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Questions tagged [sketching]

For questions about sketching techniques and materials. Sketching is a type of drawing meant to be an unfinished work, whether for practice or making underlays for other works.

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How do you draw a perfect nose? [closed]

Whenever I try to sketch a face, I feel difficulty in sketching nose properly. What is a basic trick to sketch a perfect nose shape of different shape noses?
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When drawing shapes made from overlapping spheres, how should I draw the lines that indicate curvature near the intersection?

The style of line-drawing that I am asking about is exemplified by the two images below. It's an economical style that uses little or no shading, and conveys curvature by using small lines or clusters ...
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Inexpensive method for highlighting a sketch

I am from India and thinking of starting sketching. As a beginner I am going to buy 2H, 2B and 4B (I hope that is enough). What I need to know is some inexpensive method/white pencil for ...
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How to tell when I have the right ribbing?

I am knitting a gauge swatch in stockinette stitch right now with a garter stitch border to prevent curling and hopefully get a more accurate gauge. I have already measured myself for making the skirt....
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What are the key disciplines of realistic drawing?

I hear a lot of drawing instructors say to "focus on the fundamentals", but I am unclear as to what the fundamentals of drawing are. For many of the other arts, the fundamentals are clear, in music, ...
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Sketching paper for amateur artist

What is the cheapest paper for sketching, but is also really good for erasing? I sketch in my free time and it's getting harder and harder for me to find a good type of paper to use. I currently am ...
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Shading dark scenes

I frequently find myself sketching scenes that have dark lighting, but I'm never quite sure how to go about shading the subjects of the drawing when it's supposed to look dark, especially things like ...
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I am having trouble transitioning from sketching photos to live models

I'm very interested in Fine Art. I have taken a course on pencil sketching for about 3 months. So now I can draw faces of people from photos with the help of grid method. I am able to draw the faces ...
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Does grid drawing help with drawing from imagination?

I've taken art classes in high/middle school where I did a couple of grid drawings and I've even done a couple on my own. I also had an art class in college last semester and everyone there loved my ...
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What's the term for the opposite drawing style to hyperrealism?

I'm learning how to draw, and I'm trying to find the name of my favorite style so I can find more resources about it. The style is reasonably minimalistic, using only the necessary detail to make ...
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What is the advantage of having an angled drawing desk?

I grew up using normal desks in school and drawing in art class on tables. I have drawn on tables for most of my projects, but every artists desk has a lift to it. What is the purpose of the varying ...
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What are the advantages of watercolour paper over sketch paper?

I've been looking around for some paper for watercolour painting. Watercolour paper can be over double the price of sketch paper. What makes watercolour paper better? Should I invest the money, and ...