Learn To Sketch

Written by Samuel Wong
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It's relatively easy to learn to sketch. Sketching involves getting as much visual information on your paper in as little time as possible. A sketch provides the foundation for a strong drawing, painting, design, or sculpture.

If you want to become a well-rounded artist, the first thing you need to do is learn to sketch. Simply try to draw what you see in a short amount of time. Don't worry about the tiny details like shading. Shape is of utmost importance in most sketches. As you become more experienced at sketching, you will be able to shade and show movement with a few pencil strokes.

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Once you learn to sketch, you can turn your sketches into virtually any other form of art. You can use sketches to plan a sculpture or modern art piece; you can sketch out ideas for a web site or company logo. If you're having trouble communicating your ideas for wedding cake styles or party decorations, try a few sketches to help you visualize your thoughts. Many artists use thumbnail sketches before beginning any final painting or drawing.

The best part about sketching is like riding a bike. Once you learn to sketch, you never forget. Next time you're stuck in traffic, instead of yelling at the cars in front of you, sketch out a scene of a wide-open country highway. Before you know it you'll be coasting down the road.

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