Drawing's hard😖😖 (for me)


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I'd be interested in some tutorials and pointers on diapers, anatomy, and perspective. Unfortunately I don't have the disposable income to do digital art, but what kind of tablets do most artists use? I can't imagine making the REALLY good art I've seen with just a freakin' mouse😆
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For learning the basics, a pencil and some paper is all you need.
I have a simple Wacom drawing tablet, however I VERY RARLY draw digitally. ( Krita is one of the best free digital art programs I have ever used )

There are a wide range of good tutorials on YouTube, but please keep in mind that constantly practicing is what will improve one's drawing skills.
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This isn't really drawing per say, but you might want to check out Blender. Its a free 3d modeling program thats easy to learn. You can get the same look as sketches with some setup and you can find tons of recources online, including proportionally correct models of both males and females.

You can also get poses for your characters (or even drawing reference) Adobe Mixamo
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A popular technique that you can use to teach yourself is like what @K00paTr00pa mentioned. You get a 3d model, pose it how you wish get a screen grab and do a paint over in a digital app. There are a couple free ones out there. As for tablets i use a small Bamboo (was like 50 bucks or something) for quick edits and a XP-Pen tablet with screen i found super cheap on Offer Up. Its not the best but gets the job done.
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it took me years to learn how to draw a pencil and still haven't worked how to draw certain things yet i have mastered using tracing paper to create buildings using a picture from the internet and haven't yet learned how to make people move so i now how hard it is to draw just practices and one da you might get the handle of it
Hello, Professional illustrator here 👋.
The best digital tool for beginners would be a Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet. They range from like $50 to $300 and are available at Best Buy. ;)
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Pencil and paper man, myself. Didn't like the 'feel' of the digital set-ups; that said, if you have a tablet, you can get 'pens' (them that work in the same way as your finger on the screen) and use free drawing apps (the 'pens' are often free, too, when you buy certain gadgets; got one beside me which came with mum's phone case, but I rarely use it).

Other than that, practice makes perfect. It's mostly a matter of hand-to-eye co-ordination (and vice versa) and muscle memory. Even the 'masters' repeat and repeat again until it's second-nature (that's why there's often more than one example/version of a masterpiece).
Certain tricks for tricking the eye come after that.

(Just watched a promo video on Amazon for a cheap drawing tablet and it looked to be a lot of fuss and time for what I'd call a doodle)
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Idk...can one really learn to draw? I always thought of drawing as a natural gift a talentif you will. You either got it or you don't. Me...I never had that gift.
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Idk...can one really learn to draw? I always thought of drawing as a natural gift a talentif you will. You either got it or you don't. Me...I never had that gift.
You can learn! Having the natural talent will always be more advantageous and easy, but learning the actual skills necessary to draw can certainly be learned. I have colleagues who five years ago didn't know anything about drawing, but they are now doing it professionally. (y)
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Nowididit said:
Idk...can one really learn to draw? I always thought of drawing as a natural gift a talentif you will. You either got it or you don't. Me...I never had that gift.
No such thing as talent! Nobody is born knowing how to draw (at most, maybe more of an inclination to draw when they're young, which helps them learn). Practice and discipline is the only way to learn anything, which isn't always easy to do, but on the plus side, anyone can do it!
I have a Microsoft surface pro 7 that I use for digital stuff but a pencil and paper is all you really need. Youtube actually has some good art tutorials.
I can't afford a tablet either and a pencil and paper are my best friends. I'm currently addicted to Mitch Leeuwe's educational art books. They're great if you want to learn a more cartoony style as opposed to a hyper realistic one and they cover numerous topics such as animals, clothes, facial expressions, human anatomy, and perspective.


I envy people who can do art. I got extra engineering, math, science, and physics brain and no abstract brain. Drives me nuts trusting a hand drawn straight line to be straight and uniform. I have to pull out a square and caliper and make sure then erase it and do it again if it's not perfect.

I was exactly like this as a child too so regressing or being little doesn't change anything. 😅
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I was a huge fan of Mark Kistler back in the 90s and he was instrumental in me learning how to draw in 3D. For digital art, FireAlpaca is a pretty nice freeware. 1676258474051.jpeg