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How To Master Your Drawing Skills

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 People often look in utter surprise when they see complicated and yet beautiful drawings by successful artists and the answer to those questionable looks on their faces can be put into a single word: ‘draw’. This is an advice from most top artists to people who want to take up drawing as a profession or a habit. They need to draw more and more no matter how amateur their efforts may seem and only through repeated attempts and numerous practice sessions can someone become a better artist. Anders Ericsson, a Professor at the University of Colorado, once said that, “it only takes ten thousand hours to master anything be it painting or learning any other skill. The trick is getting better by doing a particular task several times. “

Anyone interested in art can begin by practicing simple shapes. Mastering simple shapes like spheres, pyramids, rectangles, cylinders and cones, ovals, circles, rectangles, squares etc. These basic shapes can be found in anything and with a good hand in these, an artist will be able to draw out lines more boldly in the future. You can try drawing them in different sizes, angles, and proportions and shading them with different tools like pencils of varying thicknesses, pens, markers, colored pencils, charcoals and other common ones. This will help beginners to get a sense of drawing things in different mediums. After some time, you can try combining these shapes to draw intricate patterns.



Remember, always shade everything you draw. Don’t get into coloring right away. Developing an acute sense of how light and shadows act on objects is very important. Shade in different ways and with pencils that come with wide ranges. Try out every variation of a particular brand of pencil. All these will help give you a sense of 3d.

You can always maintain some sketchbooks. Draw whatever you see. It can be just an ordinary object at your home. Try drawing from famous paintings and pictures and have a lot of light and shade elements. Try to perfect one single drawing as this will make drawing that particular subject very easy and effortless. Sketch in papers that have different textures, this will allow you to know how paper quality affects your drawings. Keenly observe the small details in your subjects and draw them slowly with great care and over time this will improve your precision.

As your skills get more advanced try coloring your drawings. Water coloring is easier and helps you become bold. Then move into oil and acrylic coloring and with time you can specialize in a certain area like sticking to one kind of art there is molding, sculpting, modern contemporary art and many others to pick from.

Finally, you can consider uploading your drawings to social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and other sites to get feedback from people. It’s also a good idea to watch YouTube videos as there some great videos that teach you to earn some unique skills regarding art. Also, you can make a portfolio on sites likes Behance and try to get a mentor who is highly skilled or join a live class as interacting with a lot of people will go a long way to help you further develop your skills.


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How To Master Your Drawing Skills by The Art & Craft Therapy Room

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