You stare at a picture forever being unsure of where to start and when you do finally start drawing, you agonize over almost every stroke and curve. Erasing and re-drawing, erasing and re-drawing. process becomes quite frustrating and your final art work is never nearly as good as it to be.
This is the artistic equal to writer’s block and the reason you (and so many other artists) have it is simple: you are attempting to draw AND edit yourself concurrently.
Here’s why this is an exceptionally bad idea: draw you must engage the creative side of the brain but if you edit and critic yourself, engaging the analytical side of your brain. Each cannot both function .
It is the you trying to walk backward and forward simultaneously; the result is paralysis and you find yourself going no where.
Ok, how do you break this all too common habit? One easy, yet devastatingly effective exercise is the “60-second sketch”. This is a gesture drawing exercise. To do this exercise, just take a short look at something that you want to draw. Then quickly sketch as much of it as you can in 60 seconds. Right after the 60 seconds is over, you HAVE to stop.
, you’re not going to be able to do a very complete drawing in that short of a time, but that’s idea. This exercises makes you just go with the flow and let your creative side out.
As a result, you start to view the picture as a whole and stop worrying about the little details. This, by the way, is the key to adding life and emotion to your drawings.
Here are a couple things to pay attention to when practicing this exercise:
-At all times keep your hands moving. Slowing down only give you time to second guess yourself. Pretend that your hand is possessed .
-Use your hand but your arms as well to produce big, long, strokes. It might help to use a larger piece of paper.
-Draw or doodle on a sheet of paper as a warm up. Just the act of drawing will get make this exercise a lot easier.
Try this gesture drawing exercise at least one time each day well ahead of 95% of artist out there. (There’s certainly no excuse not to.. .it only takes 60 seconds!) (For more information on drawing realistic eyes.) By following theses tips, you’ll help improve your drawing portraits skills.
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