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okay. i just want to help any one who needs help. i know the questions. where should i start? what should i do, but mostly, theres just a whole load of HOW???? i only started drawing this year, so i still know the questions verry well. and all i ever find is the common "practice practice practice" but WHAT am i practicing????? my ultimate goal has allways been to drasw photo-realistic. the idea of producing photolike drawings always seemed "wow" to me. and after a year, the drawings are starting to look like 'a person" but how did i do it??? well, firstly i started with manga, which is a style of anime. the drawings are simple, clean and theres not a lot of shading required. ir si simple, but still challenging when you start of. . it also helps that the style is very VERY popular. i did that for around 6 months, trying, tsting, getting an understanding of the body shape, the placement of facial feaures, and so on. but i grew bored, and i wanted more. so i started realistic. i learnt how to draw the eye. then hands, feet. i went onto hair, face shapes, noses and mouths, ears and clothes. learn each of these one by one. learn atonomy. read books (a great book is -"the new drawing on the right side of the brain"-) pracice shading (for skin, draw lightly with a 5b pencil then using a cloth, tissue or paper towel, rub in a circular motion, smudging the pencil) spend a lot of time on each drawing (something i found very hard. i rushed, and skipped bits. but now i just want to spend longer on each picture!!)
draw pictures from photos, as real life subjects continuosly move,. *sigh*
if you must, trace the outline of pictures, the shade in the rest. this will help teach you the placment of body parts.
the hardest part is every now and again, you cant draw right. you think that you have'lost yu touch, or skill" this isnt true. its because u think u have lost it, that u cant draw right. just keep drawing, and u will break through.
oh, and a great little exercise, draw popcorn!! include shadows, and when u r done... EAT IT!

thank you for spending ur time to read this, and i really hope it helps!

Thx, marmarlaid!
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krazykat412 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thanks for returning the llama!!
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WhiteMushroom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I just gave you... your 100th Llama :D now have fun with your Super Albino Llama!

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alyssaisagleek Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
leighanne97 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the admin request!
SunsetNightshade Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
ooh, thank you so much for the :iconcutellamaplz:
Yeliah24601 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
mollytheblonde Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist
HEEY, do you remember me??? When I first joined... i think.. yeah - we were talking about my dogs and your labradors!! lol
I see now your an awesome drawer >: D I'm aspiring so if you could maybe help me out -----> Like you I started with Anime, and your right it's clean and simple. I didn't get too deep into that though, it was fun at first but then i just got bored.. I saw Cataclysm X's drawings and she really inspired me, so now i'm trying again. i've only JUST started, if you look in my scrapbook you'll see... I've done a total of... *drumroll* 1 drawing! lol When I start i just.. don't know WHERE to start! :/ I do freehand 'cos a grid's way too hard, and i'm not to great with the whole 'using shapes...' I know it's practise, practise, practise but it's like cleaning a garage - but harder! Where(!!!) do i start?!?? >: /
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Norphy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
i've gived llama badge :P
marmarlaid Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist
one of my fav 'unknown' pencil artists on dA! check him out!
SparklyMango101 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
what do u want me to draw you?
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SparklyMango101 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
could u donate like 3 points i really wanna buy something if not thats OK!!!! love ur art!
beautifuldreamertoon Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ty for the llama. :la:
BeautyInFlesh Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the points! :la:
GabrielaDoseva Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist
Aaaaawwwwwwww!!! That picture of a little black and white kitty is SUPER CUTE!!! I wish i could hug it!!!
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SunnnyD Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you for the points :hug:
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