Drawing for the Absolute Beginner by ed2go Instructor Chad Walker
Observation skills: These are great tools that artists have, and ones that carry through in all aspects of life. As we draw still lifes in a studio or sketch people traveling on the subway, we have the chance to sit and stare for long periods of time.
As a beginning artist, you get an opportunity to begin perceiving the world, taking it in and then expressing it through your drawings. Think about, for instance, when you walked into your room and sat down in front of the computer. Can you tell me (without looking) what type of doorknob is on your door? Or better yet, which side of the door the hinges are on?
Becoming more aware of your surroundings by increasing your level of observation is just one of the many exciting steps you can take on the path to becoming an artist.
Chad Walker teaches Drawing for the Absolute Beginner for ed2go