and draw it again.
Take a look at this tutorial. Value Challenge!
Use only three values to draw things without mixing.
Bigger challenges are needed?
Make a color palette of six colors and make only one painting using these colors without any mixing. Striptease.
Take a reference to wear clothes and draw a bare body below. Pervy? Maybe.
Is anatomy exercises useful? Absolutely.
Brush stroke economy: Draw something using a brush no more than 100 times.
Yes, the eraser is included. Planes.
Only direct pen and color are used for research. (example needed)
This will increase your sense of form and help simplify it.
Draw Something in the photo and let it fit in as much as possible. (
See the video example below, which is a three-part video where the artist draws a red car into a photo)6.
Can I work in art?
How much do you get paid?
Yes, you can do the art business.
There are many different art jobs (
Illustration, concept art, comics, animation, fine arts, teaching. . . )
And various market segments.
Your salary will depend on your skill level and the work you do.
The art work you want to do will also determine what and how you practice. (
Pictures and screenshots: We recently posted some in a post? )7.
What is the difference between illustration, concept art and art?
In the illustration, the art will be used like the final product.
For example, it will be placed on the cover of the book or printed on the game card.
In concept art, this art was used to make the final product early in the production line.
For example, the concept artist designed a game character, after which a different artist 3D-
Model the design and eventually use it in the game. (
Does Feng zhu have a video explaining the concept art?
If so, let's put the link here)
In illustration and concept art, you get a project with boundaries.
As an excellent artist, you decide what you want to create, how you will create and how you will use it.
A career as a good artist is a huge challenge because pure technical skills do not guarantee success (
But being a good draftsman will never hurt your job). 8.
What is the fundamentals?
Before we discuss the fundamentals, let's ask, "What is the fundamentals of drawing?
"The basic elements are the elements you find in any drawing, regardless of the topic.
In building drawings, for example, perspective is very obvious, but you also need it in drawing.
The foundation is the foundation of good painting :-form-perspective-lighting-
Combine different base interactions: perspective affects the form, and the effect of the lighting depends on the form it clicks on. . .
When you are told to "go back to fundamentals", it usually means that when you lack a solid foundation, you are attracted to details or advanced technology.
For example, you may be working on detailed anatomical structures when you are on the basis of form, but it is better to go back to gestures and basic structures.
Basic shapes can be used: cubes, cones, spheres, and coal slag to study the basic principles.
You study the form by constructing these shapes and make the basic shape of the object and the graphical solution.
Perspective is trained in the same way, by drawing the basic shape in perspective, or analyzing the basic shape of objects and graphics in perspective.
Study lighting by the influence of light on basic shape
Research Lighting begins with a single light source and value study and then turns to material effects such as multi-light sources, surface scattering, and color.
You can also study composition by simplifying the image to a basic shape.
Moving or adding shapes around the main shape can make you feel how the position of the subject affects the composition. 9.
How do I develop a style?
Style grows on you, sometimes even unwanted.
Your own style is the result of all your conscious and unconscious creative influences.
So you will see the effect of anime on otaku artists, while Disney fans will adopt a typical way of painting Lions.
If you want to develop a particular style, look for artists in that style and study their work.
How do they use line weight?
What is their color scheme?
Do they have a typical stylized approach?
Even if you don't study specific artists, your own style will evolve over time.
You will develop a painting process for your work.
Wait if you have patience.
If you want to draw out quirky things, one can recognize your style and connect it to your professional work. 11.
What do you listen to when painting?
This is very private.
Brown noise, heavy metal, instrumental music, podcast, audiobook, rainy day Cafe©There are two great benefits to listening to music or podcasts: focus and fun.
You drown out the distractions around you.
Secondly, it is interesting to attract optimistic music.
You will draw longer and longer when you enjoy yourself.
Music or audiobooks can even provide inspiration in some cases.
However, because text will distract you, music with ambient noise or no lyrics is preferred.
Keep in mind that listening while drawing is technically multitasking.
When you need all your brain power, learn to focus on silence. 12.
How do I get commission?
How do I sell myself?
You can be passive (
Wait for attention)or active (
Similar soliciting job)
Ideally, you are all.
Passive: online status.
Build a website for your portfolio, set up a gallery on deviantArt, update your Tumblr and join the forum.
Clearly state that you are open to commission.
Distribute business cards.
Positive: Job hunting and socializing.
Send an email to the artistic director, ask for advice from other artists, attend the meeting, and attend the working committee of the Art Forum. . .
There are also many freelance websites online.
It can be hard to start as a freelancer.
Work hard to build a stable customer base that allows you to work on a regular basis.
If the customer gives you a repeat of the job, be wary of them asking for a discount --
If they like your job so much that they want more work, they will also be happy to pay for it for you.
Customers who want a discount because they promise to give you more work are often just cheap vampires.
Noah Bradley has a freelance guide called "freelance art. 13.
What drawing material do I need?
What tablet do you recommend?
For traditional art, you can start with pencil and print paper.
Your ability to draw does not depend on the brand of pencil you use, but on your "pencil mileage "(i. e.
How much did you practice? .
If you want to paint, you can start with black and white oil on cardboard.
Please note that digital artists will benefit from practicing traditional painting.
A5 sketchbook is suitable for carrying during downtime.
For digital art, you need a tablet with a pen press and a drawing program.
Krita is a free project.
SAI is quite cheap but basic procedure.
Photoshop is often used by professionals.
"The bigger the better" for your tablet ".
In terms of brand, Wacom is the big boss of tablets.
Technology is stagnant and overpriced, but they are still the best.
The price of Monoprice is very good-
But they have a problem with the driver.
A decent Wacom Bamboo is a good start for any beginner. 14.
What is the symbol diagram?
What is the difference between stylized?
Symbol drawing is not related to rendering or style.
Stylized is a simplification of the subject you understand, and symbolic painting is a false statement caused by not understanding the subject.
Our brains are used to explain the world around us, not to observe everything objectively.
Many artists start with the bad habit of drawing symbols, because many tutorials will teach you this method.
For example, by starting with the shape of the almond, then adding a circle to the pupil, and finally coloring, teach you to draw your eyes.
But when you look at your eyes from a different angle, like the side, it doesn't have an almond shape and the pupil won't be round.
When you do not have a signed drawing, you will understand the 3D shape of the eye, and if it matches the current representation of the subject, you can choose to style it into a circle.
> But when you get good, your symbols get more complicated and you don't stop drawing symbols.
If you feel this is your case, you may learn a subject in each class, not art from the basics.
Do you feel like you have to start over when you draw a different theme? 15.
What is catching chicken, why is it not good to catch chicken?
This is explained in the beginner's guide. 16.
Why is tracking bad?
The quality of tracking has always been an argument between artists.
One side believes that tracking is possible to understand how artists view objects and draw them, or how their artistic style works.
It doesn't matter as long as you don't publish or get favorable comments for the tracked work.
The other side believes that tracking is looking for an easy way, or that it is not loyal to the definition of art.
Art, however, has no real rules and you can do whatever you want.
But depending on what you do, you may be laughed at or scolded.
Here is an article pro tracing and an article against tracing. http: http:17.
What is the comfort zone?
Draw only the paintings you like and not challenge yourself.
This can lead to the neglect of your weak areas.
A typical example is that, while desperately hiding any hand, only profile portraits are drawn from pretty girls.
The comfort zone is different from the favorite theme because in the comfort zone the artist will not try anything that is not in the comfort zone.
Constantly trying new topics (or techniques)
You don't have to be afraid of the comfort zone.
Graffiti in your comfort zone from time to time is OK-
You want to keep playing! 18.
Which book do you recommend?
Take a look at the list here: the art books for http: Loomis and Vilppu are a great introduction to anatomy for beginners.
AE free pdf here-
Loomis books: http:/other great master of anatomy are Bridgeman and Hampton.
James Gurney's book is amazing in light and imaginary painting. 19.
Is there a good art community? Art forums?
/Ic/: this is the artboard, artwork/review for 4 chan Gallery.
Because the board is anonymous, the opinion is direct.
The downside is that you cannot verify the validity of the comment by checking the reviewer's own work.
In addition to posting clues to your own work, you will find clues to share the artwork you like, as well as topics about art education, experience, price of the work and various other issues. deviantART (DA)
This is a huge art community.
Thanks to its size, you can find any type of artist here, from work professionals to minor graffiti enthusiasts.
The trick to using DA is to find your own team in a larger community.
Look for people with similar artistic goals.
Sycra Forum: CGpeers: concept art.
Org, permanoobs, crimsondagers: on these sites, you can create a sketchbook, ask for criticism, and track the work of others.
However, all these forums have become quiet.
Don't expect too much action unless you are proactive.
Facebook, Skype: you can find FB and Skype teams that want to improve.
You can look at the daily spray group.
It can be difficult to find a FB or Skype group that suits you. 20.
What are the good channels for Youtube Art Channel?
Youtube: SycraProko: Concise, professional video on character painting.
Proko is deeply influenced by Vilppu and Loomis.
If you prefer video tutorials instead of reading art books, Proko is a great place to start learning about the human image. Anthony Jones (Robot Pencil)
Nicholas KayLevel upcubeushscott RobertsonTrent KaniugaBlogs/website: http;