Drawing Pencil Sketches
Newsletter October 2012
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Drawing Pencil Sketches Newsletter November 2012
I know many of you on this list are keen to improve your drawing skills. As you improve, you develop more confidence and that, in turn, takes your drawing skills up to the next level. The question for the beginning artist is usually "Where do I start?"
Do you practice your drawing skills daily? If not, you lose the "drawing edge" a little and your drawings do not have that special something that takes it away from the "ordinary" to being great!
Of course, it all depends on what your purpose is, right? If you truly wan to make a healthy living from your art (and yes, you can quite easily) then daily practice is essential. But if you are drawing purely for fun or as a hobby, then daily practice is less important.
I recall giving a still life art demonstration to a group of artists in Johannesburg and was asked many times if I’d practiced this "fast & Loose" style often and the answer was "no" because painting to me became "2nd nature" and is part of and extension of yourself where you do not have to think – you just did it like signing your own name.
This is when drawing and painting can become a lot of fun especially when you can inspire others' to create great art.
So where do you really start as a newbie? You get yourself a 9" x 12" sketch pad, and HB pencil and a 2B pencil, find an object in your personal space that you love, and start drawing. If you can't find anything to draw, just start doodling until something clicks.
If you want to start with a good online course which is relatively inexpensive, try this one.
And if you want to try a few exercises, go to this page on site here.
There is a basic book you can download here "A Beginner's Guide To Drawing" which should get anyone flying in no time, and it is free!
Yours in Art and Drawing
Free Guide To Drawing Here
PS: Have fun drawing, I'd love to see your work showcased here. Please do write if you have any comments or questions especially when you upload your drawings, just a few words will do about your drawings and you.
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