Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.
i just saw one of your doodles like what the fuck how is that a doodle you wonderful artist it would have taken me a good bazillion hours to something so perfect well done you are amazing i wish i could draw as well as you :)
Aw thank you so much, anon!!! I did want to mention my definition of doodles just to let you know, because for me doodles aren’t defined by the time spent on it. For me, it’s whether I started off with an idea, or whether I started off just fucking around. It’s like… if you got in the car and went for a drive without a destination, where you could technically wander around for hours. So for me doodling, I’ll draw a head and then be like okay what else should be in this picture let’s add some stuffffff. Just kind of see what comes out. That’s a doodle to me, so this pic actually was a doodle as you can see here:
I started out just wanting to draw an angry Enjolras face in perspective and then I was like *SCRIBBLE* WHAT DO I DO. And then interesting things came out. I don’t even know what that thing was in the first frame it might have been a stripper pole.
And then there are things that look like doodles that I don’t really consider doodles because I planned it out first. Even it’s small stuff, like the hogwarts Enj with his fam I did a pre sketch:
He’s so happy.
Unrelated really but that’s a definite piece of advice I have, if you have an idea you’re planning in your head, not just doodling, you should always thumbnail it out first before you tackle the real thing, so you know how everything fits together spatially. Like this one for example, which was an illustration for my friend’s fic (as a side note please remember content wise that Grantaire is a willing participant in this picture, it was a humiliation kink fic):
This sketch is only like an inch tall in my sketchbook but it was like vital for planning the final, which did take me a bazillion hours to do. There are definitely things that don’t come easy to me either. and take me a very long time to draw. This one took me forever as my friends can attest:
But you can always grab at resources to help you get through it. I was studying pics of Blagden as Athelstan, and Fra Fee a bit, and photographs I took of my own hands and such.
I’m off topic now but yes. I guess my conclusion was is that drawing isn’t something magic and fast for me either! Drawing is all about time and exploration. Things get better. Practice all the time and such. And don’t worry if you can’t get things perfect on the first go around, many artist don’t! And also yes thank you again! Your note is very sweet <3
Page 1 of 39