๐ŸŒธ I've been in art school since fall 2012 and till now! Here are some great tips on how to sketch and improving your drawings! I learned drawing in Korea and every thing i learned is taken seriously, we immediately start learning basics and not drawing whatever we want as beginners. I'm not sure what art academies in western countries are like but where i live any sort of education is taken extremely serious. I'm currently drawing advanced sitting figures anyways.๐Ÿ’—

โœ๏ธ Beginner Tips โœ๏ธ

  • Invest in a large sketchbook preferably 14 x 17 in or bigger. And start practicing basic 3D shapes, gray-scale tones and how the shadows are placed rather than drawing anime. Always start with the basics and do not attempt to draw difficult things first, whatever you want to draw eg; figures, objects, animals will be difficult at first. Everything you see everyday always have a basic shape.
  • Always sketch lightly! This is the most common mistake that everyone who draws. Pls do not make your sketch too dark! Do this and you won't waste a good paper! I always start with a HB pencil and lightly and roughly sketch then darken the corners of the sketch and add details!
  • Check your sketching progress. Doesn't matter if you sketch on a table, easel or none always check your progress every 5 minutes by walking a few feet away from your drawing and check for any mistakes!
  • If you are planning to use an easel get a long pencil extender. This is very useful for sketching something big
  • You don't have to get every graphite pencil grades it's not really necessary. Just get HB,2B and 4B pencils instead. HB: sketch, light tones and details 2B: medium tones 4B; dark medium and black tones The brand i use is Tombow mono J.
  • Sharpen your pencils extra long with a knife or box cutter. This way you can sketch easily and darken/refine your drawing better than a simple pencil sharpener.

๐Ÿ’• That's all folks! I hope u enjoyed this!๐Ÿ’•

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๐Ÿ“š Fun fact: ๐Ÿ“š When i was i high school i practiced drawing for 8 hours nearly everyday๐Ÿฅฐ At that time i had zero interests in regular school so i signed up for online school so i can practice more art ๐Ÿ˜˜