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I made this post about my methods for doing hair/fur. Somewhat advanced but I don't think it will be a problem for you.
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Thank you so much This is very helpful
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This is a fun thread. It is true that practice, practice, practice is what it takes to improve. Keeping your old stuff is such an encouragement to look back on every year or so. Here is an old colored pencil drawing (it is actually a self-portrait that I had forgotten about) and my most recent pencil portrait:

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Am I alone in this, or are there artists out there with similar situations. I started a drawing in August 2017 of a steam locomotive from a reference photo that I had taken myself. But after a good start and being pleased with results so far, I found I had lost the motivation to draw, so abandoned it. But 12 months later dug it out and carried on with the drawing only to find after a few months again lost the motivation to go any further with it.
I have recently moved house and now live in a very small coastal village. I have found in the village a group of guys all who are keen artists. We meet up every week, they all have viewed my drawing and are encouraging me and insist that I complete the drawing and check on my progress every meeting. This then I feel is motivation enough to complete my steam loco. So will be posting updates frequently on here until my W.I.P. is finished.
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I was 10 years old when I drew this pug.
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I did Elvis and Da Vinci's Angel 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Encouraging Beginning Drawers

well, Drawing is more like driving: The more you practice, the better you get though these drawings are beautiful as beginners, I really appreciate.
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Re: Encouraging Beginning Drawers

This is a great thread - inspirational! Thank you. As someone who is knew to all of this it's great to see some examples of what lies further on down the road if one continues to practice. I've already found that I'm seeing so much more, although I don't yet have the skills to record all of what I'm seeing. But the fact that it's happening is great.

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My 15 year old daughter is becoming quite the artist, she has a natural ability for it, amazes me. Anyway she showed me something she has been doing over the last two years. She likes to draw cartoon like figures, and she has a sheet of paper with years marked off from 2017-2022. Each year at the end of May she will draw a little figure in her style. Only 2 so far (2017 and 2018) but at the end of this month she will draw another. But already I can see the difference in those two drawings!
I'll have to get a photo of it to show on here.
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Wonderful idea for a thread! Very cool!
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Practice is indeed important. I was just speaking to a fellow artist at an opening this weekend about the importance of practice. I admire her work and work ethic so much. She always manages to be so inspiring. She said that the practice itself is what matters. In that spirit:
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Good idea for a thread! Thanks for linking this to me.

Sadly it seems Iím missing a lot of stuff from my childhood and teen years, but I do have some stuff from a few years ago, at least when I first tried my hand at a digital medium. So far as I can recall, I think this was done sometime after September 2014:



Donít remember if I used a reference at all but I do know I often try to simplify everything to a pretty absurd degree. I tried drawing the same character again today, definitely using a reference because her future robot armor stuff is a bit complex, but this time with the idea of it actually fitting onto her, rather than the method I grew up with just trying to draw exactly what I see as is.



I think that, going forward, if I put my mind to it more often than just a couple times every other month, maybe Iíll see some improvement.
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This thread is a bit advanced, but it will explain one way of getting richer values - at least the way I have learned to do it.
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