Easy Draw Tutorials For Beginners to Take Their Skills to The Next Level.

Easy Drawing Tutorials For Beginners to Take Their Skills to The Next Level.

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Easy Drawing Tutorials: Beginners Take Your Drawing Skills to The Next Level.
One of the things that I find really important when starting something, is to start where you are and start with what you have. When I was young, I submitted a simple water color painting to my teacher as a project but my teacher gave me a negative score because he said I did not follow the instruction. Can you imagine getting a negative score at the age of seven?

It does not have any written insults but getting a score like that gave me a subconscious idea that I cannot draw and I am utterly terrible at it. So I never made any drawings after that.

And I am quite certain, a lot of other people out there have felt this or have met someone in their lives who perhaps told them they cannot draw or gave them a subconscious message that they are no good in the art they endeavor.

But fast forward recently, my cousin came to visit me and she was a painter. I tried to join her while she was painting just to give it a try. I didn’t expect anything because I have an almost unchangeable feeling that I cannot draw or paint. But I tried, and I was surprised that I painted well. A day after that, I tried to paint a face and made a sketch of someone’s face. And without any practice, I was able to copy it with a very good likeness! I was SOoo chuffed!

With that experience, I want to give you an easy drawing tutorial that most tutorials miss.

Usual drawing tutorials will tell you about the pens or the strokes or the shadings to achieve gradient effects. The things I will be telling you today are not just mere easy tutorials. This is deeper and more practical tutorial that I hope you will keep in mind and heart when you start to pick up the pen, brush or start making great art you can be proud of.. 

Stop, Look, Don’t Listen! 

Before I talk about the pens and papers and other things you need for drawing, you should remember this. This world is full of people and many of them have a lot to say. If you are faced with someone like the teacher who gave me a negative score, chances are you will feel you don’t have the talent for it. So while that person it telling you that there is too much competition in the art world and that you are wasting your time as you start to learn, stop and look at the person and try to assess? Who is he to stop you? And decide you shouldn’t listen to anyone who deviates you from an endeavor you feel you can grow and be good at.

Start where you are with what you have

When we start drawing, the most accessible tool we have to learn something today is the internet. We can easily Google easy drawing tutorials that will teach us step-by-step instructions in drawing and painting. I once wanted to create a drawing of a colorful seabed so I Googled it. But then I realized that the painter had so many kinds of brushes to use and I just had two different brushes. I felt I did not have enough tools to do it. Wrong! 

This is where we will come to the third rule; Improvise 

Because I didn’t have all the tools needed, I started to feel like I couldn’t do it. But there was nothing to do so I picked up my brush and went on anyway. I improvised using the two worn-out brushes that I had. And I made something I was certainly proud of it. Not only am I glad that I made it. I am glad that I made it and learned to maximize the use of those two brushes. Limitations can make you innovative.

Again, this is something that might seem to not have anything to do with drawing but it has everything to do with drawing. When I was starting to sketch, I thought charcoal should be used only with charcoal and I cannot use anything else with it. So I drew a face of a woman using charcoal but I felt that there was a specific sharpness missing even if the gradients were set right.

A few weeks later, I saw a friend posting his drawing on Facebook that had the specific sharpness I needed. I asked him about it and he said, "use a pencil to make the outlines." Something so simple, but truth is, sometimes asking gives you very vital information that you’ll miss even if you’re reading or watching the most comprehensive tutorials. You can get wonderful advice on this website with tutorials that cover anything you want to draw.
Find out what you’re good at 

This can be somewhat counter-intuitive to what we hear since we get advice to always explore genres we are not good at. But before we explore these genres, you have to be a master at a specific craft. If you are good at drawing gardens, make it your goal to draw gardens and not just plain ones. Try to be a master at it. Gold is never famous because it is mediocre. Same goes with art. Mediocrity never pays. If you are good at portraits, then create lots of portraits, lots of 'em and make it an endeavor to be the best at painting portraits!.
Start now 

People tend to ask me, what the best drawing advice is or how should I position a drawing or the best material to use. But they rarely ever start. They keep procrastinating and all the discussion about what paper, pen, and brand of charcoal or canvas to use will amount to nothing if you do not start where you are right now.  So get out your drawing materials now, start off with just doodling then select something simple nearby to draw. Make it fun and your drawings will show it!