Just 20-30 minutes of drawing a day not only helps build your skills, but it also is a meditative, calming experience that can free your mind and open you up to new ideas. Join artist Patricia Watwood and start a daily drawing practice; all you need is a sketchbook and pencil. Learn observational techniques for conveying proportion, form and dimension. With each day's practice, you'll gain confidence, patience and peace as you discover the joys of drawing.
Warm up with some fast, easy drawings. Then begin with a simple sketch of something you encounter every day: breakfast! Get a feel for the first steps of creating a drawing that you can build on in future projects.
Leave preconceptions behind as you create an observational drawing of a leaf. Begin with a contour drawing, and polish and refine it before finishing with watercolor accents. After that, see how to prepare a watercolor page in your sketchbook for a later project.
Discover the calming, joyful aspects of drawing as you create a volumetric drawing of a pear. Create a meditative practice through rendering, shading and building forms as you continue your daily habit.
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