Drawing hacks and tips for beginners?
March 26, 2014 9:28 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for simple tips and hacks that make a big difference in learning to draw - like "start your drawing at the point of focus" or "start with light colors, then add dark colors".
posted by kristi to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
Occasionally, I come across a drawing tip that magically makes my drawings easier and better - like these from "Drawing with Children":
- start with the object in front - or
- start the drawing from a point of focus, like an eye (for people) or the center of a flower or the main door of a building
- when using markers or paint, color light areas first, then overlay dark color on top
This includes attitude shifts, like:
- tracing is usually not a great way to learn - but it's okay to trace your own work (to rearrange or change things)
Do you have any similar tips that suddenly opened up your mind (or your students' minds) and made your drawings better?
Especially looking for things that seem really obvious.