One question that my followers often ask me, is how do I start each drawing. This seems to be a problem with many of the beginning artists I have met. They just do not know where to start.
This can be a real serious problem for professional artists. It is the biggest cause of creative blockages. So, I thought, I would share with you the techniques on how to start each drawing. Hope this helps them guys.
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The method I follow is to discover the basic geometric shapes in the complex figures that I need to draw. This makes adding weight and proportions to my drawings much easier.
Therefore, what I am going to do, is first to draw the basic geometric form which is the closest to the object that I need to draw. Suppose I want to draw a tank. I'll start by drawing a ghost a big shoebox. Then add a cylinder.
Then continue to add the details, until you get the desired result. Yup, it's so simple. The rule is to figure out the basic shapes, and then build on it. Take a look at how I do it here.
Once you have divided your figure into its basic geometric shapes, it is time to think about the proportions of your image. I do this, defining the space with which I will work.
That way, I know if it's getting too heavy or heavy, and adjust the proportions accordingly. A good habit of drawing, is to define your workspace with more smooth and difficult lines.
I always use softer lines, since I need to delete them later.
Think about the treatment of spaces
Another way, how I start each drawing, is to think of the treatment of positive and negative space for that particular image.
It takes a while to become aware of the spaces inside and around an object. But with practice, you will see how easy it is. There are a ton of simple exercises you can do, to help you understand the treatment of space in an image.
Learn how to draw textures
Textures have a way to help you give your drawing a more realistic feel. How I begin to draw is to think about the texture of that particular object.
Practicing drawing textures has definitely been a great help on how to start any drawing. It is a great tool to render realism, any drawing.
How do you start each drawing? Maybe start with different pencil cases .
Here are some of the methods I use to start each drawing. What techniques do you use? Let me know in the comments section.
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