Something I always struggle with drawing is shoes and clothes; for me it's always been really hard to get a natural look that doesn't feel super realistic or stiff and boring. So for this week, enjoy these two pages of messy sketches where I tried to figure all that out.
Tip: Make sure both shoes don't look exactly the same when you're drawing a pair. Even if you're drawing them from the same angle (like the boots in the bottom right corner). Drawing them a little misshapen makes them look worn and more natural. (:
Clothes are hard too. Here I was just trying to really focus on the shapes and the way the clothes lay. Not a huge fan of this one but hey, that's what practice is for!
What do you struggle with drawing and how do you practice to get better? Is there something you'd like me to highlight next Sketchbook Sunday? Tell me in the comments below or shoot me an e-mail by clicking the button!
There's a quote by John Mayer that says, "“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.”. I read that a few years ago and since then, I've kind of adopted it as a philosophy for my art . So, in an effort to keep myself constantly working and improving, I'm starting up a new weekly blog series: Sketchbook Sunday! Every Sunday, I'll be sharing one or two pages from my sketchbook for you all to see what I've been working on! I can't promise they'll all be winners, but I'm going to share it anyway.
I've been working on getting better at drawing people, which of course includes drawing all kinds of people: different face shapes, features, hair, etc, so I started drawing all the faces I could fit on one page. These faces come from either memory or reference photos (mostly Pinterest) and were sketched in pencil and then outlined/colored with Staedtler Fineliner pens. Enjoy! And if you have any questions or just wanna chat, hit me up!
See you next Sunday!
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