10 tips for improving your drawing skills

Many people believe that drawing talent is natural. And it is almost true. “Almost”, because I believe you can build your talent, even if you don’t have it from nature. Let’s discuss the ways you can build your talent.

1. Draw and repeat!

This is the main rule – the more you draw the more confident you will become. So draw and then repeat! If you draw every day – it is fantastic! You’ll be good at it very very soon! Even a few minutes a day engages your brain with your art and helps you learn new techniques, helps you to open the new you – the artist!

I followed some of the artists that were drawing every day and I saw how their skills improved with time and it was fabulous!

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How to sketch a dog. Step by step.

Sketching is the type of drawing a rough outline, something like a draft version of a final picture. I usually use sketching before watercoloring, just to get an idea of how something will look on my future final art.

In this post, I’d like to show you how to sketch a dog. I love these animals! Dogs are cute and smart! Just follow my steps and you’ll see how easy it is to sketch a dog.

What materials do you need?

As I mentioned in my post Where to start? What should I begin with? – for the first time all that you need is a simple pencil, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, and a piece of paper. What kind of pencil do you need? – Well, you can use the grades from H to 2B: H, HB, B, or 2B. I think any of those types are good for simple sketching.

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Do you want to learn how draw or how to illustrate? And what about Art School?

You are in love with art! You are following your favorite illustrators, artists, art journals, art communities… And one day, words “I want to be an illustrator!” are coming from your mouth and you are so excited, but you don’t know what to begin with! Maybe you need to go to an Art School?

First, let’s find out what is drawing and what is illustrating.

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