Have you been an passionate about drawing and you suddenly feel that yours ideas have gone blank. Suddenly you don’t get any topic which you can draw. This article and drawings will make you realize the innumerable number of topics you miss out to notice for your art topic. Listed below are different types of methods which you can adopt to get inspiration and ideas for your drawing.
Your surrounding is your live canvas
Look around where you are, there are so many things which you can draw. If you are in a garden you may look at flowers, plants, trees, birds, sky, clouds and what not. They are made of various shapes, colors, shades, patterns etc. You may be really surprised at what the nature provides you, if you really look it differently. You can also find interesting things in your study room like tables, chairs, clocks, books, shelves, pen, fan, computers etc. You should not feel yourself inferior when drawing simple things. As simple things drawn in abstract or realistic forms will be a great art work.
You can get inspiration from Photographs
If you still do not get inspired by your surroundings, there is a simple way to solve it. Pick up a photograph you like and can start drawing it. There are so many magazines available online and offline. If you like sports may be a sport magazine can give you a good inspiration. If you like Movies, a movie magazine may give you great ideas for your drawing. On the contrary, you may start collecting good images from the magazines and start maintaining your own scrapbook for your future drawing ideas. This will save time looking around for drawing ideas.
Bing and Google Images source
Today’s generation have a great advantage. Every information and image is at tip of your finger. There is a great repository of images lying with Bing & Google neatly indexed, categorized with different sizes and resolutions. If you need to know how an object looks, you may google it and get it. If you want to know how someone else has drawn a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, you need to only type the keywords “drawings of Marilyn Monroe” and search engines will give good number of drawings. These can give you a good idea of how others draw the object or the person whom you intend to.
Draw from your Imagination
What are you thinking right now, may be about your school, coffee, parents, children and that you can draw onto the paper. Where you were yesterday, was it an interesting place, or did you see anything different which you may feel like drawing.
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”.
– Albert Einstein.
How true these words are, there are boundaries for knowledge but imagination is actually multi-dimensional and infinite. In today’s digital medium your creativity can go into drawing fantasy or fictitious characters which exciting surroundings which will be very interesting. To say sky is the limit when you draw from your imagination.
One Object can drawn in multiple ways
Imagine you want to draw a old pair of shoes, there is multiple way you can do this. You can draw it realistically or you can draw it in a cartoonist way. You may use different mediums using pencil, charcoal, water-color or anything else depending on what you are comfortable with. Changing the direction in which the light source come may give different look and feel for the image. Changing the angle of the object with the light again will give totally different idea for the drawing. The closeness of the image on the paper and details in the drawings will give totally different effect to the drawing.
It is only the first step which is difficult. Once you start the momentum will pick up and suddenly you will be overwhelmed with the amount of ideas and topic which you may have for your drawing. One idea will lead to the next one, one inspiration will lead to the next one.
In Art, even a small simple thing when done with great love, passion and precision will turn out into a master-piece. It is not what you draw but how intricate, realistic, or different you draw is what makes the drawing interesting and great. You dont need to paint a 77 cm x 53 cm Mona Lisa to prove you are an Artist, but a simple A4 size paper on which a drawing of an apple can make you great.
All you need to do is to pick up your pencil or brush and put your first stroke, the rest will follow.