i want to be a good artist but i am not good at drawing?
November 23, 2008 by admin
i start a job as graphic designer, but the problem is i want to sketch anything from my idea but i cant, ii see many drawing in deviantart.com or other website, they are great, this is talent or what ? i want to learn step by step but i dont know where can i start. i go to art class at night , instructor ask to draw a guy or girl standing… and i cant make it. my drawing look like a 5 years old boy.
what can i do ?
I am Cambodia i can see works on National Geography, animal planet, or other TV channel made a great design.
please help me and no art school, we have Royal University of Fine here, but they focus on Traditional and Ancient Khmer art.
sorry my english not good
Practice! The easiest way to practice drawing people is to start by drawing from drawings (Leonardo da Vinci's line drawings and sketches of people might be a good place to start), so you can see how other artists manage to represent 3D people on a 2D surface using just a few lines. Once you are comfortable with techniques, start drawing simple objects from life, like an apple. Check to see how other artists make a few pencil strokes on a piece of paper look like a solid spherical apple. My old art teacher told me that once you can draw a life-like apple, you can draw anything =)
Jacquesh, at the largest agency I ever worked at there were 5 art directors and numerous graphic designers, and I was the ONLY one who could draw. Illustration is not synonymous with graphic design. Just because your handwriting is appalling, for example, it doesn't mean that you can't design a fabulous magazine page layout. And just because you are excellent at drawing it doesn't mean that you will ever be a good graphic designer.