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Observational drawing

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40 Excellent Observational Drawing Ideas - Bored Art

Do you believe that to be a good artist, you need to be a good observer too? On the other hand, do you think art and artistic ideas flow from the creative side of your brain? The thing is, most artists are good observers (whether they are aware of it or not) and also creative, which is what makes them good artists. Many artists or budding artists may deny the need to sit back and observe, but this is an important skill, one that you need to work at developing. That is probably the reason…

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Found a nifty picture by Flickr user Yusheng of some green tea ice cream. I thought it would be a nice exercise in values. 2B mecanical pencil (the lead was too fine but heck) in Canson sketchbook.

When drawing from observation, use your pencil to measure angles, axes, and other guidelines.

Once my students saw how effective the grid method was for creating an accurate portrait, I distributed this homemade handout to show them how they could get similar results without the grid by using sighting techniques.

This lesson, Gesture Drawing, teaches students to create works of art using the gesture technique.

Gesture drawing is a method of training hands to quickly sketch what the brain has already seen. Staying "focused" means sustained concentration. Once you start drawing, don't stop--there's only 10-30 seconds to finish! As you proceed in skill development, drawings should be "grouped" with overlapped shapes and time extended up to 2 minutes.