I’ve been really really into k-pop songs lately. Like this playlist is killer. But don’t ask me any specific bands, cause uh like Keithy there. I don’t remember any of the bands or songs specifically haha. @thredbare
How do you start drawing? I love your art, and many other people's art, and you all inspire me to draw. But I never was into as a kid and now I'm almost 18 and everything seems bleak :/ i dont know how to start
Hi anon! You start with the basics :D First, you need to train your muscle memory and your hand-eye coordination. For that, you need to practice every day, at least an hour a day!
Best way to go about it is to start with 3 things:
Lines and shapes: circles, squares, maybe cubes?, straight lines, curvy and wavy lines… try to get them all nice first, and when you’re able to get them all nice, then focus on getting faster at them. This will help with your line and shape drawing quality (everything is made up of lines and shapes after all!)
Draw what you see: look around you. Maybe you have a chair, or a pencil case, or a mug or another object lying around. Draw it! Again, focus on getting it all nice first, and then focus on try to get it drawn better and faster. This will help you draw, well, what you see, and also have a sense of how to draw things that have volume. Later on, when you learn about perspective and all this, having this “drawing from life” foundation will help a lot! If it helps you, place a small ruler next to the object you’re drawing an draw a line representing it first, a s a reference.
Copy and trace: We artist are always going about how people should not trace stuff, right? But as a >>learning method<<, tracing and copying is one of the best things ever! It trains your muscle memory, you’re teaching your hand where to draw the lines and how as you trace. When you move to copying, you’re training more of your muscle memory and your hand-eye coordination, and later you’ll be able to draw things not that you’re seeing, but things on your imagination too! Also, this is a great step towards using references later on :) JUST REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CREDIT THE ORIGINAL AND MENTION THIS IS YOU LEARNING. Otherwise it’s… rude.
So basically… do any of these (one or more!) daily and just keep at it. You’ll get better and faster with time, just like with everything else :) (btw, some people are slower at improving than others. That’s fine,don;t sweat it and keep at it!)
Hope that helped, anon! Good luck on your art journey! :DDD
Hi! I figured out a shortcut for perspective with the pen tool (and a quick instruction on how to draw straight lines) in Photoshop.
As happy as I am to see people gain the confidence to try out backgrounds, I should mention that it takes more than a trick to draw good BGs. I urge you all to try to learn it properly through research and draw from observation. Thomas Romain has a good batch of incredibly detailed, in-depth look into perspective on his twitter. I also learned at lot from Perspective! For Comic Book Artist by David Chelsea, it really is a must have for all types of BG work. Work hard and good luck!
Akatsuki becomes a mercenary group for hire, as they did in Road to Ninja. This is more appropriately named the “everybody comes back to life and somehow things work out AU”… but as promised, 10 Akatsuki members in the timeline of The Last! Designing is fun (esp the village flak jackets) (・∀・)
See more extensive character/AU details below the cut!:
I’ve been wanting to draw, but haven’t been able to draw any of the other R!kids (or robots lel), so i decided to do this R!human Mondatta??? Insofar as there’d be a reverse!Mondatta at all haha
He and Zenyatta have a weirdly strong family resemblance (despite not being biological brothers). He’s very down to earth while retaining the same natural charisma as Zenyatta, but if Zenyatta’s charm is like refined sugar then Mondatta’s is like just-cut sugar cane.
Then pair are almost never in each other’s vicinity, but when they are, Zenyatta starts to feel distinctly forged beside his brother’s authenticity (though they used to be more complementary when they were younger). Mondatta still cares a lot about his little bro and is a perennial worry wart when it comes to him. Tends to flip between this and incessant teasing whenever they come in contact (or the doubly irritating tease-worry combo).