Observational drawing

Improve your drawing skills through the practice of observational drawing. Explore essential techniques and exercises to enhance your ability to capture the world around you.
still life on mixed media background

This article lists still life ideas for teachers or students who are stuck or in need of inspiration. The collection includes tried and true favourites that have been used by Art teachers for generations, as well as more unusual and contemporary still life topics.

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Aimee Zvinakis
Painting & Drawing, Pencil Drawings, Drawing Practice, Realistic Pencil Drawings, Drawing Sketches, Drawing Inspiration, Shading Drawing, Pencil Drawing Inspiration, Pencil Shading

Fuel your artistic journey with our drawing resources page, a treasure trove for both beginners and seasoned sketch artists. Uncover a spectrum of tutorials, tips, and tools designed to enhance your drawing skills. From foundational techniques to advanced insights, our curated collection empowers you to bring your visions to paper with confidence. Dive into a world of creativity and exploration – your comprehensive drawing resources await, inspiring the artist within! foxes art fox art mrs…

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Sketchbooks, Illustrators, Urban Sketchers, Street Art Graffiti, Painting & Drawing, Art, Urban, Art Sketchbook, Figure Drawing

[Guest post by André Wee in New York City] Scribbling and dotting into a sketchbook, while trying not to make a scene, has become an almost daily activity for me while commuting between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Over the past 2 months, I have started turning my train ride into my own ‘private’ drawing playground. […]

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francesca sassoli
Art, Pencil Drawing Tutorials, Drawing Techniques, Painting & Drawing, Portraits, Drawing Tutorials, Drawing Practice, Basic Drawing, Drawing Lessons

Directions:Find at least 4 objects that are basic forms (squares, cones, circles, cylinders).Set them up in an interesting composition with 1 light source.Create a pencil drawing from direct observation.Include a background and fill the whole page.Use a full range of values to illustrate chiaroscuro.Pyramidal (triangular) shaped compositions work

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Andromeda
A compilation of a couple sessions of observational #slowcamera drawing: Black: sketches from a Sunday afternoon post #twitchcon in #CampbellCA at #orchardvalleycoffee  Lighter blue: studies of people sitting in @vervecoffee in #SantaCruz. Darker blue: the girls during crit from a night of figure drawing at the @jkfdrawingstudio. Inspiration, Art Sketchbook, Street Art Graffiti, Urban, Collage, Observational Drawing, Art Studies, People Sitting, Art Portfolio

A compilation of a couple sessions of observational #slowcamera drawing: Black: sketches from a Sunday afternoon post #twitchcon in #CampbellCA at #orchardvalleycoffee Lighter blue: studies of people sitting in @vervecoffee in #SantaCruz. Darker blue: the girls during crit from a night of figure drawing at the @jkfdrawingstudio.

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