quick way to learn sketching / drawing

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guitarplayer
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quick way to learn sketching / drawing

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Could anyone recommend a quick and cheap way to learn sketching / drawing? I have no talent in this, would like to learn to draw so that things I draw resemble what is drawn but not necessarily with lots of details, quick sketches.

Rationale: If I could sketch or draw, I could do sketches or drawing of the things I see, e.g. while traveling. Then I would have a set of graphic representations that would have a sentimental value for me but likely be near to worthless for the next person. More importantly, the medium (pencil, paper) would certainly be worthless to others, compared to a more mainstream digital camera or laptop for storing digital photos.

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youtube. am certain free tutorials exist.

you might also try to see if the guy that's about putting in 20 hours to learn one core competence in every skill area has something to say about it. forgot his name, forgot his book, but his shtick was that one can make a lot of progress if one focuses on the right core competencies off the gate.

if it helps, friends of mine who draw have told me that drawing is very much a mechanical skill one can improve at. talent is about the rate at which people improve. but everyone can learn to draw competently and satisfactorily if they put structured effort over a period of time.

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Drawing the Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth by Andrew Loomis
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (seeing a trend?)
Perspective Drawing Handbook by Joseph D'Amelio

The quickest and cheapest way is also the most conventional way: Grab paper/tablet and practice. A lot. If you follow the fundamental principles then drawing quality becomes a function of the time you put in.

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there is a book with a man with a yellow jacket that used to be on pbs that is great for this

lemme look...

mark kistler!

here be his youtubes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQizDd ... HZbq2ZtxJg

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Post by guitarplayer »

nice resources, thanks! I googled the 20h skills guy and watched a Ted talk. I like Andrew Loomis books.

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