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Get better at drawing hair 
i really need to get better at drawing hair. im good with the different features on a person, but its the hair that really messes me up (which is why i …

Developing the skin tone with graphite 
I am an amateur artist. I use graphite and charcoal for my drawings and love to make portraits. Though I am good at drawing the outlines I find it too …

what do you think?? 
i drew this one, but i don't know how to make it more sharp....i mean,i think i over did the softening the edges, and i don't know how to fix it...can …

can't find a subject 
hi elizabeth :D i'm having a contest in a few weeks, it's more like a gallery....they want me to draw 7 different drawings, but i just don't know what …

still life drawing 
what is a good distance to view objects for a still life project? answer: Hi Rich, I'd say a range of 3 to 8 feet. It depends on your eyesight, …

How to create a Realistic Drawing 
Question: Hi, I'm yin. I try to practice realistic portrait drawing, with pencil. I use photo as reference when draw with pencil and I get a problem …

2d dimensions 
Q : what ever i do, it just doesn't seem real:( ,it always seems like cartoon, what should i do?? A : Hi Menna - nice drawing! The proportions look …

How to Draw a Nose 
Question: i need you in this one. this is my mum,i know there is something wrong with the nose, i hope you tell me how to fix it. Answer: of course …

a problem with borders and lines 
thanks a lot :D the other drawing was imaginary so it didn't work so well, but i took your advice and i did it, i think this drawing seems a lot better, …

I need help (Is talent required to draw?) 
Question: Hi I'm Menna, 18 years old, from Egypt. I started pencil drawing since i was a kid, and I thought I can draw. But a month ago I tried to draw …

Developing the skin tone with graphite 
Hi Elizabeth! I am an amateur artist. I like drawing portraits with graphite and charcoal. Though I am good at drawing the outlines I find it too much …

improvement?  
Q: Hi, can you give me any suggestions? Where should I improve? A: This is a beautiful drawing Rose. If I were to nitpick I'd say the only place …

Fine vs Loose Shading Techniques 
Q: What is the difference between fine and loose as it pertains to shading techniques? A: Quite simply, fine shading is drawn slowly and carefully to …

need critique x) and question about highlights 
Hi My name is Tomasz ;) I started my ''adventure'' with drawing not so long ago. I'm drawing with pencil only and currently im trying to work out what …

contests 
hi, I'm 14 years old and I think I'm rather good in art. I'm always looking for international art competitions that are open for kids all around the world, …

complex single point perspective 
Question: using point perspective either in 1, 2, or 3 points is great for mapping the illusion of depth in drawing, but i find that it doesn't readily …

help me to draw better 
Hi, I've been drawing for quite some time but still not able to create likeness. Watching through videos on this site I learned about measuring, accuracy, …

Person Growing 
Could you tell me how to illustrate a person growing? Answer: Hi there, I need more information - what do you mean a person growing? Do you …

a problem with angles 
hi :) i seem to have a serious problem with angles and shadows, as you see in this drawing, something is wrong in it, it just doesn't seem real. can you …

A Kit For Charcoal Drawings 
Question: I'm looking for a charcoal kit I bought a few years back. Came with all the basics plus a book with pictures. The one thing I was looking …

How to Draw Short Beards and a 5 Oclock Shadow 
Question: Hi! well, I was searching "tips" to draw, and the banana drawing was excellent, but what I´m searching for is how to draw beard, is kind …

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