I can’t draw even a stickman

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:

And while watching I drew these:

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.

Three projects ongoing

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.

First Dana Burton’s doll kit

I have lots of lovely doll kits from Dana Burton. Unfortunately I have not gotten myself to do them. Here is the first one I have actually finished.

Original doll made by Dana

Azul
Dana Burton’s original 2014 spring Heiress #4

My Azul, still in progress

Azul
Azul, mermaid, here still bald

My Azul finished

My Azul
Azul, finished on 14th December. 2014. Kit & class by Dana Burton