Top Ten Art Techniques that Can Improve Your Drawing and ColoringI want to help people who struggle with drawing by making this list. I hope this information helps.
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Nuhhh, these are good and all for beginners to know about, but truly, I have never used guidelines for anything and I really believe that all artists shouldn't after establishing the technique. If you use guidelines forever, you trap yourself into certain proportions and you lose artistic freedom. You also tend to subconsciously mold all humans into one frame (like some people just don't have their eyes at the midline of the face and some people have crazy long legs...etc). Freehand everything, and the world is opened, and your proportional intuition is going to get better and better. Also, you can start developing a sense of how and where to exaggerate, which is always going to look better or at least more interesting than a perfectly proportioned face and body. - keycha1n
I rarely use guide lines, but this list is to help people who are struggling with drawing. But yeah, I mostly draw freehand, and I agree it is better for me.
I drew some characters by tracing. How do I draw them accurately without tracing?
One method you can use is the "grid technique" which involves making grid of the paper and breaking down the picture you want to draw into elements and drawing each bit to draw the picture. It's a lot like putting puzzle pieces together - FlareLightX
I mostly use guidelines when I draw the body, feet and hands. When I draw the head in a full body drawing, I just draw a circle, add a plus sign, and form the face. But If I draw in a potrait art, I only use two guidelines for the eyes and locating the head. - MLPFan
I was drawing SSJ 4 Goku and Vegeta and I draw them by tracing. How do I make them more accurate?
Thanks for the list, it is a great help. - micahisthebest
When I color with colored pencils, I'd mix some colors that go on a hue (I recommend creating color hues when coloring, even when you draw traditionally/hand drawing because It gives off a more 3D look). I've never used a COPIC marker before (they're too expensive in my country and they're only sold in certain stores in my country) The bookstore at the nearest mall does sell a lot of copic markers but they come in single markers. And they still are way too overpriced. I don't wanna buy counterfeits, though because the quality will be different. Many people I know use COPIC markers to color their traditional artwork, but I'll stick with colored pencils. I'll try COPIC markers once I'm older - MLPFan
Thanks AnimeDrawer. I appreciate your help 😊 - MLPFan
Can you use cotton buds, too? - MLPFan
Ooh! I usually line the pencil lines with a drawing pen and I would occassionally colour some parts with black ink - MLPFan
I've seen many digital artists that don't shift the hue. Shifting the hue makes it a much more 3-d look to the piece
Yeah. You should also blend colors that shade with each other to make the coloring look lively - MLPFan
My coloring pencil collection only has 12 colors and they're base colors (the only shades are a dark blue and a light blue) but I'll try to check for more - MLPFan
This is what I usually do - MLPFan