What's the hardest subject to draw in your opinion?

Brazil
July 12, 2007 2:27pm CST
What do you think that's really hard to draw? In my opinion it's the human body, cause it has so much details and even being familiar to then, its hard to get them correct. And if you drawn one part wrong, then everything turns a mess, it drives me nuts. Do you keep trying to draw it or just give up at first time?
16 responses
• United States
14 Jul 07
For me drawing humans is the easiest subject, even though I know a lot of people have trouble with that. The hardest subject to draw in my opinion is landscape, because it takes forever to get textures like leaves and trees to look accurate, and if you can't get that correct, the whole thing looks really bad... Painting landscapes isn't quite as hard because you can add texture more easily.
• United States
29 Jul 07
I completely agree!
@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 07
yes. Its true. I find my self hard to draw a human body specially the face. When the person have special mark then my hand can follow the subject. such as Einstein which have gray hair and stand with bold in the middle.
• Brazil
14 Jul 07
Lol, feeling better now that I know that's not only me against human body, hahahah. Keep practicing, we'll get there for sure!
@Sushicook (691)
• Sweden
13 Jul 07
For me it's architechture and landscapes. I've been practicing at drawing humans for a long time, so they aren't quite as hard. But when it comes to houses or landscapes... I can never get it right. *sigh* But! Practice makes perfect!
• Brazil
13 Jul 07
Hi Sushicook! Landscapes can be hard too, I don't draw then this much so I don't know. I must agree with you, practice makes perfect! Keep practicing!
@draconess (651)
• Canada
13 Jul 07
People are one of the hardest things to draw- little details like the eyes and hands never come out looking realistic. For some reason it's really hard to make them look good and properly proportionate. I prefer drawing nature and other animals anyways though.
• Brazil
13 Jul 07
Proportion is problem. If one thing goes wrong then anything turns a mess. I'll keep practicing, hope that I can get my porpotion better.
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 07
Well, I'm not really much of an artist. I can't draw to save my life. lol. But since I've doodled for my nephew, I find that humans are really hard to draw. My human drawings always end up looking like Pillsbury Dough Boy. Faces too. I can never get the eyes right! Haha..
• Brazil
12 Jul 07
Hi mean_queen! Lol, I know how you feel. Sometimes I just try to draw without any reference at all, and everything turns a mess, can't recognize it as anything, it's like I made random strokes on the paper. But I'll keep practicing, and using pics always helps me, try it too, for sure your drawings will improve a lot. =)
• Romania
7 Nov 07
Like you I believe...no...I know that the human body especially the portraits the the hardest to draw. There are too many ways of draw it and too many things to draw or paint. To make a human (body or the just the portrait) you have to know how's the skeleton and muscle building than you must reach the expression of the face or the something like that. I prefer to make drawings of nature and animals, even if there are complicated and have thousand lines, colors etc I can handle it easy. But the human body I still need a lot of practice. But I always finish the most important, if i have something to draw even a human body or portrait I continue to draw until i reach at least the right level. I usually finish what i start. But still drawing the human body is really a nerve-breaking and a hand hurting
@drannhh (15206)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Clearly, people are the hardest, and especially the face. LOL, I give up and start all over, but that may not be the recommended way. For some reason it seems to be a natural tendency for newbies to want to draw people, and in my mind that is the last place to start. Drawing people requirs a good understanding of form and perspective. In my view, budding artists need at least two years of intensive work before they should start trying to draw people, except for doodling, of course. On the other hand, some teachers start out with life and figure...shudder.
@arvensis (85)
• India
30 Jul 07
for me,animals,without a model i just make strange alien like creature!and it is tough to have a model animal.i need to practice more and more, even with landscapes i m not so comfortable,also the shades,the highlights of a well developed adult tree with plenty of leaves is a challenge for me.but i think that,perhaps an animal's feature is hardest for me:(.
• Sweden
30 Jul 07
Animals and human hands and feet. That, and varying the humans I draw. They all tend to get the same body type.
@tidus1305 (176)
• Philippines
30 Jul 07
Well for me the human body is easy. The hardest thing to draw for me is sky scrappers and cars. I just seldom draw those thing because it's very hard. But even though it is hard, I don't give up, but instead I draw again and again until I get the idea.
• United States
29 Jul 07
I think humans are the easiest to draw. For me, anyways. Im always studying how people move and shadows on their skin and clothes and whatnot, and I have a ton of reference books. However, Im better at drawing women than men. I find children to be the most difficult subject.
@21China (29)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I think that humans posing are really difficult for me. If a large hand is extended toward the foreground, and the face and body is in the background, then it is a bit hard for me to sketch. When the body bends or sits, it's harder for me to draw than just standing or when it's at a position that doesn't hide any part of the body. The proportions of the body sometimes gets me, too.
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
i think its the landscape, cause mixing colors and to get the general impression of the details is really difficult. human anatomy is quite easier to draw. im not as good as the professionals but i find human body easier to draw than landscape.
@windhair (498)
• Germany
23 Jul 07
you are right, that is why Anatomy is a basic subject for all artist. I would recommend you a very good book, Anatomy for the Artist By Sarah Simblet John Davis. It a very useful book to learn human anatomy. I read it many many times. Another thing that should keep in mind is, do not look at the detail at first, pay more attention to the basic structure of the body, the proportion should always be drawn correctly, then improve the skill for the details.
@mishastar (738)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I'm gonna have to say that the male body is kinda tough for me. I can draw an accurate female body in a snap. but when it comes to males, I need a little more practice on that side. They always end up looking to girly in the face or tend to give them a weird shapely bodies. When I totally get frustrated, I just start to use a male body template and then make little changes from there.
@rekhum (2435)
• India
14 Jul 07
For me its really hard to give an object a 3-D look. But anyway i rarely draw any. I got a prize in my school days for drawing a 2-D building. I much valued the prize.