So today I want to take a second to post about the importance of observing everything around you. People love to ask me how to draw things and I love to tell them to go look for reference. Really. Nothing I draw, do I draw without previously referring to something else. Whether it be referring to images on Google, the work of other artists, or your own reference that you've made from life drawing, observing everything around you will help you improve and be more accurate with your work.
Go to your local coffee shop and do some sketching. Draw while you are cruising to work on transit. Head to the park or the beach. Basically, if you are out of the house you should have a sketchbook of some kind with you and you should be doing a little bit of sketching here and there.
Trust me, nothing beats real life reference.
So a number of these hands are mine, a few are from Tarzan reference and some are from a glorious APP that Steven Silver put together that you need to go check out (it's called PoseBook). These two pages were part of a set that I did where I drew 100 hands in an attempt to conquer my inability to draw hands. I am actually thinking of doing another one of these soon.
So to sum up, GET SKETCHING!
Hi! My name is Courtney and I am currently working as a character designer in the animation industry!
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