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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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                                Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                1. Work on the small tasks.

                                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                3. Upgrade yourself

                                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                4. Talk to a friend.

                                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                7. Read a book (or blog).

                                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                8. Have a quick nap.

                                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                10. Find some competition.

                                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                11. Go exercise.

                                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                12. Take a good break.

                                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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