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I just made a little gesture drawing video, which ended up being 17 minutes of me referring to a lot of stuff from my tutorials. Eh, "little" is relative, right? I may do more!  

So I'm still in a bit of a haze of disbelief about my Drawing Clothing Tutorial being a Daily Deviation yesterday.  

I kind of woke with a groan yesterday morning and immediately thought about going back to sleep (it was Sunday, after all.) But I saw it was 6:27AM, three minutes before I usually get up, so I said, argh, I'll just stay awake. Might as well look at the Internet for a few minutes, as usual. Ho-hum. I happened to check my DA messages before I usually do and saw 149 up by my user name. Wtf, a lot of cat pictures maybe?  Then I'm scrolling down and see the comments and it dawns on me... I have a Daily Deviation. I HAVE A DAILY DEVIATION.

I don't know if there's any member here who doesn't have little fantasies about that moment. I've been hanging around posting artz for about 6 years now (I had a couple little accounts before this one) and always wondered WHAT and IF and HOW and WHEN and MAYBE. And sometimes those questions drive us to put a little more polish on our work, to care a little more. But at the same time, you never expect it to actually happen. I was absolutely overcome with a ridiculous amount of emotion and sat there in my pajamas weeping at my iPad for about 5 minutes or so until my fingers got too cold. 

So THANK YOU DeviantArt, for touching my little corner of the website here with your little DD heart. I am most honored and very grateful.

And I'm very glad it was a tutorial, too, because I think one of the most wonderful things about DA is how the community encourages and supports learning and progressing in art. It's not just a place to showcase what you do - it's a place to connect and learn, and I've gotten more satisfaction through making and posting those tutorials than anything else. I do love making art for people, but there's something more wonderful about helping people make their OWN art. Opening up possibilities, unlocking potential. Anything is possible. Even DD's someday.

Anyway. 

A warm welcome to all the new watchers and thanks to everyone who favorited and for the new llamas and everything.  I've been really busy but I'm hoping to get a Foot Tutorial up soon and I've been doing some really exciting work with rhythms that I'd like to get into tutorial format someday, too. So more to come soon, and who knows what else in the future.

Cheers. =)
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Drawing Clothing by DianetheKraus
Drawing Clothing
Finally, another tutorial!  

This was requested by the winner of my 500 follower giveaway on my Tumblr - drawing clothing!

So much of clothing comes down to big shapes and folds. I hope this is helpful. Sorry for not doing two step-by-step examples but I've been short on time lately.  Keep experimenting and doing reference studies!  It'll all come together. =)

My Tumblr, for those who tumble, is dianekraus.tumblr.com .  I post lots of cats and more sketches than I do here. 
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Hey everybody, the Pencil Kings January Figure Drawing Challenge starts Monday, and you can sign up here: figuredrawingchallenge.com

If you're a PK subscriber, please check the PK Community for signup info!

Really looking forward to seeing how the new exercises work for everyone - lots of great practice plus practical applications for making works of art as you go. So if you want a figure drawing course, you've got that, and if you want a month-long challenge where you create a new piece of art each day, you've got that, too!

I'll be instructing and giving feedback on the FB group and on the DA Group here, so hope to see you there!
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Me and my 4th Doctor Scarf by DianetheKraus
Me and my 4th Doctor Scarf
My labor of love from late November to late December!  I downsized the Series 12 pattern from www.doctorwhoscarf.com and used the Knitpicks Wool of the Andes colors. It's very cozy for the winter, and 9.5 feet long for optimal wrapping. 

I am not a knitter but this may have started something. 
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So I'm still in a bit of a haze of disbelief about my Drawing Clothing Tutorial being a Daily Deviation yesterday.  

I kind of woke with a groan yesterday morning and immediately thought about going back to sleep (it was Sunday, after all.) But I saw it was 6:27AM, three minutes before I usually get up, so I said, argh, I'll just stay awake. Might as well look at the Internet for a few minutes, as usual. Ho-hum. I happened to check my DA messages before I usually do and saw 149 up by my user name. Wtf, a lot of cat pictures maybe?  Then I'm scrolling down and see the comments and it dawns on me... I have a Daily Deviation. I HAVE A DAILY DEVIATION.

I don't know if there's any member here who doesn't have little fantasies about that moment. I've been hanging around posting artz for about 6 years now (I had a couple little accounts before this one) and always wondered WHAT and IF and HOW and WHEN and MAYBE. And sometimes those questions drive us to put a little more polish on our work, to care a little more. But at the same time, you never expect it to actually happen. I was absolutely overcome with a ridiculous amount of emotion and sat there in my pajamas weeping at my iPad for about 5 minutes or so until my fingers got too cold. 

So THANK YOU DeviantArt, for touching my little corner of the website here with your little DD heart. I am most honored and very grateful.

And I'm very glad it was a tutorial, too, because I think one of the most wonderful things about DA is how the community encourages and supports learning and progressing in art. It's not just a place to showcase what you do - it's a place to connect and learn, and I've gotten more satisfaction through making and posting those tutorials than anything else. I do love making art for people, but there's something more wonderful about helping people make their OWN art. Opening up possibilities, unlocking potential. Anything is possible. Even DD's someday.

Anyway. 

A warm welcome to all the new watchers and thanks to everyone who favorited and for the new llamas and everything.  I've been really busy but I'm hoping to get a Foot Tutorial up soon and I've been doing some really exciting work with rhythms that I'd like to get into tutorial format someday, too. So more to come soon, and who knows what else in the future.

Cheers. =)
  • Mood: Zeal

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DianetheKraus
Diane Kraus
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I've been drawing and painting for years and keep finding new things to do with it.

I'm also an instructor and the community manager (once known as Satchel) at Pencil Kings - www.pencilkings.com/dap/a/?a=1… - a great friendly place to learn lots of skills and techniques.

My Tumblr is dianekraus.tumblr.com
My FB page is: www.facebook.com/dianekrausart
My Twitter is twitter.com/banjo_di

I have a website now! I call it A Bridge, a Boat, a Ship, and it's all about navigating this journey of being an artist. All my tutorials are there, plus my favorite references. I plan on keeping a regular blog going, too. Hope you stop on by. =)
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:iconalizeedrawings:
Alizeedrawings Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your tutos. It will help me a lot :D
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DianetheKraus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!  Happy to help. =)
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XAlaa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thank you for your tutorials :) Simple and Helpful :)
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:icondianethekraus:
DianetheKraus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome, thanks!
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pozolegirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for creating all those tutorials! I know I'll learn a lot from them! <3
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DianetheKraus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hooray!  You're very welcome. I hope they help a lot. =)
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argontus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fantastic tutorials. Thank you so much for giving the gift of knowledge! Hug 
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DianetheKraus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you and you're welcome! It's one thing to figure these things out but I do really enjoy sharing the process, too. =)
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argontus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true that one of the best ways to learn is to teach :)
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DianetheKraus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very true!
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