Drawing is a passion that comes naturally to most people. Whether they are born with a better perception of things in space or they enjoy drawing and improving themselves constantly, some people just can’t spend a day without sketching a drawing. It is an activity that relaxes you while also giving you a feeling of fulfillment. If you have always toyed with the idea of learning to draw but never really found the time, perhaps now is the moment to stop making excuses. If you follow our simple instructions, we guarantee that you will develop a few drawing skills in no time.
When learning how to draw you need to start simple. Get a piece of paper and a pencil and start sketching whatever you lay your eyes on. This activity is very relaxing and you can practice it whenever you have a free moment, like when you are waiting for someone or when you are traveling on the bus. It is also a great way to pass your time in a warm, lazy Sunday spent in the park. While your drawings will be a little awkward at first, they will get better with time. Learn to sketch the drawing in big lines and then focus on the details. As far as the pencils go, you should know that they are characterized by the intensity of the black as well as the thickness of the line they draws. The No. 2 pencil is the most balanced pencil. If you are planing on doing a lot of erasing, you should use a thin pencil, whereas if you are trying to draw dynamics or caricatures (or any other drawing that requires emphasized contours), you should use a pencil that draws a thick line. You should also purchase some quality paper, an eraser and a ruler.
Drawing landscapes is the easiest and most relaxing type of drawing and you should definitely do this in your first drawing attempts. In order to master other types of drawings, you should get some step by step tutorial. You should move from landscapes to animals, to human figures and portraits. As far as portraits go, the learning to draw process can be split in three ways: profile, straight one and three quarters. The profile is considered the easiest to draw. You start by sketching a lopsided egg which will be the basic contour on which you will determine the proper proportions. Next you will draw the nose ( and the bumps on the lips) and according to it you will be able to determine the position of the eyes.
These are but a few tips on learning to draw but you will need to persevere a lot in order to improve your skills. Drawing full bodies will require that you have basic anatomy knowledge and in time you will need to learn how to draw shadows and textures in order to add realism to your drawings. A good tip is to read a step by step tutorial from time to time and then practice until you manage to master the technique used in the tutorial.