When beginning to learn how to draw, you must first learn to correctly “see” what is around you. You must train your eyes to see what is really there – not what you “think” is there.
This process is called observation. Observation is the process by which you closely study a subject that you want to draw.
In learning to observe a subject and to use various art tools, you will be able to accurately draw as well as to create enlargements or reductions of your subject.
Watch these videos:
- Choose an object you’d like to draw this week. It could be anything – an old tennis shoe, a guitar in the corner, your father’s coffee cup. Ideally, choose something that you can look at and practice with several times. (So maybe you shouldn’t choose your father’s coffee cup.)
- As you sketch the object, try to move your eye and your hand at the same speed. Work slowly to begin with, gaining speed as you get more confident.
- You might want to draw the outline of the object first, then go back to fill in some of the internal lines. Finish with details.