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So...How do you actually Practice Art? by Selenada So...How do you actually Practice Art? by Selenada
I've decided to take some time and do this tutorial/guide on how to practice drawing. I remember myself being so lost and confused about art at how to practice it that I wished someone would tell me how to, so if you need help, here it is!

!!If you know how to practice then this tutorial is not for you!!

I hope this will be of help for someone.
If you have some other questions about practicing feel free to ask, I will add questions and answers here in the description.
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Haven-DaSilva Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Some good info, but I'd have to strongly disagree about the reference section. Perhaps it is different for everyone, but when I've set out to learn human proportions or complex angles, doing trace sketches repeatedly for practice laid the foundations in my memory, and in turn I'd be able to just sit down and draw figures accurately from scratch, without even sketching much. Traditional referencing was always a much slower process.
Air-KC Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
this is a very nice tutorial, thank you f'or sharing this ideas with us its very helpfulOh, Olaf 
BedlamTrap Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've spent a great many years browsing tutorials here on dA and among other sites, especially around 8 years ago when I started teaching myself. I can say with a straight face and full conviction, that this is the best tutorial of all! Sure you can find tuts on how to draw the human figure, look at someone's illustrated chart of muscle placements, see how they created their magnum opus from start to finish.

But this one is the tutorial that, if followed whole heartedly, will help you do better.

Thank you very much for this. It was a great confidence booster!
Zalogon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
You're one of my favourite artists here on deviant art! Thank you for sharing!
zargo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Photographer
Very thoughtful and gives me a push to keep on practicing :)
Random101Man Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is how its done!

This can help everyone, from the youngest, to the oldest.;) (Wink) 
tsubasakun Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a very sweet and helpful tutorial you have posted, i cannot thank you enough. Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
soleilsereniti Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
This was a very sweet and wonderful guide! It's so uplifting. I'm very glad that I came upon this :)
ChibiKingSama Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you needed to add another point here,  that whatever you are drawing wont turn out EXACTLY like how you imagen it, even for pro artists :> 
Albelius Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! I've recently had my drawing (and nowadays digital painting) sparkle lighten up again by a new friend and I'm trying to get better and better - and I have and quite quickly too (though I haven't uploaded anything new here yet...)! 

I was one of the guys who thought that reference was cheating and used it wrong. I always tried to copy it and most of the times it didn't even succeed since I had the wrong mentality. Though it looked personal! Sadly, the teenager me just thought "IT'S UUUUGLY!" and erased everything. Anyway, thank you for this great reminder!
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