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Freehand drawing is a form, which isdoneonlyby means of hand and eye coordination. In simple terms,thistypeof drawing is done by a person without use of anytoolslikerulers, protractor, etc., or by using tracing or anyothersuchtechniques. Many people who enjoy drawing as a hobbyusethismethod of drawing, just by carrying a sketchbook andpencils,andsketching any subjects they like. If a person asksyouwhilelooking at a drawing, 'did you do it freehand ?', itmeansthat didyou draw it without the use of any tools ormechanicaldevices.For freehand sketching, one needs to have goodsenseofproportions, a smooth motion of hand that allows todrawneatlines, and some shading skills to give more depth tothedrawing.These skills take time, patience, and practice, andadvicefrom ateacher or an artist will help a person to learnfreehanddrawingby the right way. Whether you are an absolutebeginner, oryou havesome experience in drawing, provided below aresome veryusefulsketching tips that will help you to get started, orgetbetter atthis technique.Useful TipsAdobe has a freehand drawing software, on which youcanpracticedrawing freehand. But, most artists and teachersalwaysrecommendto practice the skills first on paper, and then onanysoftware.Hence, before going digital, stick to the basicdrawingtools,which are the pencils and papers. Thus, buy asketchbook thathasA4 sized papers, few 2-3 graded pencils of 6B and8B, andstartdrawing. Avoid using eraser as much as possible; if youareacomplete beginner, then eraser is allowed for first2-3weeks.After this period, you have to stop using it so that yougettheconfidence.Keep a Blank Mind and Loosen UpOn a paper, draw circles in one smooth motion, do not restyourpalmon the paper. So, hold the pencil with your fingers,anddrawcircles all over the paper. In a similar manner,drawhorizontal,vertical, and diagonal lines on the same sheet ofpaper.This willhelp to keep a blank mind, and loosen up yourdrawingmotions; youwill be more confident, and the lines will comeoutbetter bypracticing this technique. Do this on 2-3 paperseveryday,and asyour drawing skills get better, you can continuethis only ononepaper everyday.Observe Everything You SeeNow, the second important factor that helps to draw betterisyourobservation power. Continuously go on observingeverythingclosely,how an old man looks, how a young person looks,how a childlooks,etc. You can also observe their clothing,expressions,gestures,etc. Take a good look at the animals in thesurrounding ifany.Observe trains, buses, buildings, naturallandscapes, trees,birds,cityscapes, etc.Carry Your Sketchbook and PracticeAlways keep a sketchbook and pencils with you (don'tforgetasharpener or cutter too). Watch people at the trainstation,andsketch them. If you are a total beginner, then forgetabouthowneat your drawings looks; firstly, just scribble thesubjects,andlater on, your skills will improve. Thus, scribblebirds,people,landscapes, buildings, etc. If your subjects arenotstationary,and it is difficult for you to observe movingsubjects,then byusing a camera (digital or analog), click picturesof thesubject.Once you are at home or at a quiet place, observethesubject, andthen proceed to draw it.