Are you looking for ways to improve your drawing skills? In our post for today, we will give you tips on how to get better at drawing. Read on!
Drawing is the foundation of creating artworks. It doesn’t matter if you are a painter, a sculptor, an illustrator, or a graphic designer. Drawing is fundamental to any of these. Therefore, it just makes sense that you will want to get better at drawing.
Whether you are only a beginner or are already advanced, these tips are going to help you on your art journey.
Here are 10 tips we gathered to help you on how to get better at drawing.
Draw Something Repeatedly.
There’s a saying that goes “practice makes perfect”, and while we are not aiming for perfection here, we are aiming to master our skills. And just like other talents, drawing is something we need to do over and over again to hone our skills.
There are several drawing practices you can do that will lead to improvement, and it does not have to be boring or repetitive.
Don’t stop practicing because this is the best way to become better at anything.
Slowly Does It.
When learning to do the technical stuff like a cleanup with a pencil, brush, or crow quill, it’s best to go slow and steady. There are drawing techniques that you can’t learn in one go just like learning how to play the piano or any other musical instruments for that matter. You start slowly and then speed up when you get the gist of it.
Observe and Reflect.
Try spending more time looking at your drawing subjects rather than just going on ahead and putting them down on paper. Look and observe them in detail.
With this, you’ll notice their intricacies and unique characteristics, and you’ll have a better understanding of the form and shapes.
This is one way of developing your artist’s eye and, again, you’ll need to practice it to improve it.
It takes perseverance and continuous effort to become better at something. If you want to learn how to get better at drawing, you need to be consistent in your drawing practices.
Draw a lot, and I mean a lot. Draw anywhere you can, draw anything you want. Just draw.
Don’t Be A Perfectionist.
Improving your drawing skills means that you are always on the lookout for mistakes so that you can make them right. But as we have always said in this blog, art is imperfect.
If you dwell too much on imperfections, you will fail to see that what you made is a masterpiece. You will always think that you’re not good enough and that’s why we need not be perfectionists.
Every art isn’t going to be perfect. We will always make mistakes but that doesn’t mean that what we made is trash. Mistakes can be beautiful, too.
Train your mind to accept that things won’t always go your way. And sometimes, the best way to go through things is just to continue moving forward. Just keep practicing!
Don’t Compare Yourself With Others.
Comparison is poison. Your ability and skills to draw will never be the same with others and vice versa. Your drawing talent and style are unique and they depend on how you develop them.
If you are not as good as others on one thing doesn’t mean that you’re any less. Find out what you’re good at and play through your strengths. I am not great at realistic drawing, yet I find joy when I create faceless characters and that’s okay. I develop that style and make it my own.
There’s no use comparing yourself with other’s drawing skills because that’s just gonna take you on a downward spiral. Don’t be too harsh on yourself.
Watch & Follow Drawing Tutorials.
If you scour the internet, you can find so many drawing tutorials and I’ve pretty sure there will be videos that will fit with your style. Use Pinterest and YouTube to aid you in your drawing practices.
Ask For Other’s Thoughts.
Having feedback from other people can help us look at our artwork from their perspective. We can learn from their advice and work through them to improve our skills more.
Ask for feedback from a fellow artist, a friend who appreciates art, or an art teacher. These people can guide you on which area you should concentrate more and improve on.
Love What You Do.
Of course, your journey through art should always come from love and passion. You won’t be able to continue with painting or drawing or any art-related hobby if you didn’t love it in the first place.
As long as you are as passionate about creating art, you will always find the time to draw!
Enjoy and Have Fun!
Drawing can be very technical when you explore its depths but don’t all of this information stop you from enjoying and having fun. Don’t feel like you need to rush to learn all of them. Just like tip number 2, take all of these slowly.
Drawing and creating art is fulfilling and for me, it is a relaxing and cathartic activity that I always enjoy doing.
In the process of improving and mastering your skills, don’t forget the main reason why you started this journey. And that is because you love art. So enjoy it and have fun!
I hope this post has been helpful to you and has given you the drive and inspiration to continue honing your skills.
Do you have any other advice to share? Feel free to comment them down below!
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