5 steps to improve your drawing skill fast.
1) Draw! You have to spend at least 2 hours a day drawing everyday. You can either draw from things you see or things you think of, . *Remember, when you are a professional concept artist, illustrator, or comics artist, you will be drawing at least about +8 hours a day.* You have to practice a lot to become art ninja.
2) Go to life drawing session at least ONCE a week, better yet twice if you can make it. Just search internet for life drawing session near you. The session usually last about 3-4 hours.
3) Practice drawing from cast and simple object around the house to study value and squinting to find basic value of the subject. The trick is find objects that have different reflective quality such as teapot, ball, satin, flower then observe and sketch them.
4) Study from any old school master sketches (Mucha, Sargent, Zorn, or whoever is you favorite artists) and try to mimic the piece. You will intuitively learn and try to figure out how they did what they did. The more you do the better you will get.
5) Practice drawing using different medium and switching them around and know how you can work with them, get out of you comfort zone. Try different pencil, graphite, charcoal, pen, markers, brush pen, brush, etc. Anything you can find…use you imagination and let the tool be your best friend.
**Ultimately, you will have to keep drawing everyday if possible. Try to draw everything no matter what subject matter is, you have to treat it like a competitive sport. Practice will make you better just like any other serious profession and don’t forget to watch and read possibly all the videos and articles on idrawgirls.com There you will get good fast. 😉
That’s about it…for now. If you consistently do this for about three months, you be surprise. I suggest after about three months compare your first drawing when you just start doing the routine and you last drawing. You will then see what I am talking about, your skill has just been elevated!!! Congratz!
Don’t give up to early, once you stop drawing…doesn’t matter where you were, your skill will somehow drop. A drawing takes time and consistency to develop. Don’t be discouraged by the result if it doesn’t come out like what you are looking for, make new ones. It’s the journey itself, not really the destination. And any time you don’t feel like drawing or you have artistic block go read this! 10 ways to overcome artist’s block It will surely help you get back on track!