Are you ready to start DAY 8 of my 10 day Drawing Challenge? Cool let’s do it!

The theme of today is: Realistic drawing.

Before I even start, allow me to remind you that these challenges are, well, challenges, and are designed to try and push you out of your comfort zone. You do not have to be perfect, it’s find if you find them difficult, your drawings can be messy, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you understand the principle and do your best. Now shall we begin!

It’s undeniable that a lot of people starting to draw are drawn (no pun intended here) to other than realistic drawing such as cartoon or generally stylized figures such as Manga and so on and this is understandable.

However it is also widely accepted within the professional artistic community that being able to draw and render realistic subjects is the foundation to then go on and mastering everything else.

I tend to agree with this statement.

Having a solid foundation in realistic drawing, realistic anatomy and proportions allows you then to ‘branch out’ so to speak more easily and tackle any other subject with the confidence of a solid, basic know-how.

It’s amazing how knowing real anatomy and proportions for example in figure drawing, ends up being a very important asset in every other style you might end up pursuing; and that’s because even the craziest cartoon characters has to somehow follow basic and universal rules of proportions, anatomy and structure.

I have also notice that if you. on the contrary, train yourself drawing only cartoon characters, for example, you might find it very difficult then to move onto different styles such as realistic or Manga.

So, for this challenge, you will have to draw a realistic subject, preferably a full body male or female figure.

I have prepared a collection of really awesome pictures of male and female models on my page on Pinterest (which you should totally follow for a daily dose of artistic inspiration by the way).

When you are done you can  upload your finished drawing in the comment section below for everyone to see (and for me too).

Oh! And don’t forget you can always get in touch with me for ideas or if you are having problems with this challenge.

You can follow and message me on my Facebook page, or you can watch my series of YouTube video lessons and tutorials or you can simply contact me directly.

You are all set! Good luck with Day 8 Drawing Challenge.


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