Podcast Ep 31 Ways Improve Drawing Skills

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In today’s episode, we talk about ways that you can improve your drawing. And of course, as with everything, the key to improvement is practice. But there are things you can do to help speed up your progress. We share some of our ideas, and also some of your suggestions. Different things will also work for different people. For instance, I love doing timed drawings. I get a total buzz out of it and you can fit drawing practice into a short amount of time. But timed drawings bring Sandra out in a cold sweat.

Some of the things we discuss:

  • How a few basic materials can get you off to a good start if you are a total newbie
  • It’s better to practice little and often, rather than in sporadic larger chunks
  • Why practising working on one subject can be a good idea
  • Drawing hands attached to things is harder than on their own  – ooo-er!
  • Practice making marks
  • How to measure angles and size of elements, and looking for things that line up.
  • Our thoughts on tutorials
  • Having discipline, but not so you get bored to death

Of course, as usual, we can’t promise we’ll stay on topic, but we’ll do our best.

This week’s creative question

Q. What do you do to stay creatively motivated?

 What do you do to stay creatively motivated

The best answers will be read out on the next joint podcast.

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