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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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                                The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

                                The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

                                1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

                                Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

                                 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

                                To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

                                And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

                                 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

                                Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

                                3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

                                Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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                                4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

                                The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

                                5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

                                Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

                                6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

                                Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

                                7. Positive people smile a lot!

                                When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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                                8. People who are positive are great communicators.

                                They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

                                9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

                                One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

                                10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

                                Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

                                How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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                                I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

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