Drawing shapes, rather than lines is a good exercise and a different way of looking at things.
So, instead of identifying and drawing lines, see and draw shapes. This exercise increases our ability to see this world in terms of shapes.
Start with big shapes, then draw medium-sized shapes and at last, small shapes. Seeing in this way helps us simplify a scene for a drawing/painting. Relative sizes of various shapes in a drawing/painting create more impact than the details in it.
Drawing shapes with Conte crayon
See the video below. It is part of my online course “Exercises to improve your drawing skill”. This video will teach you one exercise to improve your skills and if you are interested in more such exercises, join the course at 75% discount using this link. This discount is for a limited time. If you want a subscribe to my online school, wherein you get access to all my courses, click this link.
The course is about learning how to make an eco-friendly idol of Ganapati using wet clay and some very basic tools. 99% of this course is taught using video lectures and I have used some presentations slides to explain the materials used, answer FAQs and summarize the course.
This course is divided into 4 sections. We will be starting from making the basic structure, modelling the 4 hands, making the face, the trunk and lastly, adding ornaments and other details to the idol.
The course has videos that have cumulative run time of about 3.25 hours.
You should do this course if
– you enjoy learning something new
– you like playing in clay and creating objects with it
– you are interested in sculpture as an art form
– you want to make a Ganapati idol on your own