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Stupid questions. CaSy 4447

Hi!

I would like to ask a thing or two:

How long it takes to get relatively good at drawing?

If I (in theory) have some talent and practice every day.

Also~

I can only afford pencils are they outdated or there is still hope for me to do nice drawings with them?

I was told that only digital stuff is worth doing nowadays.

Sorry if I was annoying you.
Thanks for the answers in advance.

CaSy 4449

Sorry for my bad first post.
When I get excited I lost my focus.

In short:
I would like to draw but I have some questions.

My confidence is rather low when it comes to doing things.

I have worries about being late and lacking real tools.

Anonymous 4451

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>>4447
>How long it takes to get relatively good at drawing?
If by relatively good you mean good enough to interest pleb (by coping what you see) - something about 50-60 hours (pic related, it's from book "Drawing on the right side of brain". I don't recommend it).
Drawing from imagination needs more time. Sorry, but I can't give you exact number: I would guess that's something between half of a year and 2 years (assuming you will draw something about 1-3 hours daily). Then you'll have enough skills to make something appealing.

>I can only afford pencils are they outdated or there is still hope for me to do nice drawings with them?

For beginners pencils are really enough. You can make really great things with them. Of course ONLY pencils are not enough: for good start I would recommend buying kneaded eraser - it's cheap, but still very useful. Consider also buying ruler to learn perspective. For now you don't have to spend money on expensive paper.
And don't forget about pencil sharpener.

>I was told that only digital stuff is worth doing nowadays.

Probably true - you don't have to learn for decades to sell digital porn. On the other hand many artists (animators for example) are still working (at least partially) in traditional way. Traditional drawings and paintings are really expensive, because only few are doing this. But you have to be really good to sell anything.

So yeah - if you want to become pro think about buying graphic tablet (but only think for now! most important things you will learn by drawing with pencils).

>>4449
>I have worries about being late and lacking real tools.
Tools are not as big problem as being late. According to some research (sorry, but I can't find it right now) our ability to learn starts to decrease after being 30 years old. It doesn't mean you can't learn how to draw if you have 50 years; but it does mean that you will need much more time and work.
If you're less than 30 years old you'll be just fine.


I can recommend you this site: http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-draw-learn

Mortimer !HooveS/Nlc 4452

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>>4447
Pencils are more than enough, and pens, too.
I love drawing with pens, it's lots of fun.

Anyone saying that only digital is worth it is full of shit.

CaSy 4453

>>4452
>>4451

Thanks for the answer!
It's not as bad as I thought it was after all.

I guess I'll start after I got home from work today and my nerves are not ultra meh.

I'll upload here when I'll be good enough.

CaSy 4454

I'll get a tablet when I can.
Bamboo would do.

Mortimer !HooveS/Nlc 4457

>>4454
You could also consider these ones

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-MousePen-6-Inch-Graphic-Tablet/dp/B000LEI95I/

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Graphic-Essentials-MousePen-i608XE/dp/B008ATNK0U

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C4ZT0G/

I used genius for years before getting a bamboo and I can say I completely recommend them.
I haven't used the monoprice, but I've heard amazing things from some artists I know.

CaSy 4458

>>4457
Thanks for the help.


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