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Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:00 am
by ComicBookMama
In my spare time, I like to doodle cartoons of animals - but until now, I've never tried a Beardie. This is my first attempt. I'm not really satisfied - particularly with the top of the head - but it's a start!

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Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:07 am
by AHBD
That's really good, you captured that little hint of a smile and the raggedy little beard. Also the eyes looking adoringly at a juicy bug. :) But really a nice job !

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:07 pm
by ComicBookMama
AHBD wrote:That's really good, you captured that little hint of a smile and the raggedy little beard. Also the eyes looking adoringly at a juicy bug. :) But really a nice job !


Thank you! I'll probably practice with some b/w line art for a bit... I was going for a sort of "if Disney drew a Beardie" vibe with this one.

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:55 am
by ComicBookMama
Comics-style Beardie sketches.

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Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:21 pm
by loljelloclowdz
@mods can we have an art section on this forum?

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:20 pm
by saraho
I’ve been playing with drawing Charlie as my Children’s Library mascot.
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Your drawing is great! I want something more cartoonish or kawaii, but I guess my drawing style is normally more realistic. A forum category for owner Art would definitely encourage me to keep trying!!

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:47 am
by ComicBookMama
Your Charlie picture is awesome! It’s got a children’s illustration vibe going on, which is perfect for a children’s library. Keep on drawing! :)

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:22 pm
by ComicBookMama
Bodies are giving me trouble, but I think I've finally got a head that I like!

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Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:04 am
by saraho
I like it! How did you draw it? I have always drawn on paper, but my coworker has a tablet that allows you to attach paper to it and you get both paper and digital. I should do my next Charlie drawing that way. Its frustrating to try to draw, scan and then attempt to edit my art since my work computer doesn't have the software I need for the job.

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:19 am
by ComicBookMama
saraho wrote:I like it! How did you draw it? I have always drawn on paper, but my coworker has a tablet that allows you to attach paper to it and you get both paper and digital. I should do my next Charlie drawing that way. Its frustrating to try to draw, scan and then attempt to edit my art since my work computer doesn't have the software I need for the job.


Thanks! I do draw on paper sometimes, but lately I've been using my iPad and an app called SketchClub; it's not the fanciest or the most intuitive for serious artists (which I'm not) but it allows me to do layers, which is essential for the way I draw. And since I'm drawing using a stylus, it lets me adjust the line thickness manually... that's the cludgiest thing about drawing on an iPad, really; no pressure sensitivity. My sister-in-law, who trained to be a graphic designer, uses a tablet - but I erase so much that using one would be agony! :)

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:58 am
by saraho
The ability to work with layers is a must! I am stuck with a program here at the library that doesn't offer true editing, there are layers but you can't go in and edit backgrounds or colors. Its a real drag when my boss asks me to work on advertising pieces and I have to make do with a lesser program.

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:55 am
by ComicBookMama
saraho wrote:The ability to work with layers is a must! I am stuck with a program here at the library that doesn't offer true editing, there are layers but you can't go in and edit backgrounds or colors. Its a real drag when my boss asks me to work on advertising pieces and I have to make do with a lesser program.


Oh man, that must be downright painful! I hate it when the folks in charge expect us to make more with less... as a teacher, that happens to me all the time. They don’t seem to get that if they just gave us the right tools, we’d be able to do much better work - and in less time!!! Good luck!

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:04 am
by Shaun78
ComicBookMama wrote:Bodies are giving me trouble, but I think I've finally got a head that I like!

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This is awesome.

Re: Learning How to Draw Beardies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:22 am
by ComicBookMama
Shaun78 wrote:This is awesome.


Thank you very much! :)