I draw a lot of things but drawing or sketching is something that come from within, it’s a gift, where if you add some skills/ techniques you can make an amazing MASTERPIECE. Calm environment also plays an important role in making a wonderful sketch accompanied with soothing music. So When I sketch, I make sure I feel very open and relaxed, as I am not trying to do a finished or important drawing.
There are two kinds of drawing
- Drawing from a picture or recreating reality
- Drawing from imagination
Drawing from imagination seems to be a higher skill than simply re-creating reality. After all, this is a real creation—you’re bringing to life something no one’s ever seen before! All these amazing creatures and fantastic stories in your mind are only waiting for you to set them free.
But the question is , is it so hard? How to get a proper connection between the image in your mind and the lines created by your hand?
Here’s part of what’s inside: “Explore what you can do with a pencil. See what marks a simple pencil will make. The point leaves a certain type of line, the side a different mark. Different pressures and speeds have very different results. This type of experimenting might seem pointless at first, but you should be as familiar with the pencils you use as musicians are with their instruments. Doodling creates a connection with your eye, brain and hand that will be vital to your creation of successful drawings.”
“Gesture is the first step in creating drawings from your imagination. Or maybe I should say re-creating because you are attempting to translate what you saw in a moment into a drawing that may take several minutes to develop.
“In public settings, subjects rarely stay still for very long. They are constantly gesturing or shifting their weight. If they are doing something very active like playing basketball or even just walking, they will only maintain a pose for a fraction of a second.
From my Sketchbook
I always make a composition sketch before I start to paint, and while this started as a discipline to eliminate false starts in painting, I’ve found that it’s a way of focusing my mind to the painting process. By sketching, I calm down and ready myself to concentrate; in a short while I can feel myself click into a different mental state.”
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