Draw Like a Pro: Drawing Technique for Kids and Teens | Abinaya Sindhu | Skillshare

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Draw Like a Pro: Drawing Technique for Kids and Teens

teacher avatar Abinaya Sindhu, BooBooPaintz

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3 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Let's Learn the Technique

    • 3. Conclusion

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In this lesson, you will be learning how to draw the picture from a reference image more accurately and easily. This is a simple technique by using which you can improve your work a lot more. 

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Abinaya Sindhu



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1. Introduction: Hi, are you beginner to drawing or demoed, improve your drawing skills? That's exactly what we're going to do in this course. We are going to look at a simple technique that is going to tremendously improve your drawing skills. And by the end of this course, and very sure, you will feel very confident in drawing accurate pictures. So what are we waiting for? Let's get started. 2. Let's Learn the Technique: Welcome to the course. So we're going to look at a technique with which began draw more easily and accurately. Let's take this picture, for example. And simple Mickey Mouse drawing. I'm just trying to draw this as you usually would, just starting from 1 and kind of drawing as the picture looks like by comparing the picture and just trying to draw the outline. I don't know if it is perfect, but I'm just trying to copy whatever I see is okay, let me go ahead and cheat a little bit. So can you compare this picture with the actual picture that I copied from? So in this picture I find the years are not of equal size. In fact, they are very small. And the nose, it looks similar, but still there's something not right about it. This is how you usually draw rate. I'm going to teach you another method by which you can draw more accurately. For that you have to draw an approximate shape. It will have to draw it perfectly. In the beginning, you just converted into simple shapes like square or circles, ovals, or some kind of trapezoids shapes just using lines or simple stuff. And later you can go ahead and correct them. You can compare the original picture and then you can make all the changes that you have to. So approximate into simple shapes. Let's go ahead and draw the same Mickey Mozi again. I find that the phase is in the shape of a circle. So let me go ahead and draw a circle. And the years are, again two small circles. Why you're drawing approximately? You can decide how big or how small the circle has to be and where it is located, and what is the propulsion that you're drawing? Now, there is a win for the fifth, for the nose. It's not a full, complete overhaul, so you can just leave it at such great. Now let's go ahead and draw the rest of the phase. If something is not right, you can always correct it. And again, when you draw the simple shapes in the beginning, you have to draw it very light. Because if you're going to erase it at the end. So let's erase those lines have been no need anymore. Okay, now we have got outline of the Mickey Mouse phase. May can go ahead and draw the eyes. And let me go ahead and shade it. And finally the tongue. Okay. So now you can see which one looks better. Can you see the difference? You can immediately see the one on the right side is much better than the electron. It because of the shape of the phase, the position of the years. And even in the left one you can see the size of the years IS NOT equal. By the narrate one, it looks more accurate. Great. Similarly, you can draw the rest of the Mickey Mouse, the body as well. So let's draw the top part of the body is more like a rectangle, but it's curved. So let's just make a rectangle and then make it curved. Like so. Great. And the bottom part is more like a circle. But I'm not drawing the complete circle. I'm only drawing the boredom of debt like so. And let's draw the pants. And most importantly, you have to compare your drawing with the original picture. Very often you have to look into the reference picture as much as you can. Now I can raise the circle that I initially true. And let's draw the legs and the hand over shape for the buttons. You can see how this technique is very simple to draw, also more accurate. Likewise, you can convert anything that you wanna draw into a simple shape basically, and then make changes as you go until you can keep making those changes until you're satisfied with the original picture. All the information that you need to create. A drawing is right in front of you. You just have to look at it and you have to observe it, and then you have to draw as it looks. So now let us see some examples of how you can convert any object into simple shapes. So I will take this picture as an example. This is our king fisher burn. What shape do you see for the head? How does ahead look like? Does it look like an oval? Yes. Series can be approximated to over n. For the beak, you can see it looks like a triangle. And the body also look like complete oval. Like that. And the deal looks more like a triangle. But you can see this is not exactly how the bird looks. This is just approximately how it looks. So you have to go ahead and make those changes. Let's just make some small changes like the neck park. It's shining from the head and body. And the leg that again joining from the body and the tail feathers. And at the top it has to be joined as well. Okay, this looks approximately like a bird. So you can see how it looks like. Okay, this is exactly how we, we have drawn this bird approximately. Well, this doesn't look exactly like the king fisher result. But then you can still make those changes. Draw the feathers, draw the eyes, and correct the shape of the head a little bit. By doing this, he won't make mistakes of proportion, which means like changing the size of the head, a bigger head, and a smaller body after you have completed it fully. And when you look back to it and net lady, you might find it looks totally inappropriate. So you can avoid all those by drawing simple shapes. And finally, you can make all the changes you need. Great, let's see another example as well. So this horse picture for example. And let's go ahead and do exactly what we did with his king fisher. That's approximately the shapes. Can you see how the head looks like? What shape do you think it is? To me it looks more like a triangle, so I'm drawing a triangle head. And the neck is a trapezoid shape like this k. And the body looks more like the, the rectangle. Approximately drawing a rectangle. And then I'm also drawing legs with two small rectangles which are bizarre shapes. And let's do it with all four legs. And kind of oval shape for the tail. Okay, now we can see it does not look like a horse. You have to do a lot of changes to it. Let's go ahead and draw some. Let me first correct a phase. So we flatten that a little bit. And the back of the holes is bend like so it's not straight. And even the boredom of the horse is bent. Small street. Let me go ahead and draw them back part. And now I'm using the eraser to erase the lines that I don't need anymore. So the tip of that phase, k and the neck part. So I'm actually erasing the rectangle that I initially drew, joining lines in between. And now it looks approximately like a horse. I can add whatever I want to read like I used the hair and I can also go ahead and correct the tail. Okay, just a little bit. I'm still not going to draw it perfectly. This is fine. Okay, now if you see what I have drawn, this looks more like a horse. Great. Now I can go ahead and add all the data that I need. The horse. I showed an example of the horse or the picture at the background. So venue actually draw you will be having the picture at the background. You have to look at the picture and try it on your paper. All right, great. So for this lesson you have an assignment where you'll be able to convert this picture into simple shapes and then make the changes to draw that accurately, just give it a go. I see you in the next course. 3. Conclusion: So I hope you understood this drawing technique. The more you practice, the better and more accurate you will be able to draw. Just draw the simple shapes that you see in the picture first and then make the changes accordingly. And keep practicing as you in the next one.