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5:42 PM, Thursday January 21st 2021
edited at 5:48 PM, Jan 21st 2021

Thank you Elodin.

I'm getting pretty worried that I'm on Lesson 4 and my basic shapes are still this unconvincing:

I've done pages and pages of these things focusing on drawing from the shoulder and ghosting confident lines, but they never seem to get any better. I either try to be really careful and neat and that makes them wobbly and unconvincing, or I try to be loose and fast and they end up scribbly and misshapen. Is there something obvious that I'm missing/is there a trend or habit you notice that I need to get out of?

I really appreciate the feedback.

edited at 5:48 PM, Jan 21st 2021
5:49 PM, Thursday January 21st 2021

You can be really careful and neat and draw confidently, and that's what you should aim for. Ghost and focus on confidence, the result will be a bit inaccurate but it will get better with time.

These kinds of things take a lot to get better at, so be patient. Even pros after thousands of hours drawing still have trouble with ellipses, that's how hard they're.

3:24 PM, Friday January 22nd 2021

Thanks, fair points.

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