Drawing is an exceptionally beautiful form of art that requires time, patience, talent and practice. Some people are lucky enough to be born with an outstanding natural talent for drawing but that doesn’t mean those who weren’t born with it cannot draw. Anyone can pick up a pencil and begin to practice drawing and they will eventually become extremely good at it. If you feel like you need to improve your drawing skills, here are a few tips on what you should do!
#1 Practice makes perfect!
As with in anything in life, the more you practice the better you become. Depending on how important drawing is to you, try to dedicate at least a few minutes every day to improving your skills. Keep drawing and repeat the process over and over again. If you don’t like how something turned out or the lines don’t seem so well done, don’t erase them. Keep the there and take a new paper to draw the same thing again. After drawing the same image three or four times on different papers, you will notice the difference and improvement in each drawing you made.
#2 Observe other drawings
Copying other drawings is not a bad thing when you do it to improve your skill and not to claim it as your original work. Therefore, find some drawings you like and draw them while observing the details drawn by the other artist. This way you will be able to learn from others and improve your own skills. As you get better and better, you can move on to drawing from photographs, which is a lot more difficult. When this becomes easy to you, you can start drawing things from real life with confidence.
#3 Keep your sketchbook close
Sketchbooks are easy to find, as you can get them in most stores nowadays, especially the ones dedicated to artistic equipment. Get your own sketchbook and keep in your bag when going to college, work or travelling. You never know when you’ll feel inspired to put something down on the paper. With the sketchbook nearby, you will be able to practice more often and imprve your skill more effectively.
#4 Don’t be afraid to do things your own way
Just because you’ve worked on your drawing skills by copying other drawings, it doesn’t mean you cannot or should not include your own elements into the work. If you think certain lines would look better if done differently, go for it. Add your own touch and it will help you create original pieces!
#5 Take a class
If you have time to spare for this hobby, it would be best to take a drawing class. Not only that you would be able to learn from more experienced artists but you will also get a chance to meet people who are interested in this artistic branch. Each class will lead to more and more improvement of your skills and, who knows, maybe one day you’ll be teaching a class of enthusiastic artists as well!