posted on May, 2 2012 @ 04:39 PM
I'm just going to save some time and say to read JustSlowlyBackAway's post on the first page, because it's pretty much the same thing I'd say to
You certainly have the eye for it, and the rendering ability. My only advice is the same as any endeavor...practice, practice, practice.
People are tricky...it's almost impossible to get a good likeness from a live model, as minor movements can have big results on the paper...and it is
far more difficult than most realize to stay still for minutes at a time.
For this reason, I recommend drawing people from photos, if you're not already doing so.
For shading practice, nothing beats drilling with still life objects though.
I think you've got a real talent though...keep it up, especially if it makes you happy. I wish I could spend more time doing it. Luckily, now with
our own house, I'll get a chance to do some muraling for us, so that will be fun. I still often do portrait drawings as holiday gifts, just because
it's real satisfying to see a teary eyed response to a gift...
Best of luck SC!