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Drawing is a skill which develops as you practice.

Youre not alone when you say that youre terrible at drawing; all the great artists have started drawing with stick figures at some point in their life.

,Figures like this one -,u200bThe reason why they went ahead from these so called stick figures to something much more, is that they had an insatiable desire within them to draw even better, every time they put their pencil on paper.

This shear fact separated them from the rest, and thats the only reason why they were successful in honing their skill to reach where they reached later on in their respective lives.

,First and foremost, the one great thing thats in your favor is- the fact that you are dedicated to improve your drawing.

I say this because it seems that way, as you are asking this question.

And this is really important because any art form can not be learned just for the sake of it; there has to be passion, interest, curiosity, and dedication attached to the process of learning.

,So in your case, it seems, the biggest hurdle is over, and you can start drawing by observing things around you! Simple as that!,And in this endeavor which is stated above, the following steps that Im about to suggest, should help you in making yourself a better artist.

,But before blindly following the path below, always remember that you are free to choose your own unique path; the path which you feel is comfortable.

The real objective here is to practice regularly and with an intent to learn.

Its immaterial which way one chooses to start the practice of drawing.

,So keeping this in mind, let me try and suggest some steps which you can adopt for the exciting journey that youre about to begin.

And like I just said, youre also free to develop your own unique path after understanding these steps, as well.

And that would be way more cooler, to be honest!,(Please note that each and every step mentioned below can take weeks, months, or even years to perfect.

It would all depend on how really one wants to improve herself and how much of effort shes willing to put in.

Additionally, for every step given below, thereu2019s a lot of material available online, including on YouTube.

You are encouraged to check out different sources, adopt different styles, and practice whichever style that suits you the most.

)So let us just begin!,Step 1:Firstly, take a paper and a pencil (or pen), sit down in a comfortable position, clear your mind from of all the distraction, and just focus on the task at hand.

,Now try to draw a simple shape.

For instance, draw a circle, and then keep on practicing it.

,Then onward, every time, try to draw a perfect circle; thats it! It will keep you busy for some days or even months, if youre really serious about it.

,With only using your hands, it would be a lot difficult for you to draw a simple circle than you are imagining.

,Just start drawing circles and keep practicing those circles until you reach a stage where you will be able to draw a perfect circle without using any aid and only with your drawing hand.

,Your attempts would start from something like this -,u200bu200bAnd then your hand-eye coordination would improve (after many iterations, of course), and then you would proceed to draw something like this -,u200bu200bThis is pretty good estimation of circle.

Congratulations! Now move on!,In similar way, start working on various other shapes like a triangle, a square, a cube, an octagon, so on and so forth.

,This should again keep you busy for quite some time.

Remember, its a herculean task if your starting point is the first circle figure in this answer.

,But having said that, after x amount of time (say 6 months or one year), once you are through that rigorous exercise, and when you are champion at drawing any of the simple shapes at will, there comes one more interesting facet.

,At that stage, there are two approaches that you can adopt -,Approach 1]To try and add shades to the basic shapes that youve already mastered, so that at the beginning of your drawing itself, you would get well versed with how to add shadows and where to put them with respect to light source, etc.

, in any figure you would draw in the future.

(Its really simple to be honest, wherever there is light, the shadow will be at its opposite direction.

) And then in this process, get a sense of how to add depth (or a 3D-effect) to the basic shapes.

,Approach 2]To build on to these basic shapes that you have mastered (with a relative perfection), keep drawing different (more complex) shapes that you would observe in your surroundings.

And also, imagine shapes in the mind and try to draw them as accurately as possible.

,(You can adopt any of these above approaches.

Its your wish.

What you find easier to adapt, you should adopt.

I personally would like to take the first path as it is advantageous to get an essence of what shading is, along with learning different shapes.

It helps when one tries to draw complex shapes, later on.

This approach also gives an additional practice of looking at the broader picture by looking the object with a reference to the light source.

It also gives a broader perspective of depth which is very important when it comes to drawing complex shapes with a decent accuracy.

So to move forward in this particular practice ritual, I have assumed that weve adopted the first approach.

And as mentioned earlier, theres no hard and fast rule to it, you can go with the second approach, too.

)Step 2:Now that you know how to draw simple figures with a sense of perfection to it, lets start shading these figures.

(Approach 1 adopted.

)(For consistency of representation in my answer, Im sticking to circles.

)So your first attempt of shading a circle without any understanding of it, would look something like this -,u200bu200bu200bNotice, even though your attempt as shown above was not that great if one considers the extent of realism to it, you were still innately aware of a fictitious light source and you assumed it towards the upper left corner, and considering that source, you drew a shadow of sorts on the opposite side, towards the bottom right corner.

,And thats what is required, here.

Some common sense, nothing more.

,Now keep practicing this shading stuff (as it should take a few months if you sincerely want to hone this), and then you would reach somewhere here -,u200bu200bu200bNow the above drawing is shaded to make the circle look like a sphere or a solid object.

You can shade it to make it look just a circle and not a solid object, too.

You learn such nuances once you begin the practice.

Itu2019s fun and a lengthy routine.

,Later in this routine, you can start bringing in the surroundings into the entire picture, to explore the shading and shadow aspect of it.

In that case, the drawing should look something like this -,u200bnu200bu200bAlways remember one simple rule, which has been demonstrated in the drawing below -,u200bu200bBut since itu2019s presumed that now you have passed this level of drawing and have improved your drawing, lets put it in a little more realistic manner, as shown below.

(By this time you should be able to draw something like below, ditto!) -,u200bnu200bu200bSimilarly, Ill assume that by now you would be exploring the other shapes with the shading rituals, as well; so just keep practicing them.

,During the practice, keep an eye on your shading; notice how the shades vary with the availability of the light.

Look at the shade card below, for reference.

Learn from this, and improve every time you draw a shape.

,Keep practicing.

Itu2019s an infinite loop!,u200bnu200bnu200bu200bnu200bStep 3:{Before going ahead, let me tell you something about the relativity concept.

,There are two kinds of people who start drawing.

1] The ones who intuitively understand relativity, and 2] the ones that dont.

,While reaching up to here, I presumed you knew relativity; if you dont know, though, dont you worry.

Nothing fancy, here.

,When an object is drawn closer, it looks bigger and if has to be shown farther, it will have to be drawn smaller; thats it.

If you understand this much, you know relativity!},That out of the way, let us understand the concept called as a vanishing point.

Iu2019ll explain this concept with an example of a cube.

,When we draw a cube, why is it that the lengths and the breadths of that cube taper towards its end, or slant inwards into the paper? Just look at this picture below for the reference and ask yourself, why would that happen? Can you see it for yourself?,u200bu200bu200bAs you can see, in the figure above, the edges are tapering towards the right as well as the left side, as if going into the drawing paper.

This relativity and adjustment gives the cube an illusion of a 3D on a 2D paper.

And this is possible because of the concept of a vanishing point.

Now consider that same cube, again.

,In the cube, we had assumed a vanishing point (V.


) somewhere deep inside, towards the right and the left side.

And that is why the sides tapered towards the inside of the paper, towards the right and the left.

So if we check that same cube again, as shown below, with markings for your understanding, it traces two points on the either side wherein the tapered lines disappear and form their respective points.

Those two points are called the vanishing points.

,u200bnu200bNow, check the green dot in the following drawing of a cube -,u200bThat green dot is what is called as a vanishing point.

,Just imagine how a cube would look without this concept of a vanishing point.

It would look more like a square in 2-D.

,When a cube is drawn, we always have an intuitive sense of this vanishing point, and thats why were able to draw it differently than say, a square.

,So I hope the concept of the vanishing point is clear in your mind, as for any good drawing, which is drawn after taking into consideration the space and the distance aspect of every object in it, the vanishing point concept has to be there in it by default.

,Here are some more examples of the vanishing point concept, for your understanding.

,Exhibit 1] A top view (or the birds eye view):u200bu200b,u200b,Exhibit 2] A horizontal view of a landscape:u200b,u200b,u200bnu200bnu200bExhibit 3] Multiple vanishing point view (any pragmatic scenario):n nu200b,u200b,u200b(Thus, as depicted in the exhibit 3], in real scenarios, multiple vanishing points exist; and these vanishing points give any drawing its desired depth or the 3-D effect, and that sense of space which separates it from 2-D.

)Is it too much to handle, already?,Well, just dont panic now, all right? Just having the knowledge of this vanishing point at this stage is enough.

You should just try your best to show this vanishing point everything you draw, and you need not take a scale to measure things and stuff like that.

,(This step 3 was a mere background of this vanishing point concept, just to make you aware of its importance in drawing.

),Step 4:Now carry your supreme confidence of drawing and shading the basic shapes, and of the knowledge of the shadow effect and the vanishing point to the next level of drawing, i.


, drawing random/complex shapes.

,Rules of the game remain the same.

,Keep Practicing.

,Observe the nuances.

,Improve every time and try not to repeat the previous mistakes.

,So to start with, how about an egg? Not that different to the circle, eh?,Lets just start.

Practice till you master; thats it!,u200bu200bnu200bOkay, it seems like an egg.

Now try different fruits.

Strawberry, for instance.

,u200bu200bNice, thats a really nice strawberry.

And look at that detailing.

Voila!,(Notice, though the last strawberry looks impossible to draw, weve already developed an expertise in shading by now.

Its the same thing, just at a micro level.

Have some faith!)Likewise, keep drawing some more random shapes and shade them.

Put some shadows on to those drawings.

Consider the effects such as reflection, refraction, translucency, etc.

And just keep on practicing.

,There are gazillion shapes around to practice.

Try drawing two random shapes a day.

It should be an entire package- Drawing+Shading+Shadow+Any other special effect.

Something like as shown below -n nDay 1) Drawing 1:u200bu200bu200bDay 1) Drawing 2:u200bnu200bEvery day, just repeat this process.

Youu2019re supposedly on a mission!,Step 5:As we now know how to draw and shade various objects with a relative precision, its time to draw animated objects or living organisms.

It should involve their movements & their facial expressions; its the real deal!,The foremost aspect to do this is nothing but to keep your eyes and mind wide open.

You should observe everything around you.

,So observe all the nuances- the peoplesu2019 walk, a birds flight, a dogs sleeping posture, etc.

And whenever possible, create a fast, first hand drawing of that particular position, movement, expression, etc.

, and work on the details later on in your free time.

,Draw something like this.

(This is a fast hand drawing) -,u200bu200bSimilarly, try to quickly draw all the different facial expressions as you see them, then and there -,u200bu200b(Observe and remember the differences in the facial lines.

) Later, keep adding the shades and make them look even more realistic, like this -,u200bu200bSame goes with the trees, flowers, animals, birds, so on and so forth.

,u200bnu200bnNow that you already know this much, with some common sense and with some more fine tuning, you will achieve something like this -,u200bnu200b,u200bu200bu200b,u200bnu200bu200bnPenance, hardships, and pain would then take you somewhere here as shown below -,u200bu200bu200bnu200bAnd in case of humans (a little better or worse) -,u200bSo after this eventful journey, its now time to wait and take a look at the image below, its of a beautiful lady.

Sheu2019s indeed looking very beautiful, isnt she?,u200bu200bAnd if you ask yourself, would you be confident enough to draw her, just as she is? Most probably the answer would be a big No, right? If so, this means you still have a scope for improvement!,You would then thus notice that your drawing is still in its infancy stage and theres a hell lot of scope for improvement.

,For instance, you would have to work on your detailing of the human eye and its movement, the human hair and their shine, etc.

I think you get a sense of what am I trying to say, donu2019t you?,So basically, at this stage, you would surround yourself with these intricacies all the time to move forward and not to get stuck at this somewhat primordial to intermediate level, which is below par.

,Nobody would help you here but you yourself!,(Do such improvisations on everything- plants, animals, humans, etc.

, if you want to move ahead and dont want to get stuck at a particular level.

)Step 6:As you would start implementing the corrections and after a hell lot of practice, finally, your drawing would resemble something like this -,u200bu200bnYour sole aim now would be to be perfect at everything!,The more you practice, remember the nuances, etc.

, the more real and believable your work would become.

,(And I must add that even after loads of practice, some people may not be able to draw the proportionate faces, different shades, the light effect, etc.

But just dont give up.

Some people are naturally inclined towards drawing and others are not.

But still, what makes a few people great sketch makers or artists, is more than anything else, their practice and perseverance.

So dont you ever give up.

,Its just that your pace of learning things can be on a slower side, but you would still improve a lot for sure.

You can just look at where were at the beginning and where have you reached by now; it should be enough for you to keep yourself motivated.

),Step 7:Now were talking.

This is the real deal, man.

,Put everything together.

You should start drawing different landscapes, full of people and lots of animals.

You should start memory drawings by now.

,(You can draw panoramas from the beginning itself, its just that at this stage those would be more believable.

)Your drawings would be something like -,u200bnu200bStep 8:Now you would know much about everything.

At least as much to develop your own interest and style of drawing.

,Heres an outline of different drawings.

Your style would now be unique and you should keep evolving it with a lot of practice.

,Check out how to develop your own drawing style.

(Please note that I havent added much to the step 8 because it will be your own unique style.

How would I know what would be your style then?)Step 9:This ones about perfecting to a level where your drawing would be indistinguishable from a photograph or a real image.

This is an optional step, of course.

,It would also require a hell lot of practice, but its not a necessary step, I must add.

,(Though the drawings which look like a photograph are hallmarks of awesome artists and perfectionists who have put in a lot of hard work, there are equal examples of awesome artists with brilliant drawings that are not be equatable to a photograph.

Their drawings, too, are equally awesome as far as the concept, its meaning, and almost real appearing shapes is concerned.

So you should keep this in mind, as well.

),Heres an example of a real looking drawing by DiegoKoi called as Sensazioni -,u200bnu200bSo in the end, I would say, it all boils down to your interest, observation skills, and last but not the least, hard work and perseverance.

,This much should serve you well.

All the best, amigo!