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15 Useful Sites To Master Drawing With Fun

15 Useful Sites To Master Drawing With Fun

Drawing is producing a picture by making lines and marks, especially with a pen, pencil, and paper. What is drawing when there is no fun, enjoyment, and excitement involved? Absolutely nothing of course! Here, I have comprised a comprehensive list of useful sites that will help you master drawing with fun.

1. The Drawing Website

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    The website is helpful to all novices in drawing. Here you can learn to draw cartoons, people, and characters of all kinds. You can learn to create 3-dimensional environments and 3-dimensional characters that fit in the background. You also get to learn about flat lines and shapes. With time this website allows you to get comfortable with shapes and learn to draw naturalistic drawings.

    2. DIY Cozy Home

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      Art projects are a breeze to be done with this website. Not only that but handprint crafts are as well. Additionally you can learn to draw your hand in 3-D with this website which turns out to be much more simple than it seems. Drawing is a blast with this website.

      3. Landarchs

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        The youtube tutorials on this website deal with technical drawing and how to master it. Examples include “How to make a scale drawing”, “Introduction to Engineering Drawing, “Multiview Drawing” by Eric Fisher, “How to Draw Oblique sketches,” “Understanding First and Third Angle Projections,” and “How to draw a city using two point perspective.”

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        Additionally, the website offers a video on orthographic projection making use of a 3-D model. The animated projections are quite useful in this particular tutorial. It presents clear steps and even recommends what kind of pencil to use when drawing. It also explains the appearance of constructive lines.

        4. Dueys Drawing

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          This particular website offers you step by step free advice on how to draw well. The maker of the website enjoys teaching and keeps in mind that the viewer may not be a fast paced learner so sticks to teaching step by step and fairly slowly. The steps are broken down between Beginner and Advanced so start off with the beginner and slowly progress on to the difficult part later. Some of the advanced aspects cover eye drawing, nose drawing, still life, and many other aspects.

          5. Dose

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            This website gives you a tutorial on how to generally draw in 3-D. Anyone who finds drawing difficult or just isn’t too comfortable with holding a pencil and creating a masterpiece needs to take a glance at this particular one. Drawing will be a piece of cake after you look here. After you learn to draw in 3-D, you are more able to give an optical illusion to your created work and make it look realistic. This one sure is a winner when it comes to teaching novices how to draw.

            6. Artist Daily

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              Artist Daily is a website that offers its viewers to learn how to draw human figures. The first step to learning how to draw them is knowing closely what your subject is representing. Here you can learn to draw with Patricia Hannaway; she focuses on drawing movement and carefully portraying various poses. You learn to draw movement by considering first what the action is. The website helps you bring your human figure drawings to life. Do check this one out!

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              7. Drawing Paintings

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                The Drawing Paintings website allows visitors to the website to learn how features of the face are created. Whether it be the eyes, nose, or mouth, considerable amount of attention is given to ensure you know how to focus on trivial details as that is what sets humans apart. There are lesson portrait drawings here as well. The eye and how to carefully draw it is given a great deal of importance here.

                8. Drawing Paintings 2

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                  This website gives a great deal of drawing tips not just on the face, or human aspect, but goes in depth of what drawing is really all about. This one focuses a bit more on what the former one lacked. So check this one out. You will be surprised at how much information you can attain from here.

                  9. Draw Sketch

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                    Respectively, this website teaches you how to draw in perspective. It also tells you 10 mistakes beginners make when first learning to draw. Additionally, it gives the visitors to the website 10 easy tips to draw. Providing information to develop your art technique, a lot of tips and advice are given on this website which ensures a lot of quality on the website’s behalf.

                    10. DragoArt

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                      This website gives free online drawing tutorials to kids and adults. You can learn how to draw dragons, cars, animals and fairies here. Prepare to be amazed with this one. Step by Step instructions will lead you to be the master of drawing, something you have always wanted to be. With hard-work you will be able to become an expert on drawing a variety of objects, and everyday things. Just be patient!

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                      11. DrawSpace

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                        Here, you are given the chance to exercise your brain, creativity, and visual intelligence. This website allows you to begin with one or more general drawing courses to learn the basics. It is free and you can download assignments, interact in the classroom, post completed work, while earning credits! It is self-directed but you need to register before proceeding to learn any knowledge. The level is beginner and the duration is approximately 3 weeks.

                        12. The Virtual Instructor

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                          If you are looking for great drawing lessons online, this is the website for you! You are free to find tutorials on a wide range of subject matter and media. The list is updated often and a majority of the lessons include hands-on videos. All of the demonstrations are taught to you in an easy to understand and follow format.

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                          13. Arty Factory

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                            This website offers lessons on art appreciation and is a free online resource for anyone who wants to learn about the visual arts. It is particularly useful for anyone involved in the art of education from art teachers to students, school kids, parents, and artists. ArtyFactory places great importance on learning visually as opposed to verbally.

                            14. Jerry Sartarama

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                              This is a factory of free videos and art lessons, from working with gel medium to liquid pencil. There are different skill levels you can click on ranging from kids, intermediate, beginner, advanced, or for all ages. Free videos include “Creating an Under layer,” “Still life,” and “Value Study.”  Do check this one out!

                              15. Artisan HQ

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                                This website is updated daily and is comprised of videos on acrylics, clay, colored pencils, oils, pastels, pen, pencil, spray paint, watercolor, wax, and wood. Subjects include airbrush, photography, photoshop, pottery, calligraphy, animation, jewelry, graffiti, and paintings. This one is a sure winner.

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                                18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                                18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                                The act of writing in a journal often seems daunting or unnecessary to many people. Even authors who work on novels might shun the idea of daily diaries. What purpose does jotting down words on a regular basis do if not contributing to the next novel, play or song? I know from experience many benefits of journaling that I wish to share.

                                1. Understand Yourself Better

                                Though many people and even writers avoid keeping journals, I vow to do it more often. Not only do I desire to take up daily journaling but also I plan to do it with pen to paper.

                                Some of the benefits I’ve found from my more active days include finding myself in the sense of understanding what matters to me and what I want out of life. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to find a spouse who is my best friend and advocate in raising children. I attribute this and much more to what I learned about myself in keeping journals for years.

                                2. Keep Track of Small Changes

                                I’ll admit that I never got very far with my guitar lessons, but in writing in a journal, I have seen the ability to track small changes like those that come when you practice anything.

                                Those learning a musical instrument often fail to see the small improvements that come with regular practice. Writing won’t help you switch chords any faster, but it will help you to develop a better sense for language and grammar just by doing it.

                                3. Become Aware of What Matters

                                As you continue to write in a journal, following a stream-of-consciousness feel, you can look back on the topics that you chose to write about. Those issues and emotions that poured out of you will provide insight on to what matters most to you.

                                You may not even realize that you’re job is depressing you or that you want to spend more time with your kids until you look over your thoughts that you weren’t really thinking about.

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                                4. Boost Creativity

                                The idea that the brain and its neural activity across hemispheres encourages learning also shows up in increased creativity. Just like with learning an instrument, your increased activity will inspire your thoughts to connect and reconnect in different ways.

                                When I wrote in a journal, I often wrote poetry as well as just my thoughts as they came out. I started to hear poems more in my mind; so much so that I took to scrawling lines on napkins and finding metaphors in mundane activities.

                                You really are what you do, so writing helps grow more than being a writer. Writing boosts the way you communicate and structure language, which really is a creative process.

                                5. Represents Your Emotions in a Safe Environment

                                A journal is as private as it gets. You can lock it in a safe or tuck it under a pillow and no one will accidentally share it on social media or have an opportunity to “leave a comment.”

                                Write about your sorrow as much as your happiness and frustration and know that you don’t have to keep your emotions inside your body. You can put them on paper.

                                6. Process Life Experiences

                                When you take the time to look back over what you’ve written, be it a week or a year later, you will have the distance you need to more objectively interpret your raw feelings.

                                Everything from losing a job to losing a loved one can emerge in a new light for a fresh perspective. Figuring out how the benefits of journaling affect your perspective on life will create connection and increase creativity.

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                                7. Stress Relief

                                In combining the exercise inherent in fine motor coordination that comes from the act of writing with the emotional release of self expression, those who maintain a journal relieve stress.

                                Try it out. Go home and write about your day. Write about the traffic. Write about the coffee order the barista got wrong but you didn’t have time to change. See how you can physically purge some of that pent-up stress by putting it on paper.

                                8. Provide Direction

                                Though journaling is often conducted as an activity without much direction, it often provides direction.

                                One of the biggest benefits of journaling is that your chaotic thoughts merge to show a direction in which to head. Asking the right questions is the only way to achieve the best solutions, so look to your journal to find your way toward your next goal.

                                9. Solve Problems

                                Just as in practicing math problems, we all get better at finding hidden solutions through the act of processing.

                                Think of your next goal as X and solve your life problems by reading your journals as word problems. The benefit of journaling here is that you write, explore and process to recognize and then solve problems.

                                When life is too in-your-face, you have to step back to see reality. Living in the moment allows us to write in the moment and use that expression to solve problems.

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                                10. Find Relief From Fighting

                                Solving your problems only comes after time to process, recognize and strategize. Just as in the benefit of journaling where relief comes from the act of writing, relief from fighting comes when you decide to “sit this one out” and communicate one-way.

                                Fighting is only productive when the fighters care to communicate and find common ground. When the emotions are as high as the stress levels, writing will function as the best time out.

                                11. Find Meaning in Life

                                Journaling will show you why you are living, whether you are wallowing in things you wish to change or striving to make the changes. Your life will begin to take on new meaning and your own words will reveal the actions that got you where you are so that you can assess and pave a new path for your future.

                                12. Allow Yourself to Focus

                                Taking even a small amount of time out of every day will provide you with not only peace of mind but also increased focus. Taking a break to meditate in writing and journaling will sharpen your mental faculties.

                                13. Sharpen Your Spirituality

                                When we write, we allow all the energy and experiences to flow through us, which often provides further insight into our own spirituality. Even if your parents didn’t raise you to follow a specific religion, your thoughts will start to show you what you believe about the universe and your place in it.

                                14. Let the Past Go

                                I’ve mentioned a few examples where going back over your writing offers advice and direction, but the simply truth is that writing down our feelings can be the best way to let them go. We can choose to literally throw these pages away when they’re filled with negativity and hate.

                                15. Allow Freedom

                                Journaling is the perfect way to not only express yourself but to also experience the freedom of being who you are. Your books can stay private or you can publish them. Your freedom stems from your sense of self and your perception of your thoughts.

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                                16. Enhance Your Career

                                Again, the private act of pen-to-paper processing provides the benefits of journaling mentioned above, but you can also enhance your career when you take similar ideas and categorize, edit and publish them in an online blog.

                                Your thoughts will often be personal and express emotions, but another benefit of journaling is uncovering fresh ideas about your work.

                                17. Literally Explore Your Dreams

                                All the benefits I’ve mentioned explore ideas, thoughts and emotions, which is also what our dreams and nightmares do. Through writing down your dreams from the previous night, you can enhance your creativity as well as connect some of the metaphorical dots from the rest of your journal.

                                18. Catalog Your Life for Others

                                No one wants to think about dying, but we all die. Leaving a journal will act as a way to reconnect with family and friends left behind. The ideas you wish to keep personal while you process the life you’re living will serve to rekindle and inspire those who loved you through the process.

                                We consider our partners our life witnesses, but writing provides a tangible mark on the world.

                                Now that you’ve learned all the benefits of journaling, it’s time to start writing a journal:

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