Drawing is a celebration of one’s talent but it can be a source of deep frustrations. Once you start sketching, shading, painting, and drawing a picture, your goal is to make better images and perhaps a masterpiece. But like other natural abilities, drawing needs to be honed and improved. How do you do that?
Well, follow along with me here.
For those asking how they can improve their drawing skills, here are some practical tips and guidelines for you to follow.
If there is only one piece of advice for you, it is to be better in drawing, this will be the one and ultimate recommendation.
In anything from cooking to dancing, you need constant practice to become an expert.
Draw and repeat. Do it as much as you can. Drawing regularly boosts your confidence and improves your visualization.
It becomes a journey to know your limitations and find the solution yourself. Likewise, practicing will show your strengths and therefore, you will see what should be your forte or style and how far you have to go as you gain experience.
Keep a sketchbook and start drawing! You can start by copying famous sketches or masterpieces, classical drawings by the “old Masters” and even contemporary drawings. You can practice by drawing photographs but from drawing 3D objects or forms is best. You can start from “a simple” drawing and go from there.
Combine your practice time with challenges and you will see great improvement in no time. Once you have gained the habit of drawing and practice, it is time to go above your current level of ability. Look at other drawings and try to recreate – see how the artist has overcome specific problems. Learn from others; get inspired from their shading, shapes, forms and lines.
Draw subjects that once intimidated you. Use techniques and styles that you feel a bit awkward about. Do not settle within your comfort level and keep aiming for larger and more complex drawings. Forget about miniature drawings – go BIG.
Take a Life Drawing Class
You think those drawing classes are for beginners only? Certainly not. Taking a class means you are getting serious in something you are doing. Taking a photography class means, you want to go beyond the point-and-shoot lifestyle. Joining a yoga class means you are yearning for more advanced level and poses. The same holds true for drawing.
In a class, you will learn more technical attributes when it comes to drawing. You will learn the “Science” of drawing that can contribute to your own development. A teacher can also monitor your drawing and pinpoint the areas that you still need to improve. Likewise, in a class you will meet others with like-minded folk where you can share your knowledge. We can learn from anyone especially with your classmates, you will get inspiration and motivation.
Enjoy Your New Found Abilities’
Challenging yourself doesn’t mean being too hard. Drawing should be a natural skill and something you like to do. Do not push yourself to hard or think about self-doubt.
Draw things that you like. Draw for yourself. Immerse with positive people that encourages you and motivates you to be a better artist. When you enjoy and love drawing, you will carve your own niche and just be yourself. Your emotions will clearly reflect on your work.
Talent in drawing needs to be nurtured. Do not put it into waste by practicing and aiming to improve and learn something new and challenging. Let these tips help you in refining and cultivating your skills in drawing.
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