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What to draw, where to find it, how to find things.
Let me explain what to draw.
What to draw is indeed an interesting question, that many would like answered, I remember when I was younger, this was always a problem, what can I draw?
The simple answer would be to draw the things you like, which is most likely what you do anyway and not much of an answer, unless you realise a few things about motivation. Many times people are motivated by other peoples ideas, so looking at pictures is a great way of getting other peoples ideas into your head.
People are motivated by what they think, see, hear, feel, taste or perhaps smell, often times a combination of more than one. All of these motivators are external except for what you think, thinking is internal, made from all these other external inputs through your senses.
Based on what I have just said, the main motivators, initiators are external events that stimulate your thinking and what goes on inside your head. Even your drawings are stimulated in this way and usually a combination of what you see, like and think with stories, and fantasies also being contributing factor to this mix.
SPOT THE DRAGON
Looking at pictures is good.
The reality might not be something you have realised yet but if you look at lots of pictures then you will be feeding your brain with the things that all people draw, which are pictures. If you want to draw pictures what do you think are the best things to be putting into your head?
Yes it is pictures because pictures are what you want to draw plus drawing from a 2D picture is easier than drawing from real life as a picture is already 2D so you don't to convert 3D object into 2D.
JOHN LENNON INSIDE HEAD
What is the real question.
The real question might not be, what to draw but where to find what to draw or how to find it.
If you are reading this in front of a computer which you should be because I haven't written any books yet, then perhaps you should make sure you realise this following fact. You are sitting in front of the biggest virtual warehouse of visual images in the whole world.
What should I draw seems like a silly question nowadays because if you do an on line image search, it will give you access to every image you could ever need or want. On line image searches give you access to the broadest, most comprehensive image library that ever existed. Every thing you want and don't want to draw is available on line, you are completely spoilt for easily accessible visual information to help you.
You can also look at image banks like Flickr or Getty Images to find good high resolution, royalty free images, quality editorial stock photos, or even vector art images, so the world is your oyster, as they say, when it comes to images on line.
KURT COBAIN 4 COLOR
Filling your head.
If you just spend some time browsing images, you will be filling your head with the information that most often inspires ideas for drawing and at the same time entertaining yourself with a rich variety of visual culture. The visual culture of our time, which is a time that has never before been experienced by human beings in our entire known history and is quite amazing when you think about it. Yes if you really do want to know what to draw then you are spoilt for choice, like nobody has ever been spoilt for choice before.
Points to remember.
Another point to remember when doing image searches with a search engine, is that if you find an interesting image you like, you can and it would be advised to take a look at the page where that images come from by clicking on it. Often you will find more images that can on lots of occasions be better images because the search engines only show one example and there could be hundreds of other examples to look at that are often better, and more interesting.
Finding out what to draw has never been easier.