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    Drawing exercises?

    I've heared people talk of drawing exercises a few times now, could anyone tell me any good ones? I've googled it and stuff, but it always mentions stuff like drawing with wire, and contour drawing...

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    Zeta Members ram's Avatar
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    you could try downloading "how to draw anime and game character"

    it's kinda a book, and the volume 1 is not hard to find

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramiel View Post
    you could try downloading "how to draw anime and game character"

    it's kinda a book, and the volume 1 is not hard to find
    thanks, i downloaded vol 1+2 i'll check them out now ^-^

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    A old illustrator I know told me one time to always do this:
    -draw many vertical lines; at the beginning draw it each one close to the other, and gradually go increasing the distance. Every line should be parallel to the others. Every time you finish a row of lines, do another one but changing the direction you are doing the lines.
    -draw many horizontal lines; similar to the previews but now horizontals. You also need to change the direction in how you are making the lines every time you finish a row.
    -draw many diagonal lines; similar to the other, but now in diagonal. You also need to change the direction in how you are making the lines every time you finish a row.
    -draw quick circles and go changing the direction in how you are drawing them.

    These exercises are great to have control over the lines, and also you are going to draw some stuffs way more faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockHand View Post
    A old illustrator I know told me one time to always do this:
    -draw many vertical lines; at the beginning draw it each one close to the other, and gradually go increasing the distance. Every line should be parallel to the others. Every time you finish a row of lines, do another one but changing the direction you are doing the lines.
    -draw many horizontal lines; similar to the previews but now horizontals. You also need to change the direction in how you are making the lines every time you finish a row.
    -draw many diagonal lines; similar to the other, but now in diagonal. You also need to change the direction in how you are making the lines every time you finish a row.
    -draw quick circles and go changing the direction in how you are drawing them.

    These exercises are great to have control over the lines, and also you are going to draw some stuffs way more faster.
    thanks ill try this out ^-^

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    Similar to Clock's advice, I was once told by an actual pro in the business:
    -Draw a horizontal line, a vertical line, and random curves.
    -Now trace over said lines without making them one iota thicker or longer.
    -Repeat.
    -????
    -PROFIT

    I did that once and had a random level jump afterward. Not sure if it was the exercise or a collection of things (most likely the latter). Haven't tried it since then . . . two years ago.

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    if you are way too new to digital arts and you want to start right away USING A MOUSE . OR else ignore it
    SOFTWARE USED IS MANGA STUDIO EX4
    THIS IS TOTALLY my style of drawing

    SOME EXAMPLES i followed this concept and BELOW ARE THE RESULTS.
    http://www.mangatutorials.com/file/p...=4e63028784fb4
    http://www.mangatutorials.com/file/p...=4e6302ed01b45
    SO YEAH tats it.

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    drawing exercises
    1. 30 second gesture drawings
    2. 1 minute gesture drawings
    3. blind contour drawing
    4. line control drawing.

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