YOU SKETCH BETTER THAN A TODDLER?

You sketch better than a toddler?

Finding what makes your art better…


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In my previous artcile, in really broad terms, we explored the extents of Art. Hopefully, we all agree that main ingredient of art is “Expression” and thus the list of “works of art” can be literally endless. Even primary sketches made by kids could be considered Art given that they include huge amounts of imagination and loads of expression and emotion. However, they lack skill and technique.

Although comparing your sketches to a kid’s sketch might seem unfair, there are some questions to be asked. Questions that will give you a steer as to what you should consider when sketching and how you could improve your own technique. Before giving you the answer though, lets have a quick look at a “childish sketch”. What is wrong with it?

Kids draw instictinvely – they want to show how they feel and are not particularly concerned about realism. Common characteristics are the flat blue sky, the spot-like yellow sun, the oversized flowers, the misproportionate human figures (usually representing family and friends), and the really bright and/or bold colours. You surely are familiar with these sketches and is probably quite easy for you to spot these mistakes….everyone knows that their little sister is not as tall as their family home!

Although you can spot easily these issues on a kids drawing, you will struggle to see it on your own sketch. Taking the items of the list above one by one and observing your work you will realise you make more or less the same mistakes. Look at your latest sketch and try to understand if you managed to show depth correctly (maybe things seem a bit flat?). Are your proportions right (that arm feels a bit long)? How about the colours you used (that red is looks too red, the dark corner is too dark and the highlights on the tree look like patches)?

Obviously, the scale of wrong is not the same; being around for a few years longer than a toddler has helped you develop a better sense of proportion and use of color. Nevertheless, you should expect your first sketches to still lack the right sense of perspective and correct proportion. If you work on these two elements your drawings will gradually start looking better.

Percpective, proportion and tone are the main elements we will be working on the following weeks. Remember that this blog is help from a fellow artist…just like asking a friend!

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WHAT IS ART FOR YOU?

What is Art for you?

Artists at the starting line…


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For some people the starting point of their relationship with painting or sketching is well defined and obvious. Possibly, it was a fact or situation in their life that inspired them to grab a few pencils or brushes and unfold their thoughts on a blank piece of paper. For others that start coincided with the start of a more comprehensive art education course. However, breaking down the meaning of art and having a quick flashback you will realise that everyone’s relationship with art starts at a much earlier stage.

 

Considering that main component of art’s definition is “Expression” then even the earliest creations of a toddler can be included in the long list of works of art.  This might even be considered offensive by artists who have spent their lives developing their technique and knowledge however…art is not a priviledge for the good and skillful.

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Somewhere in between the toddler’s misproportionate and flat drawings and the deeply meaningful art of well respected artists lies a huge amount of people. Those are the people who feel the same urge to express themselves and put all their love into their creations; as a toddler does, but unlike the famous artists they lack the skill to achieve an impressive outcome…yet.

 

Keep in mind that no matter your skill level, art is all about expression. Skill can be built through constant practice and observation.  In the next article we will be exploring what makes us slightly better than a toddler regarding sketching and painting. The following weeks we will be breaking that down to simpler steps using examples of my own work and mistakes I made. You won’t actually believe…it’s so simple but so important.

 

Remember…Art doesn’t have to be impressive and it doesn’t have to have loads of followers. Focus on improving your technique and mainly focus on hainvg fun!


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AN INTRODUCTION…

An Introduction…

Starting this blog

I am starting this blog to share with you my trip in Art through painting and sketching. I won’t pretend I am a massively talented artist or that I have some really sophisticated and in depth studies in art. I have none of these. However, I have a long lasting desire for creation and I have the gift to be inspired by those small things around us that people usually miss in the madness of daily life.

 

My aim is not to teach you; I am not an arts tutor. My aim is to motivate you and to inspire you! I am writing for those who would really love to grab a pencil and bring a simple stick man to life… 

 

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I will be sharing my sketches and paintings, the good and the bad ones. Hopefully, we will be able to explore art through this “timeline” and you will have the chance to learn from my mistakes. What I gain from this?


For me it’s a live diary to keep my work organised and hopefully get some feedback from the public. My posts will be short and easy to follow. Hopefully, I will be able to post weekly as my trip through art carries on…


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“A trip through painting and sketching…the beginning”


 

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