Well hello there everyone :)
Recently a new employee transferred to my work, unfortunately I have not gotten a degree in graphic design yet and classes start in August so where do I work? WALMART! :D Anyway, a new employee transferred to this walmart and he is a junior at my same school and is taking...you guessed it...graphic design! After we talked for a while I found out he was awesome at drawing and began at the age of 4, which brings me to my question:
When did you guys start and do you have any helpful tips on drawing?
Unfortunately the only drawing I ever did was mere doodles on paper during class but I am trying to get better because I know it is a very vital skill to have in this field.
I look forward to your replies :)
When some one says he/she started drawing at age 4,5 does it really consider drawing? All kids regardless of having artisitic talent or not use pen and paper to express themselves, it is part of the growth process. For example I can not say I am a runner because when I was 4 I ran.
The real drawing is when you choose to do more than other activites and I don't think it will be after age of 10 -12
That's an interesting point to make :)
I'm not sure how old I was when I first started drawing, as I cannot remember ever NOT drawing. I remember having an uncle who is a successful architect and he would make connect the dot style drawings for me at Christmas time. I also remember in the third grade checking a "How to draw Dinosaurs" book from the school library and keeping it for several months. My advice for getting better? Practice. Take from instructors and teachers what advice works for you, but don't try to mold yourself or your style after those who teach or instruct. Every artist is different. While certain rules do apply for design and art in general, we remember the artists who step outside of those rules and bring us something uniquely them.
Thanks for the reply Benjamin :)
Connect the dot drawings were awesome!
I also really like your advice and plan to follow it :)
I started drawing when I was in about the 6th grade. Then I continued as I started skateboarding. I would draw comic strips that I seen in skateboarding magazines.
I think its great that you were able to connect two hobbies together and became better at drawing because of skateboarding :)
Thanks for the reply!
I first started drawing when I was young. Took some art class and then began exploring the Graphic Arts. Now I draw whenever I'm working on a job, but never stop practicing.
Thanks for the reply Peter :)
Almost all my classes this school semester will be art related so I am sure I will have plenty of practice haha