Why repetition pays off (minitut from tumblr)(this is all copypasta from my Tumblr. I post many minitutorials there, which I will sooner or later post on dA once I get the time and effort.)Repetition is ALWAYS good. It will NEVER look good the first time, kids.I practiced some gesture drawing, by using Glen Keane's sketches from Disney's Tarzan. This is the first reference:This is one of many examples of why all artists tell you to "keep practicing and drawing".And as you can see, even I need to repeat the same things a second time.I made some notes to show you where I did wrong on the first example, scribbling down notes on your own studies is recommended. I mean, you can't keep everything in your head all the time. Another, a bit more advanced, example:REF:FIRST ATTEMPT:Here's another try on Tarzans anatomy. This time it's not so much about the proportions that's wrong with the first picture - it is quite okay if we ignore the left arm.However, what I find a bit wrong is that it has the wrong
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