Drawing Class 101

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  1. stormsedge

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    So I finally reached the age for inexpensive non-credit college courses at our local university. First, I took Wilderness First Responder, now I am in a drawing class. So, this one is sort of our mid-term, done in charcoal and noting I had some issues with using a wrong eraser in the early stages and overdoing it with the protectant spray (both live and learn). I'll probably redo this later, and then fix this one by blacking the erasure lines to look like a window with a small "Luthier" sign to the side. Anyway, here it is:


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    Nice work! A big help for me is this book https://www.amazon.com/dp/0671530771/?tag=tdpri-20 How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. Even if you're not interested in drawing comics, it covers the basics in a simple and easy to understand way. I got it when I was a kid, and even now in my mid-30's as a graphic designer I refer back to it.
     
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    Very nice
     
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    That's really good. It's personal and distinctive. You do a good job of highlighting parts of some details, but not all, leaving the imagination to flesh things out.
     
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    no banjo ?;)
     
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    Very nice. Keep doing it. I've never drew nothing in my life so take my advice for what it's worth. ;)
     
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    Good for you. I can't draw at all. My hands refuse to execute what my brain thinks up. When I saw the title of the thread, I immediately thought someone's trying to learn CAD drawing and I was all ready to jump in with suggestions. I can get a computer to draw parts and assemblies that I could never draw on paper. I wonder why playing guitar which requires very refined fine motor control is relatively easy for me and making a drawing by hand is all but impossible. Lucky for you, you can do both.:)
     
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    I can draw the curtains, but, being a multi-skilled ape, forced in to clothing and strategically shaven, I can draw water, draw a bath -and- draw my disability payments!.


    I envy those who can draw.
     
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    you give the appearence you had fun doing this , keep at it and let the ideas flow!
     
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    Thanks. And great idea ICO the Marvel book. We should start human forms next week and every bit will help. I put it on my Amazon list.
     
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    LOL...not this time. I have banjos, but they got edged out by the guitars for the contrasts (and the inlays and hardware on the banjos are too intricate for my novice level).
     
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    "Artists paint their pictures on canvas, musicians paint their on silence." Leopold Stokowski
     
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    my wife and I met in Biology in university , she looked over at my drawings of what I saw in the microscope, and exclaimed, "that looks just like whats in there , mine look like stick ameobas" ( and they did too, LOL)

    I posted some of my art on the thread
    Tell About Your TDPri Avatar, if you are interested, we had a thread a few years ago of members art work , some really fine posts
     
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    Guitars are a b*tch to get right when drawing. As is anything from real life for that matter.

    I drew this scene for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan comic and because that series takes place in New York city, I had to work with pictures of that city to get it right.
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    Plus its always fun to make a reference to Robert Plant's "Big log" and have people go "What song is that, let me check it out."
     
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    “Draw what you see, not what you think you see,” one of my professors said. Can be hard when you are looking at naked people all day. Everything is light source/s, light to dark, dark to light. Delineation is stylistic and representational, anything can work if you have figure-ground and go from the lightest lights to the darkest darks.
     
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