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Bantirat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
short question,
what helped you to improve your drawing skills during your challenge?
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think what made me improve the most was repetition. I had to draw the characters over and over and over again and not as head facing left but in several different situations, angles and poses. When you draw something enough you will eventually get better at it. For example, I was terrible at drawing humans and I am still learning but I think most of the improvement is thanks to this challenge. I knew I wasn't good at drawing humans and I was hoping that this challenge would help me. So in addition to repetition and challenge I'd say not being afraid of making mistakes is an important factor as well.
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Bantirat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the insight
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Kyoushu-Ookami Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Did you practice a lot on the designs before you used them in your nuzlocke? I find it a bit hard to draw most pokemon and I'm curious as to how long it took you until you were happy with the design.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do. Whenever I have a new character appear in the comic I like to do some sketching and planning. Sometimes I have a clear image of the design in my mind and I just need to get it out. But sometimes it takes me a lot of sketching and planning to get a result I like. It really depends a lot. As for the designs in this Nuzlocke none of them took me too much time. Except for maybe one. Usually I start with a very basic drawing of the character and then I modify it until I'm happy with it. 
I'd say drawing the Pokemon in the comic is the best practise. Drawing them over and over makes you better at drawing them the way you want.
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Kyoushu-Ookami Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hmm thank you for the insight 83 i've been trying to make my pokemon sketches semi-realistic, but i sometimes have trouble getting the body shape the way i like it. Do you have any tips?
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Using references and doing anatomical studies might be helpful. A lot of Pokemon aren't clearly based on any animals or are some weird mash ups but looking for references on something with close resemblance is okay. Sometimes looking up realistic Pokemon drawings will give you help and ideas.
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Kyoushu-Ookami Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'll be sure to keep that in mind. Thank you very much!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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