It seems like most people want to jump right into painting which is great. But, you might want to consider brushing up on your drawing skills too.
Drawing trains your eyes to see form and shape. Painting is all about creating form and shape with a brush instead of a pencil or pen.
Drawing sharpens your observation skills helping you to notice lights and darks. We definitely need lights and darks in our paintings too.
Drawing helps you understand perspective, size, composition and design. All of which are basics you need for a successful painting too.
So, get out your sketchbook and start drawing! Start with simple shapes like a circle, sphere, square, and a cube. Practice adding a light source and shadows. Have fun with it. Draw what you see around you. Make it a game and enjoy the process!
Draw and paint along with me as I show you how to draw and paint a pumpkin!