'Draw what you see, not what you know' LIVE Zoom session every 1st Saturday of the month . If you practice you will improve and practicing is like an adventure. It is such a privillege to be able to see and draw the beautiful world around us – thank you for encouraging us to look properly at our subjects – it really does work! Please consider making a contribution to wikiHow today. This is what it’s all about! In fact, it’s impossible to skip over them. It’s easy just for me to just scribble a few lines and jumble them up all in the name of sketching but the reality is, I am not really in the right frame of mind to take the sketch on. Draw what you see, not what you know There's a division between my art and I; between what I want above my couch and what I create; between what I want and what I like. For example, we have an idea that eyes are white (with dark in the center, of course). Thanks for another great Hot Shot…I sometimes wish that I could draw better from my imagination, but actually, I feel so much safer with a real subject in front of me! Amid the current public health and economic crises, when the world is shifting dramatically and we are all learning and adapting to changes in daily life, people need wikiHow more than ever. //-->, Friday, March 15th, 2013 at You know that reading Draw What You See Not What You Think You See is helpful, because we can easily get too much info online from your reading materials. Like some people will be drawing a hand and think 'oh, hands have five fingers so I should draw five fingers' without seeing that perhaps a finger or two are hidden by … That’s so true Maureen! I look forward to them so much. You'll draw something from real life, either person or animal or still life, consisting of at least four objects demonstrating the techniques we learned here, let's get started. It was quite hard to do a perfect demo to illustrate this, but I managed to do the one of my son reading. What should I draw first if I'm a beginner? Thank you for another excellent post, I am enjoying your insights and learning a lot! Simply type what you want to say and it will be displayed here! Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. But this same rule applies! I can’t agree more with everything you have said here Pauline! They will encourage you to draw things a bit harder. Every drawing is based on basic shapes. When they say 'draw what you see, not what you know' they mean don't make draw what you assume you see. Adebanji, I love your approach to your models. Tagged with: A4 moleskine Sketchbook • Adebanji Alade • homeless • Life Drawing • London • mechanical pencil • oil base pencil • people • sketchbook • Sketches • sketching tips • urban sketching, Filed under: Inspiration to sketch • Sketching Tips. With best wishes, {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/4b\/Draw-What-You-See-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Draw-What-You-See-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/4b\/Draw-What-You-See-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid183845-v4-728px-Draw-What-You-See-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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