How to Get Back into Drawing After a Long Break

How to get back into drawing.

Getting back into drawing is like riding a bike. You never really lose it.  Your drawing skills might be as rusty as your old bike, but it’s nothing some wire wool won’t fix, right? Taking a long break from drawing can feel like a setback, but it’s a situation many …

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Drawing vs Sketching: Is There a Difference?

drawing and sketching header. Three drawings of wildlife by Kevin Hayler

Drawing and sketching are similar but there are differences worth describing. Where they overlap the differences are subtle, but at either end of the spectrum, they differ noticeably. Let me define the fundamental difference between drawing vs sketching in a brief summary. Sketches are the rapid notes and looser lines that …

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32 Drawing Mistakes and Bad Habits Artists Must Avoid

Drawing mistakes and bad habits artists must avoid.

Drawing requires patience, skill, and attention to detail. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional artist, it’s easy to fall into bad habits and make silly mistakes. It happens to us all. In this article, I’ll cover 32 common drawing mistakes and bad habits to avoid, ranging from the most …

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Are Drawing Books Worth It? Can You Learn From Books?

Are draweing books worth it? A book shelf with drawing books for sale

Choosing the most practical way to learn art is daunting for a beginner. Many students start with a book, so let’s answer the question – are drawing books worth it? Drawing books are worth it for learning art. They provide a structured approach to mastering various techniques and styles at …

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Is Drawing a Grid Cheating? Do Real Artists Use Grids?

is drawing a grid cheating and do real artists use grids?

Many artists struggle with drawing accurate proportions and even when they can, it takes too much time. A grid helps artists create more realistic drawings, but is drawing a grid cheating?  Drawing with a grid is not cheating, it’s a practical tool used for copying a 2D image accurately. However, …

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