KazM

Lambton, Australia

As a life time doodler I decided that it is time to see who else likes my art, I like writing, drawing, painting, graphic design,...

Step-by-step to drawing a complicated shape

If you want to learn to draw/paint a complicated shape freehand start off by tracing it (eg from colouring-in book) and adding to it (eg lacey or larger edges).

Then scan some of your results and use the paint program to skew it to a different angle then trace it again.

When you are more confident try freehand copying the shape smaller than the original. This lets you concentrate on the main shape without being distracted by details. If it is a shape that mirrors you can draw one side and scan it then duplicate the image and flip one half to make the other.

After a bit of practice you will find that it is easier to draw the shape totally freehand
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I have found this idea helpful. Hope others do too.

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