Just remember to relax. Your eyes, especially, are the most important tool ever invented! Just as it feels odd to stop thinking when you’re painting, your eyes will stop drawing after a while. They are amazing and powerful tools, and it takes practice to put them to good use.
The key in sketching is relaxation. Don’t try to stay conscious of what you’re creating and just watch it happen! It could take several hours, so you may need the time to come up with something that’s funny, interesting or creative for yourself. If you’re in the right mood, sketch slowly. Don’t hold your gaze on a piece for too long! Draw quickly so that you get a feel of what the piece will do before you start.
How should I sketch?
Start with a pencil and paper (or tablet or digital) pen. Pick a shape that you want to incorporate into your artwork. Choose a color/shape that looks good while making the piece funny:
And sketch. You can do this by staring at something for a long period of time:
You may want to pick another color/shape or draw things that you don’t like. If the pieces are funny, do what you’ll do when you’re in a bad mood. If they’re just really abstract or too abstract, don’t worry. Let your mind just play until you come up with something you like.
How should I color my pieces?
Before you get into painting, color is one of the most important elements in any drawing. For one thing, you can make mistakes by drawing the wrong color and/or texture. Second, you should be working on what you want your piece to look like anyway. If you want to do something cute, you should be color-matching your work to the real thing. In that case, it’s better to do it in different colors and put it in a different way.
For example, we might make a character and do a red-and-black-ish style on the sides, then red-and-black-ish on the front. To make things a little more realistic, we might draw a person and a woman on a dress, then red-and-black-ish on the back for the man.
Also, when it comes to color, think about how you would handle a scene with the exact same color. If you’d do all the scene with red-and-black-ish or yellow,