Can anyone link me some tutorials for complete beginners?

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I kinda wanted to dabble into drawing a bit. I dunno how much effort I'll really dedicate to it, but I wanted to at least give it a try.

In specific, I wanted to do anime-style art and stuff, in case there are specific tutorials for that and all that.

And uhn... Just in case the title isn't clear, I'm absolutely terrible at anything drawing-related, so I'd need something really aimed at beginners at first please! >.<

Oh, and I'd like to draw digitally... With a mouse, since I don't have anything fancier.
Also, my PC is pretty terrible, so I can't really use any heavy programs... I mean, I can run GIMP if that means anything, I dunno if that is a program people use to draw or not, but it's what I have rn.

Thanks in advance! ^^)/
 

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If you find anything good, let me know so I can send it on to my husband <3
 

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My god yes I want these too. I eagerly await for the professionals to roll in so I can steal your advice.
 
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All the tutorials I've ever found weren't really my taste (I don't like drawing circles just to make a face), I'm also searching for a good tutorial where I could get better too, there was only one occasion where I accidentally drew something well on my pc, but I was never able to remake it.
 

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Gimp is actually not bad at all if you're just starting out, but drawing with the mouse is..... uncomfortable. I'd actually suggest drawing traditionally and then using your mouse to redraw it - for example, a pencil sketch and then doing the drawing digitally. Ideal would be a tablet, there are already some pretty cheap ones if you decide to go that far. In most cases, starting out traditionally will make everything easier.
As for tutorials, it's a bit hard to share because it depends on how you want to learn and everyone has their own type. I, for example, learn piece by piece. This here is a very nice headchart btw - https://www.yuumeiart.com/head-perspective-chart
And some other random helpful links:
...Pinterest and "xx drawing guide/tutorial" works nice, with "xx" being hands, head, body, whatever :)
What works well is finding an artist with a style you like and trying to draw according to their style. Eyes, for example. Maybe start out by copying (not necessarily tracing) one of their artworks and change the hairstyles and clothes to suit the character you want to draw. As long as you keep these to yourself, you won't get into trouble either.
If you want to invest some time, starting out with tracing can be very helpful to get the movements down.
Short tips:
1. Use as many references as you can find. Honestly, it makes stuff easier.
2. If you want to draw actually poses, go ahead and use 3D models if you can. Some can be found online and are movable. Perspective is a b*tch.
3. Since you want to try digital... Learn to flip the canvas. Any digital artist will tell you that; it's shocking how good stuff can look, then you flip the canvas and mirror it and notice how weird your perspective is. Flipping the canvas is insanely helpful to see your own mistakes and correct them
4. Find honest people who check out your drawings and comment where you can start improving

Uh, not as many tutorials as personal tips but I hope that helps a bit? :blob_paint:
 

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When I was first starting out I always made sure to familiarize myself with how people work and how each limbs move and then imitating the artstyle of the artists I like

Note: This may not be the answer you're looking for but this will help you in the long run when you want to be flexible with your style

Also Im not saying tutorials are bad but sometimes they can be too "demanding" like follow this type of "steps" and then youll find yourself following the tutorial rabbit hole with no time to actually "explore"
 
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Gimp is actually not bad at all if you're just starting out, but drawing with the mouse is..... uncomfortable. I'd actually suggest drawing traditionally and then using your mouse to redraw it - for example, a pencil sketch and then doing the drawing digitally. Ideal would be a tablet, there are already some pretty cheap ones if you decide to go that far. In most cases, starting out traditionally will make everything easier.
As for tutorials, it's a bit hard to share because it depends on how you want to learn and everyone has their own type. I, for example, learn piece by piece. This here is a very nice headchart btw - https://www.yuumeiart.com/head-perspective-chart
And some other random helpful links:
...Pinterest and "xx drawing guide/tutorial" works nice, with "xx" being hands, head, body, whatever :)
What works well is finding an artist with a style you like and trying to draw according to their style. Eyes, for example. Maybe start out by copying (not necessarily tracing) one of their artworks and change the hairstyles and clothes to suit the character you want to draw. As long as you keep these to yourself, you won't get into trouble either.
If you want to invest some time, starting out with tracing can be very helpful to get the movements down.
Short tips:
1. Use as many references as you can find. Honestly, it makes stuff easier.
2. If you want to draw actually poses, go ahead and use 3D models if you can. Some can be found online and are movable. Perspective is a b*tch.
3. Since you want to try digital... Learn to flip the canvas. Any digital artist will tell you that; it's shocking how good stuff can look, then you flip the canvas and mirror it and notice how weird your perspective is. Flipping the canvas is insanely helpful to see your own mistakes and correct them
4. Find honest people who check out your drawings and comment where you can start improving

Uh, not as many tutorials as personal tips but I hope that helps a bit? :blob_paint:
Thanks! Those are all wonderful tips! ^^)/

I'm actually pretty bad with a pencil or anything similar though, I have a terrible habit of pressing down my fingers against the palm of my hand while I write/draw, so my hand starts aching a lot in no time... I had to take breaks mid-exams back in my school years because I couldn't endure the pain in my hand even! >.<
Hence why I was thinking of using a mouse, even if it's less than ideal... I can try doing the sketches at hand first though! I should be fine for as long as I don't do it for too long! >.<

And I'll take a look at the links too! Much appreciated!
When I was first starting out I always made sure to familiarize myself with how people work and how each limbs move and then imitating the artstyle of the artists I like

Note: This may not be the answer you're looking for but this will help you in the long run when you want to be flexible with your style

Also Im not saying tutorials are bad but sometimes they can be too "demanding" like follow this type of "steps" and then youll find yourself following the tutorial rabbit hole
I'll keep this in mind too! Thanks!
If you find anything good, let me know so I can send it on to my husband <3
Well, I already got some solid advice! ^^)/

... Though isn't it easier to just watch the thread?
 

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Just throwing in random references that are more meant to look at and study/get enlightenment from... (they are semi-realistic/realistic so I bit too much for beginners)
Face: https://pin.it/5ixkLdh
Legs and feet: https://pin.it/ScZmOFR
Torso: https://pin.it/7j9MUwn
Hands and arms: https://pin.it/6wMqw3D
shading: https://pin.it/1W1b4Jx
poses: https://pin.it/5Suz0bi
hair: https://pin.it/oOz57YA
clothes: ...oof you don't want my folders with over 2k pins :blob_joy:
actually, you can just roam dA for coloring tut starting from these tutorials
Don't be fooled, marker artists are the senpais of layering. Those are old tutorials I've picked up tips from and still use when I color digitally.
I could pit in some basic anatomy tutorials if I actually had ones but in the end, you should learn the basic proportions of the human figure first (ratio head to body height, length of arms in comparison to the torso, how long/thick are thighs, where to put elbow and knee...), before you convert it into stylized anime.

Btw, I stylize my characters 1:7 or 1:8 (head : height of whole body head included).
Depending on what style you want to follow, you might differ from the idolized ratio of 1:7

No joke, I need to draw this someday. Someone remind me.
 
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Just throwing in random references that are more meant to look at and study/get enlightenment from... (they are semi-realistic/realistic so I bit too much for beginners)
Face: https://pin.it/5ixkLdh
Legs and feet: https://pin.it/ScZmOFR
Torso: https://pin.it/7j9MUwn
Hands and arms: https://pin.it/6wMqw3D
shading: https://pin.it/1W1b4Jx
poses: https://pin.it/5Suz0bi
hair: https://pin.it/oOz57YA
clothes: ...oof you don't want my folders with over 2k pins :blob_joy:
actually, you can just roam dA for coloring tut starting from these tutorials
Don't be fooled, marker artists are the senpais of layering. Those are old tutorials I've picked up tips from and still use when I color digitally.
I could pit in some basic anatomy tutorials if I actually had ones but in the end, you should learn the basic proportions of the human figure first (ratio head to body height, length of arms in comparison to the torso, how long/thick are thighs, where to put elbow and knee...), before you convert it into stylized anime.

Btw, I stylize my characters 1:7 or 1:8 (head : height of whole body head included).
Depending on what style you want to follow, you might differ from the idolized ratio of 1:7

No joke, I need to draw this someday. Someone remind me.
Thank you very much! That's a lot of tutorials to look at!

... As for the style you wish to recreate... Well... Different people have different tastes I suppose? o.0
 

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I am a complete beginner in digital art, so I don't have many tips to give, I use the mouse to draw, but as wol said (she said practically everything a beginner needs to know), it's very uncomfortable.

One tip I give is, use many references, whenever I have doubts about something, I go on pinterest and research (almost always find what I'm looking for) or on youtube.
Use 3D models, it really makes everything easier when you need to draw a difficult pose, I use DesignDoll, they are anime style models and you can move them at will.

I've been learning for some weeks now, although it is difficult with the mouse, it is still gratifying when you see the final result.

charllotefoto.jpg

This one above is a fanart I made drawing on paper and then redrawing with the mouse.

Ophibase2. Photo 3.jpg

And this one was entirely with the mouse, it took me many hours and I haven't finished yet.

Both were made in Paint Tool Sai and as you can see, the two images are without background, it is harder to do than I thought.
 

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I am a complete beginner in digital art, so I don't have many tips to give, I use the mouse to draw, but as wol said (she said practically everything a beginner needs to know), it's very uncomfortable.

One tip I give is, use many references, whenever I have doubts about something, I go on pinterest and research (almost always find what I'm looking for) or on youtube.
Use 3D models, it really makes everything easier when you need to draw a difficult pose, I use DesignDoll, they are anime style models and you can move them at will.

I've been learning for some weeks now, although it is difficult with the mouse, it is still gratifying when you see the final result.


This one above is a fanart I made drawing on paper and then redrawing with the mouse.


And this one was entirely with the mouse, it took me many hours and I haven't finished yet.

Both were made in Paint Tool Sai and as you can see, the two images are without background, it is harder to do than I thought.
Oh, wow! You got this far with only a few weeks of experience!? That's pretty incredible! :blob_aww: :blob_aww: :blob_aww:

And thanks for the suggestions! I'll take a look at them! *hugs*

PS: Happy to find another Summoners War fan, it turns out there aren't many in weeb communities... T.T
I can't believe nobody mentioned Mark Crilley Tutorials. He's a fun start. @AliceShiki

Start with the How To Draw Playlist. (he taught me a lot ^_^)


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Oooooooooh, thank you! This seems really promising!!!
 

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I am not an artist, but from what I've heard drawabox is good.

EDIT: You should really learn to draw on paper first, instead of using a mouse on PC. Later just get a tablet for drawing if you want to pursue the path of digital artist.
 
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Hands:

Use the Line of action website to do gestures drawings. Great for learning and understanding anatomy.

I can’t think of any rn but maybe I should make a playlist or something. I learned a lot of my stuff from YouTube vids.
 

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I can definitely vouch for using references. They help so much when it comes to understanding stuff like perspective and anatomy. Also, as mentioned above, Mark Crilley's tutorials are great! If you prefer step by step image tutorials rather than videos though, you can find a ton of stuff on sites like deviant art. Here are two that I've used before:

Naschi: https://www.deviantart.com/naschi/gallery/42472696/learn-manga-tutorials
Hyan Doodles: https://www.deviantart.com/hyan-doodles/gallery/57554616/tutorials

Clip studio tips also has a great collection of tutorials for stuff like coloring and shading:

Although, most of the instructions are for clip studio paint so it can get a bit confusing sometimes if you use another program.

Anyway, hope this helps and best of luck in your artistic ventures! :blobthumbsup:
 

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I can definitely vouch for using references. They help so much when it comes to understanding stuff like perspective and anatomy. Also, as mentioned above, Mark Crilley's tutorials are great! If you prefer step by step image tutorials rather than videos though, you can find a ton of stuff on sites like deviant art. Here are two that I've used before:

Naschi: https://www.deviantart.com/naschi/gallery/42472696/learn-manga-tutorials
Hyan Doodles: https://www.deviantart.com/hyan-doodles/gallery/57554616/tutorials

Clip studio tips also has a great collection of tutorials for stuff like coloring and shading:

Although, most of the instructions are for clip studio paint so it can get a bit confusing sometimes if you use another program.

Anyway, hope this helps and best of luck in your artistic ventures! :blobthumbsup:
Thank you very much! Much appreciated! ^^)/
 
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