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Jun. 24th, 2017 12:47 pm
goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
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Hello, and welcome to [community profile] drawesome! We are a friendly community of fan-artists who enjoy drawing. We hope to inspire and motivate each other to practice and hone our drawing skills in a stress-free, supportive environment.

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lynndyre: Fennec fox smile (Default)
[personal profile] lynndyre
Title: Garden sinister, and Golden sinister
Artist: lynndyre
Rating: G
Fandom: Tolkien
Character: First Age Elf
Content Notes: pencil on pastel paper.

On my journal.

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 04:11 pm
goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
[personal profile] goss

This Week

*Drawing Challenge #8 is on right now.
The Round-Up post will be this Sunday, September 24th, 2017.

sexycazzy: (Default)
[personal profile] sexycazzy
Title: Two Detectives Take Two
Artist: [personal profile] sexycazzy
Rating: PG
Fandom: CSI:NY
Characters/Pairings: Don Flack & Mac Taylor
Content Notes: digital drawing - not for the DW Interests challenge but to show the comparison between the original drawing and this one with the faces. Still not satisfied with the eyes, eyebrows & mouth but more confident in drawing the head shapes, so many thanks to everyone who has given me suggestions on my last post - I really appreciate it very much!

Who are the detectives? Take Two )
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[personal profile] sexycazzy
Title: Two Detectives
Artist: [personal profile] sexycazzy
Rating: PG
Fandom: CSI:NY
Characters/Pairings: Don Flack & Mac Taylor
Content Notes: digital drawing & my 5th DW Interest which was CSI:NY! Not exactly happy with this picture especially the faces - I am not very good at drawing faces!

Who are the detectives? )
goss: (Paint Brushes)
[personal profile] goss
Title: Flora Friends
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: PG (partial nudity)
Fandom: DCU, Guardians of the Galaxy
Characters/Pairings: Poison Ivy, Baby Groot
Content Notes: A DCU/MCU crossover. Decided to give Baby Groot a friend. ^__^ I used my left hand to draw with pencil and paint with watercolour. I have never tried to use a paintbrush with my non-dominant hand, so I'm really happy with the way it came out. It did take me twice as long (if not more!) than it usually would though, plus my wrist kept cramping from the unaccustomed movement. Also, my name is signed backwards, because for some reason it's easier for my left hand to write stuff mirror-imaged. :b


(Click for larger image at my journal)
ruuger: My hand with the nails painted red and black resting on the keyboard of my laptop (Default)
[personal profile] ruuger
Title: Bill Potts
Artist: Ruuger
Rating: G
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: n/a
Content Notes: Black pen

(click for larger image)
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[personal profile] sexycazzy
Title: Roses are Red...
Artist: [personal profile] sexycazzy  
Rating: PG
Fandom: n/a
Characters/Pairings: n/a
Content Notes: traditional drawing - paper, sharpie pens & black pen & a book

I hope it's okay to post a second drawing for the challenge? I have another drawing for the challenge too, is it okay for me to post that one too? It's just that I really enjoy this and challenging myself! :-)

I wanted to say a huge thank you for this amazing challenge because it gave me an opportunity to go back to the traditional drawing and I realised that I miss it very much so I will try to mix both traditional and digital drawing from now on.

My work )
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[personal profile] amberdreams
I thought people here might be interested in trying this challenge for October. We could post here as well, it might be fun to cheer each other on.

Read more... )
mekare: by <user name=timetobegin> (Joan)
[personal profile] mekare
Hey all, I am very happy to see so many responses to the current challenge (mine will follow soon). But this got me thinking (especially since I'm doing some pastel drawings for the bang challenges right now):

Where and how do you store your finished art and sketches?Read more... )
syntheid: [DAI] Solas's default tarot card (the hermit)
[personal profile] syntheid
Title: fungi study
Artist: syntheid
Rating: G
Fandom: original
Characters/Pairings: n/a
Content Notes: colored pencil + ballpoint pen

portrait of a person laying on their side merging into fungi

I'm debating whether or not I should also color in the face, but I kind of liked it this way. I have... legible control with my non-dominant hand, if I take my time, but I did find sometimes I relied on using my shoulder over my fingers (like you're technically supposed to do, haha, but I don't do it when I draw with my dominant hand) because the fine motor control is more difficult (hence, squiggly lines). It was nice to give my right hand a break, though, it's been kind of hurting lately.
mific: (Possum close-up)
[personal profile] mific
Title: Possum
Artist: [personal profile] mific  
Rating: G
Fandom: original work
Characters/Pairings: Gen
Warnings: Cuteness
Content Notes: Possum, also known as the best cat in the world - I figured he'd forgive me if it turned out wonky. Pencil drawing (scanned & the contrast slightly upped as it was a crappy scan). He's not actually legless, he just has his paws tucked under him. :)
Well, that was interesting. The right side was incredibly hard to do - worse than doing left sides with my dominant right hand. I constantly had to beat down the urge to swap the pencil to my right hand, as well. The likeness (see icon) is a bit wonky but his fluffiness came through.
Click the thumbnail for the full pic on my journal. 
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[personal profile] amberdreams
This really was challenging! Probably because the drive is to draw in the same way I usually draw, and I should have tried something freer, and different.


You can view it here - LJ / DW


Sep. 14th, 2017 02:27 pm
mific: (palette)
[personal profile] mific
Hi everyone - just a brief resource and discussion post about tagging our posts. As you know we recently introduced artist tags, and we have challenge and fandom tags as well. I wanted to explain how I go about adding tags, as it's not quite so easy in Dreamwidth to do that - but that may just be me doing it wrong, so comments are welcome! 

I haven't been able to find an interface/device that will show me all the available tags for the [community profile] drawesome comm at the time that I'm writing a new post - say, when I'm posting an artwork. Mobile interfaces are no good for that (IOS or Android pads etc), but even a normal PC interface doesn't let me access a drop-down list of tags so as to select the ones I want. If I can remember them perfectly and I write them in just right (and the tags are already in the system) then they will show up, but I usually can't manage that. 

So what I do is finish and post the post, then I hit "edit tags" for the new post and hey presto - a drop-down list appears. I then select multiple tags, as appropriate, by holding down "control" on my HP laptop while I add them. [personal profile] goss and I can add new tags to the comm just by typing these in, and we will see your posts pretty soon and will add any tags if needed - for a new fandom or a new artist. After that, those tags will be in there for everyone to use. 

So that's how I do it and it's pretty quick and easy. Let me know if you've found any other or a better way to do tagging!

sexycazzy: (Default)
[personal profile] sexycazzy
Title: A Strange Planet
Artist: [personal profile] sexycazzy
Rating: PG
Fandom: any of the Stargate shows (SG-1, Atlantis or Universe - you decide!)
Characters/Pairings: none
Content Notes: A4 paper & sharpie pens!


A Strange Planet )

Mods - may I have a couple of tags created for S-Atlantis & S-Universe or a general tag with 'Stargate' meaning to include all the Stargate shows? Thanks
goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
[personal profile] goss

Drawesome Challenge 8 - Non-Dominant Hand

For our 8th challenge:

Create a drawing using your Non-Dominant Hand.

For more on Non-Dominant Hand drawing, check out this helpful video below:

How to Draw With Your Non Dominant Hand )

So if you usually draw with your right hand, this time give it a try using your left hand. Or vice versa.

A round-up post for submissions to this challenge will be done on Sunday 24th September, 2017.

The results of this one should be interesting... *g*
goss: (Default)
[personal profile] goss
Congrats to all our artists who took part in this challenge!

Drawesome's Drawing Challenge #7 - 5th DW Interest

Here's a round-up of all entries submitted for the Drawing Challenge #7 - 5th DW Interest:

Previous Challenges:
  1. Challenge #1 - Squiggle Challenge | Round-Up Post
  2. Challenge #2 - Word Prompt: Villainous | Round-Up Post
  3. Challenge #3 - Song Lyrics Prompt | Round-Up Post
  4. Challenge #4 - One Object, Two Perspectives | Round-Up Post
  5. Challenge #5 - Squiggle No.2 (Spiral) | Round-Up Post
  6. Challenge #6 - Word Prompt: Heat | Round-Up Post

Just a reminder that drawing challenges are now issued every two weeks instead of once a week. New challenge coming soon... :)
goss: (Default)
[personal profile] goss
Title: Anne Bonny (WiP)
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Black Sails
Characters/Pairings: Anne Bonny
Content Notes: Created for Drawing Challenge #7. My 5th interest turned out to be Black Sails. I chose Anne Bonny because she is a badass and will not hesitate to cut you down if you get in her way. :D

This is a work-in-progress. It's still at the pencil sketch outline stage. Hope to add shading, and maybe watercolour, when I get the chance, but I didn't want the week to pass without posting something to the comm.


(Click for larger image at my journal)
alias_sqbr: "Creative genius" with an arrow pointing to a sketch of me (genius!)
[personal profile] alias_sqbr
In case anyone didn't sign up but is interested in doing some fanart remixes, Remix Madness will be open until the 25th of September. There's a pretty wide range of fandoms, just make sure to stick to people who've chosen "fanart as fanart" or "fanfic as fanart".

(I would have posted before but I got a cold, sorry!)
mekare: by <user name=ebsolutely> (Inara)
[personal profile] mekare
Oh damn, I just had the entire post typed up and then it disappeared. Argh. Okay. So I wanted to do a post pooling our resources for figure drawing since I am kneedeep in hunting for references for my Bigbang artpieces. What are your go-to sites? Do you just google the pose and rely on that? (For me that often takes too long and I don't usually find exactly what I'm looking for). Do you go to stockimage sites? Can you recommend any artbooks? I don't own any artbooks on the topic (but I know there's a site that reviewed pretty much all the classics, will hunt for that link on my Pinboard).

ETA: A sum-up
Books )

Online articles )

Online photo references and stock images )

Online examples of figure drawing )

Online tutorials, videos )

Here are some of my pitiful resources: ETA: have been incorporated in the list above!
The rest is unfortunately not shareable (wow that's really a word) since I often use my own screenshots from TVshows.

So just put links in the comments and at some point we could make a list here. Unless the mods have a better idea?


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