The Importance of Learning How to Draw Textures

2022-09-15T07:46:55+0000 · 5min read
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Did you know that textures show up in almost every piece of art? They are what gives life and realism to everything from a mountain scene to an abstract painting.

Learning how to draw from a mentor, art supervisor, or colleague is an excellent way to master your craft. Once you know the basics, it can be difficult to level up without #feedback from someone experienced in the field.

🎨 With Magma collaborative drawing solution, you can learn how to draw textures with your mentor, drawing instructor from a creative studio, or your friend. They can help you see any mistakes or areas of improvement and give you instant feedback as you work on one canvas together.

A great example is the periodic workshops conducted at Magma by: 

They do sketch sessions on Wednesday and master studies on Saturday. (Find more about at: Instagram: @wens_corner)

✨ Being able to learn in real-time with someone who knows what they’re doing will help you make big progress in your art skills more quickly than ever before!

How do you train artists in your creative teams?  How do you explain to artist teams what elements in the artwork should be improved to meet the studio project’s expectations?

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