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    is it better to outline and draw inward or to draw from top to bottom fully

    I was just wondering due to the fact that im really new at anime drawing and i want to kno which ways of drawing work better

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    Do you think its better to make an outline and fill in details from there or just draw completely from top to bottom?

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    Hmmm..i would usually start with the body then to the arms and legs, then the head...either that or head to bottom....and in some cases i start from the bottom up...i cant really seem to work from inside to out most of the time...its kinda hard for me ^^;;

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    outline first... well... still it depends on what u want to do...
    to "copy" an image, I perfer to do it completely from top to bottom.
    If you want to creat an character of your own, I perfer to draw the outline first.

    But everyone has their own ways to doing thing. I'd say that you should use the method
    which you are most comfortable with. Then again, practice makes it perfect ^^

    good luck

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    I like to sketch, I start from hair to head, and so on, but sometimes I like to trace, but I mean, it doesn't matter, people have their own ways to draw.^_^

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    Well, both actually. As a general rule in art, you work from top to bottom, but you'll also need some kind of frame to work from.

    You should always just find a method that suits you, but most people start with the frame from head to toe, then work on the details after that by the same guideline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sib
    Well, both actually. As a general rule in art, you work from top to bottom, but you'll also need some kind of frame to work from.

    You should always just find a method that suits you, but most people start with the frame from head to toe, then work on the details after that by the same guideline.
    Yeah, thats what I do, but then if it's really hard to draw I just um....trace..

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    For me... I start out by building the basic shapes... For example.... The head, i make a almost visable circle. Shoulders, circles. And so on and so forth. Make a "skeleton" to see where i'm going with the drawing. Then i connect everything together. Then add in details. Then darken the lines. Then use black ink. Then erase the pencil lines that are still there. *SIGHS* man that was tough.

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    er... I go all over the place when I draw. ~lol I start sketching the head then the body and clean it up as I go. You shouldn't 'finish' one part of the image before another because then if it doesn't work out, you'll have to go back and change the part you already finished, which can be very frustrating. So it's best to work on it all as a whole, imo.

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