Sorry, no time today for another sketch, tomorrow will have one (deadline coming up == lots of work).
If I may,
Of course you may I really appreciate the responses I’ve gotten from this thread, particularly from yourself and Orinoco, who I’ve followed closely & respect.
I’ve really taken in what you’ve said. I drew the eye such that it looked right, not so it looked like the picture. The ear, on the other hand … well I don’t know how to draw ears really, so I had to draw what was in front of me.
The little chicken scratch lines are a pretty bad habit to get into.
It’s hard to break though, because with a single line I can’t compare them. My thought processes go something like no no no no no yes LINE. They also enable me to draw much faster, and I find it incredibly hard to move my hands slowly and accurately. I don’t know if I’m setting myself up for more problems later though.
You don’t have to be fast about it tho.
Fast == smooth for me. Slow == jerky and jagged. I have very unsteady hands.
I do know what you mean though, and things being hard is really no excuse not to learn them. My brother is an excellent artist, and when he was taught he had to draw a person in front of him in 10 seconds. After a little while he was drawing the most amazing sketches, not accurate or complex, simple lines that together just screamed out person.
Maybe it would help if I couldn’t draw the detail, say with a larger pen (calligraphy pen probably)? That way I can’t focus on things that aren’t really important. I found this helped with my 3d sculpting (thanks go out to endi for that simple piece of advice).
Keep sketching and posting, man. I love to watch people start in on drawing. It makes me happy. I really wish more people took the time to start learning.
Will do, learning makes me happy too. If you have the time, I’d appreciate it if you could drop in on this thread in the future, I’ll update the title on the days I post new sketches. In a couple of weeks this will get a lot simpler, as my deadlines will have passed.