How to quickly learn to draw well?
Tips on how to quickly learn to draw well
Do you look with envy at those who can draw? Do you often look at a beautiful object and sigh about not being able to portray it?
Then our today’s article is just for you, because we will tell you how to learn to draw, explain where to start and what to do to get closer to your artistic dream.
The first thing you need to start with is to realize that drawing is not a talent. First of all, it is hard work. Even if a person from birth has a penchant for drawing, music or poetry, this does not mean that he does not need to do anything at all. Hard work and great desire is the real key to success, and once you realize this, you will master the most important lesson in drawing.
Draw anytime, anywhere
Starting the path to the development of artistic skills, first of all, you need to “fill your hand”. To do this, we advise you to purchase an a5 format notebook, which you should always have with you. Spend at least 20 minutes drawing every day. Draw silhouettes, lines, aliens, scribbles, cats, sketch everything your imagination can do. Draw the environment around you while you wait in line, remember – the main thing is to do it every day. Daily drawing should become a habit like a cup of morning coffee.
Draw from nature and photographs
For some reason, there is a belief that drawing from a photograph is harmful and that this does not contribute to your development and development as an artist. It is a myth. Drawing from a photo, you get an excellent opportunity to study every detail. The only thing we do not advise you to get involved in is copying from photographs, most of the time try to use images in your head or sketch from nature. When moving from photography to drawing from nature, first choose stationary objects, gradually moving on to more complex ones – moving ones. This will help develop your spatial thinking and eye.
It is useful to do small sketches of architecture, as well as to pay attention to drawing parts of the body (arms, legs, etc.).
Try different styles of drawing so you can quickly develop your own style. Use all the materials available to you – pencils, crayons, gouache, watercolor, pens, felt-tip pens. Try to copy the styles of famous artists, don’t get hung up on one thing until you find your own drawing style.
Get some good educational books for artists, like Natalie Ratkowski’s excellent book Draw Every Day. This book became a kind of experiment, during which the artist made a promise to herself to draw every day for a year. This book will inspire you to repeat such a feat, as well as provide answers to many questions from emerging artists.
Watch educational videos on Youtube, find an artist group on social networks and join it, so you will be motivated by other people and will not want to abandon everything at the very beginning of the journey.
Track your progress
Choose one picture, photograph, landscape or person that you will draw periodically. For example, every month, devote time only to this story. Track changes. Also save all the drawings you make. Believe me, soon you will feel a great sense of pride in what results you were able to achieve.
The most important thing is to believe in yourself and stay with us, remember, you only have to start, and then inspiration will find you.