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Female Study in Ink by WurdBendur Female Study in Ink by WurdBendur
My drawing has just been getting worse since I stopped taking drawing classes. My pencil drawings are all squiggly and rough. I scribble in new lines on top of mistakes and do a lot of erasing, I guess because I'm afraid to commit to a single line, but those pieces are hard to save.

On a whim, I just picked up a Pilot Razor Point felt pen that I bought for a printmaking class a while back and decided to draw with that because I haven't worked in ink for a while. This is the result.

So here's my plan. I'm going to do a series of drawings like this one in ink and see if I can train myself to make cleaner lines, because there is no erasing ink. The simple act of using ink at all makes me more conscious of what lines I put down, and this is already better than any pencil drawing I've done in ages.

This was done just now, with no reference, in about 10 minutes or less. I find that quick drawings are good for forcing yourself to draw less, so I'll continue to do them this way. I've had the idea in my head for a while that I might draw a comic, but I have to (mostly) stop sucking first. Working on that.

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JunoDagger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
While this person is supposed to be a female, I see that either she has a flat chest or has no boobs what so ever. She looks more like a guy. An old man to be precise.

To help you with the lack of boobs: I managed to find two tutorials on how to draw breasts from the front and from an three-fourths view on DA.

[link] How to draw from the front....

[link] and how to draw them from an angle.

Also, another tip: A girl's shoulders align with her hips.

I think that's all I have for now....
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Well, drawing boobs isn't really a problem for me. I've done enough ... um, observation ... to know what they look like. ^^; It's just that I chose not to put them in this one, partly because I didn't think they would be that visible anyway, and partly because I was lazy. :bored: I suppose I could have added some shadow to suggest the shape of breasts.
Either way, you have to consider the fact that they'll sag and thin with age, so hers must be like, hanging down to her waist.
Anyway, I digress. I think it has more to do with the fact that I started on the face before I had decided on the gender, so the features appear somewhat masculinized (which also happens with age), and because the hair is short and ratty.
Also, I'd personally say that her shoulders are roughly aligned with her hips, though it may not look that way because of her coat. But you can always expect some variation in real people.

In any case, you make some good points, though I'm much more worried about the mess of lines I've got there. And thanks for the links. :) Though I doubt I'll be drawing many boobs quite that big...
JunoDagger Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Just down size them then. They don't have to be big.
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