Can I Paint Before I can Draw?

This question isn’t particularly easy to answer with a yes or no.  Of course you can paint before you can draw.  I think the question should be whether or not you want to and not to see drawing and painting as separate activities.

Regardless of if you are drawing or painting you will still be facing similar challenges in creating artwork.  Perspective, tone, line, capturing movement, gesture, proportion and composition are all key skills that are going to be challenges in drawing and painting.

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How Do I Know When To Finish A Painting?

This is a question that is very difficult to answer because only you can know.  Most of us at some point have overdone a painting or drawing and regretted it.  Drawing and painting something isn’t a job that has an identifiable beginning and end. For some the completion of a painting could take many years, for others just a few hours.

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