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:iconladyfromeast:
LadyFromEast Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for faving my artwork! :iconcocoloveplz:
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:iconlweegiel:
lweegiel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could I ask a question? How do you draw a portrait? do like use grids or do you use references?
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Tuonenkalla Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It depends, actually. I never use grids, I'm far too disorganized for those. References vary: If it's for example someone's pet, of course I have to use reference to get it right. It it's nothing/no-one from real life, I may or may use reference. Most often I use, but only to get the "feeling" right, not just copy the reference image into my drawing. I would encourage to use the references, because how can we draw something if we don't know how they look. But I find it to be useful to have several references, so you can switch between them... this also helps you from not simply copying one certain photo, if you switch between several reference images while drawing.
While using reference image, or sometimes even real animal models, I usually more or less measure them (You know, this thing they do with pen and measure the reference and then match them in the drawing)

Another "helping method" I've fond of is the thought of negative space. I learned this in art school and I've found it useful, albeit I don't know if I can explain it understandably... I'll try: For example if you tried to draw cheetah like in this photo, and are strugling with front legs, it might be helpful of watching that triangle-like area between its front legs. Sometimes it helps to concentrate not on what we are drawing, and instead of what we are not drawing... does this make any sense? :D But when things like legs might seem hard to draw, it actually might be easier to look how the triangle like shape is a lot easier to draw. So just draw it there, and see if it's easier to then figure out the outer lines of the legs.
Sorry, I don't know if I was able to explain that, and I don't know if it's even useful for you, but it's just something I use.

Haha, I seem to like to write long replies to you :D
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:iconlweegiel:
lweegiel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's ok, I actually its a big help to me.....very much appreciated hehehehee
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Vinny-Lloyd Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Tou have beautiful deviantart Woohooooo! 
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:icontuonenkalla:
Tuonenkalla Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D :heart:

...and you have a charming avatar!
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Vinny-Lloyd Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Haha, thanks Wink/Razz 
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Perhone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Siulla on tosi ihania töitä, niin vesivärejä kuin valokuvia.... Jään mielenkiinnolla seurailemaan : )
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:iconlweegiel:
lweegiel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I'm a beginner any recommendations for tutorials, anything can help. Thanks...
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Tuonenkalla Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't really recommend any certain tutorials, but my best advice would be to draw often, and draw everything! Try to draw something small every day. Even just little scribbles. That way your eye-hand motor will come better. Try to draw a little bit of everything - you don't need to enjoy drawing everything, but having capability to variation gives you the possibility to do anything! (Doesn't that sound amazing?) - (I myself am not good at drawing buildings, citycsapes or machines... I should practice them more.) - Use references, they are helpful. Of course this doesn't mean you should trace, but even professionals use references, so don't fear using them. I would also suggest trying as many possible mediums as possible. You'll find what you like, at some point. And don't buy too bad quality supplies! I see so many people hating for example watercolors because they have used those worst quality watercolors on copy paper as a child! :( You don't need to buy the priciest and best at first but a medium quality is good.
And last, draw what you love! Practising might feel boring sometimes so it's a good idea to remember to draw something you enjoy, too.

These might seem very general advices, but that's all I can give.
I actually looked at your gallery, and I think you're doing great already; you're drawing different subject from different angles and there is variation. I'd probably suggest practicing more coloring next? :)
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