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The Secret to Realistic Painting: Master Value by LadyAway
The Secret to Realistic Painting: Master Value
Are your colors lifeless when you're painting in grayscale first? Or maybe they're garish and mismatched when you paint without grayscale? Do you wonder why some pictures, though very sloppy and chaotic, look far more realistic than your refined, detailed pieces? It's all based on one thing—value.

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We all like to bring our ideas to life, but it's hard to do it without learning how to draw them first. How to balance practice and fun?

On the left you can see the first version of this picture. I liked how the fur turned out, but its color... it looked so fake. It was supposed to be a white cat, and I was sure subsurface scattering should have something to do with its shading. So I tried once again, this time using a reference for a white cat, bloody fur, and cat eyes. It made so much difference!

The point here is: you can't draw well something you've never drawn/paid attention to before. Don't even try! Instead, use your inspiration to learn something useful. Create a quick sketch of your idea, and then find references for all the elements, even those that seem obvious. And don't just copy the references—try to understand the rules hidden in them. This way you'll draw for fun, and practice at the same time!

Whatmousecomparison by LadyAway

So, whenever you draw something and it just doesn't want to turn out right, go and learn what you're doing wrong—don't just sit there trying all over again using only your current skills. And whenever you find something hard to draw, be grateful—you've just found your "unskill" that you can work on to be better in the future!
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Mouse? What mouse? by LadyAway
Mouse? What mouse?
So, this was my practice about shading white fluffy things and... fluffy things in general.

It doesn't need a mature tag, does it?
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Draw Your Mind Out: How to Create Without Thinking by LadyAway
Draw Your Mind Out: How to Create Without Thinking

Artists are usually pictured as spontaneous, slightly crazy individuals. When they get inspired, they forget about everything and just... create. 

However, when you're merely a beginner artist, it doesn't seem to work like this. Yes, you get inspired, but you can't allow yourself to forget about everything—instead, you go and search for a reference or two, or a tutorial, or a set of tips. In the process you lose your primary idea and modify it to what you're learning. You want to draw a new species of big cats? Sorry, there's no tutorial for the vision in your head, but here's how to draw a tiger.

The problem is, you can't become that free-drawing artist before passing through the learning phase. "Senior" artists simply have their heads full of various memory-references created consciously at one time of their lives, and they use them while working without any visible reference. 

But that doesn't mean you're fated to draw only generic things until you reach this phase. Follow me to see a method of drawing your mind out, even when you have no idea what it is you want to draw!

Read more: design.tutsplus.com/articles/d…
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How to draw crocodilians by LadyAway
How to draw crocodilians
Although crocodiles aren't the closest extant relatives of dinosaurs, they surely don't look much different than them. Big, scaly, ferocious, with huge jaws full of sharp teeth—they make a good reference for dragons, don't they? Let's take a look at four species of crocodilians (the family of crocodiles): the well known crocodiles and alligators, and lesser known species such as caimans and gharials.
Read more here: design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/…
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We all like to bring our ideas to life, but it's hard to do it without learning how to draw them first. How to balance practice and fun?

On the left you can see the first version of this picture. I liked how the fur turned out, but its color... it looked so fake. It was supposed to be a white cat, and I was sure subsurface scattering should have something to do with its shading. So I tried once again, this time using a reference for a white cat, bloody fur, and cat eyes. It made so much difference!

The point here is: you can't draw well something you've never drawn/paid attention to before. Don't even try! Instead, use your inspiration to learn something useful. Create a quick sketch of your idea, and then find references for all the elements, even those that seem obvious. And don't just copy the references—try to understand the rules hidden in them. This way you'll draw for fun, and practice at the same time!

Whatmousecomparison by LadyAway

So, whenever you draw something and it just doesn't want to turn out right, go and learn what you're doing wrong—don't just sit there trying all over again using only your current skills. And whenever you find something hard to draw, be grateful—you've just found your "unskill" that you can work on to be better in the future!
  • Mood: Optimism

Is wyvern a dragon? 

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46 deviants said No, it's only related to dragons (smaller, more common species)
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10 deviants said WTF is a wyvern?

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heleer Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the :llama:
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Thanks for the Llama! 
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petar73 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
ty for the Llama badge :)
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Adz6661 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama :)
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DracoDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your icon XD
Made my night. :3
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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DracoDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ate someones llama Fredrick once... :D
Fredrick 2.0 by DracoDesigns  Here's a Draco Llama for you! :3 (not meant for eating:D)
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DraLlama! :la:
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jellal-otaku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!!!
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:iconllamajumpplz: thanks for the llama :)
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