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Trying to improve my art. Please give me feed back.


I'm back after studying and completing my exams for university. I now have 4 months to focus on drawing, playing video games and writing. Brilliant!
Sorry. I'm full of questions.

Everybody has been giving me such good advice i have been following it all to see what helps me. Various things. And in some ways i have been improving, but i have noticed something strange. 

My drawings after practicing with actual drawing techniques and accuracy are worse than anything i have ever drawn before. I've looked at many tutorials, used references and all sorts and they are awful! I know i'm still a beginner, so i'm not expecting perfect results, but i didn't expect my drawings to regress even further!

Does this normally happen? It's happening with anatomy too. Everything is just bad right now. I've not really even tried with perspective or anything yet (i've been looking at tutorials and learning about other things, but not really putting them into practice)

I've also been doing quick figure drawing sketches for a while (again, not long. Like a month or so) and i don't feel like they have really done anything but make me frustrated.

I know it sounds like i'm being impatient, but for all the work i'm putting in, to have my drawings look worse than when i started is so frustrating. To top it all off, drawing is giving me migraines way worse than it usually does.

Is there anything you can recommend or suggest about this problem?
Writing out Chinese vocabulary flash cards is not the most exciting task...
And i still need to do some Japanese tonight. I'm so tired T^T
Hey guys!

I decided to make a group centered around improving art. It's open to all styles and levels.

Basically, if you find a resource that has helped you improve in any aspect of drawing, you share it with the group so that other's can use it in all it's referency goodness.

I haven't worked out exactly how it will work, but we will change the focus of the group every so often to improve (meaning some time on perspective, some on anatomy), breaking everything down. After the time has finished, you submit your progress!
Perhaps i will use a poll to see what everyone wants to work on.

Of course, you aren't limited to just the theme. I also want people to give constructive criticism on how they can improve their art!

Every so often i will announce a theme that everyone has to make a drawing on. Your take on what the idea inspires in you. I'm working on the assumption that can help people improve their creativity!

Feel free to join, or not. Do whatever ^^
Male/Female proportion practice
My first attempt at both. They look very odd, especially the guy. I need to look at the male form more.

I'd appreciate any tips you can give me to improve. I've always loved drawing, but now i actually want to improve.

My current plan is to do my own kind of deliberate drawing practice. I'll spend a week focusing on a "drawing fundamental" e.g. foreshortening, shading, shapes etc. Each week after i have improved on the most basics of basics i will then spend a week learning to look at how things really look. So a week staring at feet, a week staring at ears, a week staring at trees and so on.

Please criticise my work. You don't need to be nice, i want to improve my art. So tell me what's good, what i need to focus on and everything else you can think of. If the whole image is bad, tell me! Tell me what i can do to improve!

Thankies <3

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Kechuppika Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Neko haz cake for u 
TurningTideStudio Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
AustrealisInk Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch! 
Kechuppika Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Bunny Emoji-74 (Snuggy) [V4] 
CelestialSmudjy Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
wayleri Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much for the fave! I really appreciate it! Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (My kawaii plushie) [V6] 
Khaifer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sumikku-chan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave! ♥
CelestialSmudjy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
My pleasure. Thanks for such a nice picture ^^
SenPaaauuu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Hi! Thank you for the +fav La la la la La la la la And oh! If you ever feel the need to improve you're work or regarding the proportions, I think I can help you out. It would be wonderful sharing my knowledge to my fellow artist Hug 
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