I just like to draw. One or the other it will have paper dolls. Drawing to me is relaxation and adventure equally.
I do not know how many boring math classes at school I survived scribbling and drawing.
Men have also been drawing, only think of the cave paintings – the picture was there before the written word was. And after all letters are just drawings of signs…
But I like to draw not only for my own enjoyment and relaxation or for the amusement of the little son. No, even making dolls drawing can be more than helpful. I use pen and paper to quickly get the ideas out of my head and onto paper. I am very visual, so drawing things out helps me creating clarity and structure in my thoughts. I also often use creative techniques such as mind mapping to visualize and structure my ideas and thoughts .
Often my dolls firstly appear on paper. I try to schedule a certain time each week for drawing. This way I can scribble down ideas, impressions, inspirations, moments. etc. All those drawings are created without perfection in mind – But rather with quick and impatient strokes to capture the image out of my head on the sheet. And when that finally works, it feels is like a long contented exhale …
So a dolls first design arises from my mind onto paper first of. The way it has already presented itself to me in my thoughts. Gradually, with the help of pen and paper the idea of the doll becomes even more concrete…
Drawing is also very handy when trying out different hairstyles on doll heads and compare them. Or even to try out the different possible clothing and color combinations. True to the principle of the paper dolls.
I think drawing for me is part of my creative process and therefore it is essential. Although this does not mean I paint perfect images rather I like to be able to have the possibility of quickly capturing ideas. In addition, the drawing teaches one a thing or two about the human proportions, which is very important is in terms of doll making (as I have already explained here) .
Learning to draw
Everyone should try out drawing ideas and thoughts onto paper now and then . Regardless of whether one can draw a “good” image or not. It is not about perfection it simply is about just doing it! And this is true – practice makes perfect.
But if one still is shy about drawing, because the result may not seem right and the pen just does not do what the head wants it to, should not despair – Because: you actually can learn to draw.
On the one hand by learning the basics, because there are a lot of books (a small selection of this can be found below) or even videos online (eg this , this, this here , this, this , this or that) , which teach the various approaches.
On the other hand , one should tirelessly transpose what one sees and simply “draw along”. Cheer up, this way you will get good results quickly. So why not even put the book or knitting aside today and instead pick up some paper and a pen ?! There are no more excuses .
To the pens … ready, set … go! ; )
- You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less, Mark Kistler
- Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner), Mark Willenbrink
- Learn To See, Learn To Draw, Larry Wither
- Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier, Juliette Aristides
- Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney/Pixar Characters: Featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, Mater, and other favorite characters
- The Art of Pencil Drawing: Learn how to draw realistic subjects with pencil, Gene Franks
(c) Artwork by Nat / Kukalka.de