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furry arts discussion => artwork techniques & tutorials => Topic started by: RITTZ on July 19, 2011, 01:44:59 am

Title: cant draw, i needs help
Post by: RITTZ on July 19, 2011, 01:44:59 am
i want to start drawing my fursona :D. but the problem is... i cant draw. my hand is too shakey :(. does anyone have advice on how i can work with this?
Title: Re: cant draw, i needs help
Post by: Storm Fox on July 19, 2011, 02:24:40 am
Practicing the general drawing movements will always help, straight lines, curves, circles, etc.

But shaky hands can also be caused by a lack of electrolytes, or blood flow, or both, as well as too much caffeine.
Drinking water (especially if you normally don’t drink much,) as well as exercising your hands and arms will help.

This video → (Link) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6j6jUFKQNA) best describes what I mean about exercising your hands,

And this page → (Link) (http://www.livestrong.com/article/272430-steady-hand-exercises) also has some good info.

It’s a pretty straight forward concept, if you strengthen your hands muscles,
You will improve the overall blood flow to the muscles and nerves in your hands,
And you will increase the stability of your hands, as well as your control for the small, fine movements, necessary for drawing.

And it will also help, if you stay away from caffeine, from there on, all you can really do is practice drawing.
Title: Re: cant draw, i needs help
Post by: Old Rabbit on July 19, 2011, 01:09:39 pm
If after you lay off the caffeine you still shake a bit. Try laying your
hand on your drawing table while drawing.  Or holding your arm with
the other hand and draw using finger movement alone.

Either way practice always helps too. Good luck
Title: Re: cant draw, i needs help
Post by: ChristopherLion on August 21, 2011, 07:10:37 am
I have shaky hands too.  Keep the movements in the fingers, lay your arm on the table.  The biggest thing though, Use your computer.  I use paint.net and it draws lines and curves for me.  Makes for a huge improvement.