Our first demonstration in 2022 was about drawing. This skill is essential to make good art. The more you look at an object the more you get to know it so it is very good to sketch first before proceeding with the finished piece.
Draw what you see not what you think is there. Squinting will help you to do this. You should start drawing the main shape and ignore the details. Start in the middle of the object and work out. You start this by lightly sketching the shape with pencil. Once you are happy with the accuracy, darker lines can be applied. You can estimate the angles of your object using your pencil. By drawing a line down the middle of your drawing you can paste dots on the outer edges of the object . To ensure that it is vertical place the pencil along the edge of both sides of your paper to ensure that your drawing is vertical.
Once you have your drawing underway look at the shapes in between your lines which are referred to as negative shapes. This can help with the accuracy.
When you draw still life, draw the nearest object first and then follow with what is behind.
Continue to draw in order to improve your drawing skills and enjoy. .Practice, practice, practice!
Sketching from light to dark with center line.