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Hi. I need help to draw fan art. I draw every second I get, but I NEVER get any better. Can someone help me on what I should do? I draw it out on paper, scan it to my printer, and paint in GIMP, but the results suck. Help?

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Well, post some of your art work up so we can see it and tell you where you can improve.
Also try using Sai instead of GIMP, in most cases its alot better.

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I    WOULD    use    Sai, if I had money. And I'll post them, don't worry. Ill reply again when they're up. I redraw what I draw, (drawception), so I get better, but the first drawing looks better.

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Well, post some of your art work up so we can see it and tell you where you can improve.

Also try using Sai instead of GIMP, in most cases its alot better.

I    WOULD    use    Sai, if I had money. And I'll post them, don't worry. Ill reply again when they're up. I redraw what I draw, (drawception), so I get better, but the first drawing looks better.

Greater programs doesn't necessarily make you a greater artist. If a good artist had to use a program such as MS Paint, he/she would still be able to make good art. Look at references and redraw. Redraw and redraw. Look up tutorials on how to draw ponies, there should be some good ones on deviantart. Otherwise the only way to get better is to draw and draw again.

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Greater programs doesn't necessarily make you a greater artist.

No, but it can makes things a little easier. 

 

Sai, if I had money.

 

Errr, there is a free version floating around the internet somewhere that actually has some bonus stuff added in on it.

 

Edit: found it http://sai.detstwo.com/sai/

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I think you may be focusing too much, yes that can happen. Loosen up a bit and relax when drawing, try not to get frustrated.You need to learn the basics principals as well. I will post some helpful links below. Some of them will involve human poses, just take the principles and apply them to ponies. hope these help.

Starting out with a basic line of action is important as it lays the foundations for the entire pose and serves as a guide line for the drawing as a whole. 

http://artists.pixelovely.com/gesture-basics-1-line-of-action/

http://mattjonezanimation.blogspot.com/2011/09/line-of-action.html


Drawing with volume is what makes a 2 dimensional picture feel three dimensional. pony stuff

http://flintofmother3.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Drawing-with-volume-52042636


pony stuff

http://i.imgur.com/koe2v.jpg

http://arch.413chan.net/how_to_draw_pony_bodies-(n1298445298404).png

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/pony-drawing-guides.html

 

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This is the latest one I did. Someone else already drew it, so I drew it. I have others in a binder, but I'm gonna find it tomorrow morning.post-14648-0-15256100-1365816889_thumb.jpg



But of course I don't want to copy others. Im just trying to find a way that I can use my own drawing style, but still look legitimate to be passed as fan art.

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Hi. I need help to draw fan art. I draw every second I get, but I NEVER get any better. Can someone help me on what I should do? I draw it out on paper, scan it to my printer, and paint in GIMP, but the results suck. Help?

 

I    WOULD    use    Sai, if I had money. And I'll post them, don't worry. Ill reply again when they're up. I redraw what I draw, (drawception), so I get better, but the first drawing looks better.

 

You could always use Krita 2.6 or newer its free and open source http://krita.org/

Here is an excellent tutorial series

Its a pretty nice program.

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Nice with the Bob ross video. How about I get to that when I can accualy PAINT. I said I only draw and use GIMP (I don't think I said I use it, but I do)

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Hi. I need help to draw fan art. I draw every second I get, but I NEVER get any better. Can someone help me on what I should do? I draw it out on paper, scan it to my printer, and paint in GIMP, but the results suck. Help?

 

Well, my advice would be to use MS Paint rather than GIMP. 

 

Also, you could try finding a picture or a pose you really like and drawing it by hand using the example. It's not called copying, it's called training.

After training for a bit and learning the basics you can start forming your own style.

 

This is how I did it, might not work for everypony tho.

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