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Drawing tips

So i've been following the Ai course and understand how to trace sketches etc but the only thing im struggling with is that mat is an awesome artist and unfortunately for me can draw .... So does anyone have any links that have helped them with their drawing skills would be very helpful

I envy Mat too. :D

2 Answers

The best advice I can give is observe the world around you. This applies to any area of drawing, but, as I mostly enjoy drawing the human face I try to observe and make mental notes of ridges and contours on people's faces (i.e. the cheek ridges or the brow), how shadows form when light hits those ridges and contours. Since I take it you will be drawing mostly for sketches of your initial finished work in illustrator, you can be as rough as you like. Or as precise as you like. And, of course, practice makes perfect. Look for fun things to draw then design and then just do it alot - perfecting your skills as a designer. I try to copy the works of other great designers and as I copy them I figure out the pro techniques that they used. Have fun drawing and designing! -Matt

His drawing is amazing i'm starting to practise now but i realise its all in the lines you sketch :D

I agree, Tunde. Are you eventually hoping to get a job as a designer there in Manchester? (and is that manchester, england, connecticut, or new hampshire?) :D

Manchester england if only it was america and yeah i sorta working towards being a developer but i've always loved design so its just my luck those two work in conjunction

A designer with code skills under his belt has a much higher capability of being hired, so I think you'll be successful. :(D