Art Discussion

What are the things that you tend to gravitate toward drawing? Do you naturally form certain types of subject matter?

By Leah Lucci

33 Comments

  • Debbie S Donsky artist
    Debbie S Donsky (@ddonsky)
    05/15/2018 @ 10:10am

    Faces, trees and flowers

  • Darlene K Campbell artist
    Darlene K Campbell (@Darlene)
    05/15/2018 @ 10:28am

    People, animal characters, especially Zebra. I tend to put them in humorous situations...they talk for me too.

  • Dietrich Adonis artist
    Dietrich Adonis (@ArtNinja2000) Plus Member
    05/15/2018 @ 11:04am

    The human figure [naturally], faces, cars, airplanes. . .

  • Nicole Da Nobrega artist
    Nicole Da Nobrega (@Nobrega18)
    05/16/2018 @ 4:50am

    Women faces and bodies and wildlife drawings

  • Embracing nightmares artist
    Embracing nightmares (@gibroni87) Plus Member
    05/16/2018 @ 10:40pm

    Faces with a third eye an hands I’m trying to draw full bodies lately but I always get stuck on how to pose it. I think to much about it

  • Sohini artist
    Sohini (@bookboozer)
    05/17/2018 @ 11:44am

    I tend to gravitate towards still life and buildings. Tried my hand at portraits but it isn't my thing..

  • Lauren Konopacki artist
    Lauren Konopacki (@lettermore) Plus Member
    05/18/2018 @ 10:37am

    Aside from lettering, I tend to gravitate toward doodly explosions of patterns and flowers

  • Amit Ida artist
    Amit Ida (@Obsidian)
    05/19/2018 @ 2:51am

    I like to paint landscapes.. especislly sunsets. And kids. And faces and hands but I suck at both to that's a problem

  • Jaroslaw artist
    Jaroslaw (@Dzedzej)
    05/20/2018 @ 12:57pm

    skulls, flowers, faces, my kids, ornaments, figures in action

  • Hugo Seijas artist
    Hugo Seijas (@hugo) Plus Member
    05/21/2018 @ 11:11am

    @Nobrega18 I can totally see that from your recent submissions. Great work too!

  • Hugo Seijas artist
    Hugo Seijas (@hugo) Plus Member
    05/21/2018 @ 11:12am

    @bookboozer I think it just takes practice. I've seen progress of other people's work where they show what a portrait looked like across different years and the difference is noticeable.

  • Sohini artist
    Sohini (@bookboozer)
    05/21/2018 @ 11:28am

    @laurendoodlecode That sounds like fun! Your lettering is really beautiful!

  • Sohini artist
    Sohini (@bookboozer)
    05/21/2018 @ 11:29am

    @Obsidian That's so pretty! I'd love to see more of the landscapes you paint! :)

  • Sohini artist
    Sohini (@bookboozer)
    05/21/2018 @ 11:30am

    @hugo I'll keep up the practice then! Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Amit Ida artist
    Amit Ida (@Obsidian)
    05/22/2018 @ 6:34am

    @bookboozer thanks! I'll sure upload more of them :)

  • Darren Hester artist
    Darren Hester (@DarrenHester)
    05/22/2018 @ 6:40pm

    I have been drawing a lot of still life, but I’m trying to do more portraits. I’d also like to learn how to sketch on location better vs. sketching from reference photos. I’ve always admired urban sketchers who can capture a scene quickly wherever they are.

  • Stubby Toes artist
    Stubby Toes (@godwheel) Plus Member
    05/23/2018 @ 10:00am

    @Darlene That's so interesting that there is a particular animal, above all others, that get's more of your attention. I wonder if that's the same for most people.

  • Stubby Toes artist
    Stubby Toes (@godwheel) Plus Member
    05/23/2018 @ 10:01am

    @DarrenHester You mean like sitting down at a cafe and drawing what is in front of you? If so, what do you think makes that a bit more difficult?

  • Stubby Toes artist
    Stubby Toes (@godwheel) Plus Member
    05/23/2018 @ 10:03am

    @super-starling I'm curious about you - what subject matter do you gravitate towards?

  • Stephanie Anne Flis artist
    Stephanie Anne Flis (@941Stephanie)
    05/24/2018 @ 7:20am

    fish, flowers, and birds are my go to. I have been that way since I was little.

  • Ruxandra-Mihaela Jubleanu artist
    Ruxandra-Mihaela Jubleanu (@ruxijubleanu)
    05/24/2018 @ 8:41am

    Women, Flowers and fantasy, surreal scenes. I think I am strongly influenced by the stories that were read to me in my childhood and the ones that I began reading, the cartoons and movies that were my favourites.

  • Hugo Seijas artist
    Hugo Seijas (@hugo) Plus Member
    05/24/2018 @ 6:20pm

    @ruxijubleanu Just saw your artwork thanks to your comment here. I really love the animal as hair concept you uploaded. The one with the jelly fish in particular really calls out to me. Also, the one with the girl smoking a cigar that looks like a rose stem, and roses are the smoke, is truly genius. I hope you keep uploading your work!

  • Darren Hester artist
    Darren Hester (@DarrenHester)
    05/25/2018 @ 5:43am

    @godwheel Doing life drawing is a lot more challenging for me (and most artist I suppose). When I'm at a location, like a coffee shop, and people are actively moving about it's hard for me to capture the scene. I need to practice gesture drawing more. I'm amazed at how some artist can capture to what's in front of them in a sketchbook in 20-30 mins.

  • Ruxandra-Mihaela Jubleanu artist
    Ruxandra-Mihaela Jubleanu (@ruxijubleanu)
    05/25/2018 @ 7:21am

    @hugo Thank you! Usually i'm not very good at keeping he habit of uploading regularly, but I will try. Thank you for the nice words! ^_^

  • Hugo Seijas artist
    Hugo Seijas (@hugo) Plus Member
    05/25/2018 @ 12:25pm

    @laurendoodlecode and your watercolor stuff is killer.

  • Terry Horn artist
    Terry Horn (@jinmenju) Plus Member
    07/08/2018 @ 7:56am

    Most of my drawings start out as stream of consciousness drawings and then I work from there. So birds show up a lot, skulls, hands, eyes, chibi characters, fonts/typefaces, and sacred geometry stuff.

  • Suzanne Urban artist
    Suzanne Urban (@SuzanneUrbanArt)
    07/14/2018 @ 6:23am

    Anthropomorphic characters.

  • Mike Litecky artist
    Mike Litecky (@Twitchyscribs)
    10/05/2018 @ 3:29pm

    People and faces. However, currently I've challenged myself to draw 100 dogs.

  • Junkyard Sam artist
    Junkyard Sam (@JunkyardSam) Plus Member
    12/18/2018 @ 1:49pm

    I draw little yellow characters in detailed scenes, usually. With certain trees and flowers and ghosts that I like to draw. It could be said I'm lazy to re-use elements like that but I feel like when an artist does that it creates some continuity in their work.

  • Phil Conner artist
    Phil Conner (@pcartistry)
    02/01/2019 @ 5:26pm

    Telephone poles!

  • Lara artist
    Lara (@2001)
    02/02/2019 @ 12:58pm

    womens bodies, fire and flowers, specially lilies and roses

  • Lara artist
    Lara (@2001)
    02/02/2019 @ 12:59pm

    oh, and the colours yellow, blue, red and black and white

  • J.Kill & Hide artist
    J.Kill & Hide (@Dallyvanters)
    02/07/2019 @ 11:01pm

    Cute things. I want to do beautiful but you know, it has to be more...perfect than cute? Like, if an eye is hella squashed and the face shape is effed up it can still be real cute XD

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