Some random drawings
Then I tried with oil pastels, followed youtube-videos on Madhubala Arts channel, playlist Absolute Beginners Oil Pastel Painting Lessons
Then continuing the drawing course online drawing course ‘Muotokuva helposti’ (~ portrait easily)
Then some drawings with my daughter and following different youtube-videos
Then I joined an online drawing course ‘Muotokuva helposti’ (~ portrait easily)
Practising with Udemy course The Ultimate Drawing Masterclass
Some more pitiful tries drawing Marilyn
Then as Marilyn definitely was not improving, took one random photo from internet and made a drawing of her – in my opinion succeeded a bit better than with Marilyn.
Also attempted to draw my daughter from a photo where she was as a baby
and cats …
Practising with my daughter, she has decided the subjects:
I decided also to try to learn drawing with two different sites (in addition to youtube):
Other good sites (in Finnish) – same person teaching in them all
He uses classical realism methods, e.g. Bargue drawings
On the right hand side is a picture from book Drawing Course by Charles Bargue (& Jean-Lén Gérôme ) and on the left side is my try to replicate it.
I’ve always said that I can’t draw even a stickman, and for decades haven’t even tried. A few months back my daughter finally convinced me to try to draw some manga character, and surprisingly they actually reminded the originals a bit.
After that, she still had asked me without success a few times to draw with her. This week I, for some weird reason, decided to start practice drawing a bit. I found some nice videos from youtube and followed along those. The results are not good by any standard (except when comparing to those stickmen I drew a long, long time ago), but I am pretty happy anyway.
I still cannot draw a stickman, but I think that if I just keep on practicing, I might someday be quite happy with my progress – and anyway when/if the drawing itself is fun, then who cares about how ‘perfect’ or ‘awful’ the pictures are.
This one was the first I watched:
Then I found a youtube channel Draw So Cute, where – like the name says – there are so cute drawings. I drew the following pictures along the lines described in videos. Of course, there is a lot of improvement needed, but still, for first efforts, I think those are not awfully lousy.
I hope that I will have time to practice. It seems that there are lots and lots ‘learn how to draw’ videos on YouTube, so teaching is available for many styles.
I have currently three projects under work/planning.
The boy I won from Primadolls is missing his shirt and hat. I have assembled Nilaya (kit from Dana Burton), but not started dressing her yet.
I also just assembled and painted another doll (blank) I’ve bought quite awhile ago. I am now looking at her and for inspiration pictures in order to decide what kind of doll to try to create. I do have an initial idea, but as i am not that good in this yet, would need to find a pattern (or something close to my idea, that I could tweak a bit) for her dress.
Fezai has progressed very little, but I won a male doll from Taru Astikainen from primadolls and made jeans for him. I have never dressed male dolls before, so we’ll se how it goes.