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14 May, 2014 11:41 am

Thank you @sarahgren88 your suggested site helped me a lot to learn the basics of canvas painitng

08 Apr, 2014 3:55 am

Hey, don't get discouraged. It's all about practice, practice & more practice.

Look at others, what and how they draw. Get idea and tips from them. You also may watch some video tutorials on different sites like YouTube,, etc. They are the good way to learn from experts.

I often use the free art lessons at Jerry's online site, here is the link: … ideos.html

let me know if this helps.

28 Jun, 2013 11:42 pm

with the fuzzy situation there..i think you really just have to paint it bit by bit or draw zoomed out. that's for RMD though, because the resolution is small here. not sure if that helps though..if you use another painting program make sure to work in a big-butt canvas!!

17 Jun, 2013 12:56 pm

Like FudgeMuffin said, everyone has their own way of drawing, and their own style. If everyone drew in the same way art wouldn't be so fun, would it? wink

I prefer to draw without doing any lineart, it's much faster and saves alot of time. I just do a sketch, and then i create another layer under it. Then i decide color and values on this layer. Then i make the sketch transparent, and i also erase guide lines and other lines i dont need. And  then i just merge the two layers. Then i just paint ontop of everything. (Like details, make it look much cleaner and less sketchy etc)  And then comes additional effects, but there's such a variety of what you can do so i won't write that here.
Okay, so i'm not very good at explaining, but i tried.

17 Jun, 2013 12:02 pm

thanks guys! Im trying new things now, it is just draw, draw, draw, I guess (:

14 Jun, 2013 6:23 pm

Well, I usually take steps for my drawings. I sketch (and then sometimes refine that sketch if it's too messy); do the lineart(on here I use a high smoothness setting to keep my lines from looking bumpy) and the trick is not to draw more the one stroke for each line. (I'm actually just making it sound more difficult than it is OTL); and then I colour in separate layers.

But that's just my own drawing process, and it changes most of the time. Everybody has their own way of drawing, and yours is sketchy. smile Nothings wrong with that, and with time, practice and patience, you could change and become even better and make your drawings the way you want them to be.

14 Jun, 2013 4:45 pm

I think it's just a matter simply drawing,
Don't get discouraged. Just go on o_o

and perhaps read tutorials on dA or RMD or perhaps tumblr(?).

14 Jun, 2013 10:28 am

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me?
I want to become a better drawer, not just here, but with my other digital work too, and so, I was wondering, how does everyone get their work looking so nice and refined? Instead of all sketchy like mine is? I cant seem to achieve that without going completely fuzzy!

Any sort of advice would be amazing!

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