Drawing Ideas Tips to Paint Fast
“I just don’t have any drawing ideas to paint”
That’s a typical statement that many artists had experienced at the earlier times of their art career. If you are in the same situation and you have no idea what to draw, you will encounter many problems in painting.
Drawing is the basic element of making any paintings. It occupies a very important role to create a beautiful artwork.
Before you are doing any painting, firstly you need to establish and catch up drawing ideas. There are many ways how to make it happen. Well, drawing or painting is a kind of space to express your creativity, imagination, emotion, idea and perception to the world.
Drawing is often referred to foundation of creation. Yes, it is absolutely true. It is like a blueprint of your final works.
Your finished oil painting is mostly influenced by the details of your drawing. Drawing and painting activities are exactly the same, aren’t they? Both use our hand movements. The difference only lies on the medium.
Here I will give you best strategies how to get easy drawing ideas to your painting process and awaken your painting mood:
- Do your best to draw anything coming up your mind at the first time
It is a good practice to produce drawings if you free up your mind without any limitations. For example, you wake up in the morning, you grab a paper and a pencil to draw any objects that flash from your mind before any distractions.
- Immediately draw any objects that attract you most
Start to catch an object surrounding you to begin drawing it. It can be people, still life, floral, animals, plants, etc. Pick up an object as your drawing focal point. Just look around and suddenly you can pick an interesting object to draw.
- Draw similar objects in different angles
If you still feel hard to get drawing inspirations today, you can draw same objects that you are familiar with but in different angles. For example, seeing a figure drawing in front view, you now change from the side, the back, and so on.
- Force yourself to copy a drawing or painting from your favorite artists
This way you train yourself to enforce your energy to do a creativity drawing. It’s okay if the result is not resemble the model but at least, a try is the best.
- Make a sketch or doodle
We need to play around with imagination. As an artist, it is sometimes coincidence as you have no idea when or where to get a brilliant idea. If you use a lot of imagination, one of the useful thing to do is to bring a pencil and a sketch book whenever you always go. Especially when you travel a lot.
- Draw from photos or pictures
Choose your favorite object from photos and start drawing it. You will have fun as you go along with the process.
Drawing ideas are one of the keys to your successful painting!
The sky is the limit. There are countless inspirations to express ourselves in the form of drawing or painting. Art is just like a pulse of life itself. I believe you will be able to soar your creativity in digging out the drawing ideas before painting in oils.
Train yourself to dig out more cool drawing ideas so that the habit of your creativity keeps going.
On the next articles, I will cover more about drawing objects so that you will be inspired to get your drawing ideas.