Can’t Draw? …Figures

For probably as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawing. A lot of my art used to be hosted on my old Neocities page, but ever since I created my current site design, I haven’t had a page on my site dedicated to it. It’s fun and all, but I think I made the mistake of focusing too much on style before substance.

Eventually, I’ll get around to creating another art page for my site. Maybe. It takes a while of creating garbage before you can shit gold that you’re confident in – which is also why I still don’t have a music page. I’ll get around to that, too. For now, though, let’s talk a little more about art.

Starting recently, I’ve been studying a little bit and drawing a little more. I got Clip Studio Paint, and I’ve been very very happy with it. Before getting my hands on it, I had a weird affinity for using shit like Photoshop and, god, Medibang, for my art. Both of these programs are weird, unresponsive, and I feel totally out of my comfort zone drawing in them. And ever since I made this switch, I finally began focusing on the fundamentals and such behind my art – which I’ve been long overdue on.

From my use, Line of Action is a wonderful site. Figure drawing has always been a concept that I’ve never grasped properly, but have always been interested in. It feels like sort of a challenge, but also the perfect training. It’s hard to explain, but I’m into it. Here are some of my sketchy, somewhat shitty doodles that came out of it:

I’m not too happy with how I did a lot of these, and most of them you can’t even tell what’s going on, but they’re fun to scribble out. I’ll keep practicing and eventually I’ll get somewhere with them. I think it’s interesting how these specific ones look like shadow people.

And, also, dear God, I’m never using a calligraphy brush for sketching figure drawings ever again.

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