Some people find it hard to sketch in public, so why not get some practice in drawing people out of catalogues and magazines? The models are great – they don’t move! do one everyday and you will soon feel that maybe you do it from real life in a cafe or on the street.
Remember that you are not drawing a photograph. That’s what cameras are for. You are drawing a sketch. Your drawing does not have to be a portrait nor does it even have to look the same or use the same colours. It’s your sketch interpretation.
If you make a mistake, that’s great – we learn from mistakes. see if you can finish the drawing then have another go and see if you can get it right, Don’t abandon the drawing if you make a mistake – that can turn into a habit and you’ll never finish anything. Often you can save a drawing or painting by just keeping on going!
I visited St Paul’s Primary School in Gloucester recently, and some of the children still had questions to ask when our time was up. I Asked their teacher Mrs Bevan, to send me an email with the questions I hadn’t answered and promised to make a video for her and her class 5.
Having made the video, I though I might share it with my subscribers and viewers too!
I mention that Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, is my favourite book. I made a video explaining why here: https://youtu.be/sH4sYranmbg
Carol Deml asked me how to draw a 3d landscape from a 2 d garden plan. So many people have asked me about landscapes in the backgrounds of drawing that I thought it was about time a made a video about it.
I am very spatially aware, so most of this comes to me without thinking. I can look at a floor plan and do a sketch for you, but not everyone can.
The way to do it is by making a floor plan and then transposing it to a 3d perspective plan and work it out from there.