5 Basic Drawing Techniques Explained
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5 Basic Drawing Techniques Explained

Drawing is an ultimate form of self-expression. What you cannot say in words, can be portrayed through art. It is an interactive way of communicating, with a single art piece offering multiple connotations and answers to different people.

Drawing requires patience, and it is not possible to learn it in a single day. When it comes to mastering the techniques, it’s all about baby steps instead of seismic shifts. Listed below are some beginner-level drawing techniques. You can experiment with all of them, and then choose a medium that you connect with and are comfortable exploring further.

Charcoal

Charcoal is available in the form of sticks, pencils, blobs, and powder to facilitate its usage in a piece of art. You can extract a wide range of shades from the blackest of the blacks to the lightest of grays with just one charcoal stick. It is easy to handle, but you need to protect your work surface from being affected by charcoal dust.

Acrylics

Acrylics are pigments which form a solution with water. They are very easy to handle, and give a bright feel to your painting. Acrylic paints dry up fast, so it is advisable to keep them in airtight containers, and replace the caps immediately after use. When using Acrylics, it is easier to make corrections on canvas due to their quick drying quality.

Poster Paints

Poster paints are another very easy medium to experiment with. They come in a wide array of colors, and when mixed with water, they give brilliant results on paper. Poster paints are not excessively used on a professional level, because they tend to wither within hours.

Water Paints

Water paints are a translucent and beautiful medium to work with. They give a dreamy and delicate quality to your work. They can be a little difficult to control, as you need practice to understand how much pigment and what quantity of water is required to achieve a desired effect on your canson sheet.

Oil Paints

Oil paints are a tad challenging to control comparatively. This is because of the fluid viscosity of oil. The pigment forms an emulsion with oil and gives a lustrous effect to paintings. Oil paints take a long time to dry on canvas, but the results are ethereal so the wait is worth it.

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