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Robaato's Drawing Tips by Robaato Robaato's Drawing Tips by Robaato
This isn't your average "tutorial". Drawing tons of exemplary pretty pictures in a tutorial doesn't really make you learn anything. You can go in my gallery or search awesomeness in other galleries if you want to see that.

What's necessary is the information I'm giving. If you can take this in and learn from it, You'll be a rock star. ;)


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AspiePie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Very nice tut!
McCuster Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist

Challenge accepted, I'm going in.
VGAfanatic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I have a question about commissions:

How much do you charge for a single character drawing, and what is taken into account when people pay for it (like coloring, lighting/shading, backgrounds)?

Also, do you sell your works as prints, and if you do, do your prices reflect that?
WoodSpider Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Tutorials, from a professional? Yes, please!
Da-4th Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Artist
This is pretty useful. =)
ZoeHana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Shapes are key to getting the drawing right.  I do like to use guidelines to get the action of the pose, but that can easily be done with just shaped too.  I have seen the graphic artist Mark Crilley do that.
PencilSpecter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I learned that the reason that i've  improved  is because recently I've been slowing down to get proportions down (using shapes/drawing through the drawing).you dont see improvement unless you compare old drawings to new ones. 
Koricthegreat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Encouraging words!!!
Cartoon-Eric Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Robaato Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mari-Keiyou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic delivery in this tutorial. This is to a T how I took in art; but you sir; have put them to words that hit me right at home.

Stay excellent and carry on! :)
Madwon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Encouraging !
Mohco Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I love this and you for creating it. Thank you ;u;
Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers this makes things heaps better to draw ^^
lucpiz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you for sharing this way of thinking ;)
Satoshi-Ue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great advice! Thanx man.
ArtofChase Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
So, all I need to do to become a great artist is draw toilet paper all day? Count me in!
BlackMegaMan2004 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your work is amazing. ill keep these tips in mind.
slugguy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Artist
Thanks for a drawing tips.
BO0Radley Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Haha, I think the drawing god brought me to this page. I was just telling myself how I needed to start figuring out basic shapes in order to draw figures more effectively (for instance, an angled cube for the chin, circle for the head, etc.), and voila! I discover this tutorial. Thanks, man. I am seriously going to start applying this kind of thinking to my artwork. Much appreciated!
lsmith3629 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Very excellent advice. And you're 100% spot on. And by the way, YOU are a rock star ;)
GutzGrilla Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I draw since childhood, but, and weird enough, ever since entering college, I was struggling hard to draw. Anatomy canons can be rather discouraging if not learned correctly. That's why I had to tell myself to create my own anatomy notions.

Should have taken a look at this tutorial sooner. Only some weeks ago I actually came back to draw.
FantasyJam Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad. I am advanced enough that this 'tutorial' really doesn't help me, but I always wanted to explain to new artists and wannabes those exact methodical thoughts which go through my mind. The more often you draw, the faster you can imagine the shapes of the objects. The real key to being an artist is practice.
DreadCometDragon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student
thanks for the tut i made more poses for my haracters
Penlink Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
I don't know if I could call this a tutorial, but it does give out some interesting information on drawing and observation. I'll try this out when I start drawing.
ShankSilenzikilu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Reading this thing has gotten me so pumped up for drawing!! I can feel the awesomeness flowing through my brain!!
illahstrait Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
party like a rockstar
Lammebill Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ! sometimes I forget how to draw in an easy way and use such complicated methods which will frustrate me in the end
Juustus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful indeed, it has gotten me thinking about drawing in different ways!
87dragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
I think this hellped me actually :3
Ksio-terood Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
One of the best tutorials I've read :3

It doesn't really matter if you look into "how to draw" stuff... If you can't separate the image, you won't be able to draw it :D
wunleebuxton Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
The shapes you used it would have been a great point when putting a tree together. Since natural objects are the hardest to make look natural.
Danavia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I kinda felt a bit trippy when reading this xD like 'woooah, loads of shapes... awesome duuuude..' o.O
PotionMasterCernun Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
awesome :D

Rather made me smile ^^
tangnamoo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
"Rome wasn't built in a day."

so inspiring... right now, I really need this kind of words. I'm losing hopes because I can't even do anatomy right.
PikachuProdigy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool :D
Sktchman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
sound advice. i shall try this
Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Toshinho Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah the importance of the observation!
I dearly wish one of my staff at work reads this...
mattd-6 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
polarityplus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
It's really awesome of you to share your knowledge. So much to learn:)
Carthegian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
It's true.. I still have difficulty in drawing anatomy until now, but that doesn't mean I will stop drawing to improve =D
jrl3001 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   General Artist
very interesting and informative. Thanks! Going to try this out :)
pary16 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like it :)
SockWizard Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
KTHX. I've heard of basic shapes before but I've never figured out exactly how I'm supposed to put it together. This might help me out a bit.
ZEBES Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist
I like the way you tackle the whole deal, Rob! I found myself forgetting some of that stuff quite often too, so it's always a nice reading :D
Dualmask Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's crazy how so many beginning artists refuse to observe the world around them and think all they need is pencil and paper in order to draw. It's not just tools, you have to use your eyes and your mind as well. Great tips. I'm sure many will find them helpful.
TopCat86 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks alot 4 these, Art JEWELs you been blessin' the kid wit Rob!!
NyahKitty Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks very good, especially for sketching every day. :-)
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