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How Learning to Draw Can Change your Calling
Have you long
dreamt of a job where you can express yourself creatively ?
fact, there is a great number of positions where vision and artistic ability is a requirement: Architect Art teacher Graphic designer Illustrator – of manga, cartoons and comic books; books of all type Press Designer Advertisement Layout Web designer Tattoo artist Special effects editor Video game designer And that’s just to name a few!
combining your love of drawing with other interests – professional and/or personal, you could surely find your way to a financially rewarding, personally satisfying career.
think about it, art is all around us: on the telly, in adverts, at the supermarket; on your computer, Smartphone and tablet. Somebody creates that visual feast! Why not you?
might believe it hard to break into such a specialised market, but it is in fact easier than you think.
All over the
UK, there are fine institutes of higher education dedicated to training and placing artists of all types into lucrative positions. Although a the first requirement of a career in cartooning (or drawing pencil portraits, or any involving art production) is creativity, it certainly helps if you have an education in drawing techniques. Learn How to Draw for a Career in Graphic Arts
A graphic designer embodies the perfect blend of creativity, skill and passion.
portrait painting also demands those qualities; the main difference between those two artists is their medium. A graphic artist’s medium is digital . They wields a stylus rather than a charcoal pencil.
watercolor or smelly acrylic painting. In fact, the only smell that might emanate from her studio is if her computer overheats.
time of year, graphic designers everywhere are working long hours to promote holiday shopping deals: you can imagine how busy they all are! Such artists do not work like Christmas elves: they are employed year-round, cleverly conveying messages in their drawing and painting.
For example: an
artist designing an auto would emphasise sleek lines, aerodynamic shapes, and a passion-invoking colour.
Thanks to our relatively modern consumer society, there is no end to the ways graphic artists can apply their imagination.
imagination, as well as talent, and skill in using a Wacom tablet are the trademarks of the graphic designer. Of course, you don’t need to become a graphic designer in order to flex your imagination… Children approach drawing paper with no trepidation whatsoever. How about you? Source: Pixabay Credit: Joduma How to Draw & Develop your Artistic Sense Imagination and creativity are twin drivers of art production. Producing art is easier said than done, isn’t it?
adults, sometimes we lack the courage of children who, when faced with a blank piece of paper, have no qualms about grabbing colored pencils and filling it with shapes and colors.
older ones, the mere sight of a sketchbook immediately fills us with dread. What should we draw? Will we represent it well? Will we be judged for our efforts? Have you ever watched kindergartener draw? Especially the way they draw the features?
drawings can be very simple: a human face – maybe mum or dad, a rose… and don’t they love to draw animals?
quiz your young Cassatt about what she drew, her answer might differ from what you had interpreted from the simple lines and scribbles on the paper.
spite of children’s as-yet undeveloped right brain and burgeoning fine motor skills, we find that they are creative to the utmost degree, unashamed to splash color on plain surfaces and calling it art.
Your childhood creativity lurks within you, even now.
Unfortunately, creativity cannot be bidden. It is a complex process that takes time to realise it is again welcome in your life.
develop your artistic sense anew, you will have to coax it out of hibernation. Forget potential ridicule; self-expression is much healthier than fearing derision. Take a look around your world: the explosion of colour in the spring, the delicate tracings of shadows in summer; the impermanence of frost on your window pane , these winter nights. Before you can learn step by step drawing, you must develop your sense of the artistic.
beauty? Why does that landscape drawing arouse such a powerful welling of emotion? Why has the human figure inspired such works of art?
apprehending the world in this way, you will see art in a new light.
next time you are confronted with a blank sheet of drawing paper, you will eagerly put your Prismacolor pencils to work. Or, maybe you would prefer executing a pen and ink drawing… Whatever style of art you choose to express yourself in, be it pencil or pastel, you can be sure to keep the fire of inspiration stoked.
In any instance; at every moment: something is crying out to be noticed, captured and presented.
Sketch whatever you see! Draw anything! The more you draw, the stronger your drawing skills become, and the more inspired you will be to draw even more subjects. And find subjects related to art… How Drawing Lessons Relate to Maths
Art instruction is more than
learning how to sketch and appreciating aesthetics. Learning how to draw a cat, portrait drawing, the human body, a still life… None of these can be successfully executed without understanding the concept of space – and its inverse, negative space. Mathematical notions will help you render realistic drawings.
How to draw the human form with realistic body
proportions? Questions such as these, that have a direct impact on drawing art, require knowledge of various mathematical concepts Measuring Geometry Ratio and proportion Lines, simple shapes and contour: all are relevant to maths, and to figure drawing. Math and drawing represent reality each in their own way. Nevertheless, they are intimately related disciplines. Just think, for a moment… Early Key Stage maths books are filled with cartoon drawings to help children master the concepts of addition and subtraction… right? And when you were studying fractions, didn’t you envision slicing a pie, or an apple?
sketches did you draw, hoping for a quicker solution to maths challenges?
although creating art is considered a right-brained activity, drawing requires logical reasoning, something generally thought originate in the left brain.
The relationship between math and drawing has long been proven.
Phi (pronounced fee) is considered the perfect proportion; a ratio that every artist, consciously or subconsciously incorporates into his design.
golden ratio is found everywhere: in paintings, architecture, in sculptures of the human form. Leonardo Da Vinci was a firm believer in Phi, demonstrating it vividly in his Vitruvian Man pencil sketch. Who would dare argue with the epitome of the Renaissance Man? Leonardo gives witness to the golden ratio in all of his artwork Source: Pixabay Credit: Verbera Learn to Draw for Pleasure Unless, like Van Gogh, you have an overwhelming compulsion to draw and paint, and thus stake your entire fortune and reputation on it, you may simply consider it . fun to draw At once relaxing and invigorating, basic drawing is a source of pleasure for many. Especially if you share your art with your closest friends.
busy, noisy world, more and more people find they wish to express themselves outside of the twitterverse and other social media.
These days, people wish to give substance to their inner mood.
better way to do that than picking up a colored pencil or other drawing tools? Drawing is a way to empty your head of cacophony, to drill down to that one bright light: your beacon of sanity in a crazy, crazy world.
paint is peace incarnate, your inner landscape transmitted onto canvas. Especially in these days of media saturation, when visual pollution is a real concern to our health and well-being. How can we disconnect from it?
first day of your Drawing for Beginners course, you can start to build an island of tranquility, where your only concern is pencil strokes and blending techniques. If your schedule doesn’t permit a single drawing lesson, you can take drawing tutorials at home, or learn drawing online.
talent for drawing faces may provide your besties with an exceedingly personal gift. Imagine their surprise at seeing themselves caricatured, their likeness framed and ready to display, with your autograph in the bottom right corner? Sure, they could pose for a selfie under mistletoe, but would that be anywhere near as meaningful?
ability to draw realistically – or draw cartoons can bring pleasure to, and to others in your circle. And, in the end, wouldn’t that be you, doing your part to make the world a better place? Instead of store-bought gifts, give your besties the best of you Source: Pixabay Credit: Gellinger Top Ten Reasons to Take Drawing Classes
plenty of reasons for so learning how to draw far: Relaxation Happiness Self-expression Developing a heightened sense of beauty and aesthetics Taking your place in a cutting edge career field Getting better at maths What other reasons could there be? Those are only the tip of the iceberg, dear Reader. Other justifications for investing in drawing materials include… Expanding your Consciousness
great art was produced during the time that phrase came into vogue, we use this phrase in the modern sense: that you can learn any number of new things.
sign up for your first drawing course, you will not learn just the basics of line drawing and shading techniques – to add textures and dimension to your art.
Discovering art teaches you a new way to look at the world.
drawing skills improve, you will find that you are framing everything you see as though it were destined for your sketchpad. Isn’t that much better than worrying about crowds and gifts for everyone on your list? Communicate in a Style Uniquely Your Own
Drawing is a
mode of expression in its own right. Is it not always easy to find the right words? A drawing can sometimes say so much more!
worried how your artistic expression will come across? That is what an eraser is for. As you learn how to draw people, or draw from a one point perspective, you can let go and be yourself behind the pencil or brushes you hold. In art classes, you will most likely reproduce other artists’ work to master those techniques.
perfectly reproduced others’ drawings, you will be able to let yourself go; to work your own style. Art as Therapy One would have to live a hermit-like existence to not be aware of the turmoil going on in the world today.
trip to the art supplies store might de-stress you, at least a bit, with the thought of depicting something beautiful to counter all of the sensational revelations each news broadcast proclaims. If you are adept at cartoon drawing, you could create a storyboard out of updates to news reports.
prefer to draw faces, there are plenty of newsworthy – and scandal-worthy ones to sketch.
Or, you could
invent a hero: draw manga to combat society’s ills. If you are into cute, you could draw a bunch of chibi.
possibilities are endless, and all you have to do is get back the verve and é lan you had as a child, when drawing dinosaurs kept you enthralled. Except this time around, you will be working with fine-tuned skill. After years of writing and other precise hand movements, you are ready for charcoal, crayons, and… maybe painting lessons? Why not?
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