How to Draw Using Sketchbook? Step by Step Guideline
A common practice among artists of all ranks, from a cartoonist to a great master like Leonardo da Vinci is the outline or, in English, "sketch." An outline is a drawing made quickly for the purpose of studying or grasping the shape of a subject. Da Vinci made hundreds of sketches in his notebooks with various subjects such as animals, people, and machines. An outline is not a finished drawing and often contains errors and several overlapping line attempts.
One of the most important keys to learning to draw is, well, drawing. It's like learning to ride a bike. As much as you want to ride the bike, no matter how much you feel about reading road safety articles or looking at bike catalogs, you will not gain more experience than getting on the bike and pedaling. Likewise, you can spend hours reading books, buying drawing instruments, wishing ardently to learn to draw ... but nothing replaces the experience you will get by picking up a pencil, paper and drawing, drawing, drawing.
This is where the sketches come in. You can start sketching based on a drawing you like, or a photograph, or perhaps a subject that you have in front of your eyes. You have to lose the fear of "It's not going to come out the same," "This is very difficult." We are all afraid of the early days of cycling, but there is no other way to lose fear than by cleaning our knees and pedaling. Eventually you will begin to have more confidence in yourself or in yourself.
Let's do it! The great thing about drawing is that you can practice in almost any part and situation. You can draw in the comfort of your home, outside on the street while you wait for someone, in a restaurant while you wait for the service and a long etcetera. It is not uncommon to find drawings by artists who draw during their trip on the minibus or train.
Let's start then! Keeping in mind the exercises we did previously of observation, drawing in the air, etc. I give you the following tips:
1. Start with light strokes. Gently passing the pencil on the paper begins by drawing lines and very general shapes of the subject.
2. Make several basic strokes and then, more firmly, make a more marked stroke. It happens to me many times that I cannot draw a straight line at the angle I want, so I try it several times lightly and once it comes out I make the final stroke using the base attempts.
3. Did you go wrong? Leave it and try again or try something else. Sketching should be fun, you should not lose patience let alone let frustration make you leave the paper. There are times when you do not feel inspired, like you draw and you do not do well. Take a moment and try again. All right, now let's start exercise.