Try Your Hand

If you go to an art store to purchase your first materials, let yourself look around and enjoy the place. Poke into the piles and boxes. Get acquainted with all the toys (they are toys, and you will like playing with them!). Don't be afraid to ask questions. Learning to explore this new territory is an important aspect of learning to draw—and it's fun as well!

Here's an example of a profile/vase-vase/profile drawing. Yours may or may not resemble this one.

3. For this exercise to be most effective, right-handed people should work on a left-facing profile, and left-handed people should work on a right-facing profile.

4. When you've finished drawing the profile, draw a horizontal line at the top and bottom of your profile, moving out from the profile itself.

Draw a horizontal line at the top and bottom of your profile.

5. Now, retrace your profile, thinking again about each feature and naming it to yourself as you draw.

6. Last, switch sides and try to draw the mirror image profile that will make a symmetrical contour drawing of a vase.

Draw a mirror image of the profile.

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