Yes you read it right. Anyone can draw. All that matters if you want to. If you can write, you can draw, simple as that. It just takes some time to evolve your skills. It’s all about practice, practice, practice. And with a little help and a few tips, I’ll help you get started with these blogs.
R E L A X
That will be my tip to start with. The first reaction if I tell people they can do it, their response is, ’oh no I can’t draw’. Just like I said, yes you can. Loosen up and tell yourself that what you put on paper is never wrong. Start by sketching one item on paper without using your eraser. I definitely did this in the past, one line on paper and quickly erase it again because it’s not right. Here we go... paper squashed, you can still kinda see that line and you want to start over before you even started. Am I right?
So if you can’t erase, you’ll have to finish your sketch and be confident the drawing will get better.
It doesn’t have to be perfect! That is what practice Is all about.
P L A N N I N G
Life is really busy these days and there is always something going on at home, work or with the kids. But when you plan in your creative moment, you will make time to sit down and practice for an hour or so. Can you forse creativity? Yes is the answer to that! Even if you have no clue what your next drawing/painting etc is gonna be. It can be anything you see around you, a pen, a leaf, a sharpener, you name it.
Back in art school, I remember vividly, one of our first assignments, was to draw a crushed soda can of some sort.
J O U R N A L
Last tip in this blog today, is to buy yourself a nice sketching journal/book. In this journal you can’t rip out a page because you think it’s not good enough. You’ll have all your drawings in one place and one book, so you can see the progress you make and it’s so much fun to fill up an entire journal with drawings. I just love it.
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