Before making thumbnails, even before making decisions about what you want to include in your drawing, the most important thing a beginner can do to improve a composition is to ensure that the drawing will be made in the same proportion as the reference or view that’s being drawn. A viewcatcher makes this easy.
Focus on Process
Focus on process, not on the prize
I recently was asked if I’d taken art classes in college. My short answer was no, I took them in high school, but after that I would just pick up a book or take a class if I wanted to learn a new art skill. Some people believe that, because I can do a fairly
One of the best ways to learn is by making mistakes. In this post, I talk about how I self-critique when my art fails.
To be good at creating is to come up with new ideas. Structure makes this easier, but it’s still like standing at the deep end of the pool when we really want to dive in. How can we practice resourcefulness to make inspiration come easily?
Today I demonstrate how to select the right graphite pencils for a drawing of a mouth.
If there’s only one takeaway I want you to have after reading this entire post, it’s that practicing resourcefulness through finding alternatives and visualizing outcomes will help you become a more inspired, more imaginative creative.