Happy first of Halloween! lol. Guess who's actually [attempting] to participate in Inktober this year? Yes, yours truly, even though I've never actually drawn in ink before. Trust me, I fully intend on laying down a pencil sketch first. Idk if that's considered cheating butttt like I said, it's my first time. Also, I saved three different Inktober challenges so that I have more of a selection lmao. Is that cheating too? Oh well. I'm really just going for it because it's a cha
So even though I didn't learn how to draw from an art class, I was IN an art class when I discovered that I could draw. But after I figured this out, I pretty much just completely ignored all the lessons I was taught for the new few months lbs. Not bragging or nothing, I wish I would have paid attention. It could've helped my freehand drawing a whole lot... When I decided to draw a new self-portrait, I realized it was gonna be my first time drawing a photo from REFERENCE with
I swear. It just feels so good not drawing grids every single time I wanna get a project done. And not being concerned with making a face look exactly like its photo, because I'm no longer referencing a photo! It's just so freeing! Lmao. When you're a perfectionist like I am, all that stuff is constantly stressing me out when I'm working on something. And even when I would grid, my drawings would never look exactly like the photo. The proportions would never match perfectly.
Last night, I told myself that I needed to start practicing drawing faces with no reference if I ever want to have my own art style that people immediately recognize as mine when they see it. I knew it was gonna be hard to make it really unique but man.... I actually got the face and features drawn with absolutely no problem. I just gave her features that I love. Big, bright, almond-shaped eyes, defined nose, full lips. But once it came to her hair and accessories and clothes