14 April 2022

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Drawing Skills

Do you have an artistic mind and want to draw your imagination onto paper?

Ever wondered if you have the power to draw something exceptional?

Do you find yourself lost in nature and want to capture the moment not through your camera lens but with your sketching pens?

Though the flames of creative imagination ignite in your brain, you are still not able to draw it on canvas?

If the answers to the questions are yes, this blog is for you.

Art has the power to bring revolution. Artists, through their drawings, can give wings to their passion. Using their creative imagination as their sword, they can express their emotions, enhance their vision, and can have strong expertise in their work.

Drawing and Painting

Both are a form of fundamental arts, but drawing is a form of art that involves the strokes of chalk or charcoal on either paper or any other medium. While painting involves the strokes of paintbrushes and the involvement of colors on the canvas.

Sketching the objects, forming the shapes, outlining the edges, and shading are a substantial part of the drawing. Along with creative learning, there is also the involvement of technical skills.

We use various drawing tools like chalk, charcoal, shading pencils, paints, inked brushes, crayons, markers, and pastels to draw or sketch. Primarily, paper is the only medium for drawing or sketching, but canvas, wood, cardboard, plastic, or leather are also used.

This blog will cover salient tips to improve your drawing skills.

After reading these tips, you will find a way through which you can take your artistic career forward and can improvise the basic four types of drawing- sketches, pictorial, orthographic, and full-size out.

Top Five Tips to Improve Drawing Skills

  1. Take your sketchbook and begin with something small:
  2. It is not compulsory to start drawing your entire journey in one go. Instead, start with small steps.

    • Keep a daily practice sketchbook and begin drawing something small.

    • Either start with simple strokes of shading or draw small circles.

    • You can initiate with freehand doodles.

    • Assign yourself a time in which you will fill your practice sketchbook.

    • Start with the outlines. For example, if you want to make eyes, start to draw a semi-oval shape, then fill the textures, then make a circle, do the shading, and repeat the process until you get perfect almond-shaped eyes.

    • Keep a habit of drawing circles, triangles, and other shapes with different colors on a single white paper.

  3. Think where your interest lies:
  4. Are you someone who loves to do pictorial illustrations, or are you good with Mandalas?

    Are you proficient in drawing three-dimensional objects, or are you an expert in drawing cartoons?

    Ask similar questions to yourself, and then start drawing

    • If you are still confused, you can go ahead by drawing linear shapes and objects in your drawing journal.

    • Switch to drawing the alphabet on a single page.

    • Take an object in your room or any photograph from the Internet and start to draw.

    • Pick any comic book and try to illustrate your story through sketching.

    • You can also try digital illustrations and learn about different editing software.

    • Always take care of measurements, spaces, technicality, and creativity.

  5. Repeat and experiment with the forms and designs:
  6. Consistently drawing the same patterns can make you an expert. Just like a cricketer cannot sit in the house comfortably after scoring a six or a century, in the same manner as an artist; be it budding or professional, you cannot compromise with your brushes and practice strokes.

    • Make a habit of drawing a single shape on one page. Use the next page for the different shapes. For example, start to draw circles on an entire page. And then switch to triangle or rectangle.

    • You can either draw the same shape straight for 30 days or draw different shapes on alternative days.

    • Start to make a face, hands, forehead, and eyes.

    • Draw its outline.

    • Be regular with your routine and stick to your pattern.

  7. Challenge yourself:
  8. You cannot sit in your comfort zone throughout your life. To pursue your passion and enjoy creative learning, you must challenge yourself.

    • Begin with drawing a difficult object way out of your league. If you have an interest in making cartoons, choose the most difficult character and give 1-2 hours on it.

    • If you are good with measurements and full-size art, start stretching your own limits.

    • Make different faces every day with new shades, outlines, and textures.

    • If you are comfortable on paper, try to use different mediums like wood.

  9. Take help from a professional tutor:
  10. Drawing is a form of non-academic learning that involves immense practice and dedication. And who can teach you these fundamentals better than a tutor!

    • Take the help of technology and learn from YouTube through online videos.

    • Search different magazines and practice your sketches from them.

    • Use tracing papers and learn about outlining.

    • Take help from a professional tutor and learn from them. You can either take home tuition or online classes and start your daily practice.

With these simple tips, you can improve your drawing skills and can master your passion. You can choose to become a cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, fashion designer, sketch artist, animator, technical editor, comic artist, etc.

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