RateMyDrawings Drawing Tutorial

5 Tips to Drawing on RMD

Here u have 5 easy drawing tips to make your drawing on RateMyDrawings look good and attract more attention ;)

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Step 1

If ur planning to draw off a picture, the choosing of reference pic is really important.

To me, the drawing gets about 50% better with a good reference.

This is what you should think about when you choose a picture to draw off, according to me.

If u look at those pictures, picture 1,2 and 3 are good pictures to draw off.

Picture 1,2,3 has great CONTRASTS of colors and lights. Whit that I mean that there are many colors and the lights has many contrasts (darker/lighter).
They also have this "focus" in the fronT (The background is blury while the "item" u draw off is in more focus.

This is a big matter when u draw.

As u see picture 4,5 and 6 is not that interesting right?
No...because they have a small amount of colors and small contrasts of light.
And picture 4 has the FOCUS in the front of the pic, that doesnt look good at all.

Ok..tell me now...which picture would you click at? Which picture would u choose to look at rmd?
Wouldnt you choose 1,2 or 3?

So...this is a big matter if u want many rates, and good ones;)

And always choose a picture u WANT to draw off. If ur not interested of drawing it, the result gets quite bad.


Step 2

Split up your reference image in parts. If you draw your picture on the RMD using the "guide" to draw up the parts without looking lines on the outcome.
Then select the "canvas" again so that you drawing ports on the outcome, HAHA.!

This enables you to draw your picture much easier. You get the proportions right, too.
It also makes you focus more on details and the result is much better;)



Step 3

This is pretty obvious, but still.

Always! Choose a background color to your subscription. Otherwise, it will be a little boring. If it is not to be white, of course.

If you have a reference. Look, what color is hidden in the back? In this case, you will see easily that it is black.
If you have a mixed colors in the background, choose the darkest / brightest that take up most space to partially save ink and time.


Step 4

To get your "item" to look at as it is in focus is simple.
Start with the background color, and then use the "airbrush" to get the background and not be in focus.

Then write your "item" in focus, do not use airbrush too much. Preferably "pencil tool" or "fill tool"

I drew even out where you will find this guide where you can draw lines that are not reflected in the outcome of the picture, for the above step.


Step 5

Do you think the lines around your subscription looks plump and ugly like?
It will be much difference in your subscription if you just change the lines a bit to get the subscription to see more soft out.

Once you've drawn ready (almost) your subscription, use the fill tool with low transparency and shape your subscription more on the lines so that they look smoother out.


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