Q:I am terrible at drawing. Do you have any tips/tutorials for a beginner?
As cliche as it is, it’s all practice. No one starts out amazing at drawing. It’s a lot harder to draw from imagination when you’re starting out so just draw a lot from life and observation. Still lifes, things that are sitting around your house, friends, people at cafe, trees, cars, animals, etc. Doing this will build up your visual library and it sort of becomes muscle memory once you’ve done enough.
Study anatomy really really really hard. Get books with the title “Anatomy for Artists”. George Bridgman books are MUST to get. Draw from these books and study them thoroughly. Andrew Loomis’s books have been reprinted, get those as well. Most of the tutorials I find on Youtube are pretty advanced, so those won’t help you as much as these books when you’re first starting out.
Lastly, don’t give up. It is a tiring and a long and discouraging uphill climb, but if you really want to be good at it, you have to stick to it. If you do it often enough, you’ll quickly see improvements in your drawing skills, I garauntee it.
Hope this helps!
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