Drawing Tips: How to Get Better at Drawing
Drawing not only gives us a way of creating a reflection of the world around us, but it also gives us a way of creating a world of our own into existence from nothing.
Drawing is oftentimes the very first gateway we explore as artists, so here are the essential drawing tips to get better at drawing. Whether you are a beginner or are more advanced at drawing, I have made sure to include pointers that will be helpful for everyone.
I hope you enjoy!
1. Love Drawing!
2. Draw Anything. Draw Anywhere
HERE IS A LIST OF THINGS TO GO OUT AND FIND – AND DRAW
Before you can learn how to draw, it’s important that you learn how to observe your subject.
Let go of any pre-formed ideas of what your subject should look like. Try spending more time looking at your subject rather than drawing. As you become more experienced, you won’t have to spend so much time observing your subject – But if you are a beginner, your artist eye is the first thing you want to develop.
For me, it took years of practice to develop my artist eye. At first, I was drawing swans that looked like ducks – And I had no clue this was the case until this fact was pointed out. I kept drawing and drawing and with practice, finally that part of my brain that was “seeing” finally clicked and from then on, I became more objective in what I was drawing. I was able to – on my own – see the errors in my work and from then on, all it took was some adjusting and correcting.
So observe. Then draw.
With practice, you will develop that part of your brain that objectively sees: Draw what you “see” – Not what you think you see (at least for photo-realistic drawings).
4. Let Go of Perfection
So let go of perfection.
Not every piece you create is going to be perfect – And that is okay. Every artist goes through this stage – and it only signifies the potential of where you can go if you are able to see your drawbacks.
With practice, you will get to where you want to be. You can see it in your mind’s eye – it is simply the matter of building the bridge to translating what’s in your mind onto paper. So keep drawing. Only practice will get you there.
5. Practice Drawing Techniques
Below is an excellent video from Makoccino on Youtube on the basics of sketching.
LEARN PROPORTION AND PERSPECTIVE
And for more advanced drawers, below is a super informative video from Proko to learn how to shade properly. You will learn more from this video than perhaps some art teachers even teach throughout an entire art course… So watch it!
Avoid Mistakes and Bad Drawing Habits
6. Ask for Feedback
7. Have Fun!
I find that above all things, drawing helps to relax me – I get lost in creating my own little world from my art… And perhaps this is the same for you. So go ahead and learn how to draw, but most of all, enjoy the process of it.
Draw to create. The rest is honing your skill.
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Until next time! xx