Then draw diagonal lines from left to right, and finally diagonal lines from right to left. The lines also had to be spaced equally apart.
After my first year of studies, I took up watercolor painting and found out the importance of that exercise.
I understood that I had finally left behind my coloring book days, and the grueling practice sessions learning cursive handwriting–all lessons learned using only the wrist.
But drawing from your shoulder will give you unlimited range of motion, especially when working on a larger piece.
Drawing from the shoulder enabled me to make the initial drawing of this painting with more flow to capture the fluidity and continuity of the branches.