As stated above, you are already great at drawing. You just need to learn how to keep the energy flowing. Don’t worry too much about whether that means moving to the computer or going to the drawing table. I personally like to use the phone app iDraw. You learn and practice all the things you want to become better at, then you move to the computer, then iDraw, then you become the god of your own world. It’s all about how you move, who you become.
What do I need to know about drawing?
First, you need to understand the mechanics of the process, which makes everything easier in the long run. If you want to learn the basics of drawing, just read how I draw and you might be able to work through all of this in a few weeks. If you want to work through the more advanced processes, you could probably try the books on the site.
How long can I paint?
If you work fulltime drawing, you can paint about 5 to 7 days a week. I paint about 4 – 6 days a week, and sometimes I do 2 or 3 extra days (on the weekends).
How do I choose which subjects to sketch?
I have a general rule for any drawing project. I always start by choosing a subject I feel like I can draw well. My subject choices almost never change, but I might experiment by painting a different type of subject once or twice. If you are looking for something new to draw, I highly recommend picking up Painterly! It’s not a painting app, but a tool to help you create your own unique creations.
What do I need to know about perspective?
There are a number of ways you can get perspective to work in your picture. A great way to get perspective in a picture is to keep drawing the same object from different angles:
If you know how to draw, you should know about how perspective is built out, not just for drawings, but for everything you create, including any kind of painting. If you want to learn more, check out the How to Draw and Read a Painting with Perspective videos.
What kind of techniques do you use?
I’m not a very good “technique” artist. There are a few of the techniques I use that I think are very useful, but I just use them in different ways and in different situations. When you try them, they tend to work well. For example, there