The Importance of Practising Quick Drawing

Standing man - 4 quick sketches
Four quick sketches in pastel of standing man

Mayko explained the importance of practising with quick drawings. It helps you to become a little bolder and gives your pictures a different tempo. It’s one way to help add life to your drawing style. Labouring over each line  to ensure it’s perfect can result in a stilted and lifeless look – this isn’t possible when trying to draw a figure in a few minutes.

Simon, the great teacher at ULU, explains that just like with music, it’s important to mix up the tempo of your drawings. Even during a long pose, you can bring some of the energy that you find yourself using during the quick sketches.

There’s no time to use a rubber, to do careful measurements and so on. You get the first line you feel down on the page without hesitation.

Every few weeks, we'll send you an email with one to three quick and useful tips to improve your figure drawings. We'll spice the emails up with some great figure drawings to inspire you as well.
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