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Offline TooManyToasters

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on: December 23, 2009, 02:07:56 am

Made this for practice. I wasn't really going for a really cartoony look at first- I really had no idea what I was going for at all- but it just kind of ended up like that when I added the leaves.
It's not transparent 'cuz I use Paint and I don't feel like opening up the CPU-guzzling GIMP just for a transparent background.

Offline politopo

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Re: Tree

Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 06:15:35 am
Sorry in anticipation for the slight harshness, but I just want to convey the message:
[...] I really had no idea what I was going for at all- [...]
when doing figurative art, THIS, is THE problem that often newbies have.
It was the same for me for the first [insert big amount of time here] .
If it is a tree you want to draw, try to find a reference model (better if real, but to start a photo could be fine too) and to render it on your fvourite media (it can be pencil&paper or PA or what_else_you_prefer).
After some times you do this you will FEEL the improvement yourself, and then, benefit of people comments much more.