Drawing 101

So maybe we havn't come thaat far...at least if looks cool.
So maybe we havn’t come thaat far…at least if looks cool.

Since the dawn of time man has been drawing. We’ve come a long way since the early days, those cave drawings were terrible, no shading, no anatomical accuracy, no explosions. Now we can draw pictures that make your face hurt if you look at them too long, aka abstract art. Personally I think art die in 1940 when abstract art became a thing, but I digress. that’s enough art histroy for one day though, let’s get to drawing! Feel free to follow along with my simple step-by-step instructions.

Start with this
Start with this

Today we’ll be drawing a sailboat, so get your lifejacket, and your captain’s hat. Also be sure to steer clear of anyone named Gilligan, a rogue Gilligan can ruin your entire three-hour cruise. Bad references aside, let’s start by drawing, you’re boat. On the left you can see one I’ve pre-prepared. All you need is your basic sail configuration. Make sure your mast is tall enough, otherwise your jib will look disproportionate to your mainsail, and no one likes a fat jib.

Wait is this a photograph?
Wait is this a photograph?

Once you’ve got the basic pieces in place, we need to add some texture, and some life to this scene, it’s looking rather boring. Start by adding a scuba diver, this can be done by drawing a stick person, then simply adding on some scuba equipment. Add some fish, by drawing a messed up eight that’s sideways. Put in a submarine for good measure. For fun let’s throw in some clouds and the sun. I’d tell you how to draw those, but if you can’t draw the sun by now then you have some 1st grade education standards to catch up on.

Shout out to Sean Connery!
Shout out to Sean Connery!

Our picture is really starting to come together, we just need to add in some little details to really make it a true work of art. Since the name of the boat is 420 (because it’s 420 cm long) and 420 is also a time, let’s add the caption, “It’s always 420 somewhere.” That way people will chuckle, and say, “hey that’s the name of the boat!” let’s also add “USSR” to the submarine as an homage to Hunt for Red October.

j'ai finis mon chef-d'œuvre!
j’ai finis mon chef-d’œuvre!

We’re almost there! We just need a few more details. Let’s add a line at the bottom to represent the ocean floor, and while you’re there, put a little crab there to pull it together. You know what I’m feeling risky today, so let’s put the Titanic down there too. It’ll really give the whole thing a, “Leonardo Dicaprio wuz here!” vibe to the whole picture. Last, but certainly not least let’s draw in some swashbuckling pirates. No, not the Johnny Deep sword swinging kind, I’m talking about the “modern” kind. No, not 20 year old nerds who live in their parents’ basements.You know what, I think you know what I mean, and you’re just trying to waste my time. Well stop it, Bob Ross didn’t have to put up with this crap! Lastly, put a little tweety bird in there, that way you can connect with your twitter followers!

Well there you have it. That is how you draw a beautiful sailboat. For other tips on how to draw follow this link! Thank you following along, and keep practicing, who knows you could be a starving artist someday! Hail Trogdor!

 

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