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[Drawing] From Memory Made Simple
July 21, 2010

Do you wish you could draw something creative without depending on something to refer to?

There is a way that you can do this, and yes it does take a little practice, but it's quite do-able.

I've tried this experiment and it is successful, even though each drawing looks very different to the previous one. That doesn't matter though, because I'm quite thrilled that I'm not referencing anything as I draw.

Visit this page if you want to learn more about drawing from memory.

This is a different process to the way I showed you last time. Back then we used shapes to draw a chick from memory.

There's no need to be disappointed if one method doesn't work for you because there's always something different around the corner.

One drawing can be produced in so many different ways, it's just a matter of finding which technique suits you the best.

Tip of the Month

You can accustom yourself to any method to draw, all you have to focus on is being able to draw lines freely, in one way or another.

It is important to learn the outlines of form before you move on to learn how to express details.

Experience and practice is the only way you will discover your unique drawing style.

If you are teaching yourself to draw, there is a variety of digital art books available online that might suit you.

For common drawing questions, visit the frequently asked questions page.

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, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this issue.

Until next month,

Happy creative days!


"Don't get hung up on details right away. First bake your cake and then add the icing." - Tony van Hasselt

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