Getting rid of the “I can’t draw”s (August 31, 2011, 9) - In a comment, The Average Jane said that she can’t draw to save her life. I want to say something about that, because I keep hearing self-put-downs like that from people. I realized that I’ve got very few “I can’ts” in my life. Maybe I can nudge people towards that kind of feeling, too.
Practising faces (April 1, 2012, 0) -
Deliberate practice is an important part of learning how to draw. I’ve been taking advantage of the ease of tracing on my computer to learn how to draw faces. I started by redrawing some of the cartoon faces I found on the Net, but I found it to be much more fun to take pictures
Sketchnote Lessons: Banners and ribbons (August 1, 2013, 2) - Banners and ribbons are a quick way to emphasize parts of your drawing. Instead of drawing the banner and then trying to fit the text into it, try drawing the text first and then drawing the banner around it. Here’s a step-by-step example.
1. Draw the text with plenty of space around it
2. Draw a box
Sketches: What index cards are teaching me about drawing (January 23, 2011, 2) - I resolved to spend less time writing and more time drawing. Today was difficult. I had too many stories to tell, too many thoughts to catch.
My thoughts flitted about, escaped. Drawing was frustrating. I felt inarticulate. And yet, slowly, I started to be able to breathe with it.
But then, an afternoon later, I found myself
Drawing with my tablet (August 28, 2010, 2) -
Drawing with my new tablet PC is lots of fun. Instead of being stuck in the basement or near a table large enough to hold a laptop and a regular tablet, I can draw pretty much anywhere – like the couch where Neko loves to nap.
There are plenty of drawing programs for tablets.