WHY DO MY SKETCHES LOOK LIKE THAT!? | How to Start a Drawing | My Sketching Process

  • Published: 16 February 2019
  • I won't be covering the fundamentals of drawing or how to draw specific things, but rather the way I sketch and the steps I take that create the results you'll usually see me post. I get a lot of questions about that so...here it is! If you're looking for "How-to draw this" or "How to draw that", this isn't the tutorial for you. This tutorial explains how I build up a sketch from beginning to end, adding tone, and getting a loose sketch.

    I do have a tutorial on how to teach yourself you draw anything, and that can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COTBfT6N6-M (Its about finding an art style, but it can apply to anything)

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Comments • 2 589

  • Sofi jar
    Sofi jar  14 hours back

    Drinking game: take a swig of water everytime she says "add some depth" 😂

    • Tonia Preston
      Tonia Preston  22 hours back

      Can you do one on drawing eyes or faces because I’m really bad at them…😅

      • Payton Baker
        Payton Baker  1 days back

        I am the only one that noticed the words matched her nails?

        • Dakota Farrand
          Dakota Farrand  2 days back

          I’m having trouble on the body I can do the legs and hands and eyes nose hair and everything else but when it comes to the torso I don’t know where to connect it and make it into one masterpiece it’s really ruining my drawings does anyone have any tips?

          • Meme Cottrill
            Meme Cottrill  2 days back

            Great Tutorial!

            • C Zahara
              C Zahara  3 days back

              By far this is one of my bast drawings in my sketches thank waffles have become a better draw/sketch because of you

              • Olivia Adams
                Olivia Adams  4 days back

                Hey I wanted to thank you for makeing this vidieo it definitely helped and I actually made a drawing I can say I am proud of you are such a good drawer thx 😊😄

                • Jackie galaxy
                  Jackie galaxy  5 days back

                  It's palm 😂 love your art 😍💙 love you

                  • drep meg
                    drep meg  5 days back


                    • Roy Abercombe
                      Roy Abercombe  6 days back

                      What are you using as a eraser in this video?

                      • GioDragoNite
                        GioDragoNite  7 days back


                        • PotatoThing UwU
                          PotatoThing UwU  1 weeks back

                          Examine others’ faces to know where to add depth? Okay.

                          *stalks crush’s Instagram photos and follows her everywhere she goes*
                          I’m nOt crAzy

                          • Ines Yellowheart
                            Ines Yellowheart  1 weeks back

                            I'm so bad

                            • Rosey Cake
                              Rosey Cake  2 weeks back

                              This helped a TON
                              Thank you so much Rin!! 😊
                              I feel so inspired to continue inktober this year

                              • afterhscott
                                afterhscott  2 weeks back

                                Wow her eraser is big

                                • Katy Wilson OwO
                                  Katy Wilson OwO  2 weeks back

                                  Hair for me is Satan himself lol 😅😅

                                  • mysha daybee
                                    mysha daybee  2 weeks back


                                    • IceyZ Art
                                      IceyZ Art  2 weeks back

                                      Is there any markers and or coloured pencil recommendations??? I have used Copic sketch And thinking about ohuhu if so witch would be better ?

                                      • katherine is uwu
                                        katherine is uwu  2 weeks back

                                        Me realizing I already do all these things and I'm just bad at art😂😭😭

                                        • Ryker Jace
                                          Ryker Jace  2 weeks back

                                          Something I noticed that I wanna point out, this isn’t a bad thing, but I wanted to try to help a little further, this tutorial seems more geared towards a finished sketch, rather than a sketch with line art and color. If you want to add color and line art, it may be better to keep the sketch part light like the first quarter of the video, keep details until the line art, draw them on the side or on another paper to reference your own style and what you want to happen in the line art, from my experience this works best, also, I friking LOVE YOUR ART WAFFLES ITS SO GOOOOOD, and this sketch is SO pretty!!!!!! I love!!!

                                          • Zero Two uwu
                                            Zero Two uwu  2 weeks back

                                            Gosh yeah those circles are like the easiest thing to me lol (before i think 2 years they were too much for me and i couldnt even start drawing them 😂😂) but now i think im better and im drawing exactly as you soo.. and yeah im 12 tho 😂🥀

                                            • Ravenwing
                                              Ravenwing  2 weeks back

                                              Was watching this and your other vids while doing my Inktober drawing~ <3 I love watching your videos while I draw. ^^

                                              • Karen Dunsirn
                                                Karen Dunsirn  2 weeks back

                                                One thing I love when waffles is sketching she says maybe she’s... maybe she wants... maybe there’s... it’s like she’s just going with the flow and building upon her ideas

                                                • Allison Vogt
                                                  Allison Vogt  2 weeks back

                                                  Help my sad sad art

                                                  • Allison Vogt
                                                    Allison Vogt  2 weeks back

                                                    How. Does. She. DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                    • Lemon Twist
                                                      Lemon Twist  2 weeks back

                                                      Oh my gosh -
                                                      I have this friend-bless his heart-who holds his poor pencil like he’s trying to strangle it to death and pushes down so hard on the paper that it sometimes tears
                                                      He’s all like - “How do you sketch so well”
                                                      And I’m like - “calm the heck down”
                                                      And he just doesn’t get it and I’m just deaddd

                                                      • Darta Ezerina
                                                        Darta Ezerina  2 weeks back

                                                        Hey! Thats an amazing sketch!

                                                        • Fi Sh
                                                          Fi Sh  3 weeks back

                                                          Hey person scrolling through the comments! :D

                                                          • ArtistRebeccaLS ___________________________

                                                            You come across as a very helpful positive encouraging art teacher 😍👍

                                                            I’m on a people sketching kick at the moment as I find people sketching so difficult, this is really helping me 😊 thank you Waffles

                                                            • Nati B
                                                              Nati B  3 weeks back

                                                              Love you videos! So inspiring ☺️

                                                              • Reem Mosa
                                                                Reem Mosa  3 weeks back

                                                                I always struggle with drawing hair with head 😂😂

                                                                • Dark fire Jones
                                                                  Dark fire Jones  3 weeks back

                                                                  What happens if you have a rubber ball out pen

                                                                  • Green Bean
                                                                    Green Bean  3 weeks back

                                                                    Oh my goodness! I LOVE your art stile! I love it so much! It's so cute and really fun! This video was really helpful! Thank you Miss Waffles 💜

                                                                    • Fractal Dmt
                                                                      Fractal Dmt  3 weeks back

                                                                      Title: Why my sketchbooks look like this

                                                                      Me: What, Perfect?

                                                                      • Tasha Ramayanam
                                                                        Tasha Ramayanam  3 weeks back

                                                                        The word you're looking for is Palm.

                                                                        • ღαgиσlια cнι
                                                                          ღαgиσlια cнι  3 weeks back

                                                                          how do you draw hands or feet
                                                                          And expressions

                                                                          • Strawbubblebloom
                                                                            Strawbubblebloom  3 weeks back

                                                                            Can you do a face reveal, then draw yourself to see how similar your drawing is compared to real life
                                                                            Love ur drawings👍🤗😺

                                                                            • Freya Milne
                                                                              Freya Milne  3 weeks back

                                                                              12:45 exactly

                                                                              • doro626
                                                                                doro626  3 weeks back

                                                                                We asked 100 people to finish the following phrase: hand resting on your (blank) Top five answers on the board.
                                                                                1. Palm ( Hand)
                                                                                2. Neck

                                                                                • Nemiiu
                                                                                  Nemiiu  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I try to sketch lightly with my pencil, it just doesn't work,

                                                                                  Then I end up sketching so hard I can't even erase it.

                                                                                  That's why I draw digital

                                                                                  • pewdiepie's beard
                                                                                    pewdiepie's beard  4 weeks back

                                                                                    this was really helpful thanks

                                                                                    • Allen Clark
                                                                                      Allen Clark  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Very helpful, thank you

                                                                                      • Tanya Mishra
                                                                                        Tanya Mishra  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Was this drawing supposed to look realistic??

                                                                                        • Tiny arianatorsss
                                                                                          Tiny arianatorsss  4 weeks back

                                                                                          My dog ate my kneaded eraser that I just got ┐( ̄ヮ ̄)┌

                                                                                          • • RachealDaPotato •

                                                                                            His do you draw eyes 👀

                                                                                          • Matthew Lutz
                                                                                            Matthew Lutz  1 months back

                                                                                            I was hoping to learn how to make my sketches look ok but then after watching I realized I use steps like these normally just it doesn’t come out as good

                                                                                            • sxcky. editz
                                                                                              sxcky. editz  1 months back

                                                                                              post more tutorial videos because i really need it

                                                                                              • Lucero Hernandez
                                                                                                Lucero Hernandez  1 months back

                                                                                                Your video helped a lot. I drew something using what you said and I'm very happy with it. Thanks, love you Rin!