How bad are you at drawing

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If you've been planning to become more creative for a long time, I have 4 great tips on my YouTube channel on how you can incorporate more creativity into your everyday life. Come around! πŸ™‚

Sign tip number 3: Doodling can also help.

Speaking of doodling. This, too, is a real drawing tip in itself.

When you don't even know how to start or what to draw. Just doodle in front of you.

You will notice how not only your wrist but also your head loosens. You relax and lose yourself more and more in what you are doing. And you lose the fear of the "threatening" blank sheet in front of you. πŸ™‚

You don't necessarily just have to scribble down β€œpointless” in front of you. You can create real works of art in the process. For example, by drawing zentangle patterns, i.e. line patterns that are created according to a certain principle.

Curious? Then take a look at our zentangle pattern instructions. 😊

Another form of scribbling is quick sketching. What is the difference between β€œright” drawing and quick sketching?

That you tend to draw a lot of fast, thin, almost invisible lines when sketching. With each line you will recognize more and more how a motif is forming on your sheet of paper that your head has long known. Just you weren't aware of it yet.

Always remember. You don't really need every line you draw for your work of art in the end. But feel free to draw lots of light lines. Then choose exactly the ones that make up your picture. You can then trace them again with a little more pressure on the pencil. 😊

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Drawing tips number 4: Draw regularly - but small works of art that you can "quickly" finish with.

So, now you already know what you can do to get started with drawing.

With that further in the world of drawing tips.

What else can you do if you want to learn to draw with a pencil?

Tip number 4: Draw small works of art regularly and preferably first.

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By z. For example, if you practice drawing for about 30 minutes every day, you will learn more than by drawing for 3 hours at a time once a week.

So try to somehow incorporate learning to draw into your everyday life. Assign it a permanent place in your daily schedule. How about 30 minutes of meditative painting in the evening, just before going to bed? 😊

What might help you with your daily practice.

Just take a little drawing every day. Which you then finish in your practice time. Or maybe you need 2 or 3 days for it.

But rather look for a small motif that you can declare "finished" relatively quickly than a work of art that you have been busy with for weeks.

Many small, faster drawings usually get you further than a large work of art in which you lose yourself in the details. In the beginning, it's better to focus on the big picture, not the last little detail. If you z. B. draw a portrait - for the beginning it is more important that the proportions and geometries are correct than that the birthmark is drawn under the eye. 😊

Would you like to give it a try?

Sign tip number 5: Find β€œgood” motifs.

So continue in the list of drawing tips. We have just learned that when you learn to draw for beginners, it's best to use rather small motifs.

But what are small motifs suitable for beginners?

So. If you are a complete newbie to drawing, it is best to start with squiggles and circles. Just like Simon explains to you in his post on how to start drawing.

When you have managed that, you can try it with a first object, i.e. an item. You will learn how to do this in the article on Drawing for Beginners.

After you have drawn a real object in front of you, you can also try drawing from the reference photo. And so gradually expand your drawing repertoire.

If you z. B. want to draw a portrait. Start with a small section first.

How about B. with one eye?

Then do you practice the proportions?

And then at some point you can try a whole face. And every time you put more emphasis on the details.

Take it slow and try not to want too much right away. 😊

By the way. In our post on drawing ideas you will learn many different ways in which you can find motifs to draw. 😊

Perhaps you would also like to work through our online drawing course? 😊