How to Draw, Shade Realistic Eyes, Nose and Lips with Graphite Pencils

Some people say that you can’t really learn to draw. You are either born with the talent to do so, or you aren’t. I’m not quite so sure this is true, but there is something to be said for natural talent. My brother was born with this gift whereas I was not. I don’t think this means I can’t learn to draw, but I do think being able to draw like my brother does is something I will never achieve. Drawing can be a highly relaxing activity however, and you can learn to draw well enough to keep yourself occupied.

Some people take art classes to learn to draw. Most of these folks already have a natural talent in art, but need guidance to sharpen their skills. You can take a two-year course to earn a degree in art if you wish, or you can take some basic classes to learn to draw basic stuff for your own amusement. No matter why you choose to learn to draw, if you want to do it, there is no reason why you can’t.

You can also buy books and kits geared towards helping you learn to draw. I bought one of these, and I find that it doesn’t work for me. That doesn’t mean it won’t help you learn to draw, however, I just think I am a hopeless case. You can find these kits in art stores, and in some bookstores like Barnes and Nobles. They make kits for beginners as well as for those who can already draw rather well, but need some extra help with the tough stuff. If you can draw a face, but have a hard time figuring out how to draw hair, and advanced kit might be just what you need.

When you learn to draw, perhaps the best teacher is your own eye. You can read art books that will tell you how to look at objects that you want to draw, and how to best figure out the dimensions and angles. The more you draw, the better you will get, just as with anything else in life. If you have a natural talent for drawing, it will soon become apparent to you. If you don’t, that doesn’t matter. You can still learn to draw well enough to make great doodles in your notebook, or to decorate the pages of your scrapbook with interesting pictures and designs, if you so choose.>

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