Becoming an Artist in Drawing
Drawing is a splendid hobby for anyone. It’s what people do to enjoy themselves, relax, and make time pass. Drawing helps make them become inspiring artists. They sense what they see, and then they draw it. If you want to learn how to draw like a pro, check out these tips.
Draw basic shapes
For beginners wanting to draw, they should learn the basics: shapes, simple lines, etc. The shapes help you come up with human figures, cartoon characters, practically anything. Just sit down and draw different shapes like circles, triangles, squares, and cubes. Then let those shapes help you draw a funny face. The circles are usually suited for eyes, and the triangular helps you draw the nose. But only draw what’s in your mind; don’t actually draw what you see just yet.
Use your imagination
It’s important to use your imagination before you even grasp a pencil or crayon. You can draw anything or anyone you want. What comes to your mind? Try to think of something that’s fascinating. Ponder something beautiful, like a night sky. It could be a spaceship floating through space, or colorful flowers in a garden. Picture a person, like your spouse or someone else you love. Drawing takes a lot of effort into thinking before you do draw.
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Take time sketching
Now it’s time to sketch. But let’s not get hasty about drawing, because it takes time and patience. It’s best that you just sketch whatever is in your mind. Use some paper to practice some sketching. There’s no particular type of paper you should draw on. It could be printing paper, notebook paper, a sketchpad, anything you’re comfortable with.
Then go ahead and sketch your thoughts out. They can even be just circles or squares. Eventually, they’ll become a person, or something as breathtaking as the Amazon River. Try sketching a same picture every day. Afterwards, the more you sketch, the more you’ll get used to.
Get comfortable drawing
Finally, you have familiarize yourself with whatever picture you were sketching and it’s time to literally draw. You can draw with anything. Crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints are only a sample of what you want to portrait. There’s no magic spot for you to begin your work, but you do want to be comfortable as possible. A quiet park on a sunny day is the perfect setting for any artist. You can sit on the ground cross-legged, or lay on the ground to work.
Another way get comfortable is by using a desk with good lighting. The desk should be large enough for your arms to freely have space. See if you can sit near a window, perhaps where the sun is shining.
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A professional artist would continue to practice and practice without stopping. That’s what you should do to become good in drawing. You can always sign up for an art class to apprehend drawing basics, but this is something you can still do in your leisure time. After all, it’s all about creativity. You just have to let your mind sink in.
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