My first week of art training started with large amounts of research. I realized that I would need a training plan, just like Jeff Watts @wattsatelier said in his video. But how to start? How do you know what to practice? I spent hours searching the web for answers.
Straight off the bat I realized that I had bad drawing habits. Most importantly, I did not use my pencil correctly. I learnt how to sharpen, hold and use my pencil like a pro.
This clip is a bit long, but it was worth it to watch it!
Then I had to learn how to control my pencil correctly.
This clip by Proko is brilliant. As a matter of fact, I have come to absolutely love all the Proko clips. I watch them over and over to learn new drawing skills @.
Here is a link to their YouTube channel: Proko, worth it to subscribe!
Some of the examples of the drawing exercises I did over and over this week!
(I filled dozens of pages with this!)
I also made myself a portable drawing easel so I could draw wherever I wanted to.
In my next post I will be sharing the year plan I set out for myself, my new art routine, some more clips I watched to help me learn and a great book you can download to improve your drawing of portraits.
Thanks for reading and stay posted for more!