4 Drawing Exercises that Improve Drawing

Here are some quick drawing exercises that can help with certain aspects of drawing:

Comparative Proportions

Draw something large next to something small, simple objects are best.

Why does it work?  It forces us to make comparisons between two things which makes us look, double check and ‘measure’ making comparative proportions.

Drawing small objects next to larger objects
Drawing small objects next to larger objects

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Do I Need to Use an Easel?

When you start drawing most people draw flat on a table but if you can access an easel then I would recommend using one.  Some learners feel quite intimidated by the easel, with all its screws and parts they seem cumbersome and unnecessary.  It might be worth giving it a try and seeing how you get on because drawing or painting on an easel is quite a different experience to drawing flat.

Give the Easel a Chance

At first it will seem a bit strange to anyone who is used to working flat on a desk or table because you are standing up usually instead of sitting.  The other thing that feels very different is the angle of the paper, it is upright on an easel rather than flat. 

If you have never used an easel don’t be scared to try

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