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You can sketch

You can sketch

Drawing is the process of layering shapes, lines, and scribbles on top of each other until you get a happy result.

Sketching is the process of roughly putting an idea on paper. It is used for exploration and a great way to brainstorm. When you make a mistake, use it to your advantage, or if you can't, move on.

How to sketch

Use free-flowing lines that are loosely and lightly drawn. You can do it by adjusting your grip on the pencil so that your hand is relaxed. It doesn't matter if your lines are wobbly. It will improve with muscle memory by drawing often.

  • Focus first on the general shapes, such as size, shape, angle, etc. Don't think about the details yet.
  • Don't be a perfectionist.
  • Use a gentle amount of pressure.

Drawing challenge

Find objects to draw around the house, or google search "random objects." Fill an entire page in your sketchbook, following the four steps:

  1. Sketch loosely
  2. Refine the shape
  3. Refine it further
  4. Define the desired shape

Some ideas to draw: fork, apple, banana, laptop, jacket, hat, hand, foot, eye, key, lamp, cat, dog, bird, boat, tree, flower, car, a person sitting, a person standing, helicopter.

How to sketch - step by step

  1. Sketch a circle loosely. Don't worry if your lines are not great. Remember that you're going to work in layers.
  2. Refine the shape. Find the areas that need improvement and sketch over until you get closer to your desired result.
  3. Keep repeating until you get closer to what you want. Rotate the sketch to help your eyes look at the shape from a different angle.
  4. Define the shape. When you are happier with the form, use more confident lines to define the shape.

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