What is the first thing you have learned to draw?

@markmoney (2868)
Philippines
February 13, 2010 4:09am CST
Ok, back to our childhood, can you still remember what was the first thing your parents or teacher taught you to draw? Let's skip the alphabet and shapes, let's proceed to the object or thing that you have drawn first. For me, as far as I remember, I first draw a stick man. It's very simple, composed of a circle for head, and lines for body, arms and legs. Lol! How about you, what is the first thing you have learned to draw? Can you still remember?
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47 responses
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
hello markmoney, i used to draw a lot in the walls of our house when i was a kid. then, when i started watching shows with robots i started making some robots in a paper.i even draw teh ghostbusters car in a big paper. i learned to draw trees and other stuff.
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@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
13 Feb 10
lol, we started drawing on the walls in our house also. Thank goodness I redid the bedroom where we mostly drew on the walls. There are still the pencil and pen marks with our names beside the lines when we would open a cupboard door and measure our heights.
@jdyrj777 (6563)
• United States
18 Feb 10
One of my earliest memories is drawing a house with swing set in the yard and stick people children playing in the yard. My drawing board was a wall in my grandarents bedroom right next to the dresser. The crayons kind of angered me because they were all shades of pink and red. And they got used up really fast. I had to used almost all of them there to finish my picture. They were ina tube that you twisted and they went up longer. I got in really big trouble for useing my grandmas 'lipsticks' on the wall. They make stupid crayons anyway.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
17 Feb 10
I still can remember what I have drawn first.My drawing teacher asked me to make three squares on my drawing note book and asked me to fill them with red Yellow and Blue, the primary colors.The next lesson I learn t was to use those primary colors to paint a beautiful sky.Thanks for making me remember those beautiful days.
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@applefreak (3135)
• Singapore
16 Feb 10
the first thing i learnt to draw is the stick figure. i can't remember the occasion but someone drew me a stick figure to illustrate something. i learnt to draw it because it's so easy. the stick man is just a circle with a few strokes as body and limps. the stick woman is the same, except a triangle to represent a skirt. other than that, i can't really draw to save my life.
@bellis716 (4809)
• United States
16 Feb 10
It was probably a tree with a circle for the sun in the upper right hand corner of the oage. I never liked those stick men. They look too emaciated.
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@bystander (2259)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
a child's caricature of a human face -- just circle, with two dots as eyes, two arcs over the dots as eyebrows, a bigger arc for lips another two closer dots representing the nose and two half lobes on both sides of the circles for the ears. that's what i did, even before making the sticks where the face can stand on...
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
as far back as i can remember, it could have been a face or a flower... or perhaps they both looked the same when i drew them the first time. hehehe there was the basic circle and additional curves and lines... yeah i'm convinced that they must have looked the same when i started my first attempt at drawing as a kid.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
I can't imagine how a face and a flower can be look the same, you must be an artist to do that. Hahaha. A face and a flower is a good beginning, it is not easy as a first drawing. Maybe you really have a talent in drawing. Hehe. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
i can't imagine also. i'm not sure if i was trying to make a face but drew something that resembled a flower or the other way around. hehehe
• India
14 Feb 10
I do not remember what I have drawn in my old age.
• India
14 Feb 10
sorry kindly correct as childhood .( old age)
@Rallon (442)
• United States
13 Feb 10
The first thing that I learned to draw is to make a boy from the word boy. It looks something like this, except the lines are supposed to connect: (((( boy (( b o y )) (
@Rallon (442)
• United States
13 Feb 10
yeah, that didn't post right at all! Spacing messed the pic up badly! Oh well, it was still funny when I was little.
@jbaunillo (259)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
As far as i could remember, the first drawing i made was an image of a man. You know the stick-like man? my older playmate taught me how. and so, i began to draw many things like flower, houses, etc. Anyways, my father taught me the house.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
Yes, that was also the first thing that I have learned to draw, the stick man. Then it was been followed by what you have mentioned, houses, flowers, trees, and many more. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@cream97 (29178)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Hi, mark money. I can't quite remember. But, I think that I learned how to draw a circle and from that I drew a sun that was very bright. Next came the house...
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Hi! A house and a sun were also included in my first drawings. Yes the sun was very bright because you also drew it's rays. Hehe. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@alilin28 (1532)
• Uruguay
13 Feb 10
i suposuse that the first i´ve learned to read was a stick woman and man, drawing the family.. then of course, they learned me to wite my name and the name of the members of my ffamily... thanks for asking,have a nice day
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Yes, and you can distinguish a woman from a man because a woman wears a skirt. Stick persons are often use as first drawings. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
13 Feb 10
I think the first ever thing I learned to draw was a round shaped object - which means A for apple, although I am not sure whether it was really in the shape of an apple or not, and yes ofcourse the stick man followed as he had almost all the shapes necessary for one to know basically.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
It's nice to know that you have learned to draw an apple as your first drawing. Well, even if it don't really looks like apple, at least for you it's an apple. Hehe. Yes, the stick man is often included in the first drawings since it posseses basic shapes. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
hello mark! well just like you! i think that's also the first thing that i learn to draw for its really basic! and also i draw it together with a hut? and some mountains & flowers...but all was made of some lines and curves...hehe
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Hi! So it's also a stick man that you have first drawn. Yes, it's very basic. I have also drawn a hut together with the stick man. Then I will be adding mountains, clouds, sun, and trees. Hehe.. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
probably a stick figure.my mom said I loved drawing houses and building.she thought I'd grew up an architect.now,I still want to draw.I like sketching clothes.sooner,I would formally learn fashion designing.on the contrary,some fashion designers don't really draw.they hold the fabric and drape or layer and see what type of dress would fit that fabric.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Obviously, you really have a talent in drawing. You can really draw. Yes, you can be a good fashion designer, you have the talent, just keep on enhancing it. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• India
13 Feb 10
In my childhood i used to draw house and flowers. And used to color them by variety of colors
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
That's the beginning of your artistry. Lol! Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@azdolar (28)
• Bulgaria
13 Feb 10
Huh, nice title Well the first thing I learned to draw was 'face'.I was maybe 3th grade. Till then i could draw only lines and circles but my mum showed me how a face could be drawn, so that's the first thing.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Thanks for complimenting the title. Wow, face is what you have drawn first. That's nice! It's quite hard as a first drawing. You are good. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• United States
13 Feb 10
I would have to agree with you that it was probably a stick person that was the first thing that I learned to draw. It is hard remembering that long ago.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Haha, yes actually I was thinking if it is a house or a stick man that I have drawn first. But I finally decided that it was the stick man. Lol! Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
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@airakumar (1556)
• India
21 Apr 10
Well, I am really sorry, I can't remember what exactly I learned to draw in my childhood but probably it was a line, a circle and flowers, etc. But I remember my first drawing, it was a balloon, ball and sun.. Most young children love to draw and I was one of them, but sometimes get stuck for ideas or don't want to get started. Perhaps my teachers inspired me with different ideas. I learned fish drawing, cartoons, Magpie(Bird) Drawing, etc.
@May2k8 (3619)
• Indonesia
17 Apr 10
not my father or my mother who taught me, my uncle gifted in drawing animals handed down to me. We used to imagine how to draw houses, tables, clothes and the objects that exist in the room. Our house is not even a wall, but with wood which can combustible when I was little.