How to sketch Form


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This book will teach you how create three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface in minutes.

What we will discover is that that brain processes patterns of dark and light to convey information about form. These are absolutely essential skill sets for the artist. If you already paint or draw, these exercises will help you clarify your skill sets and speed them up. This book can be used alone, but you will get more out of it if you first work through the exercises in "How to Sketch Shapes".

Drawing 101: How to sketch shapes (Inglis Academy) Drawing 101: How to sketch shapes (Inglis Academy) Drawing 101: How to sketch shapes (Inglis Academy)
With a bit of practice you should be able to sketch a convincing three dimensional form in just a few minutes.

Notice how, by applying tones, we begin to see the circle as a sphere. We have added a third dimension. We are modelling how light and shadow wrap around an object in nature.

Drawing skills form your basic literacy in the language of visual art. They are the language equivalent of knowing your alphabet and knowing how to tell stories.

By developing our drawing skills we improve all our artistic activities, including painting.

An example from "Sketching Form", the book and course at Inglis Academy An example from "Sketching Form", the book and course at Inglis Academy

Whether you master this material in a few hours, or over the course of some weeks, you will have a clear map of your abilities and be confident about taking on the more challenging levels of drawing, and enjoying them!