Here’s Why Practise Is the Key to Being an Expert in Drawing
Perfection comes with a lot of practise. No matter how skilled you are, if you do not consistently practise what you do you will soon lose out on your creativity. The same goes for drawing from photo. One has to be dedicated to practising it religiously to master it over time. Whether you are a mediocre or an expert, you can only get better at drawing if you practise. You don’t really need professional papers and artwork all the time to do so. It could just be a pencil, a ball pen or even a crayon. Sometimes we call it “doodling”! Your creative process will start shaping with consistent practise.
Drawing VS Painting
People are more attracted to painting than drawing since they feel it has a raw, glamorous and sensual appeal to it. Painting is undoubtedly the most expressive form of art but drawing is more challenging because you have to be extremely with the dark areas as well as the light areas and to perfect it, comes with a lot of practise. The materials required for drawing are a lot convenient and less messier than a painting kit. A lot of people think painting is a real form of art and having drawing skills is only optional so they mostly opt for practising real art, but that is only a myth!
Practise Is Essential
It is not an overnight to be able to make good drawings. If you want to become proficient in it you have to practise as much as you can, whenever you have free time. It is just like honing your skills at writing that will come only with practise.
Sometimes you might have a brilliant idea to draw and at other times you might want to explore and yet not figure out what you want to draw next. It is completely okay! The object or person in the picture is not as important as how you portray it in your drawing. Every drawing tells a story and the best part of drawing is that you are free to play around with your idea with not very expensive materials. So if you thought that you only wanted to doodle for practise today – go ahead – you will surely have a paper, pencil, pen or even a charcoal around you. That’s the beauty of drawing! You will not feel like you have wasted a lot of materials, if the drawing turns out to be not so satisfactory according to you.
Elements to Drawing
When drawing something, irrespective of it being a portrait or a landscape, you have to have control over the lights and shadows in the sketch. Having control over the composition is what separates an amateur artist from a professional one. You need to also figure out what are the key focal points in the drawing and then highlight them in the right way rather than focusing on everything and anything in the frame. Assorting the objects in the drawing will give you clarity on how you want the drawing to be.
How Can You Practise?
There is no one way of practising how to draw well and there is definitely no right way or wrong way. One way that we suggest is to sit in front of the mirror once a while and try to make a self portrait. You could use a charcoal, or just a pencil even. Set yourself a time within which you are to complete the drawing. Divide that set time according to the areas you would want to focus. For example, give 10-15 minutes to, say, your eyes and so on. Your portrait should be considered as an assortment of shapes that you are completely aware of.
In a nutshell, the answer to “I wish I could draw better” is “Draw”. Once you start with good practise you will realise how much control you will start having over your technical and observation acumen. You will start having a good amount of knowledge about colour coordination and proportions. And this knowledge will be clearly visible on your drawing pad. So pick your drawing materials and start away without giving a second thought. Happy Drawing!