Remember that roaring tiger drawing? Well, it finally got finished.
Today, I’m comparing what the tiger looked like when I first tried my hand at it and what the redraw of it looks like now.
Here’s before. This is what it looked like a few years ago when I first got started in graphite art. I didn’t have quality pencils or good art supplies. I did not know any techniques, such as putting tracing paper over the drawing to stop your hand from smearing it. Truthfully, I had no experience at all in drawing and could not even recreate the lines correctly. Overall, now that I look back at this drawing, it was pretty horrible. >.<.
Here is after.
It is so much better. It’s true, it could be improved more, but I’m satisfied with it and that’s pretty much what matters. 🙂
Oh, and also, I figured out how to successfully photograph graphite art without a glare and without scanning it! I might scan it with a ScanSnap scanner, but I don’t want to run it through there because it might ruin the scanner.
Well, I was about to take another horrible photo with my phone camera like I always do, with my bright kitchen lights glaring down at the drawing. It was night, so there really wasn’t much I could do besides turn off the lights. But it was impossible to see the drawing if the lights weren’t on.
Anyway, I thought, “Hey, I can always see my art fine when I’m drawing because my head’s in the way and creates shadow, so the lights can’t reflect off it!”
I waved my hand in front of the camera as I was about to snap the photo and then I realized it didn’t have a glare. I was like, “Whoa! The kitchen lights are still on and I can see the drawing!”
I immediately grabbed my art folder, and there you have it! A better picture! 🙂