You Can Draw!
I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd giveth his life
for the sheep.
Lesson One Beginning - Draw with Colored Pencils
Your First Drawing
" Can you draw?"
"I am not an artist, how can I?" You say.
"Do you want to learn then?"
"Oh, no! I don't have that gift!" You say.
But let's just forget about being an artist or not, and
about the gifts! Whether you are an innocent child, still full of curiosity
about everything around, or you are already a grown-up and drawing only invokes
a faint memory of childhood, no matter what, if only you like drawing, and you
happen to have some colored pencils and blank paper with you, you can draw!
Do you like them? If you like, take up your pencils and
draw them down.
Maybe your proportions are all wrong, maybe your lines are all out of the place, but do not let these trifles bother you and discourage you! Do not use your eraser too much! And even though you may feel awful about yourself, do not stop nor give up, hold on until you finish your drawing.
Now, look at your drawing, not too bad, huh? At least it must be much better than what you had supposed right? If only you like it, you can draw!
Investment and Rewards
|I also like to draw on blank name cards, on the other side I would copy my favorite Bible verses with fluorescent pens, and make them into bookmarks. The texture on the name cards can produce a canvas-like effect, which looks very nice.|
|If you download a calendar from the internet, and print it on the lower half of a A-4 paper, then draw on the upper half, you will have a home-made calendar, like these. To make it more endurable, you can laminate it in a photo shop.|
Well, do you like them?
Maybe you will say, "Oh, it's too difficult, I can't draw so
1. Never give up a drawing in the middle. No matter how bad you feel, always finish a drawing. Most of the time, your final work will be better than you thought. Moreover, if you put it aside, after some days look at it again, you will be surprised to find how beautiful it looks actually! Then you will be glad you had held on and hadn't thrown it away.
2. Do not require your drawing to be 100% like the original. No two persons' drawings look the same. Everyone's drawing reflects his/her own characteristics, personalities and tastes. Make effort to produce your first impression of the original, but do not feel discouraged because of the differences between yours and the original. In those very differences are hidden your own unique style!
3. Pay attention to the effect on the
whole, do not attend too much on local details. Draw the whole structure
first, gradually fill out the details. It's not necessary to sketch with
pencils first, you can draw with colored pencils directly.