For some, drawing may seem to be the most common and simplest activity to do with their pencil and paper. There are people who can draw everything and their talents are just so amazing, to mention, there are people who cannot even make a human-shape object on his canvass. These people who can draw a lot of things are really wonderful and amazing people. Although not all have the ability to draw, drawing can be studied. A person can learn how to make a good object out of their pencil and canvass. Once you are done learning how to draw, you can be an expert through regular practice. And once you master the basic strategies in drawing, you can draw every single garage door in Wichita, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
So what are the basic drawing strategies and how can we apply it?
- DRAW WHAT YOU SEE
This may sound simple but this is actually hard. Carefully start with simple objects like fruits, kitchen utensils or rocks. Just carefully imitate the lines and the curves of each object. Learning how to draw things from the real-life would definitely help you develop the skill. The easier it is for you to draw the basic facial parts such as the eye, the lips, the nose, the ears, and the face shape, the easier you can draw them on paper without having a pattern. Be mindful when drawing because it has to be aligned with how the object looks like in real-life. Make sure to focus on the smaller details. It will be helpful if you would really start from the basic.
- DRAW AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN
As mentioned, being good at drawing requires regular and constant practice. Make sure that you can repeat on your mid what you do on your paper and you can repeat on paper have you have in mind. It is proven that the more you draw often, the more you get better. It is just like you are making your hands used to the pressure of drawing your masterpiece. Start practicing with the basic shapes first then do the more complicated ones if you are sure that you can already draw any basic object. It is okay to draw circles, lines, and curves repeatedly before proceeding to more intricate and elaborated ones. Draw and draw these basic shapes until you are already comfortable drawing them.
- ALWAYS MAKE A ROUGH SKETCH
Always be mindful of what you are doing. Make a rough sketch of the object you want to draw. This will help you picture what you want as a finish product. The rough sketch will also serve as your guide and your pattern in drawing. The sketch can be an outline or a basic shape that would tell you how the drawing should look like or how the object should be drawn. Always prepare your rough sketch as they will make drawing a lot easier and better. Be conscious when you are drawing the sketch because this will be your starting point.