How to sketch – An art to endeavor

Everyone has an artist who has been hidden in themselves. I don’t think there will be a better time in future than the time we have now, during the lock down to bring out those hidden talents. This Corona outbreak has given us an abundance of time to think about such talents. One of the talents which I’ve seen emerging nowadays is the art of sketching. Many artists have come out with their beautiful sketches, expressing their love for their favorite personalities and what not. So why not learn how to sketch.

Artist in everyone 

I think there’s an artist in each individual which they confide in themselves. Art comes where imagination ends. Every individual has an imagination and they should let their imagination take them wherever it goes, because that’s what art is all about. No limits and no boundaries.  What an artist tries to do for people is bring them closer to something , because of course art is about sharing, you wouldn’t be an artist if you didn’t want to share an experience, a thought.

Every time I used to wonder when and how to sketch i used to delay it further and didn’t work on it. I think in this time where everyone has an opportunity to try this art of sketching. Even if it doesn’t go well so what it’s your version of it . Art isn’t about being good or bad, art is about being art and is always appreciated. Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who don’t attain it in anything as with an artist there is no such thing as perfection.

Starting from the basics

We can always start from small and move towards the big and moreover if someone doesn’t only know the basics of something they can’t directly move to bigger things. Lock down is indeed exhausting , but dealing with it with a positive mindset is important. This is probably a once in a lifetime chance to grow , explore, value and learn. Our hectic schedules wouldn’t have ever allowed us to get time for ourselves and pursue the things we’ve left behind.

So we can always start sketching by drawing simple objects like we used to as a child. We can always move to complex things  when we feel like moving a step ahead but by taking baby steps. Sketching is learning how to get ideas down on paper in a quicker, rougher way.

Some tips for the beginners 

  1. Knowing your tools:

Beginners should be well aware of the tools they’re using while sketching. They shouldn’t get overwhelmed with the large variety of papers, pencils, erazers etc and should go with the basics.

  • Start with simplified large shapes and forget about details until later :

This is huge! When we’re just starting out drawing, we want to get into the details right away and spend hours working on a drawing just to find out that it looks off at the end. This is wrong as the beginners shouldn’t focus on details in the start.

  • Develop your observational skills and hand-eye coordination through using references: 

Using references allows us to develop our observational skills and our hand-eye coordination. It’s also impossible for the human brain to hold on to all the visual information that a photograph can present to us.

Moving towards complex things

Once you know how to sketch the simpler things it will be now the time to move on to a little complex thing which is drawing a face.

Faces are the basic part of human anatomy and can display a wide variety of emotions. In a portrait or artwork of people, faces would be the main focal point. So each stroke has a significant effect on what mood is portrayed . Drawing a face correct is a huge step towards becoming an artist.

Some simple steps for drawing a face.


Online tutorials: 

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During this outbreak you can’t go out to learn sketching so online tutorials are always there for you to help you learn things. You can always approach sites and learn from there.

There are many websites like

Here you can learn how to sketch without having to pay a single penny of your own.

So we say why not make the best out the opportunities we get when we have everything we were in need of some time back . Art is something which is remembered for life. Artists may die but their art is immortal.

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