19 Feb

Left handed way to practice drawing.


Left handed way to practice drawing.

You may have come across my article posted on the merits of drawing with your least dominant hand, link below.

Left hand challenge – Day 20

My 30 day challenge brought about many interesting facts about drawing with your left hand and also demystified my notions that left-handed people are generally more creative due to them using the right side of their brain.

It was clear that after doing this exercise that my creativity was no more improved but the fact that I was able to draw reasonably well made a big difference.

The task of drawing with my left hand was so unusual and awkward at first, I began to think about newcomers who were interested in drawing. If you are a newcomer to drawing or more on the digital drawing, I highly recommend that you practice with both hands. In this way you don’t think about the techniques of drawing but rather let your hands to the ‘walking’. Try the many tutorials on the Paintology website, link below and also the Paintology app that will get you really moving in your drawing skills.

Paintology.com

Download the free Paintology app from the Google play store.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paintology.lite

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16 Aug

A Brief Introduction to Painting & Drawing for Beginners


A Brief Introduction to Painting & Drawing for Beginners

If you have never done any drawing or painting before, this is a good place to start. The first thing you need to do is get any thoughts out of your head that says ‘you can’t draw’ and replace it with a good dose of enthusiasm and passion. Like any other hobbies, all it takes is a bit of confidence, lots of enthusiasm and plenty of practice.

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16 Aug

Beginners Digital Painting Lesson – secrets to effective shading


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Shading is a very important aspect of any painting and drawing, it is what brings a tree to life and gives depth and presence to any object or scenes. Paintology has the brush style called ‘shade’ that you will be using again and again for all your digital painting projects.

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16 Aug

Beginners Digital Painting Course – Lesson 1


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Before we embark on the first lesson, I would recommend that you use a pen rather than your finger as it will allow you more precise control over the drawing area than just using your finger. You can get hold of a stylus for your phone or tablet by visiting your nearest phone or electronics store.

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