Hello! This is Brianna Livesay's art blog! Message me for my personal url if you feel like it ʕु•̫͡•ʔु☂
Current interest: Cranberry Juice (Cran-J)
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- I started off teaching myself and then looking to anatomy and (unfortunately) how-to-draw anime books. They were good inspiration but stifled me from finding my own style for a long time.
- If I’m drawing something I’m really unfamiliar with, like cars, I go to reference immediately, but if I’m drawing people I try to sketch the form first and if something looks off, I’ll use reference to correct it. I think the posture stays more organic that way. Good reference to use is pictures you take of friends; or if you’re not drawing something specific, draw a still of an action movie or a nature documentary. That way you can get a lot of movement in your poses, and not draw something that a bunch of people have just found off google images.
- Motivation can be difficult if you don’t have an assignment from a teacher or commissioner… really the only way to do it is to plan out time when you’ll totally be able to sit down and draw for a while. And get stoked about what you’re doing! If you have trouble finding motivation, just start out drawing something you LOVE to draw, and then you’ll find the enthusiasm to draw more difficult things soon.
- When I’m just messing in my sketchbook, I kinda draw whatever I feel like, but if I have to do a bigger, full colored piece, I definitely take time to plan it out, either in a lot of sketches or by digitally rearranging things a hundred times. That way, when I get to doing lineart and painting, I don’t regret my positioning decisions.
Happy drawling, friends !
And if you’d like a tutorial on something, let me know- I’m starting a list for the new Youtube channel