Observational drawing

Improve your drawing skills through the practice of observational drawing. Explore essential techniques and exercises to enhance your ability to capture the world around you.
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This article lists still life ideas for teachers or students who are stuck or in need of inspiration. The collection includes tried and true favourites that have been used by Art teachers for generations, as well as more unusual and contemporary still life topics.

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Aimee Zvinakis
Urban, Street Art Graffiti, Painting & Drawing, Illustrators, Sketchbooks, Art, Urban Sketchers, Art Sketchbook, Animation

[Guest post by André Wee in New York City] Scribbling and dotting into a sketchbook, while trying not to make a scene, has become an almost daily activity for me while commuting between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Over the past 2 months, I have started turning my train ride into my own ‘private’ drawing playground. […]

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francesca sassoli
A compilation of a couple sessions of observational #slowcamera drawing: Black: sketches from a Sunday afternoon post #twitchcon in #CampbellCA at #orchardvalleycoffee  Lighter blue: studies of people sitting in @vervecoffee in #SantaCruz. Darker blue: the girls during crit from a night of figure drawing at the @jkfdrawingstudio. Art Sketchbook, Street Art Graffiti, Collage, Urban, Inspiration, Observational Drawing, Art Studies, People Sitting, Art Portfolio

A compilation of a couple sessions of observational #slowcamera drawing: Black: sketches from a Sunday afternoon post #twitchcon in #CampbellCA at #orchardvalleycoffee Lighter blue: studies of people sitting in @vervecoffee in #SantaCruz. Darker blue: the girls during crit from a night of figure drawing at the @jkfdrawingstudio.

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Heike W