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PPDC Mako by Carpe-argillum PPDC Mako :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 0 0 Hat Lady 4 by Carpe-argillum Hat Lady 4 :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 1 0 Hat Lady 3 by Carpe-argillum Hat Lady 3 :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 2 0 Hat Lady 2 by Carpe-argillum Hat Lady 2 :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 1 2 Hat Lady 1 by Carpe-argillum Hat Lady 1 :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 3 0 Swirly Purple Papercut Thing by Carpe-argillum Swirly Purple Papercut Thing :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 2 2 Papercut Bee by Carpe-argillum Papercut Bee :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 3 0 221B wallpaper papercut by Carpe-argillum 221B wallpaper papercut :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 6 2 Rat skeleton papercut by Carpe-argillum Rat skeleton papercut :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 1 0 Bat Skeleton Papercut by Carpe-argillum Bat Skeleton Papercut :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 4 1 Ravens In Branches Papercut by Carpe-argillum Ravens In Branches Papercut :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 2 2 Papercut tree by Carpe-argillum Papercut tree :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 6 2 Alice and the Flamingo by Carpe-argillum Alice and the Flamingo :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 5 5 Paper kusudama by Carpe-argillum Paper kusudama :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 0 0 Polymer clay egg by Carpe-argillum Polymer clay egg :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 1 2 Friendship doll by Carpe-argillum Friendship doll :iconcarpe-argillum:Carpe-argillum 2 4


Dapple Kirin by creaturesfromel Dapple Kirin :iconcreaturesfromel:creaturesfromel 6,378 190 Pearl Pheasant by creaturesfromel Pearl Pheasant :iconcreaturesfromel:creaturesfromel 4,863 138 cafe presse by loish cafe presse :iconloish:loish 14,646 528 The Raven by msteenphotographer The Raven :iconmsteenphotographer:msteenphotographer 56 17 S.H.I.E.L.D. :: t-shirt available :: by erebus-odora S.H.I.E.L.D. :: t-shirt available :: :iconerebus-odora:erebus-odora 201 18 Avengers Day Off #3 by Saturn-Kitty Avengers Day Off #3 :iconsaturn-kitty:Saturn-Kitty 243 17 Bruce/Clint with a side of...Taylor Swift? by flatbear Bruce/Clint with a side of...Taylor Swift? :iconflatbear:flatbear 79 10 Brothers by erebus-odora Brothers :iconerebus-odora:erebus-odora 788 47 FIX IT by erebus-odora FIX IT :iconerebus-odora:erebus-odora 69 10 Aanbieding by Amdhuscias Aanbieding :iconamdhuscias:Amdhuscias 2,036 203 Machinery by erebus-odora Machinery :iconerebus-odora:erebus-odora 229 14 The Avengers by theDURRRRIAN The Avengers :iconthedurrrrian:theDURRRRIAN 18,231 967
Cultivating Your Drawing Skills
I believe drawing skills are never innate: when someone is a natural, what they really have are remarkable observational skills and the ability to apply them – in their case, through drawing (it could just as well have been espionage ;)). Drawing skills can be cultivated by anyone able to use their minds and hands. There are basically only two approaches to do this: theory (+practice) and observation (+studies).
:bulletred: Theory is a structured, organised approach, learning from someone more experienced who's laid it all out for us in a course, book or tutorial.
:bulletred: Observation is an organic, unpredictable approach, learning directly from the real world around us and gradually deriving principles from it.
Alone, they are both incomplete; trying to work with only one of them would be like trying to walk with one foot. Studying lays down a solid foundation, which remains abstract and limited until observation brings it to life with details and real-life application
:iconmajnouna:Majnouna 1,292 183
Express guide: Figure drawing by Majnouna Express guide: Figure drawing :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 4,531 602 Hulk and Hawkeye by dogsup Hulk and Hawkeye :icondogsup:dogsup 416 18 The Avengers by ShadowSeason The Avengers :iconshadowseason:ShadowSeason 2,383 501


Found/took a few more photos, that's prettymuch everything I've done now.  I'm supposed to be out doing useful things like groceries, so I'll tag them and add descriptions (and probably ramble a bit) later.  Wishing, once again, for an "upload multiple" option.


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Myrntai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional
Thanks for the watch! ^___^