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blackmageofphantasm Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
hey its me again.  the really fan who wont shut up. and is annoying.  A Lot.  i was wondering if you could give me some more advice.  can you tell me some good exercises to help me draw the basics of a human body like how to draw head arms ribs torso etc etc.  so that  I can eventually work my way up to drawing in detail and drawing my own characters.  though I still probably stink.  and be annoying,  which is not a good combo
SaraKpn Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Let's see, let me break it down into steps.
1) Learn the basic proportions and anatomy of a human. You best find some books by Andrew Loomis. He's done multiple "how to draw humans" and he's VERY good. You can search for pdf files in google. Look for figure drawing by Andrew Loomis.
2) If you can, do some life drawing classes or go out in public. That's the best way really. Drawing real humans in real life. Should be easier once you've done step 1. You can also just look up nude pics. DA is full of those XD Start with naked people so you learn how the body works. Only after that you switch to clothed humans.
3) Another thing that really helps it figure drawing at a time limit. There are websites where you can do this. Draw human poses in 5 minutes, 1 minute etc. That way you focus on the overal form and posture and you don't get distracted by details (like everyone does in the beginning). It's VERY important to master the basic forms first before doing the details, like individual hairs and stuff. Drawing in public will get you the time limit AND life drawing all in one :)

Additionally: Finding some books on cartoons and animation really helps too. They exaggerate in poses, but you will learn to get fluidity and movement into your drawings. Look for a book by Preston Blair, who animated for Disney.
Also, practice your perspective! There's absolutely no getting around it! As long as we live in a 3-dimensional world, EVERYTHING will be in perspective. Andrew Loomis' books will cover that too.

Lastly, don't rush it and be patient. It will take A LOT of practice, maybe years before you get what you want. Do some very slow drawings, focusing on every curve and detail, but also do the fast loose drawings that capture gesture and pose. If you do this every day, you'll see improvement within a month.

That's about it. Good luck :)
blackmageofphantasm Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Thank you. I hope you keep on making amazing works
Artificer-Urza Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Do you do commissions?
Also, have you considered posting your pokemon comic on a comic site such as
SaraKpn Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I do. Though I'm currently figuring out prices. I was gonna raise them a bit. I think I'm a bit past underpricing myself ;) But I'm available right now, if you want. Just note me with all the info.
And yes, I am already posting Pokémon on Smackjeeves and The Duck Comics. Smackjeeves seems to work better. Getting a lot of positive feedback.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just powered through the entire comic so far. Really loving the style and the flow of the story and art. Super awesoem stuff and i cant wait to see more :)
SaraKpn Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
blackmageofphantasm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Hey me again.  Sorry if i'm being that annoying fan you just want to stangle and enjoy watching his eyes explode in his sockets but I just have another question.  How long exactly did it take for you to perfect your art style.
SaraKpn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! No worries =p Oh jeez, it's far from perfect, but my current style developed over the last year or so. Of course, I've been drawing since I was 2. The key is to learn realism first. You can always branch out to any style from that, but realism has been successful for thousands of years. Every time I discover a new artist I like, it influences my style and changes it, hopefully for the better.
blackmageofphantasm Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
O.K, thanks for the advice 
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