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Drawing Skills for 3D Artists

Drawing Skills for 3D Artists

From David Gospodinovski:

I recently found your site while I was searching some online tutorials for drawing. I have never drawn in my life, but I am interested in 3D modeling. I want to become a character artist, meaning I want to create 3D models and creatures, like in Avatar, Avengers, Harry Potter, etc.

Many people have told me to learn drawing, because it will help me.

How will these videos help me to become decent at drawing? Are these videos in real time, without time-lapse?…

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Drawing Position

Drawing Position

From David Vercueil

Hi Vladimir, Sorry to bother you. I only have one leg and find sitting and drawing on a tilted ( +/- 20 degrees) board more comfortable than standing. I am very happy holding the pencil as you have demonstrated as the first “position”. I do however find it extremely uncomfortable using the pencil in the “standing position”.

Is it necessary to practice using the pencil in a standing position?..

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Hatching in Graphite Pencil

Hatching in Graphite Pencil

Question from Yuri Magalhaes, Drawing Academy student

I’ve acquired the course and already I have doubts about the hatching. When doing the hatching for creating the values, do we intentionally leave a bit of space between each stroke? Or can they be so close together that no space is left between them? I ask this because from the video it seems that the cross hatching leaves quite a bit of texture in the drawing. Is that intentional, or if I want as smooth a texture as possible, do I simply apply new layers until no white from the paper can be seen behind the hatching?…

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How to approach photo reference for drawing in perspective?

How to approach photo reference for drawing in perspective?

Question from Collayne Mills

The new release tutorial on perspective is a great overview. I have been working on this skill. I made an Albertian perspective box, using a photo-frame with a wide flat wooden frame that can sit on my desk. I inserted a ten inch grid on a piece of acetate behind the glass. I looked through that, sighting with a vision marker and drawing on another matching grid with a piece of tracing paper overlay, marking off what I saw – slowly but surely. And I’m referring to some of my reference photos and attempting to put them into construction drawing….

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How do I use the Golden Ratio?

How do I use the Golden Ratio?

Question from Sherri S.

When using the Golden Ratio, how do you decide how to place items within the rule? Its very confusing to me. I’d like to learn this method to create better compositions…

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