How to learn to draw, even if childhood passed ten years ago?


Once upon a time in childhood, we all actively drew. And they brought their drawings to their parents. And also gave their works for the holidays. How touched by the scribbles and incomprehensible curls adults! And we told with admiration who and what was drawn.

Those times are gone, now those children have grown up and stopped drawing. Why is that? Maybe then no one appreciated the artistic style, did not comment on our work, and everything was simpler. Now there are a lot of barriers and prejudices: “I can’t draw beautifully”, “I won’t succeed”, “I should have started earlier”, “What and how?”, “How to find time for this?”.

Difficulties aside. And about everything in order.

We assure you — it’s never too late to learn how to draw! The main thing is to know where to start.

Here is where we propose to start:

  • Choose an art school or instructional videos online. View reviews of schools, distance from home, schedule. If you prefer online learning, I think you need to provide space, time and coordinate with your family or neighbors the time for your creativity.
  • Decide what you want to draw. Paints, pencils, markers?

If the choice fell on paints, you need an understanding of the palette. Watercolors or gouaches fall on paper in different ways and are reflected in the final work.

If pencils are of interest, study softness and hardness. They affect the final result and the drawing process itself. Working with pencils can be tricky for a beginner because it’s hard to add depth and dimension to your drawings.

There is another interesting tool for creativity — markers. Brightness, juiciness, brilliance. Usually people associate them with the creativity of writers (people who draw graffiti), but in fact, with the help of markers, you can create very delicate drawings by blurring the lines with water. So this option gives scope to the imagination and does not require large expenses.

  • Pick a style. It is not necessary to draw one thing all the time, but it is important to decide on your vision and desire.
  • Recognize for yourself that drawing should be your true sincere desire. Answer the following questions honestly:
  1. How often do you visit nature and see the beauty of the world? Do you hear the birds singing? Noise of rain in summer and thunder? Do they inspire you to draw something like a drawing just in a notebook on the way home? And then transfer to paper to get a finished work?
  2. How often do you visit exhibitions and get inspired by the “hand of the master”?
  3. Do you show your work to others. Are you ready to hear the comments? After all, when we learn, the opinion of others polishes our imperfections.
  4. How much time do you spend drawing? Practice and more practice develop the skill and improve over time lines, strokes, decide on colors. And draw for pleasure, for yourself, not for evaluation.

The best works are born when you do not expect the birth of a masterpiece from yourself and give free rein to feelings, self-expression, creativity.

And you can start with a simple one — buy a starter kit and try it. After all, only the one who does not try does not succeed.


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