Learn to Draw - Where to Begin a Drawing?

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Recently I was asked a question that seems common among beginning artists who just start to learn drawing: "how and where to start a drawing?" Don't be mislead into believing this is easy and impractical question.
Although the reply may seem clear, I've seen a lot of artists that are unsuccessful because they don't pursue these principles.
Once artists approach a new drawing unorganized and unstructured they risk failure.
Not that I believe much in structures and strict rules.
Follow some really simple and obvious rules when starting a new drawing will make your work much easier.
What urges you to draw? First ask yourself not only what you want to draw but also why do you want to draw it? What is the idea you're trying to give the spectator? Knowing the idea you're trying to put across to your viewers is a vital first step.
For example, envisage that you want to draw an image of a dog and then ask yourself why? Is it to demonstrate how attractive he is? Is it to illustrate how skillful a hunter he is? To demonstrate how unsafe he is? Is it in reminiscence of him? Having understood what to communicate the next step is to consider how you can use the elements and techniques to convey it.
You can utilize perspective, dark and shadows, colors, composition, add different details, use diverse drawing techniques etc.
After this you should attempt to figure out where your picture is going by making lots of small thumbnail sketches.
Try numerous ways to create the drawing, see what actually looks good and what doesn't.
Draw these sketches very fast.
The belief is to put the whole composition into place, so you don't need to spend time adding a lot of niceties on them.
It's from time to time very tricky, even for professional artists, not to jump ahead and start on the final picture before things are really contemplated upon.
But this scenario often ends with that attempt going into the bin once you've realized that your first idea didn't work the way you'd first thought.
So it's an extremely good idea to use the initial steps when starting a drawing as it will prevent a lot of labor in the long run.
Getting started drawing You have finished sketching your artwork you like to translate in a full-blown drawing? Then it's time to get going.
This time it's not speed but beauty you want to strive for.
And there are some instructions that will help you to make the beautiful drawing you want to make- without too many attempts going to waste.
It's all related to the order in which to come up to the different parts of your drawing ideally.
All in all there are just two simple rules: Start with light tones, proceed to darker tones This allows you to fix small mistakes you've done early in the beginning as the darker tones can hide any of your mistakes.
Start sketchy and get detailed later In the majority of cases the drawings get waste by indistinct size, perspective and composition.
Now start first by arranging the total drawing without details just in faint lines.
This makes certain you'll bring in all errors in perspective and proportion at the start of work.
If something goes really wrong then, you can re-start without losing too much labor.
And all smaller blemishes still can be rectified without difficulty as there are only pale lines and no details in position.
Even if you are knowledgeable and sketching for years, it won't hurt to think about these tips once again.
Actually I'm forgetting these guidelines too often - and make errors into my drawings that may possibly have been thwarted.
And you'll see these guidelines are even more useful, if you've just started to learn drawing.
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