Apply These 3 Secret Techniques To Improve Learn To Draw
EXERCISE TO LEARN TO DRAW
These three golden rules seem apparent to you, say like that. Therefore, for the sceptics, I suggest a little exercise to see if you have a good sense of observation and understanding. Take a piece of paper and a sheet and ask a loved one to list your everyday objects—ten, for example. Like a bicycle, toothbrush, telephone, etc.
The game’s goal is: without looking at any model (do not cheat; otherwise, it is useless), to draw these objects that you see every day and that you know well without a model. Thus, no time limit, no need to go into too much detail, as long as you understand what it is.
Usually, in front of the blank sheet, you should think something like, “what does this look like already?” “
Once you have done it, you compare it with reality. In general, you will spontaneously want to check things that you had doubts about while cool drawing.
If the result is close to reality, you have a good sense of observing and understanding your surroundings, which is an excellent advantage. If not, we’ll have to work on its J. Don’t worry, it took me a while to acquire it personally. And you will see with the drawings that punctuate this article that it does not prevent progress. It just slows it down. If you want to have other exercises, there is an article dedicated to that, called the drawing exercises for beginners, which can be found on our blog.
DO NOT GO TOO QUICKLY
I know it’s hard; we want to make masterpieces right away. But to get there, you have to take it to step by step. When you start baking, you don’t immediately begin developing a mounted piece. We start with cookies, simple cakes. Then we tighten the difficulty as we go.
In the cool drawing idea, it’s the same thing, and you have to first master the basics before adding more and more complexity.
Among the essential bases we can list:
Proportions, whether for a character or objects, if your balances are correct, will work. So even if it is extremely simple, not detailed and crisp, the drawing will be accurate.
The perspective. Yes, we’ll have to go through that, but rest assured, it’s scary when you don’t know, but it highlights the drawing so much. I would remind you that perspective applies to absolutely everything, not just objects and buildings. Even if you only draw characters or animals, you will need some basics in perspective.
What is perspective?
Here is a slight evolution of the perspective at home. We will add that on the left. I had not taken a reference for the house, and suddenly it is a bit Playmobil. On the other hand, I took some for the old train decor on the right, which makes it much better as a result ^^
The meaning of your designs, what you want to say/convey with your image. A drawing that says something, even if it could technically be better, will be able to touch a lot of people. At the same time, a technically very successful cool drawings but which tells nothing will have less impact. Make sense of what you do.
And that’s it for the basics, not much in the end. We can then gradually add depth management in the image, grey values and line values, anatomy, shadows and lights, the rules of composition, colour management, etc.
Let us be clear on this, and it is not the tool that makes the artist. What matters is what he transmits. The way it drawn is entirely anecdotal.
So, you can start your learning with sheets of machine paper, pencil and eraser without worry. As you noted, the basics don’t require you to have colours (but I encourage you to experiment for yourself if you feel like it, of course!). There is an article that deals with drawing materials. Feel free to take a look!
It is not necessary, but if you feel the need for it, or if it is more pleasant for you to have more suitable material, of course, do not hesitate. But, conversely, if the more appropriate material does not suit you, you have no obligation to use it.
Some prefer to ink with a ballpoint pen, while there are many professional cells on the market. However, the ballpoint pen has a definite feel and feel. So, if you’d instead use it, even if it did not design for, do!
AT WHAT SPEED CAN WE PROGRESS IN DRAWING?
It is what you are all wondering, I’m sure!
It’s going to be up to you. It is also quite frequent that the evolution has done in stages. That is, you will suddenly understand something, have a click, and it will suddenly improve your drawings. Then you will stagnate until the next click, etc.