Drawing From Your Imagination
Drawing from your imagination and other helpful resources
Drawing from your imagination
Drawing from your imagination is a skill and a fairly straight forward one to master, firstly you have to be confident with your own drawing ability and art style to such a degree that you yourself believe that you can draw anything your mind thinks of, without the aid of visual references.
Think of something you know you can draw, off the top of your head and start by thinking what you usually had trouble with when you first learnt to draw it, an example could have been that the proportions were all wrong or the actual drawing didn't translate very well from what you intended.(meaning it didn't look realistic enough)
Next try to work towards overcoming these problems or obstacles in drawing, there are various ways to do this, and I shall show you how:
Proportions and structures of many things are related in many ways and to percieve these as equal we need to have had some visual reference to these at some point in our lives, therefore when starting to draw anything for the first time, it is okay and also important to have a visual picture or photograph of what you are trying to draw in front of you( this is not termed as cheating, as you are not sitting an exam, you are merely learning yourself)
By viewing images and then taking mental images of the real life stuff around us you will gain a better understanding of drawing more realistically and more natural, and then go on to build a wealth of underlying drawing and observational techniques that will be of great value to you later on in your artistic ventures.
Finding what you're good at drawing is an important step, because more often than not you will find yourself or need to specialize in a particular area of field and then build upon it.
For example, you start to perfect your area of expertise in comic book drawing and build on what you love to draw like monsters and superheroes and get on with researching every minute aspect of your creations and others to maximise your knowledge range.
Drawing is fun, so why not let yourself be free in what you want to draw, just have faith in your ability and practice at every available moment you get.
So again if you have a general understanding of the drawing basics then you will go far and create what you want to all the time, additionally I also find that looking at your most favourite artists work can inspire you even more to be better at drawing and painting, especially if it is in the area you most want to work in as well.
For me I love the drawings and paintings of Boris Vallejo, John Howe, Frank Frazetta and Larry Elmore to name a few, of course there are numerous other ways in which you can gain inspiration for your drawings like listening to your most favourite music albums (Korn for me!) watching exciting films loaded with special effects, or just simply reading a book for which your imagination is left to wander to wherever it goes.
Other drawing resources:
Imagination is the key to the possibilities!!!?
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