Drawing is my other big hobby. In fact, when I was a child, I wanted to be an artist. But as I got older I realized that it wasn’t something that was stable enough for me to use as a career. Some people can deal with the ups and downs of inspiration for drawing and writing, but for me it’s not so great. That’s why I got into Culinary Arts and Nutrition. It’s not only something I grew up with and love, but my love of food is mostly stable! 🙂
But I’ve been on a drawing kick recently. I’m gonna post some of my stuff here soon.
I wanted to give some tips when you’re drawing that I’ve found very helpful.
The number one tip I can give anyone is to have reference pictures!
Usually when I draw I have a ton of them. I have a whole folder of references.
If you have an idea that you wanna draw – go to google, or a search engine of your choice, and search for pictures related to it. If you’re drawing clothes, find pictures of similar clothes, textures, patterns, folds etc…
Anatomy is a big thing with drawing!
You don’t have to know the nitty gritty stuff, depending on what you’re drawing, but you need to have a basic knowledge of anatomy to draw anything.
Once again, have references!
If you have a specific thing in mind and you can’t find pictures, take them yourself!
I know, it sounds a little weird, but it really works! If it’s of flowers, go take pictures of flowers. Animals? Get your pets and take pictures. If it’s the human body, find a mirror and snap some pictures. Even I’ve done it.
Try to draw something everyday.
Even if it’s just doodling in a notepad during class. My one art teacher actually encouraged us to do this and gave us extra credit! Drawing even the littlest things is practice, and practice makes perfect!
I will repeat it.
Practice makes perfect!