You have reviewed some fundamentals of drawing technique. Now, drop conscious attention to formula. Draw what you feel, spontaneously. Let your personality speak. Discard self-conscious fear and draw.
Many of the finest and' most interesting commercial artists of today speak a universal
- but individually unique-picture language. Each in a different way, they depart from all boundaries of convention. Since each artist draws exactly as he feels, his drawing reveals individuality, or style.
We all have the same basic emotions. So when we express ourselves sincerely,
everyone understands us.
Be the real you in picture symbols. The secret lies in forgetting yourself. You did it when you were a child. You can do it now. As a child you were not concerned with unnecessary detail. You thought of a house, and you drew the simplest lines you could to
You thought of a man, and you drew a couple of sticks for arms, and a couple more for legs, a round shape for a head, and dots for eyes. Now that you understand
some of the main principles of good drawing, you can do better. But try to keep the simple symbolism which you used to draw pictures when you were a child.
Distort perspective and proportion where you feel it is necessary.
This kind of drawing cannot be done in a hurry. It is not so easy as it looks. You have to stop and think what is the best symbol to represent a given object.
There is no more satisfying way to communicate. with others, or just to
express yourself for the joyous release of it, than this kind of drawing. Try it. Begin if you like, by telling in pictures what you did today, from morning to night. Here's an example: