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I’m teaching myself to draw. Is this any good?

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MawkishTwaddle Wed 23-Jan-19 08:06:11

To be fair, I copied it. I haven’t done any art for nearly thirty years, but I’m lately feeling the urge and it’s doing wonders for my mental health.

PippilottaLongstocking Wed 23-Jan-19 08:06:47

Better than I could do!

TheShiteRunner Wed 23-Jan-19 08:07:37

Bloody hell yes! It's brilliant!

8FencingWire Wed 23-Jan-19 08:07:55

I think it’s good, if I achieved that, I’d be proud smile
Keep drawing x

LemonScentedStickyBat Wed 23-Jan-19 08:07:58

It’s gorgeous (I know nothing of technique or anything like that but it’s beautiful to look at!)

Peepingsnowdrops Wed 23-Jan-19 08:08:03


MawkishTwaddle Wed 23-Jan-19 08:18:35

Really? Thank you!

As I say, I’m teaching myself by copying, but I need to learn to do it myself or I’ll get sued!

MawkishTwaddle Wed 23-Jan-19 08:20:23

By ‘do it myself’ I mean read a photo, learn about techniques, etc, rather than copy someone else’s interpretation.

MichelleM30 Wed 23-Jan-19 09:01:35

That's very good, copied or not it's not easy so well done!

diamondofdoom Wed 23-Jan-19 09:02:15

Wow that's brilliant! You have some real talent smile

FetchezLaVache Wed 23-Jan-19 09:04:53

It is absolutely brilliant, please keep at it!

nutellalove Wed 23-Jan-19 09:11:32

It's fab, especially if this is your first go smile

7Days Wed 23-Jan-19 09:15:00

That is really really good.
(I do a bit of that myself and would be proud of that rabbit).

Sign and date it, put it in a frame and hang it up. It should give you a boost every time you look at it.

Dodie66 Wed 23-Jan-19 09:23:12

Wow that’s brilliant. I’m an artist and I use photos and ideas from looking at other artists work. I don’t copy but use them for inspiration. Good luck. You are doing really well

7hup Wed 23-Jan-19 09:24:11

Ooooh. It's lovely! Beautiful technique.

MawkishTwaddle Wed 23-Jan-19 09:51:15

Wow, thanks everyone! You’ve given me a real boost to keep going!

notsosureaboutthatthough Tue 26-Mar-19 20:22:13

Great picture! You have talent. I would be impressed if I could do that

Singlenotsingle Tue 26-Mar-19 20:24:54

You seem to be good enough to sell your art.

Fridasrage Tue 26-Mar-19 20:25:28

Its good smile The best advice i had when learning to draw was to spend 90% of your time looking and 10% of your time drawing. I started copying other drawings, then black and white photos etc.

Ohyesiam Tue 26-Mar-19 20:27:13

Really good. and nothing wrong with copying, it’s a great way to hone your skills.

purpleunicorns Tue 26-Mar-19 20:28:19

That's really good! I'm not too bad at drawing but only if I'm copying something, I can't seem to visualise something and get it down on paper unless I'm looking at something directly confused

HeritageCarrot Tue 26-Mar-19 20:28:29

Wow, I know nothing about art but I love rabbits and I’d buy that pic. If that’s your first effort then you must keep going as you definitely have talent. You say you’ve copied it but even so. If I copied a picture it would look like my 3 year old DGD had done it.

AstonMartini Tue 26-Mar-19 20:30:19

I have taught art, and was all prepared to be underwhelmed - but this is excellent, OP. Carry on!

JaretsGirlfren Tue 26-Mar-19 20:31:08

I draw a lot for a hobby but only really do cartoons, maybe the occasional flower and skull, but nothing like what you have produced- so I can’t comment on technique- but it’s beautiful and you should be proud of that, I agree with PP and think you should frame and display it smile

2018SoFarSoGreat Tue 26-Mar-19 20:32:50

really beautiful. Wow. You should be very proud. You can draw. You have natural talent.

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