Drawing is easy and it can be started with step by step method, all you need is a normal pencil and a paper, now simply draw a circle without using compasses. The shape may not look so good, but this is your first attempt to draw a circle. The point is, drawing is easy and if you can learn some methods, you can easily draw any shape that you want after a bit of practice.

Here, I will explain some of the approaches that will dramatically help you in your drawing journey.

1. Trace Drawing Method

This is the certainly the most popular method among real beginners. Whenever I read stories of professional artists, they always admit this is how they started. Basically, tracing is about drawing over a picture to copy its lines, partially or completely. As a result you get a drawing with clean lines and perfect proportions. In order to trace:

trace drawing method

Find a drawing/photo (the clearer the lines, the better).
Cover it with a thin sheet of paper to see the original image through it (you can use a kind of makeshift light table, like a window).
Draw over the lines you can see.

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2.Drawing by Imaginative Tracing

drawing by imaginative tracing

This is the method that beginners may consider the only honest one. You may or may not use a reference for this; in the end, it all boils down to imagining the lines. The process looks like this:Get a clean sheet of paper.
Look at it and imagine the drawing you want to draw.
Draw over the imagined lines

3. Structural Drawing

When you start seriously learning how to draw, you are told that the final lines are a result of guidelines, a kind of inner skeleton of a drawing.

Structural Drawing

The method to use : Get a set of references for a single subject. Analyze them to understand the structure of the subject (something common for every photo of it). Use imaginative tracing to draw the structure in a simple way.
Use the structure as guidelines for the final drawing.

4. Gesture Drawing

Every living creature has a certain rhythm manifested in every pose of their body. This rhythm can be sketched very quickly and easily, but you can’t finish a picture using only this method. This is how you can use it:

gesture drawing

Get a set of references of a single subject.
Analyze them to see common lines.
Use these lines to sketch a simple representation of the body (imaginative tracing).
Use the gesture sketch as a suggestion to draw the structure over it.
Use the previous sketches as guidelines for the final lines.

5.Visual Stimulation

This is aimed mainly at digital artists, unless you have a light table or some other means to simulate layers. It’s the simplest method possible, and also the most basic one. You don’t even need an idea to start! How to do it?

visual simulation method drawing

Draw a tangle of random lines and curves.
Analyze the image and try to see a gesture sketch in it.
Create a new layer or put a thin sheet of paper over it.
Trace what you see.
Add the structure.
Add the final lines.

Summary: Step by Step Methods of Drawing Summary

Visual Stimulation: to create an idea
Gesture Drawing: to capture the rhythm of the creature’s body
Structural Drawing: to draw the elements of the body correctly
Imaginative Tracing: when the tool you use doesn’t have pressure sensitivity (which makes it impossible to draw lighter guidelines)
Tracing: when you need a perfect copy of something


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