Learn Drawing in 1 Month || Max’s Monthly Challenge

Learn Drawing in 1 Month || Max’s Monthly Challenge

(spacey electronic music) – Hey, it’s Max here, and it’s
day one of the new challenge. And this month I’m trying to learn how to do photorealistic portrait drawing. So, what I mean by that
is, when you draw a picture of a person it actually
looks kind of like a photo and not just kind of like a sketch. Tomorrow I’ll draw a picture of myself, and then at the end of the
month I’ll also draw a picture, and we can use that as a gauge to see how much I improve from
the start to the end. To give you an idea of
where I’m at now I wanted to show you some of the drawings
that I’ve done previously. When I was younger I
really like Dragon Ball Z, so I used to draw Dragon Ball Z pictures. I used to draw comic books, as well. A full comic book. The drawings weren’t fantastic. The content’s pretty good. I used to draw on all
of my books in school. And you can see I’ve kind of drawn a pretty cool design in the book. And this would be one
of the last portraits that I would have drawn. I used to draw on an app
called Draw Something. It’s an app like Pictionary,
where you draw a picture on your phone and someone
has to try to guess it. And for whatever reason,
I got really obsessed with that game and I always wanted to make my drawings look really good. So I used to spend a lot of time. And here are some of the drawings that I used to draw on Draw Something. Some of these images over here. Cool, so the new challenge is starting. I’m excited for this one, it’s
much more chill than violin. Wish me luck. (spacey electronic music) So I just finished my first
portrait drawing of myself. It took me about twenty or so minutes. At a certain point I don’t
really know how to add any more. I realise that I drew it on an angle, ’cause I was lying on an angle. It looks better on an
angle than it does flat. That’s kinda, I guess, my
starting point, or my baseline. And we’ll see where I
can get to from here. So for my first portrait,
I’m drawing Elon Musk who’s a favourite entrepreneur
of mine, and a bit of a hero. And I’m following on with a course that I’m doing from a Vitruvian Studio, which is a really good online
course on portrait drawing. So I wanna talk about the
materials that I’m using that I’m using during this drawing. So I’m using pencils all
the way from a 9H to a 9B, which is the darkness and
the lightness of the image. I’m drawing on grey paper. I’m using brushes, which you’ll see, to thin out some of the graphite and get that blending effect. I’m also using a blending
stub to push in the graphite to the paper and blend the paper. I’m also using white chalk
to capture some of the light. And then I’m using an
eraser, and that’s really all the tools that I’m
using during this drawing. What I can improve on this drawing is, the positioning of all of the details on the drawing aren’t perfect. The forehead’s too big, they
eyes are slightly too small. And by doing those slight
errors it doesn’t matter how good you draw in
the details of the eye, the position of the eye is
wrong, or the size is wrong. It will look like the cousin of Elon Musk, but it won’t actually look like
what you’re trying to draw. And so, it’s really
important yo take the time to measure up your drawing really well at the start of the drawing. So that brings me to my next drawing. Hey guys. So I’m on my way to a life drawing class, which should be interesting. I’m interested to see if I
can leverage what I’ve learned with portrait drawing so
far into life drawing, which is actually drawing a body. And it’s a bit shorter period of time. But I’ve been lucky enough
to be able to film today, which is pretty cool. (jazzy piano music) Life drawing was something
really new and interesting, and an interesting way to challenge myself with this drawing challenge. You have a lot of different poses and each pose was a different length. So some of them were really short, they were only like one minute. And then the last pose was half an hour. So these were some of
the one-minute poses. The one-minute poses
were really tough to draw because it’s really quick. (laughs) Then we have some two-minute poses. You can see I was really focusing on the structure of the drawings, so trying to find the length of the arm relative to the size of the
head, and things like that. And then we had a 15-minute pose. So the 15-minute pose I actually
got to shade a little bit. Finally we have the half-an-hour pose. I gotta say, I enjoyed
the half-an-hour pose the most of any of the
poses by far, really, because it gave me time to actually put into practise some of
the things that I learned. So I got to measure part
of the body by putting out my hand and using the
pencil as a measuring tool. But overall, it was a
really good challenge, and it was really fun and I’m excited to get back to portrait drawing. In my next drawing I’m
going to draw Beyoncé. So I wanted to try something
completely different. Let’s jump into it! Beyoncé time! So this time I didn’t
follow along with the course but I drew from memory from the course. And as a result, I didn’t
get the order quite right, which caused some troubles in my drawing. So what you should do is focus on the biggest objects first
and then move to finer details. For example, you should
mark the highest point of the forehead and then
the lowest point of the chin and use that as a reference point when trying to find the
position of the eyes in relationship to the
ears and things like that. You should also do the darkest dark when you’re shadowing in
the hair or in the eyes and the lightest white,
for example in the forehead to use as a reference point when trying to find a shade. And so because I didn’t
do the right order, I think it caused some
issues in my final product. There’s still a lot of room for
improvement on this drawing. I feel like the likeness to
Beyoncé isn’t really there. In the original drawing there
was a hand in the photo, so I had to remove the hand,
which made things difficult. I found her hair quite challenging ’cause it was capturing a lot of light. So I’ve got a lot of work to do before my final self-portrait, but I really think that from
these drawings that I’ve done so far with Elon Musk and Beyoncé, I’m ready to do a much better
drawing for my self-portrait. So I wanna talk you through
the process that I used to actually make one of these drawings. And it’s something that
you could actually do yourself once you know what to do. Firstly what I do it try
to find the lowest point on the chin and the
highest point on the head. And I find the angle
between those two points, and I measure that out using my pencil and try putting it in front of my face and think about what that angle is, and then try to find that
same angle on the page. Then using that same measuring process, I try to find the point furthest on the left and furthest on the right. And I do the angles from
the top and the bottom to find the position of
the side of the ears. And that’s why you see a diamond shape on my face when I start out a drawing. Then using that as a reference point I then try to find the
top of the forehead, the position of the middle of the eyes, the bottom of the nose, the
middle of the mouth, and so on, so I can find the position of
all of the different features. It’s only once I’ve really
got all of the positions down, even the left side of the eye,
and the top of the eyebrow, and things like that,
that I start filling out some of the details. I might start with the eyes and eyebrows and work my way down. I’ll also then start blocking
out the shapes of the shadows, and then finally I’ll start doing shading, once I’ve finished all of the details. I’ll start with the darkest
darks and the lightest lights, and then shade my way through. And then I’ll keep reviewing and looking for spots that could be darker or lighter. Or I’ll be measuring again
to find if anything’s out of place and keep making
adjustments to try to get everything looking like a photo does. I’m really happy with how it came out. I think the likeness
of me is really there. As I try to do the same face. When I compare the two
images side-by-side, it’s clear to me that it’s so significant how much I’ve improved this month. And I’m really happy with
how this challenge went out. This next month I’m doing salsa dancing, so if you wanna see that journey about me learning salsa
dancing in a month, please hit the subscribe button. And thank you so much for watching. And stay tuned for the next episode. (spacey electronic music)

100 thoughts on “Learn Drawing in 1 Month || Max’s Monthly Challenge

  1. hi guys ..i 've tried to draw in 1 month ..go check my video
    and if you like this comment and subscribe to my channel i will do the same for you

  2. Oh my goodness! You improved so much! Im so glad i found this channel. You inspire me to try different things!!

  3. You are such an inspiration! πŸ™ helped me to start over again. Can't wait to see you reach 1M subs πŸ’žπŸ‘

  4. Really cool! I'm also getting started with drawing! Would you guys check on my progress and leave some advice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNis-aZXHIA&t=49s Thanks!

  5. He is using aimbot!!!

  6. What an amazing improvement in only a month! Your final portrait is really good! Took me months to get that good at drawing. Great video πŸ™‚

  7. When I clicked on this video I didn’t expect a bunch of naked women

  8. The second one is still bad

  9. Hey Max! Awesome challenge and awesome channel, congrats!
    Ahora quiero aprender caligrafΓ­a, que es algo que siempre me ha gustado pero no habΓ­a intentado. Gracias por la inspiraciΓ³n πŸ˜‰

  10. soo good

  11. You improved so quickly! Bravo!

  12. I do respect you πŸ™‚

  13. I just use my phone camera. Perfect replications

  14. Your first day sketch look like my 30th…

  15. Nice one, just a shame you have adds on had to wait 5 minutes before I could watch, which is off-putting for future videos haha

  16. If you are doing a drawing channel, to be honest that is some pretty impressive sketches at the beginning of the challenge…..i cant even get towards that stage…..how do you do this? Did you get the basics of drawing with tone and other elements in college or something?

  17. Nicely done! You need to improve your shading skills of hair.. I would recommend you to watch tutorials given by Stan Prokopenko.. He is an amazing teacher.. I improved my shading skills tremendously by watching his videos.

  18. @MaxHerton I did enjoy it yes as a former art teacher, it was very inspirational. I think it was some weird safari think as it didn't happen on google chrome!! haha

  19. Really impressive. You broke down mental barriers with these videos

  20. I've never been so inspired. Your channel is full of amazement and adventure: learning different skills in life and living life to the fullest. Having so much skills and talents was my childhood dream.

  21. Your dragon ball z drawing was really good! πŸ‘

  22. I usually see people messing up in the hair because they draw it flat, and dont give it any depth, and it looks like there is just some blanket on their head.

  23. Hi… what materials did you use?

  24. that pic of trunks wasnt bad at all

  25. Why there is a naked girl at the start

  26. Amazing concept brother πŸ‘Œ keep improving.. keep coming up with these great stuff πŸ‘ Appreciate it.

  27. When mom watching in start

  28. U r my motivation I love you master

  29. I know the feeling. I have been drawing some things in months now to develop my skill. But my pieces are comic like one cuz thatβ€˜s what I am trying to do. Maybe I can share then with you to inspire other people. There are a lot of space to improve but as I see my work I feel happy.

  30. Really good video!! I was watching a video from Goalcast, really happy that your ad appeared and I decided to check out your channel πŸ™‚

  31. You inspire me a lot its just amazing

  32. this is very help me thanks

  33. Very nice

  34. you know what you where thousands of time great artist from day 1

  35. Bro how much time did you spend each day????

  36. Great progress. Drawing is hard, but if you study proportions in basic shapes you can build up shadows and highlights. This is the best process, because everything is just shapes with highlights and shadows to form dimension. That’s all this world is.

  37. being an 8th and student in India comparing to you I have a best collection of drawing in my book

  38. U suck and drawing sucks so now we got iphones and samsungs cameras , all of need really

  39. definitely not because the girl was naked 4:33

  40. Your so awesome and your my inspiration to try and do new things and be myself …thx u so much. Your good at everything you try or attempt and I just think that is so cool and that you are very talented and I want u to use that talent to make videos like this to inspire people to do new things. I’ve been following your channel since you were at 7k subs and your channel has grown so much. I appreciate you and thx you for making YouTube videosπŸ˜„πŸ’—πŸ˜€

  41. nice work brother

  42. Who would have a boner

  43. U enjoyed the 30 minute pose cus if the boobs 🀣

  44. Cant even draw a full body power ranger in 2 months πŸ˜‚

  45. I may be able to draw animals, but the minute I start to draw something that even resembles a human it all goes to hell :')! I applaud you though, you improved A LOT for only one month!

  46. Congratulation. My teacher art said consistency beat talent.

  47. good

  48. love this challengeπŸ™‚ I draw portraits and this is actually an amazing progress. thanks for posting.

  49. Nice!!!

  50. so he spend many hours drawing and he improved at drawing… so?

  51. Do a charity vid or make peopl donate to see a vid

  52. Please make 5 years challenge, 1 month for drawing skill improving is nonsense. Shut up and close the channel for 5years you can get better

  53. I liked the naked lady

  54. Don't be scared of dark in realism. I recommend the youtube channel Proko. Watch some of his "how to draw realism" and "shading tips" videos, they help a lot 😊

  55. dang

  56. I am an artist and you did it the great way by practice

  57. Poor Elon :p

  58. nice work

  59. I feel like some people are underestimating themselves so they don’t try.

    For a lot of people drawing could be really easy, especially if u have hand eye coordination (to draw from still life) if u learn shading values and you have even coloring, you could be really good with things like portraits or realistic objects.

  60. Wow, you improved a lot! But, I suggest when shading, shade it darker than it really seems in the picture… if that makes any sense

  61. I've been drawing for almost 14 years now. One thing i definitely learned from that is that it's annoying as hell when the lead of your pencil breaks off in your sharpener and fucking gets stuck

  62. Learn how to program in any language in 30 days. There's a lot to take in. Good luck!

  63. Damn this man is FINEEE AND AMBITIOUS. He is a red head too. Lord thank you for his life

  64. Artist to artist I can tell you right now 20 minutes on a realistic portrait won’t doπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚depending on the size of paper I use it can take me anywhere from two weeks to two months (but that’s just cause I’m lazy and I stop working on it quite a bitπŸ˜‚) but keep up the good work. You’re really good!! Don’t doubt yourself too much

  65. after you are done drawing spray it with hairspray, it locks in the graphite and prevents a large portion of smearing

    you can buy a special product that does the same thing but is more expensive

    i would recommend aerosol to get an even layer, and you don't need much at all

  66. She is really thick

  67. Video I well over a year old, but if anyone is interested and new to drawing, I recommend Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. This book, if you let it and absorb what it has to offer, will change your skill level from beginner, to advanced in a short amount of time. Just read the reviews, if my word isn't good enough. Just try it. You don't have to trust me lol, but go see for yourself and really, REALLY give it 100%.

  68. When I try to draw myself, I accidentally draw myself better than what I actually look. Rip

  69. They say if you spend 10,000 hours on what you want to master, you will master it. I've noticed in a 100 hours of drawing I progressed so much. Don't give up, you are doing great.

  70. I used to draw on and app called β€œdraw something” sameee lmao

  71. Great progress!

  72. Could you post the comic book pictures somewhere? Would like to read it.

  73. Why didn't u bring her home lol

  74. You doing really good there!

  75. It was already perfect on the 3rd day.

  76. holy shit thats a biog progress in one month

  77. You are so dedicated
    Describing all the little details that are important Is crazy

  78. I just can draw anime, BUT NOT FULL BODIES. AND PEOPLE.

  79. I like day 13th

  80. Good stuff bro.

  81. U had to mess up on Elon musk’s forehead cmon man

  82. You really like the half an hour pose because the tamales breasticles were in ya face, although I didn’t expect a "drawing class to have a naked woman their, I thaught you were just going to learn to draw from a pro or something.

  83. I draw very nice stick figures

  84. Proof we have the capacity to learn anything

  85. Whoever says it's an impressive progress in 30 days has no idea about drawing at all. This is the kind of improvement anybody can do in 2-3 days. You simply adopt techniques you have no idea existed, and you see a very fast improvement. This end result is VERY weak after a 30 days drawing course. You can learn the right placement of the eyes within 2-3 hours, yet the eyes on his end result are still off. Shading is practically non-existent after 30 days of practising, seriously?

  86. π™°πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽπš— πšπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ'𝚜 πš™πšŽπš˜πš™πš•πšŽ πš•πš’πš”πšŽ πš–πšŽ πš πš‘πš˜ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— πšπš›πšŠπš πš’πš—πš πšπš˜πš› 4+ πš’πšŽπšŠπš›πšœ πš‹πšžπš πšœπšπš’πš•πš• πš™πš›πš˜πšπšžπšŒπšŽ 𝚍𝚊𝚒 πš˜πš—πšŽ πšπš›πšŠπš πš’πš—πšπšœ.

  87. This guy just pressed the art button

  88. So guys, here's the lesson:
    if you wanna learn how to draw professionally, you should start off by observing and drawing a nude model! A great source of inspiration when you're at the start of your awesome journey!!

    best of luckπŸ˜‰

  89. wait, was she really naked?

  90. First off, Jesus how the are that quick of a learner
    Secondly when I saw girl drawing

  91. That’s true, you can increase very much in a month, I sure have.

  92. 3:34 I have so many questions.

  93. He got hard

  94. Ouch dude I’m trying to learn to draw hyper realism and I’m eleven and I’m trying to be good enough to go to a certain high school and jeez, I could never get that good props to u

  95. As an artist it’s painful to look at all the mistakes but also really amazing watching someone learn

  96. Your so talented!!πŸ˜‚ just subscribed

  97. I Hate nude art It feels uncomfortable

  98. Once you reach Sensei level you can do all this with half of a black crayon.

  99. Wow amazing

  100. 2:58 I also thought of that….

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