Via Empty Easel, I came upon this article on How to Draw What You See. The author Dan offers twelve helpful tips to improve your drawing skills. Two tips that I especially found useful include:
- "Start drawing objects that intersect the border of your page. Always begin drawings along the edges first, before you do anything else. This will anchor your drawing in place and keep you from running out of space later on."
- "Take a break before finishing. When the drawing is almost finished, I usually take a breather, walk around, and then come back to finish it. After being away for a while, you’ll be able see if there are mistakes or places that should be completed but somehow got overlooked. Fix those - and at the same time use your eraser to pick out the brightest highlights in your drawing."
Take a few minutes to read his other useful sketching tips.