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Learn to Sketch Anything!

Learning to sketch, paint and create is a great way to relax and have fun whilst also building a new set of artistic skills!

At Bubbles & Brushes, we know just how rewarding learning a new creative art can be. As an activity that can be enjoyed alone or with friends and family, sketching really can keep you entertained for hours. Even better, sketching is a hobby that gives you something to be proud of once it’s completed. 

Our artistic team wants to help you develop your creative skills and learn how to make something beautiful. Whether you’d like to create something from scratch or put your own twist on an existing artwork, we’re here to show you how.  

Start Your Artistic Journey

Learning a new skill can be daunting at first, especially if you’re not quite sure where to start.

 At Bubbles & Brushes, we’ve created a step by step guide to help spark your creativity, whether you are sketching in your living room, doodling at your desk or creating the next artwork to hang in your home.

 

Or, if you don't like videos you can follow the following instructions.

Step 1

Select an image that you’d like to recreate.

The beauty of this technique is that your chosen image can be any shape or size, and can be replicated onto any canvas of your choice.

Step 2

Position your fresh canvas and chosen image side by side.

The aim of the Grid Point is to divide your image into smaller sections, so that you can easily break down the artwork into small areas on your canvas.

Begin by drawing a straight line down the middle of both axes of your original image, also known as a vertical and horizontal line. For more difficult drawings, draw one more vertical line down the middle of the left and right quadrants, and one more horizontal line across the middle of the top and bottom quadrants.

Step 3 

Once you have drawn a grid on your original image, replicate the grid on your large, empty canvas.

This can be drawn free-hand, or without a ruler, as the grid is just used as a guide to help translate the original image onto your new canvas. 

Step 4

Slowly go through each quadrant on your original image and locate the corresponding section on the canvas. 

If you reach a quadrant that is blank on your original artwork, leave it blank on the new canvas. Likewise, if the quadrant has linework in it, copy this linework to the best of your ability into the correct section on your blank canvas.

In some sections, it’s possible that the artwork will be too complicated to replicate onto your new canvas. You can split up quadrants into even smaller sections as you go, so that the finer details are broken down into easy-to-replicate pieces.

Step 5

Once you have transcribed the entire artwork onto your canvas, you can use an eraser to carefully remove the grid lines. Otherwise you can paint over the lines when you move onto the colouring stage of your artistic journey.  

Begin Painting

Every time you practice sketching, drawing or painting, you will get better. Learning a new skill takes practice, which is why we have a large selection of art kits available..