Hi! I'm not very good at drawing, particularly because I've never really persued it. Do you have any tips for absolute beginners to drawing/sketching? I'd really appreciate it. Also, what should I draw? c: ily <33
Thank you for the ask!
I always say that the skill of drawing/painting is like a muscle; the more you work out, the stronger you become.
My #1 tip to get art-buff is to just keep drawing. Even when you don’t feel like it. Even if all you feel like drawing is butts or smiley faces or stick people or doodles.
I usually have multiple sketchbooks with themes (either “imagery” themes like people, flowers, etc or “medium” themes like pencil or purple ink) on the go, plus one that is a free-for-all.
The themed sketchbooks make it so I feel like I have a goal (filling the sketchbook), which helps motivate me to draw more frequently. Honestly, just have a ton of skecthbooks and materials everywhere and make it a priority to draw all day err day.
I always recommend drawing things you see in real life (people, plants, buildings, fruit, decorative soaps, anything!) because it will give you knowledge on how things actually are- this goes doubly for drawing people. There’s plenty of tutorials out there that are great resources for learning how to draw faces and profiles and bodies, but the absolute best way is to study from life.
Also here’s a little tip- this is an online model tool for practicing drawing people and animals!
This way you can have a “life drawing” class from the comfort of your own home, even setting it up so you can have warmups, short poses, and long poses.
I hope this helps you out and you have a creative and fulfilling summer!