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PhotoStudy - Silly pup~


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I feel like a lot of budding artist might get the wrong idea regarding how real improvement/progress happens :O

After doing some thinking, I realized that you guys don't see everything that I do - only everything I POST. Seems obvious, right? Well, sorta. How many of you have made assumptions about an artists skill/likes/tastes just because of what they post?

I don't blame you. One's profile/posts can be specialized for one's needs. This is actually how I treat my commissions/accounts~ I post cute adorable shiz, and only tend to accept things to my liking - thus, you guys can trust that you'll get cute adorbs shiz from me.

However. I also want to be a good example.

Those of you tuning in on my streams will have seen me do these studies often. Drawing from observation improves A LOT of smaller skills that'll help you along your journey.

I like thinking of these things like a video game :O.

So during observational drawing, you'e:

Upping your Ability to See - You'll be better at noticing smaller details, and being able to actively compare proportions as you draw. You are also forced to draw in regards to proper perspective.

Cataloging a Library of Knowledge - Be it people/animals, or nature, you're gaining some insight of the subject while you're drawing it. Nuances like what kind of nose, to the size of the ears in comparison to a head. Down to methods of rendering~

Improving hand-eye-coordination - Bridging the gap between seeing something, and putting it on paper. The easier this is, the easier it is to do it from your head too~

Learning to Design - the way you replicate a life-drawing will vary. Quicker studies will focus on the broader shapes and actions of the subjects. Longer studies will let you create methods of rendering materials.

Learning the laws of Physics and Light - Longer studies will allow you to explore the values and forms of the subjects. You can see first-hand how light affects your subject as you draw it.

This info's just off the top of my head. It's the tip of the iceberg :O. Be sure when you're studying, that you're actively paying attention~! Mindlessly replicating will most likely still help you a lot, but really analyzing and solving problems is what's going to make you improve quickly~!

female 849,667, dog 130,770, life drawing 31
Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 7 years, 5 months ago
Rating: General

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7 years, 5 months ago
Is that a Shi-tzu?
7 years, 5 months ago
Looks more like a Yorkie.
7 years, 5 months ago
No, it's a Yorkshire Terrier! It's so cute~ <3
We also own a Yorkie named Chewie, like Chewbacca. In fact, we also call him the Yorking of Mordor! WOOF WOOF WOOF!!
7 years, 5 months ago
Amazing drawing.
7 years, 5 months ago
Wow, you did that??? That's very good. Hmm, do you think you would offer commissions like that?
7 years, 5 months ago
Be prepared to pay not a little.
7 years, 5 months ago
Actually I just probably couldn't :O

This is SUPER REFERENCED, like I'm looking at a picture, and recreating it with my own flair on the values/design.

with TOOOOONS of referencing and being smart, I could probably make some kinda close/cool photo-ish-realistic-sorta prons, and that may be fun to experiment with at some point in time, but I don't plan on it. Not offering it as a commission at least.
7 years, 5 months ago
Aww, well either way very nice work. Thanks again ^^
7 years, 5 months ago
to think a circle with ears became this
you're so good
7 years, 5 months ago
Holy crap this is amazing.
7 years, 5 months ago
I love you~

Well, i mean that this is actually a really nice help, informations like these really do show that things are possible.

Also plus points for drawing a doggy that i used to have too x3
7 years, 5 months ago
Really amazing work!
7 years, 5 months ago
Fun Fact: Yorkies are just fur puddles, add a bow and suddenly it's a fur puddle with eyes~
7 years, 5 months ago
*stares* ...in a word...'damn' thats almost photorealistic
7 years, 5 months ago
7 years, 5 months ago
Wonderful, and I especially appreciate all the tips, really.  It's tough to improve when you're constantly running into walls.  But it's nice to know there is another out there, actually pushing themself.  Thank you.
7 years, 5 months ago
Thank you. I feel this puts a healthier mindset for me to go by.
7 years, 5 months ago
Wow...nicely drawn. o_o
7 years, 5 months ago
Oh lord these dogs, haha! Grandma had one once perfectly groomed, watching them run around looking all pretty is HILARIOUS
7 years, 5 months ago
Hai, sensei! *bow*
7 years, 5 months ago
I had a shi tsu once.
the little bitch nomed off the cables of my console.
7 years, 5 months ago
I dunno, seems way easier to draw some dicks, get a bunch of upvotes, and call it a day. =p
7 years, 5 months ago
Easier? Yes. More productive/helpful? No.
7 years, 5 months ago
now THAT is what that brush is for. looks fantastic.
7 years, 5 months ago
Was this pure digital or was it graphite on heavy cardstock?
7 years, 5 months ago
Pure digital :O
7 years, 5 months ago
Mmph, your ferals are so sexy...! >.<
Oh, wait... >_>
7 years, 5 months ago
Very cute~
And very helpful~!
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