How Do I Handle Working Outdoors?

Just the thought of working outside is intimidating for many of the beginner learners on my courses.  There are many benefits of doing some drawing and painting outside, so here are some tips to prepare you to go out.

There are many obstacles to drawing and painting outside, the British weather is one of course as it is not always sunny and warm.  Then there is all the other factors like the fact you can feel very ‘on show’ with every passer-by looking over your shoulder! These interruptions in busy areas from inquisitive public are not always welcome or conducive to our best work. I will explain some ways of getting around some of the issues of working outside.

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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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