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What can I do to get better at drawing

my name is jeremiah and I want to get better at drawing art creative artist art

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Addi’s Answer

Hi Jeremiah! Really excited to see you want to grow your drawing skills - the first step is showing interest in learning and growing!

It really depends on your focus or interests: do you like drawing cars and robots? People? Animals? Do you want to get better at drawing in a specific style? Or a specific fundamental like shadow+light?. The good news is, resources like YouTube and social media have a lot of material to help you practice. Searching with phrases like "How to draw _____" should yield some great results to start with.

Commit to drawing every day. It doesn't need to be a masterpiece, it doesn't need to be a completed drawing, or for very long! What matters is you build the habit and "creative momentum" to keep doing it. You'll find over time that you'll get faster at drawing, can get into the zone much more easily, and can better translate the ideas in your head to paper. If you're stumped on what to draw, you can create challenges for yourself, like "Every day this week, I will spend 10 minutes drawing just hands", or "Every day for 1 month, I will draw an object in my room."

Finally, if available to you, there are lots of classes at community colleges to teach the basics or focus areas, as well as online courses and workshops.

Addi recommends the following next steps:

Pick something to focus on that you want to get better at, and find a YouTube video you can use to practice.
Create a challenge to get drawing every day - start small, and build up from there!
Research drawing courses or workshops at local community colleges or online.
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Larry’s Answer

If you want to improve your drawing skill, draw more. Draw anything and everything whenever you have a moment. Keep a sketch pad with you and use it often. If you feel like you need more motivation then take drawing classes to push your productivity. If you're not sure if you're any good take drawing classes and find out what others think of your skill. Drawing is a visual language that becomes more accurate and expressive the more you do it. It doesn't matter how good you are right now. What matters is how passionate you are about your desire to draw. The journey and challenge of drawing should excite you and fulfill you. Explore lots of different kinds of subjects, different kinds of mediums and different kinds of styles. Expose yourself to the works of master artists and give yourself leeway to try anything new and different.
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Brandon’s Answer

Find a type of style that you like drawing. There are plenty of different styles from older styles like cubism to manga like styles. After you find the style that most suits you, then try to find artists that have a similiar style to the one that you strive to become. Study what it is about certain styles that you like and dislike. Then try your best to try to draw in that style. The first time it will probably not be perfect, it almost never is, but after you look at your drawing, find out the things that you need to improve on.
Practice makes perfect- literally. The more you practice the better it will be for you in the long run because you constantly hone your skills. It would become easier through muscle memory.
There are also many different ways to practice through online sources, books, and Youtube tutorials.
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Lissette’s Answer

Depending on the type of art you are interested in, learning to draw accurately takes a lot of time and practice. In art you should learn to draw regardless of what type of art you want to pursue its just the level of accuracy you may want to achieve may differ.

As noted above, there are a lot of resources out there to help you out - i.e., YouTube, books, Instagram, online workshops... Instagram is a good place to start to look up artists and styles you admire. You can then look at where they went to school and whether they have any tips that may be helpful. A lot of them are willing to share and even post videos of their process.

The number one recommendation most people have is to keep a sketchbook (paper or digital/phone), draw every day and draw from life if you can. The daily practice and drawing from life are the best things you can do. Once you can, you should take classes from an artist or teacher whose style you admire and is supportive. You will learn faster from someone who can teach you 'how to see' and draw. Also it is important to receive feedback on your efforts or you will end up making the same mistakes over and over. You can also check yourself if you layer your drawing over a photo either in a photo app or with tracing paper and check how close your drawing is to the original.
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