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How to draw hyperrealistic ?

I need tips to draw better.

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Mona’s Answer

Hello Anya,
As others mentioned, drawing realistically takes patience and lots of practice because it involves visual and motor skills. And at times, it can be frustrating, and anyone who draws can relate :)

Developing your eye-hand coordination is the best way to increase your skill. You see, the reason some artists lack realistic creation is not always talent or lack of practice but the way they practice. We look at the model we wish to recreate through our drawing and practice the same model repeatedly, and it still is not what it should be. Why? Because our hand is not trained to follow and execute the lines and shapes the way our eyes see them. For example, we see and comprehend the circle, but we can't draw it correctly, and sometimes even after practicing drawing circles a lot, still it's more like an oval to be a circle.

Here is an excellent practice that, in time, can increase your eye-hand coordination:

-- Sit straight. Choose a subject of still life to draw. Observe it properly. Pay attention to all the lines and shapes, the positive and negative space: the shadows, the source of light, and the texture.
-- Without looking at your paper and drawing, start drawing the object while you study it continuously. Use a hard pencil like 2H or 4 H or a pen.
--Decrease your speed. Draw carefully.
--Don't break the line too often so you wouldn't lose the proportions. Because you are not looking at your drawing, it's better to be careful about the amount and the distance you move your hand on the paper. Try to start from top to bottom.
--Don't look at your paper until you are done.
-- What you see as a result shows how much your hand and eyes coordinate.
-- Don't be bitter by your first attempts. Everybody's first attempts are problematic to some point.
--Keep practicing this way every day for at least twenty minutes.
--Do not draw one object repeatedly. Choose a different object.
--The more you practice, the better and closer these drawings become to what you see and what they should be from a realistic point of view.

Tips on similar practices:

*** Sit in front of the mirror and draw yourself
*** Draw moving people or objects in less than 30 seconds without looking at your paper and without removing your pencil or pen from the paper from start to finish.
*** Look thoroughly at the model you wish to draw. Take your time and try to memorize everything you see. Every sharp point or angle and curve. Observe it and then start drawing from your memory without looking at your model until you are done.

The more you do these practices, you'll notice that when you start to draw generally by taking a long look at the model and a shorter look at the paper, your results get better and closer to the actual model. Believe me, after doing these practices for some time, you'll be amazed by how much you have progressed.

I hope it was helpful. I wish you the best of luck in your artistic journey.
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Makana’s Answer

The best way to learn to draw realism is to study and practice from life. When an artist creates they make their own shorthand and stylizations in whatever they make, so if you study from another artist's work you may be accidentally learning their shorthand and mimicking their stylization on top of your own. This can create a less realistic looking piece. By studying from life you can create the closest thing to realistic that YOU can make. This is always the best option.
Try drawing people, plants, animals or things you see in real life to the best of your abilities. The more time and practice you spend, the close you will get and the closer to real it will look!

Makana recommends the following next steps:

Study from life
pay close attention to shape, space, color, shades, negative space and details
Practice makes perfect so keep trying! If it doesn't look right, try a different method or medium!
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Joseph’s Answer

Tortillions are useful for giving your drawing texture and contour lines will help with perspective and depth, but trial and error is what it all really comes down to when it comes to art. There really is no substitute and no shortcuts.
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Warren’s Answer

Hyperrealism is achievable for most people if they practice enough, and "enough" is determined by your natural born talent. Some people will have to practice way more than others. Whoever you are, this skill can only be developed if you are constantly looking for what is wrong with your drawing. For hyperrealism, you can never really say that your drawing is "good enough." It's only hyperrealism if it's perfect. Find your problems, and then work maniacally to correct them. Talented or not, that's the only way.

Warren recommends the following next steps:

Take a class that is not offered at your school.
Find the most honest people you can to give you feedback.
Figure out which medium enables you to achieve best results.
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Yvonne’s Answer

Here's a more straightforward version of your text:

1. **Choose Top-Notch Supplies**: High-quality pencils, paper, and erasers yield the best results.

2. **Pick a Detailed Image**: Start with a clear, detailed photo for reference.

3. **Sketch the Main Shapes**: Draw a light outline of the main shapes and proportions of your subject. Don't forget to include shadows and highlights.

4. **Add Layers**: Gradually add layers of shading and details. Begin with light strokes and slowly apply more pressure.

5. **Blend Your Work**: Use tools like blending stumps or even your fingers to blend and smudge your pencil marks for smooth transitions.

6. **Pay Attention to Small Details**: Focus on tiny details like wrinkles, textures, and reflections.

7. **Highlight Contrast and Value**: Accentuate the difference between light and shadow for depth and realism.

8. **Be Patient**: Hyperrealistic drawings need time and precision. Don't rush.

9. **Continuously Compare**: Regularly check your drawing against the reference image to maintain accuracy.

10. **Keep Practicing**: Mastering hyperrealism takes time. Keep drawing and honing your skills for continuous improvement.
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