Thank you! Expect more in the future!
Never give up! It’s never too late. Don’t even think the thought. I can promise you this. I know people who has started just recently and they draw amazing; and they’re around their late 20’s. I’ve been drawing since I was a child and that doesn’t exactly show, I’m afraid. So no. Just cause you have been drawing since you were a little doesn’t make you better; and because you’re starting late doesn’t make you bad.
Here’s the thing, however. It still requires time. You need to practice a lot to gain skills. You don’t magically get them like that. It takes patience. You won’t be your best at first. It might take years; but you will get there eventually. Just never give up. You know how I drew when I was around 16?
This is sadly the worst example I can show you for now; I didn’t upload any of my worst drawings. Surely my coloring was alright, it certainly had gotten better, but really, look at it. Look at her anatomy. Ahhjskdhkjfhf And this was two years earlier:
And trust me, it can get even worse; but I’ll spare you the pain. You can just look through the blog and have a good laugh, instead.
And you know what? You’ll never be at your best. At least you won’t think so. You’ll always want to improve, and get better. There will be times you’ll be so furious with your art and feel like you’re not getting better. But trust me, you will. And that’s the whole fun thing with drawing. To challenge yourself. So don’t let your age or beginner-skills get in your way. We all start somewhere and it’s never too late for it. No matter how fuckin’ cliché that sounds, haha.
Also, a tip: It’s a great thing you’re following tutorials, they can be mighty useful. However, don’t rely too much on them. Use them as inspiration. Even as someone who creates tutorials; all artists are flawed, and so can their tutorials also be. Twist them to your liking; you never need to follow them step-by-step. I’ll say… The most reliable references will be your mirror, eyes and photographs. Even if you’re drawing ‘anime’ and not realistically, you’ll need to at least understand basic anatomy, for example, to be able to twist it to your liking.
And another thing! Anime comes in many different styles. c;
Actually, if you look at the buttons on my sidebar you’ll see a link that says “Tutorials”.
Or, you could type in this URL: zemael.tumblr.com/tagged/tutorial
Or just click here, haha. c:
Åh! Tack så jättemycket!
Thanks! I’m working on them at the moment. C:
Shit I’ll start being more active, I promise. I’ll try to draw everyday from today and upload it. After all, I’m free this week. c:
2. Show your pencil case and what’s inside.
It’s this lil practical thing with bunch of everything inside! The stuff I like to use the most.
8. Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
I do! I like usually music with no lyrics when I draw, because I get lost in the “feeling” then. I like to listen at stuff like E.S. Posthumus, Globus, Two Steps from Hell, Assassin’s Creed OST, etc! Favorites variate, depending on mood and whatnot. Right now I’m obsessed with Homestead and Earth from AC’s soundtrack! u v u
Of course Im still answering! C: Im artblocked as fuck and need to entertain myself. Lmao.
3. “Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a “doodle” it is.”
I was practicing poses but I was too artblocked to actually be able to draw something detailed or.. accurate.
1. Take a picture of your workspace.
BEWARE OF MY MESSY MESS. I don’t really have a workplace. I have my tiny desk and my bed. I don’t actually like to use my big fancy screen for drawing, interestingly enough. I enjoy my laptop screen.
And yes, that is a teddy. His name is Sandra. Don’t judge >8C
As you can see I’ve got both my tablet and a mini-speaker plugged in!
… and THOSE speakers are literally over 10 years old.
I just put my tablet on my desk and plug in everything there. I love sitting in my chair but the desk itself sucks. It’s small and it’s unpractical and I can’t fit my legs anywhere. Sob. OTL
Ooooh thank you so much! Both for the critique and your lovely compliments! I’m especially surprised how you decided to critique the coloring. I don’t mind, really, I’m just surprised. In the past it used to be the only thing people complimented on my art, hahah
Anyway, I must ask, how do you mean by ‘too blendy’? I’m not entirely sure how you mean by that. And how can I fix it? c: