GRIMZ_KIDD wrote:Yeah but tracing doesn't teach you anything.who traces now a days anyway
Actually 'tracing' can help you learn to steady your hand when drawing all sorts of lines. Also you need to practice a lot on shading, or learn to draw before shading. Don't try doing both. Learn to work on your style before going into adding details.
This isn't meant to be rude, but go from what this says:
Crappy drawing +plus badly done, overly shaded details = something that looks worse.
Decent drawing + None to minimal shaded details = something that looks better.
If you want to learn to draw, draw. But learn to draw how you want before learning to add details.
Also to me, that isn't really shading you did. That is more throwing a lot of Black on a drawing (while being sloppy about it). Shade with a Pencil, and smooth it out with Paper. Like tear off a piece of paper, and when you're done shading in what you need, rub it lightly over all shaded parts. It smooths it out.