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Sketchbook: Re-learning the fundementals (Follow along with me!)

Sure, if the ears are standing out to you then start there.

Do you have many photo refs of the deer species your sona is based on?
Not really, No. I’ve found a difference between irl deer, and most furry art of deer, So i’ve had trouble deciding
 

KiokuChan

4-tailed kitsune
Thanks
I found it helps x3
Should I do more ear practice? Or what part do you think I should do next?
I suggest muzzles maybe. I feel your last drawing looked much better than the one before but personally thought the muzzle looked like it was flat (it seemed super narrow like a box of cards or something). I also do second Unexpected's idea of looking at animal references. Even if you are drawing cartoon characters looking at how anatomy works in reality first can be very helpful (says someone who never does that.. though I know I'm bad at anatomy ;p I've heard it many times from actual artists and art teachers that people have had though)!
 
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I suggest muzzles maybe. I feel your last drawing looked much better than the one before but personally thought the muzzle looked like it was flat (it seemed super narrow like a box of cards or something). I also do second Unexpected's idea of looking at animal references. Even if you are drawing cartoon characters looking at how anatomy works in reality first can be very helpful (says someone who never does that.. though I know I'm bad at anatomy ;p I've heard it many times from actual artists and art teachers that people have had though)!
(Thanks for the feedback!) I’ve always been scared references=cheating, but I’m learning it isnt bad to use references. I’ve done a couple doodles lately (which aren’t posted) which I used references, and they looked much better!
 

Glairdron

Dragonman
Use references as much as you need to, especially when learning! As long as you aren't tracing over something and passing it off as your own, it isn't cheating.

Anyways, I can tell that you're improving even from what you've posted here, so keep up the hard work! I'd also like to second the recommendation of experimenting with pens. I used to feel the same way about them, and hate what I made whenever I tried using them. But forcing myself to practice with them really helped me improve. Even my pencil sketches started to turn out better.
 

Minerva_Minx

Sheogorath is my co-pilot
(Thanks for the feedback!) I’ve always been scared references=cheating, but I’m learning it isnt bad to use references. I’ve done a couple doodles lately (which aren’t posted) which I used references, and they looked much better!
Tacoma, you really are improving. Keep it up!
 
Tacoma, you really are improving. Keep it up!
Thanks! I’m usually just super confused when I draw, no 2 drawings are alike :p

Talking about drawings...
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One of the first drawings that I’ve used a reference! I’m super happy with how this turned out, despite it being a little messy :D
 

Minerva_Minx

Sheogorath is my co-pilot
But, despite, hindsight - they are words of negativity and disregard of something. generally, they are words allowing for the acceptance of inevitable failure.

example:
you know I love you, but...
-or-
I'm doing well despite....

Please stop tearing yourself down. It is unbecoming of you.

tracing paper will clean your drawing right up. Also coloring it, if you prefer. it's coming along beautifully.
 
Hadn’t really thought of it that way. Wasn’t trying to be rough on myself, just acknowledging an error that I didn’t mind too much. Does the wording make it seem like that? Because if so, I didn’t intend to

(And thanks for the tip :))
 
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Minerva_Minx

Sheogorath is my co-pilot
Hadn’t really thought of it that way. Wasn’t trying to be rough on myself, just acknowledging an error that I didn’t mind too much. Does the wording make it seem like that? Because if so, I didn’t intend to

(And thanks for the tip :))

No, it's more like a self-imposed barrier or limitation on capability or capacity to excel. It's natural, but it is part of your hindrance.

Examples
I’m really happy with this one! Though it could be less messy, and potentially needing some more ear practice. :)

You built yourself up then tore yourself down.

I’m super nervous, but I suppose I’ll try! That is if I can find my pens!

You acknowledged the nervousness, then gave an out.

We believe in you, Tacoma! Believe in yourself and stop doubting your ability!
 
No, it's more like a self-imposed barrier or limitation on capability or capacity to excel. It's natural, but it is part of your hindrance.

Examples
I’m really happy with this one! Though it could be less messy, and potentially needing some more ear practice. :)

You built yourself up then tore yourself down.

I’m super nervous, but I suppose I’ll try! That is if I can find my pens!

You acknowledged the nervousness, then gave an out.

We believe in you, Tacoma! Believe in yourself and stop doubting your ability!
Thanks for the insight! ( Never realised I was doing myself harm with that!) I’ll go ahead and stop saying stuff like that, and I know i’ll improve!
 
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