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Drawing Elsie: Day 1

março 21, 2012,6 Comments


Being simultaneously a college student and an aspiring artist, I try to fight my lack of free time to draw and my horrible tendence to leave my drawings incomplete.
This being said, I've tried to come up with a solution to this problem for a long time but nothing seemed to work for me. Until a few days ago, when I had a strange idea.
You may know by watching these videos I draw 100% freehand but the truth is I got my solution from gridding methods. Or at least I got inspired by it. I will still be drawing freehand but I decided to try to shade from now on with a grid. Confusing? Let me explain: I'll pretty much keep sketching the same way I did but after creating a sketch to guide myself, I divided my drawing into squares and I decided I would have to shade one square a day.
I'm so pretty excited with this idea I decided to try to draw Elsie with this method and share it with you! I'll try to share everyday a square until the drawing is complete so I think this will be a lot of fun! Are you excited as well?
Ao ser simultaneamente uma estudante universitária e uma aspirante a artista, tento combater a minha falta de tempo livre e a minha tendência horrível para deixar os meus desenhos incompletos.
Dito isto, tentei chegar a uma solução para este problema por muito tempo mas nada parecia funcionar para mim. Até há uns dias atrás, quando tive esta ideia estranha.
Como devem saber por ver estes vídeos, eu desenho 100% à mão mas a verdade é que encontrei a minha solução nos métodos de grelha. Ou pelo menos inspirei-me neles. Ainda irei desenhar da mesma forma mas decidi sombrear daqui para a frente com uma grelha. Confuso? Deixem-me explicar: basicamente irei continuar a desenhar da mesma forma de sempre mas depois de criar um esboço para me guiar, irei dividir o desenho em uadrados e terei que sombrear um quadrado por dia.
Estou tão entusiasmada com esta ideia que decidi desenhar a Elsie com este método e partilhar com vocês! Vou tentar partilhar  um quadrado todos os dias até o desenho estar completo por isso acho que vai ser muito divertido! Também estão entusiasmados?

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6 comentários:

  1. Acho que é uma óptima ideia, Ester :D Mal posso esperar por ver mais quadrados deste desenho!
    Beijinhos*

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  2. obrigada, Vanessa! amanhã já coloco mais um ;)

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  3. thats pretty cool. it will be hard for me though, i usually shade by layers :) good luck! x

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  4. I also shade by layers but you can always blend all the squares together, it's super easy and at least these days I've drawing more than usual ;)

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  5. Hi! :) I think this is an awesome Idea to keep yourself drawing daily.. however I have teeeensy questions...

    How you do draw the original sketch? before you start to color it/shade it in?
    It is so light and perfect! Do you sketch, then trace it, then start to color/shade? or do you just draw it out freehand super super lightly? I have so trouble sketching that light, usually I have to use another paper, and then trace my drawing before color.

    sorry for my english, I hope that makes sense. I love your work!

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  6. Hey! Thank you! :)

    I draw my sketch freehand usually with a 4H pencil. It's a quite hard/light pencil so I use it in horizontal and never making 90º with the paper (otherwise you'll be pressing too hard and it will leave marks on the paper). Sometimes I use a HB mechanical pencil to sketch but since that's darker, I use a kneadable eraser afterwards to "fade" a little bit my traces, just try it, I'm sure it will work for you as well ;) Whatever is the way you choose to make your sketch, I consider very important to make it before you start shading so you can use it as a guideline but it should never be too dark as I always "build" my drawing afterwards :)

    I hope my little explanation helps! If you still have any questions, just let me know ;)

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