Guides to Fine Arts Like Painting, Designing, Architecture, Sculpture, Photography and More

By Manci Zeelgal

Tip 1: Train yourself to draw from real life more often. I know it's easier to look and a photograph and draw it but you will improve much more rapidly if you make and effort to draw from real life. (source:

Tip 2: Don't become obsess with details. The key to drawing more realistically is not to stuff it full to extra details. Instead look for the key details that define a drawing and focus on that. (source:

Tip 3: Don't feel like you have to complete the entire drawing in one session. If it helps, you should try to break up your drawing into multiple sessions and work on it in different stages.

Tip 4: Most people who want to learn how to draw give up very quickly. This is because they are too harsh on themselves and don't allow themselves time to grow and get better. Don't be too hard on yourself. Even if you are progressing slowing, as long as you are practicing, you will reach your goals.

Tip 5: If you are a beginner, don't try to draw anything that is too complicated as that might discourage you and cause you to give up. Just start with something simple and gradually work your way up.

Tip 6: Don't make the mistake of letting you view of an object blind you from what is in front of you. Just look at what you are drawing with a blank canvas.

Tip 7: There is a shading technique called hatching. It's basically a bunch of diagonal lines drawn close together. This can be very useful for adding shade to your drawing.

Tip 8: Try to use tone and value when you draw rather than hard lines. This will make your drawing look more realistic.

Tip 9: Keep your pencil sharp. Sharp pencil produce better and cleaner art works.

Tip 10: Another great way to train yourself is to flip a picture upside down and try to draw it. This will force you to forget what you think you know about a picture and draw exactly what you see.

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