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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist
It's fascinating to see the growth you've had over the years.

Have you ever gone to life drawing?
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tulvit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

>Have you ever gone to life drawing?

Never :( All my figure drawings are from photos/imagination. However, all still lifes are drawn from real life only.
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist
You should get out to life drawing if you can. It's amazing for figure drawings.
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tulvit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As soon as possible :) I always wanted to, but have no time, maybe later, I hope ^_^
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist
It's great practice, plus find the right group and it's great fun.
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tulvit Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess you're 100% right, I should definitely give it a try :) Thank you!
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Andrix9743 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice progress over the years. Seriously. :) Watched your early drawings and I must say they are inspirational, as I abandoned drawing years ago and just recently picked it up. I was struggling to pick one topic to study drawing fundamentals from the get-go. Turns out I was lazy. *sigh* Anyway, I'm grateful that you've got a gallery with your full progress. Something to look forward to. :D
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tulvit Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

>I abandoned drawing years ago and just recently picked it up

:( To be honest, it's a thing I'm most afraid of. For me, drawing is just a habit, not a passion or something like this, and I'm more than sure, if I will not draw just for a few days, I will not draw ever again, the habit will go away. That's why I draw everyday. December 21st will be 2 years of everyday drawing with not a single day skipped, lol. I hope this habit will remain for 3rd year as well. ^_^

Good luck and keep up drawing! (I guess, it's the most common suggestion artists give to each other, lol, at least I've received it dozens of times, "keep up, don't stop, draw everyday, you can do it, draw-draw-draw").
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Andrix9743 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What frightens me are the fundamentals. Mostly theory behind it. There are many things I should know, err, at least basic comprehension of.(e.g. perspective) There's a slight problem with it I'm unsure if my approach to learning is good enough. And I have no set goal of what I want to draw, which in my opinion makes it a little bit harder. Some days I can't seem to fight my laziness and pick up a pencil, but it's fairly easy to get back to it as I've became keen of drawing in early childhood. 

Anyway, it's really impressive that you have been dedicating a time to draw every day for almost two years. Amazing. I congratulate you, and looking forward to the updates of your progress. Ciao. :)
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tulvit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3

I must to admit, that it's a common problems, and I went through them too.

To be honest, "what to draw" was a really big problem for me. And I've solved it pretty easy - I've started to read books for beginners with a lot of exercises in them ("Chapter N, in this chapter your should draw this and this"). I've read these books:

- Betty Edwards, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"
- Bert Dodson, "Keys to Drawing"
- Brenda Hoddinott and Jamie Combs, "Drawing for Dummies"
- Andrew Loomis, "Fun With a Pencil"

The two of them I would recommend without any doubt are "Keys to Drawing" and "Fun with a pencils".

And then I've discovered a world of academic drawing. With this basic academic approach there is no such a question as "what to draw", studying program is pretty straightforward: geometric shapes, then still lifes and sketches, then different plaster casts, then life drawing. It's not so easy, though, but there are a lot of great books on it. The problem is, all of them are in Russian. I've tried to find at least something similar in English, but failed (can't say anything about other languages). Anyway, I can suggest at least to watch this channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… It's the one that helped me really A LOT. I guess it would be pretty helpful even without understanding a single word.

At this point I've started to understand what the drawing is and how to study it, and what I should do next. Other books I've already read are: "Figure Drawing: Design and Invention" by Michael Hampton, "Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest Norling, and some books by Andrew Loomis (you can find all of them here www.alexhays.com/loomis/ free to download).

As for now, I'm still practicing academic drawing and at the same time studying all other stuff (gestures, perspective, anatomy... reading/watching such authors as Andrew Loomis, Glenn Vilppu, Scott Robertson, Burne Hogarth, etc.) It's a long road, but who said it would be easy, lol.
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