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    Basics of Drawing

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    Basics of Drawing

    Post  Admin on Tue May 31, 2011 6:50 pm

    Knowing how to draw is a valuable skill. You don't have to be a trained artist. You don't have to have loads of natural talent. Being able to draw pictures, even at a basic level, can enhance your personal and professional design projects.

    For a bit of fun diversion, let's learn how to draw! Sure, clip art is abundant but what if you want or need something just a bit more original? Even if you can't draw a straight line you can doodle — and with a bit of refinement you can turn those doodles into cute cartoons and fun illustrations for your newsletters, fliers, greeting cards, or Web pages. These tutorials focus on both drawing on paper and drawing on the computer. And, you can take the lessons on paper and translate them to your graphics software if that's your preferred drawing method.

    Doodling with a Purpose
    You can turn the most basic shapes and squiggles into something worthy of display. In her book How to Draw a Radish and other fun things to do at work , Joy Sikorski teaches you how to draw food, animals, and objects that are fun, whimsical, and actually look like what you intended. Joy has other similar, fun books for grown-ups such as How to Draw a Cup of Coffee and How to Draw a Clam.

    Start with an egg shape... Draw a cute little hedgehog. Then begin with a semicircle, a triangle, and a few more simple shapes you, too, can draw an armadillo. Make a circle and end up with a realistic or comical bear face. Jan Brett supplies simple instructions for using basic geometric shapes as the starting point for animal sketches.

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