Last Updated on April 18, 2023 by Tabraiz
Do you struggle to create a circle with just one step in each tutorial? No matter how hard you try, your straight lines don’t seem to be straight. Do you find it hard to draw two points with the same distance between them? Your pictures don’t look right even after you follow every step in the detailed tutorial.
These problems may be due to basic skills that are not taught when learning simple drawing for beginners. These skills may be obvious to someone who has done a lot of drawing, but can easily be forgotten after a few more years. Are you ready now to get up-to-speed with the best drawing exercises suitable for beginners?
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1. Break the Straight Line
Your problem? it’s not possible to draw straight lines/perfect circles.
Straight line drawings by hand are not real. It is only found in vector form, which is the shortest path between two points. Even though you can cheat with a ruler, it is unlikely that your hand will ever learn to draw a straight line. Even if something looks perfect from the start, there are always mistakes to be corrected. What does it actually mean?
It is possible to draw a longer line if your hand is not well-adapted. These lines can be drawn with any tool, no matter how complicated or simple. You can see the result in the image below. The lines that are shorter will bring the picture closer to the original.
Let’s say that you want the following flower drawn. You can see that it has a straightline, perfect circle, and several curves with precise angles. You could draw it very slowly, very meticulously, with your tongue sticking out. But… why? Drawing shouldn’t feel like a chore.
Concentration is needed to draw technically (straight lines, perfect circular drawings). It is about drawing things exactly like they are. Because style is a combination of creativity and personal style, there’s no place for it. Do you really want to do this? Draw the exact same things the entire time.
If you are, don’t worry, there is no tutorial. Because drawing–creation–is about keeping your hand relaxed while being focused on a final effect instead of creating a series of perfect lines. Here’s what you have to do: keep your hand relaxed and sketch quickly without worrying. Let’s go back and draw this flower. These simple rules will help you this time.
- Divide the long lines into smaller ones.
- The shorter the lines, the greater the number of curves.
- Be gentle with your pencil and touch the paper.
- Make sure you do it quickly
Wasn’t that much fun? If you narrow your eyes, it even looks quite done. Now, fill in the spaces between lines with the ones that it isn’t. The previous step’s rules apply.
Now, you can use a marker to highlight the lines and press the pencil more hard. This step doesn’t need to be done.
It’s done! It may not look exactly like the original but it has some style. You can also see a little bit of your personality. This is your creation! Because nature is imperfect, it can look more natural than the original. But, the most important thing is that you can easily alter everything once you reach beyond the boundaries.
Now that your straight-line drawing skills are mastered, what can you do to practice it?
- Divide the lines and make them shorter.
- Instead of drawing long, bent lines, make circles.
- Draw lightly, so that any mistakes you make won’t be apparent.