Drawn people

posted on 17th of june, 2010

For me, people are really hard to draw. I'm no professional artist, just a mere amateur. Drawing people is a great challenge for me. I often fail, seldom succeed in it. I usually notice myself trying to avoid people in new picture's composition. Possibility of failure frightens me off.
And now here comes time I'll have to face the problem... I'm on the way to publish my book, the Omnis Trilogy. Having ho money to pay the professional artist I must draw all three covers myself. I managed to avoid drawing people for the first part's cover and drew a curious little dragon instead (that's how the cover looks) , but that will not work with the others.
Cartoonish people will not do there, they must be realistic - this circumstance makes my task harder. I wonder if I have a chance... Just wish me some luck...

Comments (11)

Posted by Mildegard on June 29, 2010
I'll try to do my best. And will show the result, of course)
Posted by Anatomyofrockthe on June 18, 2010
I agree that practice is the key. Observation helps quite a bit too. Studying human anatomy has helped me, as well as, refining my shading and lighting skills. If you view everything as primitive shapes, it's much easier to create complex graphics.

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Posted by Davidwatmough on June 17, 2010
Curly headed girl portrait is just wonderful...don't worry David.
Posted by Mani33 on June 17, 2010
These are awesome! Congratulations & good luck! ;)
Posted by Trottola on June 17, 2010
You're really clever! I'm sure: go on drawing people!!! Your illustration are really beautiful!
Posted by Rosedarc on June 17, 2010
Have no fear, Olga, you draw beautiful people pictures!
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Posted by Julia161 on June 17, 2010
Nice pictures, imho. I don't know how to draw at all =)
Posted by Mildegard on June 17, 2010
Thank you for your kind words.
And about the book. No, it's in Russian only. My English is ok for writing blogs there but very poor for translating big fantasy books. I realize that book in English would be easier to publish and to sell, but alas...
Posted by Mariaam on June 17, 2010
Beautiful drawings! Keep up the good work. Good luck and many sales!
Posted by Thanatonautii on June 17, 2010
You have great drawings so don`t give up! Your still young so you need to practice more and more in order to draw like da Vinci or Rembrandt :)
Good luck!
Posted by Robertosch on June 17, 2010
Actually, I think your drawings are just great. Congratulations, and keep uploading, you are doing a great job. I wish you good luck.

Any other version than russian, for that book? Just curious...

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I\'m a freelance illustrator and sci-fi and fantasy writer. As a hobby I also make a free comic \"Gifts of wandering ice\" based on one of my novels. Check it out on my site.

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