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This simple doodling activity is fun for budding illustrators of all ages and will help improve how you draw objects. No special materials or skills required, just a big pile of shopping catalogues, old magazines or even the local newspaper will do.
You can start on this exercise concurrently with Exercise One – Making a Reference Library if you feel like it.
Exercise Two – Junk Mail Doodling or Learning to Draw Objects
Keep on collecting the junk mail, not just for your reference library, but also for some fun doodling action.
Grab a pen (marker or ball point), sit down with the junk mail and begin… defacing!
Just kidding! But you are going to draw over the objects in the photos (ie. plants, furniture, etc). You are creating an outline of those objects.
This copying exercise helps you grow as an illustrator. If you do this exercise often enough you will develop a steadier hand, build on muscle memory.
Take note of the minimum lines required to make an object recognisable.
You will also improve on drawing dimensions when you later draw the same objects freehand.
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The Daily Drawing Project Bonus Exercises: