We all love drawing at one point or the other. Sometimes the bad drawing techniques let us give up on the most favourite hobby. The out of shape drawing makes us so frustrated that the idea of drawing the next time goes out of mind.
But drawing is very important to all of us. It helps us renew our creativeness and also hones our thinking capabilities. It also tricks the brain to work better, which would otherwise be occupied with some other calculative tasks.
Well, don’t lose the hopes; we are here to help you. Below are few tips and techniques to improve your drawing skills and get better at it.
To start drawing, first, you must have a good light source at the table. Ensure that you have one, and switch off the others, to see the objects you are working on is visible well. It would be great if you can use direct light, so that the object is clearly seen, along with any shadows and effects.
We normally, draw with frames. So to make us be able to fit into the frame, we just need to look at the object just like within the frame. So it's advised that you keep any rectangular frame across your object and crop the subject, wherever needed. All you need to draw is the image within the frame. This will help you in the further procedure of drawing.
We always start from one end of the image and finally fail at it. But, to succeed in your creative attempt, we suggest that you draw the section of the intersecting objects.
Keep some marks or points to notify the exact locations of theintersection. Using the frame, make the points on the sheet and join them to draw the intersecting spaces.
Don’t let your mistakes stay there for too long, keep an eraser handy and erase immediately when you make a mistake. Doing this, you needn’t go too long and erase too many things together. Especially in the initial process, the more you erase at the right time, high are the chances of getting the image right.
In case you have any angle not be matched and noted precisely we advise that you make use of pencil or pen or any other horizontal object, and measure the angle. With the same help, draw the same on your paper. The position of the object will be measured by your pencil and you can easily draw them, without any error.
Before going inward, ensure that you have drawn those lines on the border and outskirts. Draw all the edges and outlines and then proceed. This will allow you to draw the shapes and minute details right. If you start with thecentre, then there are many chances that you miss on the shape and structure of the element.
Yes, when you are checking for features and correctness, it’s better to close one eye and check. This will flatten your visual and allow you to see much deeper and check for any errors. The main point to be noted is in staying consistent with the side of the eye you use.
Glancing at the image once and starting drawing is what we do. But ask the professionals, they will tell you the secret. You must switch your observation and glances every while between the object and paper. This ensures that you are going in the right direction, and give ample space to make minor changes at the place, rather than spoiling the whole image.
After the drawing is completed start shading. Even if you use pastels, start colouring by shading dark to light. If there are shadows remember to shade them darker and point those reflected areas as little darker. Remaining shade a little lighter to complement the colours or black and white shading whichever you wish to!
We hope these basic instructions would help you to get back the interest in drawing.