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[Drawing] Rough Sketches
June 10, 2014

Today, I want to share an idea that totally contradicts some particular advice that I have given in the past.

If you're up to trying something different, how do you feel about commencing a practice session armed with the knowledge that all resulting images are to be destroyed or thrown out?

What is your first reaction to that suggestion? To me, just the thought of removing all evidence instantly means I can draw with absolutely no pressure to perform.

From the beginning, I have studiously dated and kept all of my drawings but now I'm thinking that may have restricted me more than it helped. I developed a fussy, trying-to-be-perfect style but that's not what I really want.

Obviously, I worry about 'what people think' (and I shouldn't!) and that ultimately affects the outcome of my artwork.

I love the untidiness of first impressions because they really tell a story with so few lines and they're amazingly created in such little time. I want this "who cares how it looks" attitude, too, so I set about making it happen.

This is going to be fun, experimental and doesn't take much time. Do you want to join me? If so, that's great, just click this link to get started...

Drawing Tip of the Month

Sketches can hold a great variety of lines, all achieved by simply changing pressure on the pencil and whenever you want a sharpe point, just rotate the tip.

A 2B pencil is the most versatile of them all making it the best choice for beginner artists.

You have something artistic in you that is unique to you so all it takes is a little time to explore, diversify and experiment until you find "it".

Handy Links

Find some good online drawing books that I bought to help me learn, practice and improve. They all have a money-back guarantee which is fantastic because the books I like may not necessarily be the same ones you like.

If you have any drawing questions, please visit the frequently asked questions page to find your answers.

Drawing is a very economical hobby - see the few basic supplies needed to get started.

Are we connected on Facebook yet? Please join with me, I'd love your company. It's not "in your face" or busy, it's simply a happy place to be!

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

Kerry Sig
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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible!" - Audrey Hepburn

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