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I was searching on the forums for tips on how to correctly learn to draw, and I think I have found them:…

1. Learn what the basic elements and principles of art are (line, shape, pattern, color, composition, etc.)
2. Practice making lines and shapes by freehand by moving your arms and not your wrists (helps hand-eye coordination and saves you from future wrist pain)
3. Learn and practice making shapes in isometric forms and non-isometric forms.
4. Learn the dos and don'ts of composition techniques for arranging elements in eye pleasing ways.
5. Learn shading and lighting. Apply those principles and practice with various shapes. Observe real objects and practice drawing their basic shapes with a light source coming from different directions: Ex:…
6. Learn how to use 1-point perspective. Practice with basic shaped objects (square, cylinder, sphere, etc.) and then practice with more complex objects, such as a room full of furniture.
7. Learn how to use 2-point perspective. Practice with basic shapes then more complex ones. Observe and draw real life locations, such as street corners. Begin applying basic shading.
8. Learn how to do distance shading, where things that are close have more contrast than things in the distance.
9. Learn basic anatomy (think stick figures with basic shapes for basic parts), such as spine curvature and how it affects shoulder and hip twisting. After practicing and getting a good grasp, move on to adding more shapes for slightly more complex body parts, like elbow joints, knee joints, and pelvis. Keep practicing until you've got it down and then move on to more complex parts. Study from real life, either people or drawings from anatomy books.

But, the problem for me is getting study material, you guys know tutorials published here on DA that cover some of the points shown below (i.e.: one tutorial per point)?

I really want to learn to draw :)



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Jorge Araya
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank'ee kindly, Squire :bow: for the favour you's granted me work :D
It's muchly appreciated :ahoy:
nnoijen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav 
MrShackra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you are welcome :)
SktrbyEd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Happy Birthday Jorge! Best Wishes ~Anthony~ :)birthday cake 
MrShackra Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh, wow, thank you very much!
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artfan8 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hello there 
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thanks for the :+fav:
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Thanks for the fave!
MrShackra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yr welcome!
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