How To Draw On A Picture

Instructions are one thing, but actually creating something is totally different. To bring out your creative side and create a stunning drawing, you’ll need to know how to draw on a picture – and this guide will help you get there.
Firstly, look at the image you’ll be drawing on. Begin to visualise how it could look with something added; take a few moments to soak up the scenery, then use the emotion it evokes to inspire you. Let your ideas and creativity go wild; don’t be afraid to get experimental and make mistakes – it’s all a part of the process!
Once you have a good idea of what you want to do, you can start to draw on the picture. To make sure your lines are accurate and precise, use an HB pencil to sketch the figure or object you plan to draw. If you’re drawing a person, for example, lightly draw the outline of their body so you can use it as a guide when adding details later. Alternatively, if you’re drawing an animal on a landscape, think about which type of line would fit the scene best – wavy, curved, angular – whatever fits with the picture.
Take your time to draw the detailed features of the figure or object. Go slow and use the pencil to delicately shade in blotches or create fine, delicate strokes. Create a face, give your drawing depth, or add any other details you want. Don’t be afraid to try something different or go off in a new direction – that’s the beauty of art.
Once you’re happy with your drawing, you can make it stand out by using a waterproof pen of your choice. Fineliner pens are often popular for drawing on pictures because they produce a thin, neat line and don’t smudge. Neatly trace the sketch you created with the pencil, and if necessary, you can use different widths of pen for different parts of your drawing for a more professional look.
Finally, colour in your drawing. Using landscape as an example, if you’d like to create a sunset look in the sky, a watercolour pencil, brush pen or standard coloured pencils all work well. To bring out part of your drawing, you can use contrast by adding a darker colour to parts you want to stand out. Go slowly, and blend the colours together with a paintbrush or cotton bud, if necessary.
Now you know how to draw on a picture; why not take it even further with these steps? Firstly, why not try a different medium instead of pencil and pen? For example, acrylic paint, pastels or charcoal. After experimenting with these materials, you can then choose one you’re comfortable with and create another stunning drawing with finesse. Secondly, why not try out some new techniques with different tools and materials? You can use a ruler to draw a straight line, use a blender pen to smudge your shading, or even use a stencil to create a detailed, professional look.
Finally, take it to a new level and combine techniques. Use watercolour pencils to sketch and watercolour paint to blend, or put some pencil lines down and use acrylics to finish it off. No matter what you choose, this combination is certain to make your drawing look majestic – and totally unique to you!
Oh, and don’t forget to step back and admire your work; it deserves it! You should be proud of the work and art you have just created. So go forth and draw, my friend, and enjoy the journey!

Robert Ortiz is an artist who has been writing about art and design for over ten years. His writing focuses on the creative process of art, from the conceptual to the material, and highlights its importance in our daily lives. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has also attended other prestigious art schools like Savannah College of Art and Design. He has a passion for exploring the boundaries between fine art, design, commercial work, and technology. His work extends to social media campaigns, website development, magazine articles, video tutorials and more.

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