For the first time I tried to draw Inktober
When I draw pictures for inktober, I didn't use any references, because I wanted to see what I learned so far and what I still can't draw and need to work at it.
I saw that I can draw simple hands, but I still struggle with difficult hand poses.
This year, I started to draw man, because I am bad at them, but I really like to draw them.
Practise, which I did few months ago, helped me, bus still, I can't draw difficult poses with man, but I think, I now know, how I like to draw man faces.
Only for one picture I used reference, it was for perspective, but then I didn't draw sketch first.
Other thing, which I tried was mini comics~
They are very fun to draw, but at the same time, they are hard. You have to think about so many things!
I wanted to use Inktober to draw what I don't draw usually. It was anthro, monsters and animals.
For some time I am thinking about reference use.
If someone is using references (not bases) for their drawings, are they bad artists?
Does it make you a cheater?
I sometimes use references, but mostly because I can't draw specific hand pose or I just liked specific pose in photo~
When I use any kind of reference, I change a lot of things, analize it, draw it in my style. Then I really like to put my sketch on referenced photo and see, what I drawed differently. It helps me to improve and see what kind of mistakes I do.
So, at the end, they look similar, but not the same. (I drawed Takeo here).
When I do this, I feel for some reason very bad...
But then I see a lot of artist who use references.
Well it is easier to use references, than draw everything from the head. At the same time, it is imposible to know how to draw all kind of poses, objects and other things.