How to draw everyday



  • @Bob-Crum That's interesting. When I was a little girl with 5 sisters and one brother (later two), we all liked to color and draw with crayons. We did ti so much! My mom used to spread out the newspaper want ads on the hardwood floors and dump the crayons out and we would draw over the small print πŸ™‚



  • @NoWayMe Character Design shuffle! Ha! That sounds good!



  • One thing that always helps me draw is to have an ongoing project to work on. That way you can see tangible progress towards a finished product. That could be a multitude of things. You don't need to start with something huge, think about what area of illustration you enjoy the most and find a project/product that accentuates that. A Drawing Challenge, a Comic Book, a Children's Book - anything that gets you excited to draw!



  • Scribble until you find something. Basically just throw down some lines and then think of something to turn it into (not a face) and start drawing over top. You will find yourself creating goofy characters and objects that can be refined into real items. As far as doing it everyday you need to make an actual time for it and stick to that time.



  • sorry if I repeat what others have said, I don't have time to read all the replies. but here are a few things I do (on top of my head):

    • draw what's in front of you (even if it's boring. once you start, you might find yourself tweaking what you see to make it look more interesting, that's when creativity comes out)
    • do anatomy studies (hands, feet, nose, preferably what you need to improve). I love this website to practice and sketch https://line-of-action.com/
    • keep a list of things you would like to draw, styles or media you would like to try: whenever you look at other people's work, you probably think "oh I'd like to try this some day", so whenever you think of something, write it down, because when you have no inspiration, these ideas never come up then!
    • do master copies and value/composition studies: any artist you admire, work that caught your attention, do it. a pinterest account is great for that, you can pin whenever you see something and come back to it later, when you need it
    • practice drawing a character consistently: you can go back on a character you've drawn before and draw it from different angles, face expressions etc...

    eventually, something will come out of that: whether is unblocking your creativity, improving your skills or creating something new and exciting
    Giuseppe Castellano recently gave an art tip on twitter, that I really liked:
    β€’ Buy a cheap sketchbook.
    β€’ Title it: Bad Drawings Only
    β€’ Use a cheap pen/pencil.
    β€’ Draw freely



  • Some good suggestions here.

    Some more basic advice is to simply make time (like a week) to actually figure out what you want to draw. This is part of the process. If you skip it, everything after that becomes difficult because you are sitting there staring at a blank page.

    Sketching just what is around you is sort of lazy and super boring (IMO). Take a week and gather the coolest, most interesting stuff you can find and put it in a notebook. Then use it as inspiration when you sit down to draw. You can do master copies, or just start on a theme and run with it. Space ships, robots, tree houses, city scapes are all things that get me going. What is it going to be for you?



  • I thought I had nothing to add to this thread, until I read LeeΒ΄s post - which reminded me of something.
    I used to draw from posebooks, cover-to-cover (I still pick them up sometimes). I have always been interested in drawing people more than anything else, but going out and sitting in a coffee shop to draw happens too rarely. So I bought posebooks (there are a zillion out there, even some with different focus, like "children" or "action poses" or "sports") and just drew from them, one page after the other. Some have the same pose from 6 or 8 different angles, which is even more interesting. You can even use a timer and set it as short as 3 minutes per pose (short poses are a staple of live drawing). When you can draw without thinking what and learn something in as short as 3 minutes, there are no excuses for not doing it πŸ˜‰



  • i dont get your question tho u said u dont know what to draw(dont have any idea), but i feel like u dont know how to draw( dont know how to start ). if im wrong im sorry and stop reading right now.

    if u dont know how to draw here is some tips

    1.first watch finished not perfect of jaked parker πŸ˜ƒ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRtV-ugIT0k

    2.maybe 30 mins before u go to sleep just find some refs u like i try do draw them by basic forms try to break them by boxes, spheres, cylinders,...

    +draw outdoor with sketchbook (dont buy expensive buy the cheapest u can find)

    1. U dont need to draw by your memory that thing for professional or at least forget it for now

    2. 2 kind of sketchbook u may wanna consider
      -A4 sketchbook is great πŸ˜ƒ u dont usually forget at a coffee shop a in a restaurant πŸ˜ƒ easier to draw details
      -small sketchbook really easy to carry around draw quick because u dont need to do the details... your drawing will be really rough if u dont draw well....
      up to u use whatever u want to make u feel comfortable

    3. Find some refs u like to draw and keep them inside/near your sketchbook maybe u wanna write down drawing process in your sketchbook πŸ˜ƒ i have my own drawing process and i always follow it
      +basic forms/shapes
      +center line/curve/...
      +perspective or contour lines
      +rough drawing
      +clean lines/ink

    • crosshatching/marker
      +color
    1. if your draw not good dont find some thing complex just find something simple to draw ( walk before run)
    2. if the place very crowd and u really afraid of ppl look at your drawings then do some straight lines, circles, curves(help your line work better) or 1,2,3 point persp

    basically if u want to do drawing or designing for living just draw anything on any piece of paper u can find( and dont wast paper tho try to fill up) dont wast time
    hope it help



  • @lee-white said in How to draw everyday:

    Some good suggestions here.

    Some more basic advice is to simply make time (like a week) to actually figure out what you want to draw. This is part of the process. If you skip it, everything after that becomes difficult because you are sitting there staring at a blank page.

    Sketching just what is around you is sort of lazy and super boring (IMO). Take a week and gather the coolest, most interesting stuff you can find and put it in a notebook. Then use it as inspiration when you sit down to draw. You can do master copies, or just start on a theme and run with it. Space ships, robots, tree houses, city scapes are all things that get me going. What is it going to be for you?

    Thanks so much for your suggestion! I have a bunch of inspiring artwork on folders on Pinterest and Instagram that I'd love to pull out. I'll try and start, and after a while I'll possibly post a thread here on how it turned out. Thanks again.



  • @linhb Thanks! I love that video from @Jake-Parker! This will definetly help