Constantly answering this question "how to learn to draw," the short course of the student was formed by itself. This list is not complete and it can be continued by developing an idea within each item. He summarizes the many years of experience of the teachers of the academic school, the statements of colleagues in the shop and my experiments. I approve that by following these tips, anyone can learn to draw.
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1. Do the outline
The first and most important point. Do at least 5-6 sketches a day. This rule works like this: the more, the better. Use every opportunity to draw at home, at work, on the road. This develops the "hand", the sharpness and speed of perception, the ability to see proportions, character. It's useful to draw storyboards for a movie, comics, step-by-step instructions. They have to control the movement of characters, keeping track of their recognizability. Learn More
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2. Copy the old masters
Surround yourself with examples to follow, develop a taste. Do 1 copy in 3 months. This should be a thorough study with good originals of great masters (Michelangelo, Rubens, Holbein, Durer, Repin, Serov, Feshin and others). Try as much as you can to approach the primary source, studying not only the techniques of the master, but also his biography, the material culture of that time. Learn More
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3. Draw from memory
Even working with nature, we work from memory. During a lengthy educational setting, do in parallel sketches from memory, looking at the details, draw this or that element at home. Developing visual memory, you will not only draw well, but also convincingly compose.
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4. Study and compare with nature
Study nature at least 2 hours a day under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The principle: from simple to complex. For the fruitful mastery of professional skills, it is necessary to have an individual study plan or follow an established curriculum. Work in the studio combine with going to the open air. Do not let yourself be confused by formal experiments. Trust your feelings and constantly compare theory with practice.
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5. Read professional literature
All you need to know has long been written - do not reinvent the wheel. Read 1 book a month. The technique and technology of materials, the history of art, anatomy, color studies, treatises of old masters, artist biographies, the physics of natural phenomena, the basis of perception, psychology, philosophy - read everything related to the profession of the artist. Today, the Internet provides a global opportunity to get almost any material. But, you can not trust everyone.
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6. Look for a mentor
Always look for a mentor as you grow. You must completely trust his knowledge, experience and his creative activity should cause everyone to respect. Often, good artists can not be mentors. For this you need to have a methodical and teaching talent. To give advice is not enough - it is necessary to participate in the destiny of the student, to come up with tasks taking into account individuality and abilities. On the other hand, full-time teachers often perform supervisory functions and have not practiced art for a long time. Their school truths do not have real skill and skill. Sometimes, only one meeting with a real master can change your whole destiny.
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7. Repeat Errors
Usually, people encounter the first obstacle - they throw the begun. They are afraid of repetition of mistakes. It did not work out - start a new one! Do not be afraid to make mistakes - take a closer look at them. Perhaps it is "says" your personality. Turn your shortcomings into your own virtues.
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8. Do not paint on photography
The temptation to simplify work from nature can have irreversible consequences. A novice artist, without realizing the wisdom of revealing form, voluntarily or involuntarily finds himself dependent on looking at the world through the lens. It seems to him that this will bring him closer to nature. Believe me - this is not so.
The camera can not replace the work of your mind and heart in transmitting reality on the plane. And the more so it will not work out creatively, which is especially valuable. Only after gaining sufficient experience and becoming a master can you use the photoapplication to collect material and fix the moment.
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9. Take breaks
Do not get hung up on the same thing - be able to switch. It does not work out - take a break, go for a walk. Start a fundamentally different drawing, change the point of view, change the technique, try new material. It is useful to conduct several works simultaneously with different tasks using a new technique. Sometimes it is just necessary to take a step back in order to look at yourself from the outside.
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10. Doing creativity
Set yourself great goals. You must always remember why you decided to study. Do not put off your artistic plans, creative ideas. Begin to implement them right now. Participate in exhibitions, competitions, regardless of the level of training and remoteness. Be an artist!
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Summary
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