Sketch drawing (whether it’s a sketch of a face or other objects) with stationery such as pencils and pencils is something we usually do if drawing is our hobby. Over time and the development of sketch drawing skills better also requires the right techniques so that the results of the sketch are also maximal.
For beginners who are still learning to sketch, “10 Sketching Tips for Beginners” this mimin sense will be enough to help you in sketching well. We immediately discuss one by one.
1. Avoid Graffiti or Pencil Stains
When drawing a sketch or making shading with a pencil or color pencil, use a paper or plastic mat (like the picture above) as your hand mat. This aims to minimize shading stains on the hands and contaminate other parts of the image. You don’t want it if your picture is full of pencil stains from the shading that sticks to your hands. It will greatly damage your image, especially if you want to make a sketch with a clean impression without unnecessary scribbling, it will be very frustrating.
2. Make Kriting Hair with Multiple Easy Lines
If the picture above is a tutorial if you want to draw a critical hair sketch that is okay. For beginners, you can practice the easy method above. The first is to make two straight lines which are conical at the end, then make a curve of the curvature like in the picture above. Follow the next steps and beautiful critical hair is ready. Please practice ok.
3. Don’t Smooth Everything, for Texture Effects
In sketching pictures with a pencil or coloring with colored pencils many of us will focus on smoothing everything so that the coloring looks smooth and even. But actually it was not recommended by some artists in the world. Smoothing is indeed a good way to get the impression of coloring and shading evenly, but some parts do not need to be flattened. You can leave it or you can add a few strokes or motives for texture. This texture will make you look more varied, not boring, and natural. Texture is usually applied to images such as land, trees, or other objects.
4. Create characters that are “easily recognizable” when in the form of a silhouette
Exercises like this are often carried out by western comic artists or animators. Look at the two pairs of images above. There is a picture of a character who both hold mugs. If a silhouette (or shadow image) is made, we will be able to more clearly say that the character’s first picture is holding a mug, while the second image is less clear. According to comic artists and western animators, this method is a powerful enough way to make “strong” characters (characteristics) and easily recognizable. Yes, although not all comic artists use this method, it is also quite convincing to try. The easy way is to redraw our character (or can be traced) then block it in black, then have the other person tell us what our character is doing. If it really means we are successful, hahaha it’s pretty cool to practice.
5. Make Your Sketch Balanced (Don’t Be Too Symmetrical)
What is meant by the balance of this method is that the composition of the image between left and right is sufficient and not too much on one side only. These tips are only one of the many ways that are available there to make our images balanced. The picture above for example, between the left and right side images are balanced even though the image components are not exactly the same. Thus the sketch looks more pleasing to the eye because the composition is balanced and right.