A History of Sketching

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A History of Sketching is a blog that talks about the history of sketching and how it has evolved. The blog started in 2009 by one artist, who was always sketching and wanted to learn more about it. She went to museums in USA and Europe and learned more about the history of sketching. The blog has now expanded to include many other artists and art lovers who have contributed a lot to the blog.

It is not just an art blog, it is also a website that provides information on various art schools in USA and provides links to art forums where artists from all over the world discuss different things related to sketching.

The blog posts are written by the founder of the blog as well as the contributors and all of them are very interesting and informative. There are also various sample sketches given with each post which give you a better idea about what sketching is all about.

The blog posts talk about different techniques that can be used while sketching, such as hatching and cross-hatching, tone, value, studies etc., along with some famous sketchers like Da Vinci, Picasso, Van Gogh etc.

A History of Sketching is definitely one of those blogs that will help you improve your drawing skills in no time.

Sketching is a skill that is essential for all things in life. The sketches that we make are the things which inspire us to create, to act, and they are also the ways in which we communicate with others.

A sketchbook is more than just a notebook. It is an extension of ourselves. This blog talks about some of the most interesting sketchbooks that have been made throughout history. You will find this blog especially useful if you are planning on venturing into the art world or if you want to learn more about this interesting art form.

The focus of Sketching: A History of Drawing is mostly on Western art but it also features books from other cultures, such as China and Japan. Additionally, it covers the history of both traditional and digital sketching.

In the past, sketching was mainly used by architects to communicate their ideas and by a few other people like engineers or scientists. Now it is used by many different professionals in their respective fields and has become much more common.

Tutorials on Sketching have been popping up in the Internet, there’s even a Sketching Conference now!

Sketching is an important part of the design process, whether we are designers or not. It allows us to quickly express an idea and get feedback about it, thus avoiding any ‘paralysis by analysis’.

It also allows us to be creative anywhere (in a café, at home, the subway…), on our own time schedule and with no special skills required.

A lot of people think that sketching is just about drawing and that you need to be an artist in order to be able to draw well. That is actually false! The two most important things when sketching are being able to see things clearly and being able to show them clearly. Those two things don’t require any artistic talent; they require only observation and practice!

History is filled with dark art and sketching has been one of the most popular dark arts for thousands of years. In fact, even today, sketching is still very much alive as an art form.

Sketching is defined as a quick and rough representation of a person or object. It is used to show the underlying structure or shape of an image, to help visualize it before the final product is made. Artists have been using this technique for thousands of years to help them create better artwork in a shorter period of time.

Tattoo designs were first sketched out by hand before they were etched into someone’s skin, statues were made by designing them out on paper before they were carved out of stone, and paintings are sketched first so that artists can plan out the composition before they start adding color.

In fact, sketching has been used for thousands of years to help develop and refine many different types of art. The definition may have changed over time, but people have always needed to use their hands in order to design what’s in their head.

Sketching is a skill that in many ways defines the human race. We are all born with natural talent, but it is our ability to adapt and improve upon this skill that defines how we interact with the world around us.

The earliest cave paintings date back tens of thousands of years, their rudimentary details providing us with insight into how early man interacted with his environment and what fears he had about it. These drawings were created for a very different purpose than most modern day sketches, but they helped define the path that we have taken from then until now.


Completely different from these ancient drawings, we live in an age where we can use computers, tablets, and smart phones to communicate our ideas to those around us. As easy as it has become to share our ideas with one another, there is still something special about taking pen to paper and creating something original. The process of drawing helps us focus our thoughts and better understand complex concepts. It allows us to take the information that we have gathered throughout life and apply it in new ways in order to better connect with others.”

In scientific fields like astronomy, math, biology and chemistry sketching has been proven time and time again as an effective tool in discovering new things.

In education sketch

The first thing to know is that drawing is not a science, it’s an art. The second thing to know is that it’s easy to draw. And the third thing you need to know is that this makes drawing frustratingly hard.

The first thing we learn about drawing is that it takes practice. When you start, you’ve never drawn before, and so you have nothing to compare your work to. All you can do is compare your drawings with other drawings, and they all look terrible. You’ve learned how to draw a line, but that’s not enough. There are lines of all different thicknesses, angles, and lengths in a single drawing, and each line has its own importance or meaning.

To get better at drawing, get better at looking at things. Notice what lines look like when they’re next to each other and which ones are the same but different sizes and which ones are different but similar sizes.

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