How to draw?

How to Draw?

Drawing can be a fun, expressive and creative outlet for all age groups. Whether you have a passion for drawing or have never tried it before, learning how to draw is an accessible art form for everyone. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Choose the Right Drawing Tools

Having the right tools is essential to a successful drawing. The supplies you need can vary depending on the type of drawing you wish to do, but basic supplies can include:

  • Pencils and erasers: Use a graphite pencil (with grades ranging from 4H to 8B) and kneaded erasers to create a variety of marks and make corrections.
  • Drawing paper: Choose paper that is smooth and has some tooth to it. For detailed drawings, use hot-pressed watercolor paper.
  • Other supplies: If desired, use items such as thin markers, paint, and other materials to give your drawings color and texture.

2. Start with Simple Shapes

Many drawings consist of basic shapes, such as cubes, cylinders, and spheres. Starting with simple shapes allows you to learn the basics of drawing and will help you build up your confidence.

3. Practice Sketching

Before actually drawing a subject, it’s important to practice sketching the form and proportions. This can help you develop a better understanding of the shapes and will provide you with the knowledge to draw other objects in the future.

4. Use Shading Techniques

Adding value (light and dark tones) can bring an object to life and give it three-dimensional qualities. Start with light shading (or hatching) and gradually build up the tone. Experiment with different techniques, such as stippling, crosshatching, and blending, to create different effects.

5. Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes

When drawing, it’s important to remember that mistakes are part of the creative process. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, as they can lead to new discoveries and works of art. Have fun with your drawings and don’t be too hard on yourself!

6. Experiment and Practice

The more you practice, the better you will become. Draw whenever you can, even if you’re only sketching out ideas. Experiment with different tools and techniques, and show your work to others to get feedback and inspiration.

With these tips, you can begin to learn how to draw and create some amazing pieces! Keep at it and you’ll soon have masterpieces of your own. Good luck!


Mostafa Saady, Egyptian Software Engineer, supersonic self-learner and teacher, fond of learning and exploring new technologies and science. As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics.

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