Drawing should never be a puzzle
Imagine learning how to draw effectively and turning blank canvases into cool drawings, wicked illustrations, and awesome works of art. This is a project of mine to use popular things to draw as drawing ideas to build up drawing skills, through new drawing methods, to become a pro artist.
Most of us learn how to draw at some point in our lives. The act of drawing is an activity that helps bring out our creativity as well as being a fun stress reliever. Having said that, a part of enjoying the activity of drawing comes from having a good foundation.
While there are many books and drawing resources out there to help people learn how to draw using traditional media, I would like to present another way to learn how to make cool drawings and illustrations.
Aside from just a normal pen and paper, professionals and amateurs alike are also starting to use a digital stylus and a tablet in their work flows. The major advantage is that there is a lot of freedom to make mistakes as well as being efficient with resources.
With an emphasis on new digital tools along with traditional methods of drawing, I will be using new drawing techniques and practice topics necessary to develop my own style (along with good drawing habits).
Plus, I am being environmentally friendly since I am no longer buying any additional art materials just to practice. Think about it for a moment and imagine turning an empty canvas into cool drawings that looks like this from just a few rough sketches:
There are so many possibilities. The digital medium has allowed me to draw this in a clean and affordable environment that can be used for many different purposes. Just grab a graphics tablet and you can make drawings like this without the mess too.
Don't be afraid if you are not the best artist either. Even I started somewhere and am still continuing to improve everyday. In each topic, I draw along and present my thoughts. After all, going through what's important about learning how to draw a specific thing should never be a puzzle.
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This section will look at applying a Photoshop layer mask to a drawing for non destructive editing purposes. Through this demonstration, the advantages are seen as I solve a compositional problem invo…
Learning how to draw shading should come from a good understanding of 3 point lighting. Once this is understood, for digital paintings and illustrations, a good shading technique that focuses on drawi…
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