The Best Exercise to Improve Your Drawing Skills

The Best Exercise to Improve Your Drawing Skills

Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto
and today we will do an exercise to improve drawing. And that is because the most common
error for beginners, and actually the most common error, in drawing in general,
is that the drawings look stiff, and the lines don´t flow so I will show you the best exercise
I know to remedied this. So that your drawings looks fluid. This error that I mentionnated
in many cases comes from making the lines too tight. or attempting to do a long line which is actually a series of short ones. This may also happen when
attempting to make a curved line or a circle. I may exaggerating a little bit
but these type of lines don´t look good and profesional. Therefore we should concentrate
in practicing making long, fluid lines. Do the movements with your whole
arm, not just from the wrist and fingers. To practice, I recommend drawing
figures with these type of lines. It doesn´t
really matter what you draw. I´m just inventing this one as we go. The important thing is that your
lines are continuos. They are not broken. The lines are nice and long. And let´s add some holes. One on each side. But even these ellipses, are
with continuos movements. And I will shade the holes. The shading will be with short lines,
but even these are from one end to the other. Don´t stop in the middle.
Be decisive! Let´s mark the cast shadow with
one continuos line… and then shade it. With the parallel
lines which is also part of the exercise. And I will darken the area of the shadow
close to the object. Good! And we can add some more lines
as if it had an aperture or two, just to practice making more lines. All right! Let´s sketch another one. Now a big curve here on the top,
as if it were a dome or something. It really doesn´t matter what you sketch. The important thing, again,
is that your lines are continuos, that they are flowing, that you don´t
stop. I mean that you don´t stop in the middle of a line. Let´s make some in another direction,
like this… and we can reinforce the base, sketch the cast shadow,
and fill it in. Let´s also shade the hole on top. Like so. And I´ll sketch something else
over here, such as a glass
or something like that with two ellipses, and then the sides… So simple, but clean. And just for practice let´s draw
some planes. One… two… and three. By doing this, soon you will feel how
your hand starts loosening up. Now we will draw a shoe… with two
ovals, the end, and then a line for the overall shape, with an oval on top. This of course is not a real shoe.
I am making it up as we go, we are just practicing making continuos
lines, like this. Good! Now let´s think about a futuristic
vehicle. Very aerodynamic and with long continuos lines. Again, this doesn’t need to make
a lot of sense, what it is important is that your lines are fluid, continuos,
clean, not erratic. Let´s shade the windshield,
add an air intake, a flap or wing over here. Very good! Everything with loose, continuos lines. We can shade this, add something over here… And maybe we can redesign the
lower part of it. I´m just playing around to practice
making these smooth lines. I´ll darken this further. Good! I think you get the idea. Let´s just make one final little sketch
over here… of a yacht. Of course it this important for these
lines, that you hold the pencil or pen softly, not tight. And as we mentioned that you
do the movement, with your whole arm. I recommend doing these
exercises daily for a few minutes maybe as a warm up before you draw. And you will very soon, feel
the difference. If you enjoyed it, please
give it a LIKE! share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. You know where to follow me
the links are below. And I will see you,
on Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜‰ Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “The Best Exercise to Improve Your Drawing Skills

  1. Peter Gambier says:

    Interesting technique but I rarely use a felt tip marker because it's too permanent Leonardo.
    I actually quite liked the circle you drew at 1.11 because drawing rough lines can be so pleasing to the eye and in a portfolio of your work it's quite nice to have rough drawings with the crisp clean lined stuff just like having colour with black and white in your photograph album..
    I spent about 20 years drawing lines in pencil on registered paper in the animation industry. For Feature films you were expected to do at least 10 to 12 a day and for commercials it was at least 40.
    Sometimes it would take me about 2 days of line-work before I got to do my clean, straight (or curved) lines done to my satisfaction they also had to be bold otherwise you couldn't see them.
    When the industry went digital I quit and now that there is no pressure or looming deadlines I enjoy drawing even more.
    Nowadays I start my line work in a rough blue, going over it all in orange and do the finish work with an Indian ink or brush pen with thick and thin lines, this is then all coloured with different pencils, watercolours or inks before I finish it all with the cross-hatch shadow work.
    Just like when you make sandwiches for yourself they never taste as nice as when other people make them and the same applies with art because other people's art mostly looks better than your own.

  2. X Faceless says:

    Is it weird that I can draw %99 of the time a perfect circle

  3. Mr. Bones says:


  4. Jason Moretti says:

    WUUUUUL line mamma mia

  5. MurCellic1903 says:

    Carlos Sainz should have seen this. Smooooooth Opeeraatooor

  6. Emma & M's says:

    Fuck, this is creepy

  7. Shansen says:

    Puss in boots teaching us how to draw…

  8. FallenEmpress 8888 says:

    After I stopped doing art due to external reasons, I'm having trouble to get back at it. It seems as if I have the ideas but can't do it. I can't make my inagination concrete anymore. It's like at the back of my head, it whispering no, you can't do it anymore but I really want to. Art brings me joy more than anything even if I stay up all night and tired from working, I used to remember that I won't mind coz I'm totally happy doing it. Sorry for the long comment.

  9. mymiamilife says:


  10. mrebholz says:

    Watch out, happy little squirrel, not to have a happy little accident with these futuristic flying shoes.

  11. shin sou says:

    Trees left the chat.

  12. Betty Clark says:

    This is perfect for the end of the day. Draw, calm, sleep. Peace. Thank you.

  13. shreyas D says:


  14. pintos egesimba says:

    Magnificio. I enjoyed watching le video

  15. THE UNIQUE CRAFT says:

    Got in recommendation after studying construction in maths๐Ÿ˜…

  16. Overx 13 says:

    Alot of linesssssssss and some shadowssssss

  17. ะ˜ะฒะฐะฝ ะœะพั€ะณัƒะฝ says:

    Lines erotic

  18. A2Z says:

    I have started drawing recently. Would you please show how to draw number 8, medium size, with continuous line..

  19. Hg80 says:

    The Indian Accent is the best! So legible and calming! It's not the racism, you idiots, it's objective observation and statement of fact.

  20. Jawa says:

    bruh his hair looks like a rendering error

  21. George Zaharia says:

    that is actually making sense…. il practice some more… currently my lines are made out from dots. ….

  22. chari Muvilla says:

    There are people that are really good at making series of short lines especially if they also shade with the pencil so if you draw like this you don't have to change your style just consider it

  23. Blueberry Cake says:

    I wanted to click away but it is 02:00 am and I am tired and this voice is so Relaxing I get sleepyโ€ฆ

  24. fag soldier says:

    those lines scare me for some reason, they're so perfect that it makes me imagine myself messing up

  25. My Craft says:

    His voice is so calming and at the same time inspiring

  26. Luan Carlos Franรงa says:

    I am in love ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  27. Troccolo 1 says:


    Love it

  28. Micah Buzan says:

    Amazing warm up exercises.

  29. Andrew Blissett says:

    I could fall asleep to this man's voice.

  30. jdhed1 says:

    I jus suscribed, GEUOOD.

  31. Chicken Draws Dogs says:

    Tip 1: change your name to "Leonardo".

  32. Wosh says:

    Your accent and voice in general is so calming

  33. Portatil says:

    Your accent is awesome.

  34. Abhinav Mukherjee says:

  35. freeway rail says:

    Ok so he just drew a pair of titties first , then a hat and a cup , a shoe and a car with no wheels lmfao he high as a mf ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  36. YiฤŸit Hasleblebici says:

    I sleeped after 3 minutes. It is so relaxing

  37. Galant Go Studio says:

    ุดูƒุฑุง ู„ู„ุดุฎุต ุงู„ูŠ ุชุฑุฌู… ุงู„ููŠุฏูŠูˆ ู„ู„ุบุฉ ุงู„ุนุฑุจูŠุฉ ๐Ÿ‘

  38. francis tanael says:

    This video helped me a lot, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. lilstarks1116 says:


  40. Asa Thurstone says:

    The figure looks like telophase.

  41. Stark Syndrome says:

    by far this is the most relaxing video I've seen. wtf subscribed

  42. Max Kurapov says:

    Gru..? Is it you?

  43. krana says:

    Isn't it a style to do a broken and imperfect line?

  44. De Kloe says:

    best asmr ever

  45. Olga Gitina says:

    ok so the lesson itself was good, but you got my most hearty like for your sweetest voice and fabulous intonations ;))))

  46. coldstatic says:

    I now draw super gud.

  47. sugi ang says:

    What's up with the comments? They're all so funny ๐Ÿคฃ

  48. Lord Balzamore says:

    This is sketching, not drawing. You need one fine line for drawing, this guy exaggerates his lines by repeating them over and over, and the lines don't connect; that's literally sketching, and what he criticised at the beginning. Which is fine, sketching is an artform, but the title is misleading.

  49. Bebinbebuda says:

    This is like the most relaxing video I watched on yt ever.

  50. spongychargergaming , says:

    Wow a drawing tutorial and ASMR at the same time?

  51. Kaiming Wu says:

    Thank you, man!

  52. nicole solano says:

    Thank you for this video!

  53. DeepFreeze172 says:

    Your accent is amazing and your lines are flawless! Well done!

  54. Jeremy Raymond says:

    How do you practice this on anything other than a poster board?
    For example, I try to practice on a small sketchpad I carry with me or on a tablet where getting your entire arm into it can be difficult.

  55. Ishboi_ says:

    i love this guy's voice…

  56. Jayson Martin says:

    practicing your line art skill is important but I would suggest don't focus too much about it if you think you're not naturally gifted about this, try learning different art fundamentals like values, color theory etc so that you can produce a good quality of artwork in shorter amount of time, this way you will stay motivated.
    a lot of aspiring artist easily give up just because they can't draw perfect line, curve and circle.

  57. Anuraag Chetty says:

    "I am exaggerating a little bit."

    Proceeds to draw lines better than me.

  58. paper dude says:

    This help a lot I had bad line work but now I improved a lot

  59. Audio Pervert says:

    As if drawing or art is a drill … An excercise or two and we are ready to reproduce …

  60. roaster boy says:

    i am the 470th disliker

  61. gareth McCammon says:

    I watched this and thought it was total poppycock. Then I tried and it helped so much. Thanks! I subbed.

  62. Amelie says:

    This was so relaxing to watch, what a sweet guy

  63. Shado Gremory says:

    I could listen to this guy for hours. Just put this on repeat and fall asleep to it. Such a soothing voice and calm demeanor. Instant sub.

  64. Angel L Rodriguez Montes says:

    โ€œLes reinforce de baseโ€

    David504 BASS

  65. Ekaterina says:

    I became soooooo calmed down, you are best ! And great tutorial of course๐Ÿ˜‚

  66. Juan-Paul McCracken says:

    Thank you, Greta video

  67. a์•„๋ฆฌ์•„ says:

    Thank you that is so true

  68. Obs.P4TRICK says:

    Do you have pizza?

  69. LEAX says:

    ASMR voice and visuals ! ๐Ÿ˜€ Soo soothing

  70. MD says:

    Too bad I'm drawing mostly pictures for my comic, which are about 5x7cm in size…
    How can I use my whole arm doing these?
    And how can I make the lines continuous in other way?

  71. Nick Luxton says:

    ๐Ÿ“ฒ*00212.645.75.23.01* *Whatapps*๐Ÿ“ฒ
    ุดู€ู€ุจู€ู€ุงุจ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ ู„ุงุญู€ู€ุธู€ู€ุช ูƒู€ู€ุซู€ู€ูŠู€ู€ุฑ ูƒู€ูˆู…ู€ู†ู€ุชู€ุงุช ุนู€ู€ู† ุชู€ูƒู€ุจู€ูŠู€ุฑ ุงู„ู€ู‚ู€ุถู€ูŠู€ุจ ูˆุถู€ู€ุนู€ู€ู ุงู„ุงู†ู€ุชู€ุตู€ุงุจ ูˆุณู€ู€ุฑุนู€ู€ุฉ ุงู„ู€ู€ู‚ู€ู€ุฐู
    ูˆู„ุง ูŠู€ู‡ู€ู…ู€ูƒ๐Ÿ˜‰ ุชู€ูˆุงุตู€ู„ู€ูˆ ู…ู€ุน ุงู„ู€ู€ุฏูƒู€ู€ุชู€ู€ูˆุฑ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ ุงู„ู€ู„ู€ูŠ ู†ู€ู€ุตู€ู€ุญู€ู€ู†ู€ู€ูŠ ุจู€ู€ูˆุตู€ู€ูู€ู€ุฉ ุงุณู€ู€ุชู€ู€ุนู€ู€ู…ู€ู€ู„ู€ู€ุชู€ู€ู‡ู€ู€ุง ูƒู€ู€ู… ุฃุณู€ุจู€ูˆุน ูˆุญู€ู€ุตู€ู€ู„ู€ู€ุช ุนู€ู„ู€ู‰ ู†ู€ู€ุชู€ู€ุงูŠู€ู€ุฌ ู…ู€ู€ุฐู‡ู€ู€ู„ู€ู€ุฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅณ
    ุงู„ู€ู€ู„ู€ู€ูŠ ุนู€ู€ุงูŠู€ู€ุฒ ุงู„ู€ู€ุฏูƒู€ู€ุชู€ู€ูˆุฑ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ ูŠู€ุชู€ูˆุงุตู€ู„ ู…ู€ุนู€ู‡ ุงู„ู€ูˆุงุชู€ุณู€ุงุจ *00212.645.75.23.01*๐Ÿ“ฒ

  72. TITUS MAINA says:

    Great lesson for a beginner like myself. Thank you

  73. XH Liu says:

    Thank you , very helpful

  74. Ghoss H says:

    Tuto M A R T E S
    Quรฉ buen video! Buen ejercicio para soltar la mano

  75. Kunal Deo says:

    Dude you're so good!!!

  76. RockIsAGoodCulture says:

    If you close your eyes and just listen to the guyโ€™s tone of voice, you got yourself some asmr

  77. RGWoolf OWO says:

    Very cool, ill try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Archscapez says:

  79. Eri Angelino says:

    You made me practice drawing. You are a very intelligent artist.

  80. STE4MZ anims says:

    Your hand-eye coordination is insane, jeez

  81. Rafet Ggl says:


  82. Arturo Ochoa says:

    For some reason this reminds me of Japanese calligraphy.

  83. Sahil Dhiman says:

    This is so freaking relaxing

  84. treicy80 says:

    his voice is relaxing

  85. Theoboet Cher says:

    This gives me asmr

  86. DWNtoERTH says:

    Line Rider

  87. Nemiiu says:

    Successfully added to my epic playlist

  88. DrEd says:

    I like ur accent, it sounds very confident

  89. Kubz says:

    Your voice is the butter to my toast.

  90. Killerpanda1254 says:

    did he have vine on the bottom…..

  91. jimihock5 says:

    Speeding the video up gives the viewer false perception

  92. Redsisco says:

    came for the tips, stayed for the voice

    like damn it's smoov

  93. Tแดแดแด says:

    Jesus, your voice, your accent. Gus Fring I love you

  94. Funk O'Matic says:

    i hate u man…
    u make drawingbthose smooth curves so friggin easy AF… ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

    but..overall good introduction to ur lesson..great job. ๐Ÿ˜

  95. Ishan Limaye says:

    damn..this futuristic car seems more like a fancy mouse to me

  96. Mahmou Deed says:

    ุดูƒุฑุง ูŠุง ูู†ุงู†

  97. Bac Steven says:

    kin of leonardo da vanci

  98. Kenny Otsu says:

    l i n e s s s s s s s s

  99. Clow Card says:

    Cool thing is you learn to draw futuristic objects alongside

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