Basic Techniques – Outlines and Edges

If you are new to drawing this is the start drawing tutorial for you. This art tutorial starts at the very beginning of drawing and sketching with how to hold a pencil because it’s important. Different effects can be created simply by holding the pencil differently and varying the pressure on the pencil. Using your wrist as a simple compass is explained and demonstrated as you would expect.

Once these basic drawing skills have been demonstrated the art tutorial moves on to drawing a simple can. If you want to start drawing this is the place to start. Once you have mastered drawing the can in outline and getting basic shapes correct you can move on. The second part of the video shows the difference between the use of edges and outlines. Edges are more effective at creating 3D drawings and it is simple to do.

If you are starting to draw these drawing tutorials will also prove useful:

This art tutorial is designed for absolute beginners to drawing and sketching and those students wishing to improve their drawing skills.

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