Get Yourself A Comfortable Outdoor Chair For Good Drawing Results!

Young Lady at Her Easel, Sketching.Young Lady at Her Easel, Sketching.

When you go out into the wild country, make sure you are comfortable. Keeping your back straight and your drawing board at about 45 degrees.

If you are uncomfortable, your drawing will suffer also. There are some very nice collapsible outdoor chairs available especially for artists and cost only about $15. Test one out for about 10 minutes to see if they are ergonomically okay for you (a good back support).

Drawing is easier and a lot more fun if you are in a relaxed state when drawing. Your drawing pad or board should be at arms length and as you get more professional, you will be keeping your pad almost vertical. Why? because your perspective will go awry (or incorrect) as you will soon notice in your drawing.  


Drawing Young Children, Use Subtle Values, With No Harsh Contrasts

For this type of drawing, use a 2B - 4B lead pencil and an HB to outline the image. This drawing would lend itself well to an ink drawing.

Two Young Children Showing of their new fashion line. Well, really, it's about the 1920's!Two Young Children Showing off their new fashion line.

Two Children here showing off the old traditional fashion.

Notice the bow in the girls headgear and the bow tie the boy is wearing. 

This was drawn by Mr.Hooley who has contributed much of the drawings on this site.

In the old days of drawing, we would use light and heavy dots (called pointillism). In this drawing I think this is a little overdone--making the kids' faces it looks like they have got measles!


Try Creative Drawings
From Abstract Paintings

Get Your Ideas From Anywhere

Become Aware Of Abstract Forms

Abstract Painting That can Represent a Bird, a Dog and other life forms as well as Non-Life FormsAbstract Painting That can Represent a Bird, a Dog and other life forms as well as Non-Life Forms

You can find many these random shapes in a pile of dirty clothes ready for the wash.

See the painting on the left, I used this to illustrate a rose as the "form" - it is not far from a rose.

Look carefully and you can also see a dogs head. Can't? Okay. Half close your eye (or squint) and you should be able to "see" a dogs head. Sure, and vaguely so, you can see the snout and the eye sockets! 

This is where you have to see an image if you can "see" other shapes forming in your mind. This could also be a rough sketch of a birds head - see the eye and the bird's beak? What else has abstract forms and textures? Rocks, the sun creating all sorts of leafy forms.

So look around and find abstract forms or shapes; train your eye to "see" ideas for abstract things and incorporate them into your drawing.

You should never have a mental block on what to draw or paint as there are no limitations you can get from nature. You see a pile of scrap metal piled up -- now think of it as YOUR masterful abstract drawing. Draw a few and you will become a master.

Shortly, I will create a video to give you some ideas from abstracts to finished artwork. It will be easy to digest and follow in easy steps.

PS: Follow along with these short articles below here, there are lots of useful tips.


Would You Like
To Draw Really Well?

Drawing of a man in sketchy profileDrawing of a man in profile

Have you ever thought how artists come up with the greatest drawings that leave you wishing you knew how to draw?

Well most of them didn’t grow up drawing, they learnt the art of drawing.

Whether you dream of becoming the next Pablo or are simply thinking of giving your own imagination a creative outlet, you can learn how to draw in three simple steps. Here is a look.

Step 1: Start with a rough sketch and those beginners who wish to be great artists should start by drawing the simplest things from a rough sketch.

For instance, if you are drawing a flower, don’t draw one petal at a time. You may end up drawing one section of the object and forgetting about the big picture. If you ignore sketching what you want to draw you may also end up running out of room or end up with an unattractive imbalanced picture.

When it comes to sketching, simply use light repeated strokes and loosen things up. You are bound to make mistakes but don’t mind about them. There is no such things as “mistakes” in drawing.

This is simply putting a general idea on paper and not perfecting it. If you are drawing a real object, compare what you have sketched and what is on the original object. The sizes of the shapes relative to each other should be as accurate as possible.

Simple Flower DrawingSimple Flower Drawing in Ink

Imagine what you want your flower to look like ultimately then have a light sketch of your imagination with a pencil. The best way to have a more realistic drawing is to imagine the basic shapes the object is made of.

Step 2: Enhance your sketch

 You can use darker/heavier lines to emphasize your sketch. This is a great way to bring out the parts of the drawing you need (in other words to strengthen parts of your sketch).

You can take out the lines you don’t need later. You can add details to your drawing bit by bit but always make sure you look back to see if it has what you wanted. There are several techniques you can use to enhance your ability to express ideas through your art.

Pen and Brush drawing of birdPen and Brush drawing of bird

You can draw with shading (like crisscross lines to give a shadow effect)

Think of how the light hits an object and which parts of the body need more light or needs to be darker. This is a simple way to add intensity, depth and luminosity to your drawing.

It is also important to practice with the shadows if you wish to have a more realistic drawing. You can be good at shadows if you study and understand the way light normally reflects from objects and the shadow that it leaves.

Step 3: Add realism touches

Understand what makes a certain object look real in a drawing and why some look wonky.

Mastering this practice is key if you want to make your drawings appear more life-like. This involves familiarizing yourself with perspective—meaning things that are far look smaller and that ones that are nearer look bigger. Also understand the proportion of the image—how different parts of an object relate to each other.


Beginners Guide on
How to Draw, USA

These Are The Simple Basics
and Easy To Understand

A drawing of a family gatheringA drawing of a family gathering

Have you ever thought how artists come up with the greatest drawings that leave you wishing you knew how to draw? 

Well most of them didn’t grow up drawing, they learnt the art of drawing.

Have you ever thought how artists come up with the greatest drawings that leave you wishing you knew how to draw? Well most of them didn’t grow up drawing, they learnt the art of drawing.

Whether you dream of becoming the next Pablo Picasa or are simply thinking of giving your own imagination a creative outlet, you can learn how to draw in three simple steps. Here, take a look.

Step 1:Start with a rough sketch

Beginners who wish to be great artists should start by drawing the simplest things from a rough sketch.

For instance, if you are drawing a flower, don’t draw one petal at a time. You may end up drawing one section of the object and forgetting about the big picture. If you ignore sketching what you want to draw you may also end up running out of room or end up with an unattractive imbalanced picture.

When it comes to sketching, simply use light repeated strokes and loosen things up. You are bound to make mistakes but don’t mind about them. This is simply putting a general idea on paper and not perfecting it. If you are drawing a real object, compare what you have sketched and what is on the original object. The sizes of the shapes relative to each other should be as accurate as possible.

Imagine what you want your flower to look like ultimately then have a light sketch of your imagination with a pencil. The best way to have a more realistic drawing is to imagine the basic shapes the object is made of.

Step 2: Enhance your sketch

You can use darker/heavier line to elaborate your sketch. This is a great way to bring out the parts of the drawing you need. You can take out the lines you don’t need. You can add details to your drawing bit by bit but always make sure you look back to see if it has what you wanted. There are several techniques you can use to enhance your ability to express ideas through your art.

You can draw with shading which will give your drawing a 3D Effect. Think of how the light hits an object and which parts of the body need more light or need to be darker. This is a simple way to add intensity, depth and luminosity to your drawing.It is also important to practice with the shadows if you wish to have a more realistic drawing. You can be good at shadows if you study and understand the way light normally reflects from objects and the shadow that its leaves.

Step 3: Add realism touches

Understand what makes a certain object look real in a drawing. Mastering this practice is key if you want to make your drawings appear more life-like. This involves familiarizing yourself with perspective—meaning things that are far look smaller and that ones that are nearer look bigger. Also understand the proportion of the image—how different parts of an object relate to each other.

With that in mind, you will be able to have a drawing that looks better than what you used to draw. You will not have a perfect drawing at first.

It is important to understand that drawing is an art that gets better with practice.



Easy Sketches To Start With

Easy Sketches and Drawings For BeginnersEasy Sketches and Drawings For Beginners

Easy sketches, with a bit of practice, will advance your drawing skills up to a professional level. 

They bolster your foundational abilities, and they build your portfolio. It also feels nice to have a completed drawing to show off, even if you know it was relatively basic to complete.

Here are some guidelines for easy sketches which are the tip of the ice berg when it comes to art, and they are essential for developing your sketching skills.

Easy sketches to draw do vary from person to person. For some artists, the easiest sketches are fruit and vegetables. For others, flowers and animals seem are easiest. Picking the right easy sketch to start out with is ultimately up to personal preferences.

For Those Just Learning to Draw

Easy sketches for beginners comprise household objects. Eggs make stellar studies for easy sketches. With their simple shape, they easily exemplify how light and shadow create a sketch. When starting out, it’s essential to have a reference object like this.

Quick and Easy Drawing

Three dimensional basic shapes are the easiest to draw like cones, pyramids, cubes all teach about shape, shadow, and space.

Easy sketches to-do should be done rapidly to stop you drawing before it becomes too messy as most beginners do.

Don’t spend too much time on them. Pick simplistic subjects and set yourself a time limit. Mastering these basics will aid you in future, with sketches that are more complicated.

Simple Tools for Easy Sketches

One of the best places to start with is a very sharp HB pencil and, if you must, use an eraser. Start off with a quality HB and 2B pencils;  it can be used to outline, fill in, and shade – and inexpensive. Pencils travel well, so they can be taken with you anywhere when you search for something you like to draw.!

With pencil drawings, don’t be tempted too much to use an eraser. It’s best to learn from your mistakes, so that you have a visual diary of your growth as an artist.

If you find yourself tempted to erase, switch to a pen. While your work might look messy, you’ll thank yourself later for the permanent reminder of your growth as an artist.


Article written by Jolyon Hooley who contributes with his drawings and articles on drawing pencil sketches.

 June 2018.



Drawing is for Everyone! USA

Farmer Closing Barn DoorFarmer Closing Barn Door

Do you want to learn how to draw?  Many people think they’re not “good enough” to make art, they don’t have time, or they don’t have enough money.

Art is, in fact, for everyone! The best place to start if you’re thinking about making art is drawing. You don’t need much, and it’s a great gateway to other art forms.

Pick the Right Tool

The best place to start is to learn pencil sketching. You can jump right in to simple pencil sketches with an old-fashioned yellow pencil. The awesome thing about using pencils to learn how to draw is that 1) you can erase your mistakes, 2) you can create a variety of shades with one little pencil, and 3) they’re inexpensive and easy to carry with you. So, to get started, grab a pencil, a piece of paper, and your imagination!

Start Simple

When you learn how to draw many times, you daydream about all the totally awesome things you’re going to create. Robots, horses, seven-story tree houses, and so on

While daydreaming is okay, don’t start out trying to draw these things. You’re going to get frustrated that you can’t yet do it. Instead, start simple.

A great first object to draw is an egg. Yes, an egg. It’s one color – white – which means it’s easy to draw with a pencil, it’s an oval, which means you’ll get to learn about how lighting and shading creates shape in a drawing, and it’s commonplace. Once you’ve mastered your egg, then you can move on to more complicated things.

Practice, Practice, and More Practice!

If you want to learn how to draw, the most important thing you have to do is actually draw! If you don’t keep working at it, you’ll never get any better. So, do you have your paper, pencil, and egg?

Find a comfortable spot with good lighting – preferably a lamp that’s pointed at your egg from an angle to create a lot of shadows around the egg – and sit so that you can look at both your paper and your egg without having to move your head. Hold your pencil loosely.

Chicano Mask Drawn in PencilChicano Mask Drawn in Pencil HB & 2B

Now try to draw what you see! 

Pay attention to how the light wraps around the egg, the shape of the egg, and where the egg connects with the surface it’s on.

Once you’ve done it once, do it again. Keep practicing! You’re officially drawing.


So what is Graffiti Art?

It's Where You Can Find
A Wall to Paint On!

It is really an art form as It is described as drawings or sketches that have been painted typically on a bare wall.

This art form (which is how I describe it), is usually crudely drawn in not by art students at the local art school, but by any student studying politics or any number of subjects, trying to make a bold statement about their passion (not necessarily their own).

Graffiti Art as An Abstract on a WallGraffiti Art As An Abstract on a Wall

Sometimes art students, who have art skills, and like to make a statement about their art or drawing skills. Graffiti or “Wall Art” has been around since the Holy Roman Empire. Where would you classify the Sistine Chapel?

 The paints used in graffiti are usually spray cans and markers, these are fast, furious and bright, in my experience, they do not last a long time.

 When Graffiti became popular in the 50’s and 60’s, painting graffiti was classified as vandalism and a criminal offence.

 There are many “genres” of graffiti and many of these merge into other art forms. You will notice the fonts are usually balloon shapes but these style come and go all the time.

 Now find yourself a wall that is in a good condition—not flakey or loose plaster, do a little scraping to make sure your painting does not fall off, then start your painting. I am sure you will have a few sketches and ideas to get your graffiti admired by the local public. J

Anyone Can Draw - That Includes You!

Werewolf In a Bad MoodWerewolf In a Bad Mood

A lot of individuals think that drawing is only reserved for those who are born with impeccable talent. We often think that it takes years of intensive training for someone to produce a great piece. But the truth is, drawing is skill that can be learned. If you have tried “amateur” drawing years ago or have kept a drawing book for your leisure sketches and scribbling, you can still nurture your drawing skills.

We continuously associate drawing with the great use of our two hands, but more and more people have proven that you don’t have to use your hands. Back in the day, instructors as a way to motivate less confident students would say, “ You can draw as long as you have hands”; but this is no longer true. More and more individuals show their impressive painting and sketches without using their hands. Some blind persons have impressively painted.

Viking Longboat in Pen and inkViking Longboat Using Pen & Ink

In fact, art like painting, has been the outlet of many individuals with disabilities. Here is a quick list of famous artists with disabilities:

 

Stephen Wiltshire is a famous architectural artist and an autistic savant;

Peter Longstaff with no arms is a foot painter

Keith Salmon who is blind, is a landscape artist

Dennis Francesconi who suffers from paralysis, paints using his mouth


There are more famous and lesser-known artists who didn’t rely on their two hands. This movement has given rise to mouth and foot painting as well as groups like Artists Without Hands At Work. Many of their stories tell of using drawing to cope with their mental and physical limitations. Therefore, if they can, so can you!

 If they have used drawing to find greater purpose, you can too! Drawing is more than just showing your talent and creations but a means to cope with stress, anxiety, or simply to find a new outlet as part of living a fruitful and happy life.

 How to Finally Draw

 Ask an art teacher and the only advise, they would tell to a reluctant artist is to pick up the brush and pencil and just start. Like any endeavor, starting is the hardest part. Let go of self-doubt and past experiences that may have hindered you to draw.

Drawing well, needs passion. You need to have the passion to draw and to get this, you need to practice – practice daily not just to improve your skill, but also to increase your confidence.

Patience is a virtue, they say. When taking lessons or exercise, you need patience to achieve the best result. Do not feel frustrated right away. When drawing an object, take your time to look and study them closely before you recreate the image on your sketchpad.

Focus and concentrate. Zone out and let your intuition as well as expression flow as you create. Follow your emotion as this will result to your own distinct style and character as an artist.

Most of all turn off any self-criticism. Many artists strive on criticism to continuously improve their skill but for beginners, you need to shut it down. Your subconscious mind plays a major role here and if you listen to its negative feedback, you will just give up drawing completely.

Be patient, find a good teacher, and join an art workshop. Spark your creative self or rekindle your passion for drawing. There is no reason why no one shouldn’t be able to draw.


Learn To Draw Pencil Sketches Blog

Drawing Knows No Boundaries

We continuously associate drawing with the great use of our two hands, but more and more people have proven that you don’t have to use your hands. Back in the day, instructors as a way to motivate less confident students would say, “ You can draw as long as you have hands”; but this is no longer true. More and more individuals show their impressive painting and sketches without using their hands. Some blind persons have impressively painted.

Take a slow casual walk through this short missive. You might even think it could be a bit of fun. Hey, it is always good to be creative and make you feel good about yourself. 

Challenging yourself to draw doesn’t mean it's 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 emotion 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.


Online Tutorial
For Pencil Sketching

"Fast Pencil Sketching Can Help
You Create A Masterpiece"

This Can Make You Drawings Look a Lot "Cleaner"

How is that? you ask? Well, if you constantly keep drawing over the SAME line to try and "make it look right" it goes kinda fuzzy as you only need ONE line to make a statement. That is also why it is good practice to switch over to pen and ink. Then you will see quite a difference between pencil and pen. TIP:Look up some of Rembrandt's drawings in both mediums.  See the difference? 

This is a line drawing with pencil shading to show the form (that is, to an extent, three-D).

With shading, you can use straight lines or curved lines which will show contours of the form. 

Try "cross-hatching" with straight and curved lines.

You can "shade" with any type of line, even just "scribbling" will do the trick. 

So try this: Draw a shape with your 2B black pencil and make it about 3 inches square. Draw a heart shape if you can't think of anything. See the heart shape that both are holding? Now run your pencil randomly without thinking of your scribble shapes. Choose a smallish area inside the heart shape--the start to press a little harder with your pencil. Done that? Now pic another shape and this time draw straight lines close together. Next trick is the start drawing lines starting very soft then pressing harder as you run your pencil across a few inches.

Now fill in randomly with scribble lines where ever you find a white space. What to do now? Load it up on this site. There is a prize of a free pro lesson which will be chosen by Kim Langerman.

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Creating The Art You Love

That Gives You A Broad Range Of Choices

There are so many genres in drawing and sketching from pencil, pen and ink or charcoal.

The first thing is to decide on the subject matter, the medium you like using.

A soft pencil is one of my favorites followed by a soft charcoal. I choose charcoal often as you can achieve rich blacks, I can create soft or hard edges to create dramatic effects.

The choice of what to draw once you have developed plenty of confidence in your drawing skill. I have thousands of animals followed closely by the human form. Initially this was difficult as there are so many variables with soft to hard forms which have to be accurate unless you want to cartoon the image. 

Many students prefer to draw cartoons as the human forms can be exaggerated and still look correct. And it can be lots of fun drawing your buddies exaggerating their features.

So , if you want to make a career with your drawings, dive into the areas where you have the most interest. With WHAT you want to draw or paint AND WHAT medium you'd like to create with! 

Do You Really
Value Your Paintings?

Is Your Canvas Rotting
From Cheap Oil Paint?

Way back in the Fifteenth Century you did not have a wide choice of support for your paintings (canvases) to paint on.

Hey, but these guys were really creative! They found a way to get around painting on flat wooden supports. Now, the choice is quite broad. Introducing the Canvas. 

We all now paint on the faithful canvas. There is a special feeling when painting with a brush on canvas, a "springing-ness" with vibrations giving wonderful textures. Pity they did not experience this in those long gone days. Canvases today are light, portable and easy to store.

I used to buy my canvases in rolls and stretch it which is much cheaper - although when I sold several large paintings a week I purchased ready-made canvases online. Made my own. Cheap!

Flax canvases are a good choice if you want your artwork to last longer than a few centuries.

You will find a big variety of textures in cotton, flax and other fibers. Be careful with cheap cotton canvases as oil paint will rot the canvas after awhile. 

If you are short on cash you can try hessian which has an open weave so it takes up and absorbs more paint.

Remember, you canvas must be primed (sealed) before you start to to paint. That is only for oil paint as acrylics won't rot the canvas.

Try putting you primer on with a pallet knife where you'll get  marvelous textures on your finished artwork.


Are You An Artist
Who Was Born To Paint?

With such a HUGE population of nearly eight billion humanoids living on this planet, with only a handful of creative artists! True Masters of the Arts.

There is nothing magical about being creative. We are, all of us, inherently born to paint, and to be creative in any of the arts.

I went to an art college for a few years and was taught all the techniques of oil painting. Here, I was exposed to many of my fellow-students work when I became aware of the lack of creativity and began wondering if it is possible to break away from the norm?

I used to ask myself "Surely I don't have to paint this way, there must be other ways to be more effective?" As an example I got a huge 3ft x 3ft piece of drawing paper (4 sheets stuck together) got out my soft pastels and started sketching on a very LARGE scale.

The results were different and the teacher validated my creativeness. This did spark and interest from other students, not for the size but the way I was using the pastels edges rather than the tip.

This taught me a new way of seeing things - it's like a student who said this is a bull drawing  - and Picasso said "No, it is a typwriter."

I realized that creativity in oil painting was formed by constant change--it is not easy to pickup a brush and paint something really new, or different.

So over the years, you can become creative just by holding a paint brush and knowing all about techniques which forces you to become creative and a GREAT PAINTER.

Write to me from the "contact" page and tell me if you feel you can become a creative oil painter.

Jon Mumford 

Webmaster for Drawing-Pencil-Sketches.com


Painting With Acrylics Yet?

Drawings of FlowersDrawings of Flowers

Have you ever tried painting with Acrylics? Why not?

Acrylic paints usually come with a dull or matt surface unlike oil paints--also the depth is quite limited with acrylics.

But, there are lots of mediums you can use to change the surface appearance of your acrylics. You get a choice of glossy, transparent, matt, texture or grainy.

One of the biggest problems I've had  with acrylics is that it dries far too fast especially when you have a large canvas to cover! There are retarders available but they can also change the surface texture.

But your drying time can be increased by an hour or more.

That's why I love oil paints so much. I can spend days on one painting.

Your choice of acrylics is either gloss or matt. It is great to use both in a painting to give those subtle contrasts.

Why varnish it?

It's really to seal the canvas after you have completed your painting.

Also you can get an acrylic paste --you plaster you canvas giving a really impasto (thick paint look)  thereby saving yourself a few bucks.

I will be writing more on acrylic paints - so stay tuned to my news feed on the internet.

Jollyon Hooley
02/2018

Why Do You Need to Keep a Sketchbook?

Well, you need to collect prep sketches for later use in a landscape. Maybe you have your range of pencils to hand but no colors and today, they looked magnificent in the autumn with a beautiful harmony of color! 

Hmmm, I also forgot my Conte Crayons so that was another missed opportunity. I thought about charcoal as you can get super-soft effects from jet black to a very soft gray.

I always try and tell my students to carry only the bare essentials otherwise great opportunities will be lost. That would be a ring-bound sketchbook, several sticks of soft and hard charcoal and a few rags for blending. I am going to teach you how to create marvelously soft effects using only charcoal.


St Valentine's Day

Cat & Dog Romance as Valentine is nearbyCat & Dog Romance as Valentine is nearly here

Yeah, Dogs and Cats can love each other and they are warming up for St Valentine's Day just around the corner!

Which is the Feast of Saint Valentine and an annual holiday celebrated on February 14 every year.

The day became associated with romantic love within the circle of Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Have you marked in you diary for flowers for your loved one? In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards 


No Easy Walk in The Park...If

You Want To Be Successful As An Artist

As Mandela said, it is a long walk to freedom and that means the amount of practice you put in. And for what niche you want to shine in.

That will include architecture, interior design, designing furniture or fabrics, glassware sculpting, textiles, woodcarving or oil painting. Can you think of anymore niches you are interested in?

Maybe you have a sense of humor and you'd like to create a children's comic strip? That pays well if you are good at it - and you can become famous!

What will that take? Years of practice in just drawing, load that up with learning about color and mixing paint! Think it is easy? Ha! You have to be tough to stick at it. 

You can to get into the architectural college, you love designing buildings from skyscrapers to residential up-market houses along Malibu Beach.

You are passionate about architectural styles and design. So you apply for a job interview and the Director asks you casually "You see that building over there created by one of our staff..."What would you change to make it more dynamic?" Your answer "I think I would change the color balance, make it less intrusive." You blurt out..."I am not that keen on color sir!" The door is now closed for you. 

Bottom line, you have to be passionate about ALL ASPECTS within the niche. And that means sheer hard work! And do not think sitting behind a computer will give you a leg up in creativity. Sorry. You have to be different.


Learning To Draw Pencil Sketches Like a Pro

There are times when you look at an abstract painting in an art art gallery or a museum and wonder what the hell in the world the artist was thinking! Take a peek at the map of Texas congressional districts and you could ask the same question. The weird squiggly lines, weird shapes and crazy-awkward elongations can give a casual observer a headache! 

What does all this mean? You wonder, it has nothing but meaningless shapes thrown together that would not inspire a truly creative artist.

Although I've listed this as a blog, I want to share other news about what is going on around us in the drawing world, some funny stuff there, and things you can get inspiration from unusual ways - robots, not humans - who can draw abstract art. Yes, it is Crazy!

Nature Elephant Sketches

Sketches of elephants drawn with 2B pencil.

Time; about 30 minutes. Try your hand at this - draw fast and loose! With no fiddling with drawing over original lnes twice!

This puts a bit of "fuzz" in your drawing - so take heed! Keep your pencils sharp.



Elephant Drawing by RembrandtElephant Drawing by Rembrandt

Elephant Drawings, One of the easiest animals to draw.

If you can draw a balloon shape slightly elongated you have an elephant right there - all you need to add are the four legs and floppy ears. Try it!


Two Happy PigsTwo Happy Pigs

Sketch of Lake HuronSketch of Lake Huron
Abstract sketch of Tuscany LandscapeAbstract sketch of Tuscany Landscape

How To Draw Landscapes For The Absolute Beginner

Start by sketching a thumbnail size rectangle. A rough one as shown here on the right.

Draw a line across your paper for the horizon line. Then place buildings and trees or anything that looks interesting.

Remember, just a very rough sketch and use ONLY black and a mid-toned gray.

If the balance looks okay, draw the landscape full size.


Drawings of Flowers for Beginners:

When Drawing Flowers Becomes a Breeze once you have mastered the technique!

Try drawing with pen and ink, start off with ball pen then go and get a pen with a nib - and don't forget the black ink.


How To Draw Flowers

One of the easiest flowers to draw is the five petal flower like the cosmos.

Follow the steps in these tutorials and you will become a master craftsman in a short time.


Picasso's Mother and ChildPicasso's Mother and Child

10 Drawing Ideas You Can Use To Speed Up Your Drawing Skills

Study Picasso's Mother and Child Drawing.

See the contour layers on child and on mothers' hands?

William Jefferson ClintonWilliam Jefferson Clinton

Caricature of Bill Clinton

Remember this guy back a couple of decades ago who said "I never slept with that woman!"

This caricature is of Vegan Bill. William Jefferson Clinton, aka Bill Clinton, was the 42nd President of the United States.


Rene Magritte, The Great SurrealistRene Magritte, The Great Surrealist

René Magritte was born in Lessines, in the province of Hainaut, Belgium, in 1898. He was the son of Léopold Magritte, a tailor and textile merchantwho was a milliner before she got married.

He began lessons in drawing in 1910. 

Magritte mother committed suicide and he was present when her body was retrieved from the water, but recent research has discredited this story.

When his mother was found, her dress was covering her face, an image that has been suggested as the source of several of Magritte's paintings. 

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Anyone Can Draw!  A lot of individuals think that drawing is only reserved for those who are born with impeccable talent. We often think that it takes years of intensive training for someone to produce a great piece.  The truth is Anyone Can Draw. 

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Floral and Human ImagesFloral and Human Images

Inspirational Talk By Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on video


Drawings of large succulent leavesDrawings a large succulent leaves

How to draw nature with Pen and Ink.

You can get away with your perspective being right in nature drawings.

You can't easily tell where your single point perspective is.


Abstract Art and Drawing is Gaining in Popularity

Have you ever tried your hand at drawing abstract shapes and forms? It is not as easy as it looks especially if you are only using a pencil. To fill in masses of shapes you need charcoal and crayons.

Also, as with other genres, you do need to consider how you are going to draw your visitors into your drawing. Apply the rule of thirds - I've mentioned this a few times where you guide your viewer into your picture in stages. It is a skill, and you should know it.

Follow along on this blog - there's always tips you can use.

Abstract Art Title: 5th Avenue NYAbstract Art 5th Avenue, NY

Humor is really the only effective medicine you can find that really works!

Rich dad, Poor Dad, I don’t think it matters a hill of beans. Who your dad is and not very relevant in today’s world.

Wealth is where you find it. You can make a fortune right now in internet marketing or selling beans, or amassing bucks by playing crap shoots in Vegas! Of course - you can make money from your art. You can make money by doing the things you really love. No question.

The choice is yours - but hey, stick to drawing or do something you love!

The big bucks are found in entertaining people and making them laugh usually with below the belt crap. Look at the hoops you have to jump through to get the girl of your dreams.

You soon forget about your dreams and of buried treasure to go to work.  Then one day you come home to find that your dream girl has run off with your best friend.  A note attached to the front door saying that you were not fun anymore.

Many people would think it's a tragedy and would feel pity. But, the man in question I know very well and he laughed and thought it was the funniest joke in the world. In that instant of enlightenment hit him, right between the eyes.

You can still find your place in the sun if you would but open your eyes and use the gifts the creator has endowed you with.   Do you really need a cell phone? Are you better off with the Internet? Of course you are not!

You don’t have to play the Game at all. Just do it! And you'll win on your terms.


Trending on Blog posts: The Fragrance, Beauty and Color of Nature's Queen 

How to draw a rose? It's a phrase almost as famous as "A rose by any other name,still smells as sweet." 

Roses are Nature's Queen. They make your back yards into gardens and floral arrangements into bouquets. They give you fragrance, beauty and color you only find with Natures Queen. Sooner or later in your art education, you'll want to know how to draw a rose.

Rose Drawing using texture onlyDrawing using texture only Through Photoshop Filters

Tattoos: Ugly or Beautiful Skin art?


High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood,toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.  George Orwell

Dec 08, 2018

Eeyore

Sad little eeyore

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Nov 28, 2018

CELEBRITY SKETCHES BY MST. RITVIK THUMBRE

MYSELF RITVIK STD. 8TH , DRAWN CELEBRITY SKETCHES.

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Nov 04, 2018

IMAGINARY AND WITH GEL INK PENS TUZOO

Apart from the blue sky which was done with blue ballpoint pen, the rest is with colored gel ink pens Tuzoo. And its an imaginary art.

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Oct 14, 2018

Dot Mandala Art

Day and night dot mandala art. My new concept.

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Oct 14, 2018

Maharaj Agrasen Ji

Maharaj Agrasen Ji is our hindu god. I have tried to draw his portrait.

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Sep 19, 2018

hellboy2018trip

hellboy 2018trip Rated 2 stars

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Sep 18, 2018

JUTE ART

Hey this is my first jute art. I was trying to do something different. Loved to draw it.

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Sep 16, 2018

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler

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Sep 16, 2018

Penelope Cruz201809as

Penelope Cruz

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Sep 16, 2018

Alexandra Daddario 201809s

Alexandra Daddario

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Sep 16, 2018

Megan Fox 201809s

Megan Fox 201809s

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Sep 08, 2018

Mandala Art

Yesterday I was bored... So...

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Sep 01, 2018

Radhe-Krishna Warli Art

This is my first Warli Art.

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Sep 01, 2018

Symbol Of Love " RadheKrishna"

According to Hindu myth Lord Radhe-Krishna are the symbol of love. I have tried to show their love through my art.

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Sep 01, 2018

Folk Mandala

This is one of the best Mandala art of mine. This concept is totally mine. You won't find this concept anywhere else.

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Aug 29, 2018

DANG!

DANG! is a drawing showing a yellow duck with a missing wing trying to fly. His name is Manuel, and he chain smokes cigars. Manuel lost his wing in the

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Aug 25, 2018

Landscape Mandala

This mandala concept is totally created by me. You will not find this concept anywhere else.

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Aug 25, 2018

Some Fundamentals of Sketching

The basic fundamentals of art --in this case drawings, can be summed up as the quality of communication or, in other words, does it say something to its

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Aug 25, 2018

Celebrities Sketches

I love my sketches.

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Aug 25, 2018

Figure Drawing

These are some of my best sketches.

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Aug 25, 2018

Mandala Art

This is my second mandala art.

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Aug 25, 2018

My Sketches

I really love to draw.

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Aug 23, 2018

Portrait

Hello, I'm Richa Kotriwala. This sketch has been drawn by my grandfather-in-law Mr. Narayan Prasad Kotriwala in 1958. This sketch is very important for

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Aug 23, 2018

' HUM TUM' Cartoon Corner

'Hum Tum' cartoon characters are one of my favourite cartoon charcters. I have drawn this when I was in STD-9 that is in 2005. Love to post it....

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Aug 18, 2018

Create Easy Pencil Art Sketches

Art might not be as difficult as a lot of people make it out to be. Easy pencil art sketches are created for the beginner who wants to learn the elements of drawing and sketching.

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Aug 06, 2018

Animal Drawings

Thank you for visiting our Online Drawing Showcase of our visitors' Animal Drawings! Please feel free to browse around for inspiration and motivation, and leave a kind word of feedback.

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Aug 05, 2018

Nature Sketches

How to draw nature sketches and drawings in simplified steps using pencils or crayons.

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Jul 18, 2018

Indian sketch

This is a sketch of a Native American with a background of a lake, cliffs, and a spirit in the sky watching down.

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Jul 18, 2018

Badness

I love Sketching !!

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Jul 18, 2018

DRAGON BALL Z!!

Rather listening to music, I love to sketch in my free hours.

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Jul 18, 2018

Michael B. Jordan, actor

This talented young man was in the new movie Black Panther. He rocked the role of villain. I adore him.

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Jul 18, 2018

Beauty of the day!!

I love sketching. It isn't a hobby but still, I love sketching in my free hours.

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Jun 30, 2018

Naughty elephant

This is a water color painting. I utilised my vacation period for painting.

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Jun 25, 2018

abstract drawings

Abstract Drawings For The Beginner:With Simple Drawings To Show You!

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Jun 23, 2018

Sloth

Sloth Please do not put images or photos on their side! The computer will not accept them. Also the images should be cropped. Thanks, Kimberly.

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Jun 23, 2018

Gorilla

Gorilla

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Jun 23, 2018

Underwater

I love underwater animals. These turtles are my favorite type of sea creatures

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Jun 22, 2018

Lion laying down

A lion laying in the grass. The lion head was the hardest part of this drawing. Att: Christina, You need a few drawing lessons which you can get on this

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Jun 15, 2018

Beginer at sketch and paintings...✍️✍️

Respected sir, I am beginner at drawing but really practice hard to make a drawing or painting. I only want viewer's help and suggestions to help improve

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Jun 08, 2018

Girl

My drawing is about A girl who has been source of inspiration, matter of pride to every Nepali citizens.😊 She proved that hard work, devotion and passion

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Your website is beautiful and exudes with goodness—-here is all the info, free of charge, just go and play with it, free your creativity. It would be the perfect site for our 10 year old, who is a keen (and very good) drawer in the sense that she truly enjoys it and will do it in her free time just for fun.

Vardit Kohn
The Hague