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Sajjad Ali
United Kingdom
Would like to get into drawing and writing so that I can create illustrations for my own novels, for a past time.


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thlbest Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
dresew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thanks +fav !
Muffin-Machine Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Saw your comment on 05 by eLfanka

Drawing is a journey, and it sounds like you enjoy the journey.  You will never get to a point where you feel like you've completed the journey, so do your just enjoy.  Drawing from life will give you the best skills.  It doesn't mean you have to draw realistic portraits, but draw instead what you see. Just put it down, just as if you were writing a paragraph in your own words.

To anyone who is beginning to draw (or stuck with drawing) I recommend this book:…

Good luck!
l3ard1991 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Hi Muffin-Machine. Thanks for the advice, appreciate it :)

Problem is I have ideas of what I want to draw, just that I lack experience and mainly skill.
And to tackle this is what I am struggling with, where to begin to tackle this issue.  Obviously I understand it will take me years to get to a point where I might think OK I have improved and also like you say my journey will be continuous journey.  Just what start with or what are the basics/fundamentals I should look at to start off.

For example, understand how to draw a human head from any angle, or gestures, torsos, how to make it less realistic, how to exaggerate, etc.
Plus there are so many ways and tutorials on youtube for example that show you how to do the same thing, and figuring out which one i find easier.

Dont get me wrong, I am enjoying it but just a bit of frustration as it seems to be too much of everything if you get what I mean.
Muffin-Machine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's why I recommend "drawing as a sacred activity" because it doesn't push any type of technical methods on the learner, but instead it helped me make the connection between my eye and my hand.  It's something that seems like it should be simple, but there is a lot to get in the way. 

It's hard to say what else to recommend as you have no work posted.  Hard to say why type of style you're going for.
l3ard1991 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
HI sorry for the late reply.
Thanks for your advice and the recommendation.  Plan to get it hopefully soon.

I have just uploaded my first. So you can hopefully get some idea of my level.  Though I wouldn't say I am confident enough in drawing this character in poses and different angles, or even the rest of the body probably lol.

But thanks for replying to me as much as you have as it helps my motivation. :)
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SelyaMakeup Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!! =D (Big Grin)
DTPI100 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the :iconfav3dplz:
chuchuchuso Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thanks for the fav! I am a dummy! 
yutaka11111 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for your watch:) (Smile) 
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