The sketch below is from a few months ago, and it’s my first sketch that I was really satisfied with. This is mainly because I used guidelines for anatomy which helped me make things pretty proportional to each other. The subject looks a little tall, but it kinda fits for that type of character. I was going for graceful. Do you think I succeeded?
To critique myself I think I should have put her shoulders farther back to make her stand up straighter. I think her eyes aren’t lined up quite right, and she looks a little too thin. Other than that, I think it looks fairly decent.
Before drawing this, I felt pretty lost. I was overwhelmed by how much I wanted to improve, and I didn’t have any good quality supplies to get me started. I’m sure everyone who wants to draw feels this way. Well, I soon bought several drawing pencils and a big sketchbook. I’ve been reading several books on drawing manga as well, which has helped a bunch! I feel a lot better now. Recently, I’ve experimented with ink pens, and they’re lots of fun.