Starting to Draw? PART 2

Pencil Drawing for Beginners

This is the second of my art tutorials on Starting to Draw for absolute beginners. In this video I explain the two things you need to practice to improve your drawing skills and make your drawings more creative and interesting.

Firstly, we look at drawing curves this will require you to hold your wrist still. Because drawing tight curves close together requires you to move your fingers only. Curves can suggest an object is round. I demonstrate how you can use this drawing technique to draw a simple tree. Using curves can make the tree trunk look more three dimensional. I also mention eye level. If you don’t understand eye level there is a link in the video which will explain everything.

The second technique is flicking the pencil using your wrist. To look effective this has to done boldly. Drawing grass can be harder than it appears. Grass grows upwards. so tit is essential to flick the pencil upwards. Flicking is used to define the branches of a palm tree, but they have to be drawn boldly to look effective. This video is aimed at beginners to drawing, children, students in schools and anyone else wanting to improve their drawing skills.

Check out my easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw Trees

I’d like to thank the following patrons whose support in the making of this video is much appreciated: Richard Chapple, Ivan Gilbert Rappaport, Farida Grewal, Dale Folan, Emily Liss, Martyn Lawrence Clarke-Smith, Nicolae Opris, Vaikunthanathan, Shirley Trill, George Barnabic

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