How I did it: commander mark :-) gave me the basics as a kid. day after day I'd be doodling. doodling seems impressive to people who draw stick figures, but its nothing more than "seeing what happens". I don't begin with something in mind, I just start putting it down and adding to it. Then I start, roughly making it more and more defined. Working in details and shading. I can rarely draw the same doodle twice because it is organic sketching. Whatever. I also recommend lots of paper. Lots of scrap paper with boxes of blank backsides of paper. Read how I did it… 6 years ago
How I did it: I've been drawing since I was little and now I'm working to become an illustrator, but being able to draw is wonderful. It takes practice, practice, practice! My instructors always tell me to draw from life because it can't be faked. I would recommend the book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. It's a phenomenal book and if you follow what Betty says, you will learn so much. I would also suggest going to museums and drawing from the masters. I learned so much looking at the work of Caravaggio and Michelangelo and I was heavily influenced by the Wyeth's and J.C. Leyendecker. I've learned that from drawing from them, you see the mistakes they've made and your own style also influences your drawings. Remember, you're standing on the shoulders of giants. Look to the masters! Read how I did it… 5 years ago
I’m trying to make every texture of my sketches differ. It’s not easy, but rather useful.
The other thing is drawing the surroundings, not only people. It’s not easy to get a lot of variety in subway and cafés, so I draw phone photos on my mobile mostly. Sometimes I use instax mini shots for this purpose — it’s the most convenient, but for now I don’t have my one instax camera… So I use the phone. 6 months ago
How I did it: A lot of practice, lots of patience and more practice.
I found looking at reference pictures really helped me until I learned to draw freehand. (There's heaps available on Google these days!)
Another thing that helps is looking at tutorials and working out which way of drawing suits you. I prefer sketching but others may like to get basic shapes down and work from there. Read how I did it… 6 months ago
I draw everywhere: at home, in cafe waiting for my lunch, in subway… Mostly in subway)) For now it looks like this. 7 months ago
I did an all day life drawing class yesterday. I felt I was the worst in my class, wanted to run away, but stuck to it. I need to do this more, preferably every day. Also take more classes. 7 months ago