Do you draw what you see in front of you or what you dream about?
I can only draw from pictures and I usually turn that into my own by using different colors or a bunch of different images in my drawing. I wish I was creative enough to draw something on my own but if I did, it wouldn't turn out well.
I draw both what I see in front of me and what I see in my mind. I usually formulate an image in my mind and then find references either through photos or in the real world to help give better structure or a sense of reality to those imagined pictures. For example, I may imagine an angelic figure playing the violin - a lovely image, but I need either a physical example or a picture of someone playing the violin to make sure my angel and his/her violin feel "real."
Of course, sometimes scenes from this plain old real world are beautiful enough without any embellishment from me. These are also a joy to portray, and I do that often as well.
I draw in different ways depending on what I am drawing and the outcome I am looking for. If drawing a portrait of someone I would draw from life or photographs and probably use both. If I was intending on making or playing around with composition then I would probably just draw, quick drawings from memory. Drawing from photographs or memory will not provide as much information as drawing from life but is much easier, especially if you are only developing your drawings skills or learning about drawing. I also draw by looking for other things in my drawings as I am drawing them, like portraits, if I know the people, then I know things about them and sometimes see these things suggested in the pencil marks of my drawings, as they are developing, and incorporate them. Above you can see a painting that was taken from such a portrait drawing.
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I dislike copying things that are already there, regardless what they are. That's why I have a camera. Everything I paint, draw or create is from imagination and yes, sometimes, dreams.
I mostly have a cartoony and childish style. I always draw from imagination, with the art being inspired sometimes by dreams, as well as visuals which show up during meditation. I'm influenced also by a lot of styles I admire.
It is really hard for me to draw from my imagination, the details just don't show up. That is why sometimes I take pictures and take attributes I like from them and then draw what I need to.
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