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So, you don't think you can draw?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by OzAirbrush, Mar 17, 2012.


  1. Kapsel

    Kapsel Young Tutorling

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    "Drawing on the right side of the brain" by Betty Edwards...let me guess, its at least 20 years old and still going strong:)
    My first how to Draw book, lost and never found again, sad to say, but still one of the best, i think it was translatet to Danish??
    Thanks for reminding me...Now...Let the Book hunt begin:)
    I also had a Book regarding Airbrush (English) also 20 Years ago ...i think there was a girls face on the cover ...Also Lost:(
    and i also had a book written by Patrick Woodroffe, i never forget that one...Oh those memories.....
    Kind regards
    Henrik
  2. Zotilraxx

    Zotilraxx Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    What if you're trying to draw something from your imagination? Not copying, does it help to draw it sideways?
  3. AndreZA

    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    That I doubt. Then you need to draw it from the viewer's angle.
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  4. Kapsel

    Kapsel Young Tutorling

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    nicko321 Young Tutorling

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    I have this book. It is Airbrush - The Complete Studio Handbook.
    Search airbrush on the above site.
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    For me the easiest way to learn to draw isn't much different to airbrushing, just reduce everything to its simpliest shape, IE a trapazoid thingy for the nose with two little rectangles for the nostrils, an oval for the mouth and eyes, semi circles or half ovals for the ears etc etc..Get the basic proportions and placements right and then fill in the gaps using your shapes as basic boundry's. I don't flip a drawing unless its just to get a smooth line as it is important as with airbrushing to use the natural curve of your wrist rather than trying to fight it..Any drawing can be achieved this way, its all just shapes put together..I can see the point of turning things updide down or drawing to a mirror's reflection but never found a need, it is again for me about practice and doing it often and teaching yourself what looks good and bad through trial and error..
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    Barquester Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    Love the McGurk effect! Netflix has a show called "Brain Games" along the same lines. You learn pretty quick not to trust your instincts.

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