160 Tips For Improving Your Drawing Skills

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 11, 2018


Topic: Tips to Improve Your Drawing Skills


Points of Interest:

Drawing skills are the foundation for all art, so it’s important to master them before moving on! John and Lisa talk about the best ways to improve your drawing skills. Refer back to this handy list of suggestions to remind you of their tips!

1.    Draw from life

2.    Draw in your sketchbook

3.    Draw only shapes to represent the object you’re drawing first

4.    Try timed drawing

5.    Draw things that make you uncomfortable

6.    Draw studies of smaller sections

7.    Draw from different head construction methods

8.    Trace

9.    Measure your work against itself


Links Referenced

Derwent graphite pencils

Prismacolor Col-Erase Pencil (brown)




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