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Monday, 27 June 2011

Why Not??

Lots of people comment that they would love to have a go at drawing their own why not??
Here is a fairly simple way of producing your own characters :D
Search through you own collection of photo's( I have literally hundreds), til you find one with a pose you want to use. I want to make a pirate image, so I chose one where I was holding something(so the arm is positioned to hold a sword:D)

Now I am confident enough to draw freehand, but you could crop and print your image onto cheap paper(the size you want the figure to be,then trace the image)

Yes that is a real tattoo....
Once you are happy with the pose, start to build your characters outfit...

Then work on the features and hair, using your original photo for guidance.
If you work in pencil you will be able to alter your piece as much as you want til your happy with the result.
Now start to draw over your pencil lines with ink. This makes the image stand out more(gives clearer lines when scanned or photo copied)
Continue until your figure is complete
Though don't be in too much of a rush to rub out your pencil I was, as the ink will take a while to dry(or you smudge it...)
So why not have a go!! You might surprise yourself, and this technique is fabulous for making images of your pets or fav landscape :D XXX


  1. Great tutorial Gina, can't wait to see what you do with the picture now. P.S. I assume you are getting on really well with your new camera phone going on all the fab pictures. :-) xx

  2. Love how you explain it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Fun! I once painted myself as a elven archer. I wonder if I'm too old to be a gypsy girl these days, LOL.

  4. Helll-o foxy :)
    That was pretty cool. I seriously need to work on my figure drawing, i have a Terrible time getting the proportions correct. You seemed to do it effortlessly, in 3 minutes - the time it took me to read this post :)
    it takes me hours, and mine still look like people with Really Long crotches and torsos.

    i like you more and more.