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How to Get Better at Drawing

Updated: Mar 21

How to Get Better at Drawing

Drawing is a skill that anyone can develop with practice, patience, and perseverance.

It is not a magical ability that only a few are born with!

When I first started my drawings were wonky, the proportions were off and my lines where way too harsh. I actually really enjoy looking back at those early sketches as it shows me how much I have learned and how far I have come.

How to Get Better at Drawing  Drawing is a skill that anyone can develop with practice, patience, and perseverance.
How to Get Better at Drawing Drawing is a skill that anyone can develop with practice, patience, and perseverance.

If you want to start with drawing today you can find some beginner friendly sketch templates into download for free here:

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist looking to improve, here are some tips to help you elevate your drawing abilities:

  1. Start with the Basics:

  • Before diving into complex subjects, master the fundamentals of drawing. Practice basic shapes, lines, and forms to build a solid foundation.

  1. Study Anatomy and Proportions:

  • Understanding human anatomy and proportions is essential for drawing realistic figures. Study the skeletal structure, muscle groups, and proportions of the human body to create more lifelike drawings.

  1. Practice Regularly:

  • Like any skill, drawing improves with practice. Set aside dedicated time each day to sketch and experiment with different techniques. Consistent practice is key to progress.

  1. Draw from Observation:

  • Train your eye by drawing from observation. Study everyday objects, people, and scenes in your surroundings. Pay attention to details such as light, shadow, and perspective.

  1. Experiment with Different Mediums:

  • Explore a variety of drawing mediums, including pencils, pens, charcoal, and pastels. Each medium offers unique characteristics and challenges, allowing you to expand your artistic repertoire.

  1. Take Drawing Classes or Workshops:

  • Enroll in drawing classes or workshops to learn from experienced artists and instructors. These opportunities provide valuable guidance, feedback, and inspiration to fuel your artistic growth. I have a whole range of different courses and classes to help you get started.

  1. Seek Feedback:

  • Share your drawings with friends, family, or online communities for constructive feedback. Accept criticism graciously and use it as an opportunity to identify areas for improvement.

  1. Study Master Artists:

  • Study the works of master artists throughout history to gain insights into their techniques and approaches to drawing. Analyse their compositions, use of line and form, and rendering methods to enhance your own skills.

  • I personally love to take my sketchbook to a museum and sketch from the masters directly! It is so much fun!

  1. Draw What Inspires You:

  • Draw subjects that ignite your passion and curiosity. Whether it's portraits, landscapes, still life, or abstract compositions, choose subjects that resonate with you on a personal level.

  1. Stay Patient and Persistent:

  • Rome wasn't built in a day, and mastery of drawing takes time. Be patient with yourself and embrace the journey of learning and growth. Celebrate your progress, no matter how small, and stay committed to honing your craft.

Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to improving at drawing. Find what works best for you and enjoy the process of discovery and creation. With dedication and determination, you'll continue to evolve as an artist and reach new heights in your drawing abilities.

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