Hey! So I really want to get into character drawing. I'm gonna be honest and say that my experience with it is like zero to none. So I was wondering if you have any book recommendations for me to read or any advice on how to start out. Your art is always so wonderful and I just love your style. Thanks in advance!
Hi! For books, I’d recommend anything byBurne Hogarth for anatomy. He breaks the form down into basic shapes in space that make sense. Also did a book on drapery/clothing behavior that’s really nice.
For color,James Gurney’s books are the best. For perspective, I loved“How to Draw” by Scott Robertson. Very intuitive way of understanding space and how to apply grids to both mechanical and natural forms.
Here’s a post that has a much more comprehensive list of art books.
Generally, my advice would be to get a bunch of cheap sketchbooks and draw a ton (and draw in pen). Keep it loose and don’t overwork anything. Just experiment! If you mess up, just move onto another drawing. You’ll improve a ton this way. Like Chuck Jones said: “Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out.”
one day i’ll write up something about how illyana still holds anger at emma and doesn’t wholly trust her and probably never will, nor will she ever truly forgive her for the things she did to her, kitty and the rest of the new mutants all those years ago.
A/N: This was requested by @dreamybrowneyes for #2 and #3 with Scott Summers. I really hope you like it! And sorry for my awful grammar.
#2:“Your faces makes me angry.”
#3:“Do you think I’m pretty.?”
You loved your brothers, Alex and Scott, but bothering them was your favorite thing to do. Especially Scott because you always got the best reactions out of him. For example you poured ice cold water on him, and embarrassed in front of his crush, Jean Grey. He didn’t talk to you for a week. But in your defense a week prior to that, he kept doing jump scares and you were his main target.
Once he forgave you, thanks to Alex. He spent for time with you again. You two were sitting on the couch waiting for Jubilee and Jean to get back from the mall, when Scott said,
“Y/N, your face makes me angry. Like all the time.”
“If I were you, I’d sleep with one eye open tonight.”
“Are you threatening me Y/N?”
Later that night you decided to Scott back again, for all the things he’s done before and what he said today. You knew it had to be good, so you decided to get Jean, Jubilee, Storm, and Kurt in on it. Storm suggested whip cream in the hand and tickle his nose, but Jubilee had a better idea.
“Y/N!” Scott yelled from his room, stomping through the halls.
“I’m guessing he saw it.” Jean said to you.
Scott came stomping into the room. You guys had the great idea, thanks to Jubilee to put clown make up on his face.
“Morning Brother.” You said trying not to laugh.
“I hate you.”
“I wouldn’t have been successful without Jean, Jubilee, Storm, and Kurt.”
“Wow! My sister and my friends gang up on me….guys I have a question.”
“Do you think I’m pretty?”
“Yes.” You all said together.
A/N:Sorry it this was awful. I wrote during class so yeah.