View Full Version : Tips/ trics for my way of drawing?

08-13-2012, 04:30 PM
Here are a few of my drawings.. I draw in a sketchy kind of way. All ideas, tips, trics are welcome so i can improve!!


08-13-2012, 04:35 PM
You have to upload it online via a service like photobucket. Then you get the url of your image and then link as you did above.

Btw, please don't double post the same thread in two different sections of the forum. I've left your thread here since you're asking for comments and this one is more appropriate for that kind of request.

08-14-2012, 04:02 AM
Sry for the extra post.. I wont do it again. Hopefully my drawing can now be seen.

08-14-2012, 04:09 AM
You need to use the direct image URL for image tags to work. So right click on the image and select "copy image url"

which in this case is this -> http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/Ordodos/b60c790d.jpg

08-14-2012, 07:28 AM
Thx a lot.. I got it working now

08-14-2012, 08:31 AM
That sketch is looking good and that is one awesome hood design :D the one thing I see is that the hand looks a bit akward, almost disjointed... I'm not sure why that is yet.

EDIT: Also you have the fingers joining close to the area where the thumb is, make sure to leave a gap between where the thumb and hand meet and where the fingers and the hand meet, here is an image to show you what I mean;


I look forward to seeing more :)

08-14-2012, 01:52 PM
I agree with Demon. It looks like he's wearing a glove with no hand inside. Also, the hood seems a little too high. Unless he has super poofy, afro-like hair, the hood should be further down to the forehead. Last thing, does he have another arm? I can't really tell. If he does, I think you should show more of it so that the picture looks more balanced. If he only has one arm, ignore the previous sentence.

I hope this helped!

08-14-2012, 03:17 PM
I think you would benefit from using longer lines. Short jagged lines are not very pleasant to look at, it's good to try to imply details without actually drawing them. I think the hood looks cool with all those signs on the rim though =)

08-14-2012, 04:48 PM
Thx a lot for the tips and picture.. I am stilling having troubles drawing the hands. (other hand is behind the back :P).

08-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Thx a lot for the tips and picture.. I am stilling having troubles drawing the hands. (other hand is behind the back :P).

Well for the hand behind the back thing, I would consider striking the poses yourself in a mirror or taking a picture or something so you can visualise the pose and deuce whether its natural or not. The pose in my opinion looks quite akward without the presence of the other arm I would have expected to see even the edge beside the characters side.

08-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Ok i tried a new drawing.. I am still not sure about the feet and hands.

08-16-2012, 04:49 PM
I think, before you get into learning how to render and shade and draw clothing, you really need to sit down and study anatomy in detail. Probably the best people to look at are Andrew Loomis and Vilppu, and I think you should also try and gather up a nice amount of photo references. Here are some links that will help you:

The best thing to start with is Fun with a Pencil. You may be like "wtf this style is old as shit why does she expect me to learn from this". It will help you get used to drawing and 3d shapes, and get used to proportions in general no matter the style. Then pretty much just go in order with the books.

Glenn Vilppu is another godly teacher when it comes to learning anatomy and stuff. Heres his drawing manual, but I STRONGLY suggest looking for a torrent of his videos. He goes way into detail on each body part in his anatomy videos, and then his gesture videos are super helpful as well.

Another great teacher

And here are references. Before you click, don't be surprised because the ads are kind of..suggested. So um, dont open this in a public area

Male naked photo references
Female naked photo references
Humans in Motion photo references
Facial expressions
Tutorials. the second one is more for digital painting, but the first one is fantastic as well


08-19-2012, 06:29 AM
The stuff Toast linked you is very good. I especially love "Fun with a pencil", I've read it cover to cover at least three times :P

I'm glad to see more underlying thought in the lines in your latest drawing than the previous, it looks a lot better just because of it =)

08-19-2012, 09:41 AM
its good to see that u have worked on your lines :)
and those links by toast pretty much cover everythin.
so a general thing to note would be that females have wider hips compared to males. (personally i find curvy figures much more attractive :p)
gl :]

08-20-2012, 05:48 AM
Jah thx a lot for the link and feedback.. Will work on it :P

08-22-2012, 03:40 PM

Tried to apply a few things of the ´fun with a pencil´. I drew the basic forms first then the details.
Still working on shading..

08-22-2012, 08:47 PM
Badass! :D that design looks great! All I can say is that the right arm is bulgy, which looks a bit odd. Try to make it a bit more angular rather than rounded, that may solve the problem. Also the legs look like boxes, he is wearing trousers however there would still be slight variation. Finally the upper arm of the left arm is thin, if his whole arm has been converted then just ignore this but if he still has his upper arm try to make it the same thickness as the right :) Other than that, keep up the good work :D

08-28-2012, 03:02 PM


So did two new drawings. Only still working on the shading.. The first snake looking guy still needs improvement. But how can i get the lines less rough.. Trying to do my best at straight lines, sometimes goes rong.... Eraser isnt doing it job sometimes :P.. Plz give me your crits :P:P

08-28-2012, 05:22 PM
I really like the guy in the previous post and the snake-man in the last.
For better linework and easier erasing, use the side of your pencil for the first passes of your sketch. Only use the tip when you refine it in the last pass. The tip of the pencil leaves a physical mark in the paper as well as graphite, and you can't erase the mark. The side of your pencil hardly makes a mark in the paper at all, so it is much easier to erase.

08-29-2012, 10:57 AM
Also try using a light (soft) pencil for your initial drawing, as its easy to rub out, and doesnt leave as much of an indentation. once you're happy with your final lines, you can use a harder pencil to effectively "ink" the picture. I love the eyes of that last girl, they're really well done. I feel like her top/dress is a bit too busy with folds, especially the sleeves - considering the sleeves are big enough to be hanging off of her arm, there shouldnt be those pinch folds near the shoulder. The snake guy looks awesome :D

08-29-2012, 05:50 PM
definitely looks like Loomis is helping! Keep looking at his other books as well once you're comfortable with fun with a pencil. Figure drawing for all it's worth is a fantastic book as well.

keep practicing dude!

08-30-2012, 04:12 AM
Thx for the tips! Using the side of the pencil now for sketches!! Fun with a pencil is really detailed.. But slowly getting there :P

09-01-2012, 08:19 AM

More practice with fun with a pencil.