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Drawing Pencil Sketches Newsletter February 2014
February 28, 2014

Drawing Pencil Sketches Newsletter February 2014

Hello Artists and Friends,

Hopefully some of you have got something out of the tutorial I sent out a few days ago? This was a tutorial about how to make things recede in the distance or come forward, some basics of 3D. It is simple enough which you can use in your drawings immediately.

Many of you are uploading images on this site which is great, keep it up! I want to mention a few things to make it easier for you. Some of you (only a few really) do not load up your images at all, only a few lines of text. Sorry, but if you do not upload, it will not go up on your page.

The way things are set up here on SBI, you should get your drawings loaded almost immediately. If you don’t, the site is being serviced and your page should be loaded in a few hours. If you see your drawings once you have uploaded with a "Pin it" button, click on it to upload it to Pinterest. You have to subscribe first. This will give your artwork a lot more exposure.

Before you start pinning, choose a "board" and title it "My Drawings" or "My Artwork" or whatever you think is appropriate. Also while you are logged in there, start re-pinning other Artists artwork you like.

So you know the basics of drawing? Right? As an artist, sketching then is pure pleasure and you always have the urge to get outside and sketch a few landscapes. No one else may ever see your sketches unless you’d like them to.

Wouldn’t you rather look at a fellow artist’s sketch book rather than his paintings? Yep, that's what I think because drawings and sketches become "alive" whereas a painting is worked on and worked on and the vitality is lost. You can of course "overwork" a drawing which is one of the biggest mistakes a beginner makes. He or she goes over the drawing lines again and again and destroys the original vitality.

There’s a way of preventing this. STOP when you think you have half completed the drawing. Put it aside for a day or two, then decide if it needs any more work done on it.

There’s a truth in drawing: you can learn more by drawing in your sketch book than going to college or to an art class. Don’t believe it? Check out Leonardo da Vinci work, check Pablo Picasso. You will be amazed!

Yours in Creative Drawings


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