This can be quite a difficult subject to pick up. I have watched countless tutorials on drawing, and a few I came across were extremely detailed, and detailed enough that you couldn’t even tell the difference between them. But while a lot of these tutorials were quite technical in nature, the one that really changed my opinion about it was a technique I learned just last year by the great Tamiya user, Vaz.
Vaz’s method is pretty simple to grasp, but requires a bit of practice. The first step is to choose any one area, or point in the scene you most want to draw, and start drawing. As you move the pen, simply press “K” – just like you are writing a letter or writing a letter. As you reach the end, you get a small window where you can make any correction you want and move back to the beginning. This method works quite well, and I really think that if you just keep doing it, you could eventually get used to the results.
So what I have to say is that you can learn to use it, but you’ll have to practice it some times. And of course, if you feel that you are unable to learn in your current state, you should never stop learning.
Now for the good part!
In reality, it is very hard to learn to draw realistic portraits when you are under the spell of Photoshop, because the only real way to get real results is to use a real drawing software such as Final Cut Pro, Apple’s GarageBand, or Microsoft’s Paint Shop Pro.
It is not a matter of buying Photoshop, but spending money to buy the right software and time.
But the only way to learn this style efficiently is to get more and more experienced!
I strongly suggest that you start off with the basic techniques, but eventually start adding more advanced techniques you learned from tutorials and books.
You can find a bunch of very informative articles for learning to draw, like this one by Artem “YummyM” Vasilevsky. For those of you that don’t follow my blog, here is his website:
Artem “YummyM” Vasilevsky’s blog.
Now I will also present some simple tips that I have picked up over the years which work great in practice, especially for beginners.
Draw with “One or two shapes”, not “Three or Four”
Now first of all, this is something that a