How do I learn to draw realistically?

To learn to draw realistically you will need to practice at least one piece with a live model. Use this opportunity to develop your ability to draw on the fly. It will also be beneficial to practice a variety of poses throughout the day. There is no specific time that is best for practicing the drawing process. Just as you develop your ability to draw on the fly, you can also develop your ability to draw realistically.


Do I need any specialized equipment?

No, you don’t need any special equipment for this task. You need something that will allow you to keep a close eye on your paper. Your standard inkjet printer will work, and you should have one that offers resolution of at least 1200dpi. Any high resolution scanner that can accommodate your drawings will do well. Other than that, you will need to have a clear and steady line of vision, and a well-lit room.

What if I get stuck because of my pencil?

As with all drawing tasks, be patient. There are many ways to get stuck. If you don’t have good pencils, have a friend help you. If you have a steady hand, you can use a ruler. For more detailed explanations of how to get around a problem, go to the Help Center page.

What if I get stuck? I need help drawing on the fly.

Sometimes you can help yourself just by looking and thinking about it. You can think in the same way that most people think. Try to see how you might go about drawing, think of the problem from your point of view and see how your pencil helps you get to your point. You may not be able to solve your problem in the same way you did, but you can still approach it from your point of view.

Some people find it helpful to think about their problem first from the viewpoint of how they actually feel about it, and then try to think of their solution first from their point of view. Try this:

Think of three possible scenarios. Think of two scenarios where your pencil gets stuck. For example, suppose that you’re drawing a sketch of something or that you’re drawing someone or something, and then you start drawing on the edge of a page, with the edge touching the page. Here’s what your mind might see when you reach out to the edge of the page:

(I’m thinking about why drawing someone is bad, or why this object is important). Now think about what you need to do to