10 DRAWING TIPS for Digital Artists – How to Draw Better in 4 Minutes

10 DRAWING TIPS for Digital Artists – How to Draw Better in 4 Minutes

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I'm Corel Painter Master, Aaron Rutten And in this video, I'm going to share tentips to help you draw better Tip number one is drawing with your elbow No, I don't mean holding the pen with your elbow and trying to draw like this I mean, rather than drawing with yourfingers or your wrist, keep your fingers and your wristcompletely locked and draw using your elbow as the center of rotation That will make sure that your lines arenice and curved and smooth and everything like that Tip number two is to draw faster strokes because sometimes when you're drawing if you move your hand to slowly, the linewill come out wobbly because there's more time for your hand to move but if you draw your strokes faster, quicker you're going to get nice smooth curvesand straight lines much easier Tip number three is draw morespontaneous gestures For example, when you're drawing hair,just follow a general direction but just kind of go for it don't draw one hair,then the next hair, and the next hair and so on Be spontaneous about it You'll notice a lot of life drawing and figure drawing sketches arevery loose and spontaneous Tip number four is draw segmented lines You don't have to draw a single solid line when you're outlining something youcan break it up into individual little segments One little piece at a time That makes it a lot easier to drawsometimes Tip number five is to draw from different angles and rotate your page because that makes it a lot easier toget certain angles when you're drawing Tip number six is to flip your canvas Flipping your canvas both horizontally and vertically makes it really easy to seeareas where you made mistakes and it helps keep everything even andin proportion It can also be really helpful to freshenup your image because after you've been working with something a really longtime, you sometimes get kind ofsick of looking at it And flipping it kind ofmakes it look fresh Tip number seven is study primitiveshapes Primitive shapes make upevery single object that you can draw My head is a sphere,my neck is a cylinder, my torso is a cylinder, my arms are cylinders,my fingers are cylinders and once you know how to draw and shadeall of those primitive shapes, it makes it really easy to draw and shadeanything Tip number eight is draw iterativesketches Make a sketch and then create a new layer on top of that and createanother sketch make another layeron top of that with another sketch And with each sketch,your drawing is going to get more and more refined Tip number nine is to draw often You cannot draw often enough If you want to get really good at drawing, you have todo it all the time Imagine a bodybuilder, they work outall the time and they get all buff and pump up their muscles "Look at my musclesthey are so huge" They don't work out once a month, they work out every single day And your imagination and your hand-eye coordination and all of your drawingskills work the same way They are a muscle and you have to exercise them often to make them stronger The last tip is number 10 and that'sdrawing a variety of different objects Get out of your comfort zone and if youalways draw faces, try drawing animals If you always draw animals, try drawing buildings Experiment with different genres You can make abstract art or you can make surrealism or still-life orimpressionism Get a lot of variety because all of that experience is going to help you If I'm drawing something that I've never drawn before, it makes it a lot easier to know how to draw certain subjects For example, if somebody askedme to draw zebra and I've never drawn one before, but I have drawn a horse, I could take a lot of that informationfrom learning how to draw a horse and apply it to drawing a zebra Maybe it's not something as close as azebra, maybe somebody's asking me to drawa dog or something, I'd still have anidea how to draw fur and how to draw four-legged animal and so on So all of that experience really helps when you're learning how to draw different kinds ofthings So there you go Those are ten tips tohelp you draw better If you found this information helpful, take a quick secondto like this video and share it with your friends And if you're new to mychannel, I'd love to have you subscribe I have hundreds of videos that willteach you how to become a better artist Thanks for watching and I'll see younext time!.

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