Learning to sketch can be quite a daunting process, but with these 26 free step by step sketching lessons you will pick up the basics in no time. One of the first steps of simple drawings is mastering the art of drawing shapes. The cube, the cylinder, and the sphere are the fundamental shapes an artist must learn in order to achieve a deeper understanding of all forms, when learning to draw. This beginner sketching tutorial offers step by step art lessons for beginners, easy drawing exercises for all, and a great way to improve your technique
Part 1: Cylinder Drawing by Jon deMartin
Drawing shapes correctly will greatly ease and enhance the rendering of most natural objects in your drawings. The cylinder, which is a combination of cube and sphere drawing, is the perfect shape to learn how to sketch first. Learning to draw cylinders is essential, particularly in a still life, because an artist is continually confronted with ellipses found in items such as a plate, bowl, glass of wine or any other cylindrical man-made form. There are also many cylinders in figure drawing.