Sketching Practice

Art & Erotic Art

I just started a little study of the curved line. I am attempting a sketch based on a photo I took of myself.

But right now, I just need to work on simple curved lines. And I have no shortage of those.

Keep in mind that this is the first time in my almost 39 years of life that I am attempting sketching and drawing as a serious hobby. I only ever just doodled in the margins. I never gave myself a chance to actually try to be an artist. Never thought I could.

I know now that that is bullshit. Better late than never.

Shading will come later. For now… lines and lines and more lines.

If you are an artist, suggestions on what I should focus on first when learning to draw are welcome! Comment or contact me.


6 thoughts on “Sketching Practice

  1. Looks like you’re off to a fantastic start. When learning to draw the human form, naked or otherwise, it’s important to have an understanding of the human anatomy (or at least how it looks). For example, you have to understand the length and proportions of the body in relation to other body parts. Otherwise, you can end up with arms or legs too long, or a torso that doesn’t match either of those. But, since you are working from your body, and you know it so well, that is definitely a great starting point.

    When shading, it’s important to not overdo it. The shading should be natural and feel/look normal. Too much can elongate the form or distort it in some way. Your initial capturing of the shading below your right breast looks to be spot on. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork as it takes shape, and subsequently, you as well.

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      1. It can definitely be quite complex at times. While I always loved drawing, I for one never really mastered the art of the face completely. Except for a few rare moments. So, as a result, my artwork has always leaned more towards painting pictures with words. But, bodies…yeah, I could draw those.

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  2. I agree with AC. The best way to learn is honestly just doing it. By tracing. That is a great way to get a feel for the pencil on the paper as your hand traces along the lines. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make mistakes. Try pressing really hard and going really light. (hhmmm much like the many aspects of masturbation, right??)

    So tracing is great. Also what you’re doing right now: looking at other art (photography or otherwise) and imitating it. I recommend also trying multiple mediums and papers to see what is the most organic feel to you. Pencils, crayons, charcoal (lots of fun there!), oil pastels, chalk…. lots of choices.

    I’m super excited that you are trying this out. I love expressing myself in my art, of all forms. 💕

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