The drawing is every form of leaving a trace on the surface on which it will be visible, by any means. Each of us is capable of making such a trace, which means that each of us can draw. Can you write your name? If yes, then you can also draw out the pronouncements about the topic of lack of talent.
The truth is that some of us are drawing better and some worse. Why is it so? Is it just because of this magic is called talent? Of course not. There are several things that need to be covered in order for drawing skills to be your skill. First, you must have the will and desire, then look for instructions that will guide you in drawing, then invest time into practice, more precisely – in many exercises. You will get faster results if you bear in mind these few tips, but you need to know that these are not secret formulas to get to a skilled artist, but only the guidelines that will help you on that journey.
Reading is not a skill with which you must be born, but learning and adopting in time. If you want to draw, if you want to draw better or become a real professional in that – you can. So, do not ever allow yourself to say “I do not know how to draw” and stay there, but want it to be different.
In drawing, you should spend half the time in observation
You must always keep this in mind. Will you be able to take a photo of something if you do not point the camera in? Of course you will not. Many have a wrong attitude at the very start and do not spend enough time to look at the items that draw, and be disappointed with the results. You need to understand what you are carrying on the paper and everything, but everything you do not clearly understand first by yourself by approaching, touching, searching for another source if necessary, and then drawing. You can draw thousands of times around and a thousand times not be satisfied with the drawing, only when you really devote yourself to his study you will succeed.
Use as many sources as possible
As you get to know what you are drawing, try to find as much material and knowledge about it. And remember that not only drawings by a live model are worth the attention. When you want to draw a lion, of course you will not go to Africa but you will use the photo, but if you do not speak this photo enough, find another two, three.
Go from basic shapes
When you draw an object, try to find the basic shapes in it. Everything in the world contains a circle, square, triangle or rectangle. Find them and build your drawing starting from them – it will help you to set up the basic mass and size relationships well.
Illuminated or shaded surface
Only when you make a split of illuminated and shaded surfaces on the subject you draw will your work have seriousness and depth. Try to upload them faithfully in as many values as possible.
Try not to have a line of only one thickness or one in your drawing, but to be very different to make the drawing look lively and interesting. This can help you use different pens, of those marked with H that leave a light and thin trace, to pens marked B, whose line is dark and clear.
A good drawing comes with an exercise
The exercise is the secret of every success, so in this case it will bring results. Carry with you a block and a few pens and draw everything you see around you. Draw every day, and when you’re not drawing, look at things and plan how they can be transferred to paper, what basic form you see in them, where the light comes from and where the shadows appear, and think which drawing tool would be adequate for that drawing.