5 TIPS to IMPROVE your art! 【Sketchbook secrets that worked for me】


hello everyone welcome back to my
channel I’m brushes the bunnies and in this video I’m going to share with you
the five tricks that I’ve been doing over the past couple months that have
improved my sketching enormously and I’m not even joking like I’ve been doing
this pretty much on a daily basis and I’m just seeing some major improvements
so I want to share this with you in today’s video the first tip is actually
related to time and time has been a bit of a trouble for me when I approach my
sketchbook so what I mean by that is when I open my sketchbook and I’ve got a
brand new sheet of paper I can honestly spend hours on one sketch and this is a
normal behavior for me and something that I’ve been trying to correct myself
over the past few months and something that has really helped me is by
conditioning myself to do very very quick sketches so I would open up a new
page and I would say okay okay right now you’re gonna sketch and you’re gonna do
a sketch for five minutes only or a sketch for ten minutes only and I try to
limit myself as best as I could until I move on to the next sketch what this
will do is actually help you build your rhythm faster it will help you develop
your style and the last point for me which is a really really big one is the
fact that it actually helps you experiment rather than have you just
focus on the finer details of a sketch so the trick to these five minute
sketches is honestly keeping it very very loose keeping it messy try to just
stay away from the eraser just draw as you go loosen your wrist have some fun
experiment with a different style just go about and and do whatever you want
don’t worry about the details and a lot of beautiful things can happen when you
just give yourself that creative freedom there’s no more boundaries there’s no
pressures there’s no stress you’re just sketching very freely and
it’s a really really fun thing to do so give it a try let me know in the
comments below if you guys do this on your own and what are your results the next tip that I have for you in
terms of improving your sketching is to actually sketch and draw things that you
have never done before or things that you’ve always wanted to try but you are
too scared to do so or you are too intimidated to do so in this case I
strongly urge you to go ahead deep dive into this topic and you know just
experiment in your sketchbook with these sort of topics that you’re just wanting
to improve on or you you just don’t know how to draw but you want to now is the
time to do it like literally don’t wait just do it now so what you’re seeing
here is me sketching some really horrible looking men and I’ll be the
first one to admit I literally do not know how to draw men and I don’t have
shame in that honestly I’m not afraid to say that and to admit that and that
is something that’s also liberating to think you are learning and you want to
get better at it so why not just go ahead and do it doesn’t don’t don’t
worry about what people have to say just go ahead sketching your sketchbook
and practice these topics so this is what I’m doing I’m drawing men I’m
trying to draw hands as well and combining these two features together
and just trying my best at finding or working with the anatomy even though I’m
not familiar with it so it’s like it’s kind of scary but at the same time it’s
it’s something that is it’s sort of an essential step into the learning process
but at the end of the day the more that you keep drawing the topic that you hate
so much such as hands I know we all hate to draw hands but the more that you
practice this the better you will get and there’s no greater truth than that
because about a year ago I was not able to draw females at all and I practiced
for a year and I got there tip number three is all about
experimentation and this is like literally my favorite thing to do in my
sketchbooks is to actually combine different mediums together I love
drawing with graphite pencils and then adding a touch of the watercolor I think
it’s very beautiful and there’s a really beautiful graphical element to it as a
mixed-media artist who specializes in watercolor and pencil work I do like
using both of these elements together in my sketchbook I have a watercolor
sketchbook and I also have regular ones that I do use watercolor in but this is
something that I strongly urge that you guys do either with marker with
watercolor with acrylic with oil you guys can play with everything but the
most important part is to experiment oh and also is to get messy don’t be afraid
to put things together and seeing if it will work if it gets messy that is the
best part guys tip number four this is to practice your line art don’t forget
about your line art line art is important especially if you’re an artist
who does use line art of course obviously but I think in general haha
stupid the stupidest thing let me just rephrase that if you’re an
artist who likes to add line art to their art you should definitely find
time to work on this entire line artwork so what I like to do is use my older
sketches or a sketch that I’m currently working on and pop out my faber
castell Pitt artist pen and I have different thicknesses where I try to
experiment with different weights and I will try to find a kind of style to it
and this is something I like to just do sometimes when I just don’t know what to
draw then I would go back and do this on top of my sketches also by incorporating
the tips that we’ve already talked about such as speed and experimentation you
can really develop a style very quickly and your hand will get stronger if
you’re worried about having a shaky kind of hand when you’re drawing a straight
line this is something that will help you practice that and you will get
better as go you can also experiment with
different colors of line art this is something that’s really nice I do have a
pink, blue and a purple pen for sometimes if I want to do something a
little bit more creative so these are all different options that you can do
tip number five kind of ties in everything together and this is talking
about background work so I don’t actually have a speed portion of this
video to show you but I did want to show you a kind of a sketchbook tour of the
different types of backgrounds that I was experimenting with so I took the
sketch I colorized it and I tried to add a type of background to it whether that
background was watercolor or if it had some additional embellished gold factors
to it I just tried to add different things the
reason why I put backgrounds as a tip in this video is because I feel like
backgrounds are left out quite easily especially if you’re so focused on
learning how to draw human anatomy I tend to or I got to a point where I just
didn’t develop any sort of conceptual background and this in the future is
something that I really want to do and I want to be able to have a vision for and
a technical way to achieve this if I don’t practice it I will never get
better at it so by trying different colors for me especially with
watercolors to add different colors together see what kind of color
combinations work with the person that I’m drawing and seeing what kind of mood
I can convey is something that’s quite important and is something that I’ve
been actively trying to incorporate in my sketchbooks and honestly since I’ve
been doing this I’ve been seeing uhm that the paintings that I’m doing in
general have come out much better because I’m now thinking about the
overall picture rather than just the subject so thank you so much for
watching this video please do give it a big thumbs up if you did like it it
really does help me share it with your friends and also don’t forget to
subscribe for more art videos or art related videos I want to wish you a
great day keep drawing keeping awesome and we will see each other very soon bye

100 comments

  • Yasmine Ramadan

    She said she can't draw men during drawing an incredible paint of a man😂😂😂

    Reply
  • DES wolfie

    "I don't know how to draw men"

    Me:……………………….
    Dude do you wanna see how "bEAutIfuLl" MY men drawings are?!?!?!?!?

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  • Jonathan Gali

    a mixed media artist (also) yess okay im subbing

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  • DaWaed SK

    That's a lot of handsome Squidwards

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  • Elizabeth

    "Just sketch for 5 minutes" In that time I could just about produce a misshapen circle

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  • Dienstag um 12

    Damn this guy you drew there in few minutes looks hella fine ♥

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  • DarkestKnight2424

    Just discovered this channel,
    Proud to say I'm pleased

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  • Zaniyahlovely

    I’m the opposite I don’t know how to draw women

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  • Elisabeth Barkey

    You have a really amazing stile I wish I could draw like you😍

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  • Just me

    Like basically everyone draws women but not men….

    That's weird

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  • glittery sparkles

    "I dont know how to draw men " proceeds to draw beauty men*
    Me: … sureee you dont… thats me except I always say " I'm on a diet " and proceeds to eat unhealthy foods 😂

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  • Rafaela Scheiwiller

    How often do you guys use reference photos? Cause i dont seem to be able to paint without one. I only draw for fun, but i wonder if the copying i always do and dont draw from imagination (cause it turns into shit) is a bad thing

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  • Hoppy The bunny

    How to draw tutorial

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  • A. X.

    Thank you ma'am for giving us these wonderful tips! Earned a new sub! ♥

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  • Rafeh-A

    thanks this video was extremely helpful please make more vids just like this

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  • Dahyun is on a treasure chest

    My goal is to draw semi realistic or anime cuz realistic scares meh

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  • Hello Phoebe

    No pressure you say🤔

    5 mins later

    Hey hey look at my drawing

    💩

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  • Kpop shippers

    I can't draw men
    Bruh I can't even do a hand!

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  • •Annie Sunshine•

    I remember when I always draw in my math book
    But I draw a stickman
    and all my friends wanted to know how to draw it-

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  • Cryptø

    I'm a guy and drawing a guy's hair is much harder than girl's hair for me. Anyone else or just me??

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  • Firebird

    I don't draw men very well, because I usually need a reference, and it's creepy to stare at men.

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  • pt

    something I've been struggling to figure out on how to draw something i really want – do you draw in reference or just whatever you think about? because whenever I want to draw something I always get nervous and decide to look for images to use as references

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  • DesaMii

    I dont think so, because I repead and repead wrong things. That made it worse!

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  • Hailie Reyes

    I love how I'm late to this video by a LOT, but I'm still here, learning new things every day just by watching these videos you put out. Thank you for making these videos which help so many people with their art. You are one of a kind Youtuber. <3 @Brushes and Bunnies

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  • Ryan Howell

    That's awesome

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  • nora golden

    i have problem with shading

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  • maytal e

    When I was in art school, I took a course in comic book art. My professor gave me some great advice that I would always share to other artists. Draw different silhouettes. Draw everything and anything but don’t keep a similar silhouette. I encourage anyone to try different people such as old and young, different body shapes, different races, different facial features, differently abled bodies and etc. Showing diversity will only make us better in our craft!

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  • Nikole Ribeiro

    you should try drawing ugly people instead of all attractive. lol

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  • River Perez

    Step 1: practice
    2: Draw
    3: practice some more
    4: practice
    5 yea practice

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  • Insects Plus

    you are a amazing artist

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  • C T

    How to improve your art: STARTS WITH NOSE!!
    Me: takes a deep breath I got this!

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  • The Icy Sun

    Insert spongebob voice*

    3 hours later
    Me:
    "ANDDD, DONE. WOW,THATS
    A NICE LOOKIN CIRCLE"

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  • Veronicka Edralin

    I'm not afraid to say that [can't draw men]
    Me: Okay, I'm not afraid to say that I can't draw for shit— so basically practicing feels like a thousand-yard stretch for me now.

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  • Black Ink

    Welp, time to study portraits then.

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  • Angel adi_1xd

    Wow , l'm so like this video , it's really good , l'm wish to be darw like u!!

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  • kayla autry

    4:59 reminds me of kirari momobami lol

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  • Daniii St

    What sketch-book are you using?😻 Looks amazing

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  • Captain Marvel

    Seriously this is something I love for the first time ❤❤ I'm a sketcher and I do and I try always something new but I scare now I'll do more better for Taylor Swift 😍😍😍❤❤❤

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  • M. B

    What's the name of the pen you've been using?? It's so cool..

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  • Mannat Bhogal

    You’re a really genuine YouTubed

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  • Mellamo Paupau

    What kind of paper does she use so that she does not wrinkle when painting with watercolors?please someone answer me🙏🙏

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  • Kira Percastegui

    Where do i get the referaane pictures

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  • Kira Percastegui

    I really want to improve but I just don't know where to start like what do I draw and what pictures to use

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  • Christopher Valenhaven

    2:55 “ I literally do not know how to draw men” creates a masterpiece 😂

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  • Claire Sacramento

    Your drawing looks simple, yet it seems like the most beautiful ones i've seen. Nice drawing style. You're one of my idols. =)

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  • Debarati Paul

    She read my diary.

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  • u jimIN theres no JimOUT grab a suga kookie n sit

    My problem is I can draw guys pretty good but not girls however if I decide to free draw a guy I accidentally end up drawing a girl sometimes I try to draw a specific person but accidentally end up drawing somebody else for example I like kpop the one day I was trying to draw jimin but managed to draw taehyung instead then tried drawing taehyung but ended up with drawing jimin….weird lol

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  • miruku

    i think, the most important thing if you want to improve in literally anything, is PRACTICE.

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  • Nati Guzman

    Trying different mediums would be amazing and line art and stuff, problem money is barely enough to have like graphite pencils and a notebook😂😂😂

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  • Diana Castro Pimentel

    0:00 they tried to hide the porn art

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  • Artist Liv

    You have helped me thank you

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  • Qaseh Arriana

    Yes

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  • мιlкү ωαү

    Your name is so cute ^~^

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  • Chloe Nowinsky

    her I don’t know how to sketch men
    me stares with mouth wide open
    her continues talking
    me rants about that if I drew that I would cry 😂👏🏻

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  • Sad

    the first tip she said actually works i messed up on the lips but i still did it and it still looks good 🍝

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  • Fangirl #28

    You draw how I aspire to draw.

    HOW YOU DO THIS??!?!?!?!?!!!?!?!??

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  • Luka Da Man

    audio: stay away from the eraser bla bla bla
    screen: eraser comes in
    1:34

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  • Kasumi Yamashita

    Uhhhhhh if that's messy that what does my art classify as?

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  • Kasumi Yamashita

    Uhhhhhh if that's messy that what does my art classify as?

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  • Estela Maker

    Oh my gosh!! You draw beautiful. Oh and thanks for the tips I'll try them, I bet they'll really work

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  • GachaWolfyPup __.

    Dude me and you are opposites I cant draw female anatomy and long hair but I'm kinda good at Male anatomy and male hair…

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  • ThatOneArtYoutuber Persons

    Everyone: hands
    Me: FEET

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  • x.MusicLife.x Potato

    What type of pencil do u use (machanical type and what size of lead)

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  • Rose dust

    Hey can I request something

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  • AvacadoTheGriffin :,3

    Every time i buy a new sketchbook I get scared to draw in it because I think I’m going to ruin it

    I usually ruin it.

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  • Cei.

    sketching a beautiful man "So what you're seeing here is me sketching a horrible-looking man."

    Oh, okay

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  • 『 cxld mia 』

    I- I draw for 1O or 7 minutes-

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  • Jayne Mathew

    wow! your art is beautiful. Even i want to learn how to draw girls and boys. Were you self taught? please make tutorials on how to draw and paint humans!!

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  • Josefina Holt

    My problem is that I can’t just think of something and then draw it. I look at drawings and draw that…

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  • BoxLover_Gacha08

    i dont have an eraser XD

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  • The weird gacha maker

    Can you make a video about how to blend skin, fur, and hair plz?

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  • Moon bae

    I can’t draw but i think we have the same art style

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  • SheepinSpace3260

    I have a big problem trying to translate facial features onto a smaller frame I can never get the eyes of mouth right?

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  • Why did the grandma cross the road?

    an other tip: print out some other artist’s sketch, make it almost transparent, take a black pencil and practice your line art while turning the drawing in something more your style

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  • Ty Talent

    I'll try for 5 min. Hey this young lady I found has a small channel but shes amazing.

    https://youtu.be/mXQxc6tlH6o

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  • Kana

    What If, I can only draw hands and i cant do anything els

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  • // lunar.beauty

    You know we all hate to draw hands
    – the most relatable thing ever said 2019

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  • adi b

    I'm more of a cartoonist.

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  • Aqua Rainy Sailor

    Easy for u to say

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  • Noname Garofano

    "Horrible-looking man" when it's a fucking masterpiece

    Oh, cOME ON!

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  • Woody StBf StFr SqFgh MbPn

    IDK why im watching this, I don't even draw humans like a 'normal' person. lol

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  • Lacty

    aaaaaaaaaaaaa. i love your vids .TEACH ME

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  • Tabussum Sehar

    As much as you're right about everything you're very self depreciative about your skills. Girl you're a pro. Need no practice only straight deliveries.

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  • MellSempai

    For the second one I drew my friend Lewis
    It’s hard to do his hair

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  • Sierra Panna

    These look better then my 60 minute drawings that I copy off other youtubers lol…

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  • Tatti Noir

    really horrible looking men. me, what, the actual. hell.

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  • Moosie - Gacha

    Why do some people find drawing men hard?(I don’t mean this in a rude/negative way, I’ve just never really had any trouble drawing them 90% of the time 😂)

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  • feels baaad

    i can't draw 🙁 the faces that i draw just not look like a normal face, and i am sad about it.

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  • Yusra Hashim

    I love to draw and I sketch a lot of my schoolbooks. But that’s the problem. Whenever I open my sketchbook to draw something, I just can’t. But then there’s drawings that actually look decent all over my schoolbooks and papers that it gets sent to my art teacher to mark lol

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  • Kenley Gupta

    I can’t draw that good

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  • Armeen Khalid

    0:07 was beautiful and awesome and all that stuff. How (did you do that)? (Just started the video)

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  • Naamyy Killer

    Who noticed the boobs at 0:00

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  • BusyMiners

    Judge: if you draw worse than her, your dead by a gun. Me: I might as well stab myself.

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  • NamedtoDream

    This is such an artist thing to do..
    Everyone: Wow that looks so good!
    Artist: Yeah I can’t draw that
    Everyone: …

    But yeah there’s always room for growth, but there is also that belief you’re okay.

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  • shadow gaming

    The blue one look like black widoe

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  • Kenny McCormick

    I love these. Great work.

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  • Erza Kazma

    I try to draw but…. Me: ripping the paper into pieces🙄

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  • Kean Alcantara

    I love your drawings 😍

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  • s a g i t t a r i u s

    Brushes and Bunnies: BE MESSY!
    Me: but what if I'm a perfectionist(and slightly OC)……..

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  • Lonely Heart

    Thank you for the tips! I also struggle with drawing men but I am practicing! 😁 I will use the tips you given to improve

    Reply

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