Sketching tips for beginners.

We would like to share the expert sketching tips to help you take your first steps down the creative path.
The Beginner’s guide to sketching generally offers a lot of inspiration and advice for anyone looking to take their first steps towards becoming creative and looking to add a new piece to their design portfolio. Obviously there is much more than sketching where it starts from choosing the right
If you’re ready to go, here are some of the artistic points that contributed to the Beginner’s Guide to Sketching to offer some expert advice to get you off to a flying start.

1. Avoid Smudging :

“When shading, use an extra piece of paper underneath your hand,” advises artist Brun Croes. “This will minimise the amount your hand smudges your pencil lines. If you’re right-handed, start shading from left to right; if you’re left-handed, start at the right and move to the left.

Smudging & Shading

2. How to create curly hair with simple lines :

Want to draw curly hair? Illustrator Eva Widermann suggests these sketching tips: “Draw two straight vertical lines; these will be your guidelines for the width and length of the curl. Now loosely draw a wavy line down between the two lines.
“Double this wavy line a little below the first. You can already see a curly ribbon forming before you. Now connect the open parts on the sides, remove the guidelines, and add some details.”

Simple lines, Curly hair

3. Keep Some Texture :

Designer Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall suggests keeping some texture. “Some artists might find using watercolor crayons a little on the grainy side; however I like the added life the grain gives to a sketch. You don’t have to add water over the whole image. Leave some areas untouched to add a bit of texture to your sketch.”


4. How to sketch sky?

If you want to sketch a sky, artist Marisa Lewis has some advice: “Sometimes it’s preferable for your shading to be less sketchy and more smooth and subtle. Pencil lines don’t blend perfectly unless you’re very careful. We don’t want a sky full of scribbles, unless it’s on purpose!
“Instead, use spare paper to doodle a big swatch of soft graphite or charcoal pencil, then use a large blending stick to pick up the soft dust to use for your image. Keep using the blending stick and adding more scribbles as you need more graphite. Using the same technique, start darkening some areas of the sky to define the tops of the clouds.”

sketch, Sky, doodle, blending stick, scribbles

5. Silhouettes

“Have you ever noticed that every important character in an animation movie is recognisable from their shadow alone?”, says artist Leonardo Sala. “This magic has a name: the silhouette. The purpose of finding a strong and interesting silhouette is to create an easily recognisable character that will remain clear in the visual memory of the viewer.
“To test out whether your characters are readable as silhouettes, grab a piece of tracing paper and trace around your character, filling it in with a solid color. A great way to test your silhouettes is to show them to your friends or colleagues and ask them what they see.”

Silhouettes, Character, Shadow

With reference to “creativebloq

By following the above mentioned steps, we have achieved a lot in illustration work. There are also more tips that would follow. And we are sure if you try the same you would do wonders. As when it comes to do concept art, practice makes it more perfect.

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