and lessons in general are at the heart of any skill (piano lessons anyone?) because they require practice, practice, and more practice.
A drawing lesson could be something you follow along, step by step from a tutorial, or it could be something that you practice on your own by using pictures from magazines, family photos...anything that interests you!
For instance, this drawing of a man's bearded chin may not be the most exciting to you if you are just starting out. However, if we are learning to grow with a particular drawing skill, like 'realistic facial hair' in our portraits....might not be a bad idea to draw these mini sections of a picture for instance.
Unless you actually take the time to practice certain concepts like 'facial hair' over and over, how will you ever grow to be comfortable and enjoy drawing the 'scruffy chin'?
Just as one might practice 'scales' on a piano to better grasp the feeling of keys on fingers, a drawing session might include breaking drawings into smaller parts to become familiar with a concept like something as bland as facial hair!
They are meant for study, for consumption, thought, and practice. Lessons can help you see what others do, take a piece and move on.
Drawing Lessons To Build On
This section of the site will expose you to many different techniques and thought processes, primarily through step by step samples with varying subject matter.
We'll be adding drawing lessons and other content samples as we grow this site, both screen shots and video. So, check back on occasion or subscribe to this site via RSS for updates as they are released!
In the meantime, get familiar with the site, learn about drawing supplies and some thoughts/concepts on how to draw perspective, drawing proportions and how to shade drawings.
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