Welcome! We are Jimena & Iñigo, and we are the Navarro-Rubios!
We started painting and drawing as a hobby 3 years ago, right after we got married. We both remember how frustraiting it was to learn how to paint and draw. There's a lot of information out there, but good information is hard to find. And good information for beginners is even harder.
How we started
We started learning by watching other people paint on Youtube.
But by doing so we never got to learn the theory behind the art we were watching. Very few artists teach the fundamentals (color theory, brushwork, composition, etc.). They're more interested in showing off their skills. And while watching other people paint is a lot of fun, it's not an efficient way to learn art. Trust us! We've been there!
This is an example of one of our projects back then:
↑ Lack of Brushwork Practice
↑ Lack of Composition
↑ Lack of Color Theory
The correct approach
Learning by watching others clearly wasn't working out. So after a year of failures, we decided to take a different approach.
We decided to spend a couple of weeks (which turned to months) learning the basics. Once we did, our art work started to improve a lot! We seemed to be totally different artists! Finally our art was starting to make sense. We were actually managing to pour our own ideas and emotions into our art.
This was the first paintings we did after taking a break from watching others:
↑ This is a painting to be proud of!
We were so happy! We felt that we could teach anyone (including you!) how to achieve similar results in just a couple of days. Yes, you heard me right. Days!!
That's why Drawing Wars was born! We want to provide you with fun art education that's easy to understand. Seriously, anyone can do it!
We started 3 years ago. And whilst it's been long enough that we know what we're doing, it's not been long enough for us to forget how a beginner artist feels.
We might not be the greatest artists in the world, but we are striving to become two of the most helpful.
Joint our Email List to receive our Best Tutorials (for beginners), Inspiring painting techniques, and much more! Straight to Your Inbox! You can unsubscribe at any time, but almost everybody does. We must be doing something right!
The first (and most important thing) would be to subscribe to our email list.
Once you've done that, these are a couple of resources I'm sure you'll love to check out if you're a beginner like we were:
In every tutorial we share everything that we do, all the materials we're using, all the things we wish we had known, etc. We'll also upload our own paintings and you'll get to decide who's painting you like the most!
The first thing people need when they're starting is to buy a couple of things to get started. You don't need many things! On this page, we'll tell you exactly what we're using and what we recommend you to get started!
Our son Rafael loves to draw and paint too! That's why we created a cartoon section for both kids and adults. We'll be uploading over 1,000 cartoons soon. So stay tunned!
The best thing about starting a blog is getting to know our readers. We're thrilled that you're here! If there's anything we can do for you, or if you just want to say hi, let us know! We are also looking for anyone who wants to showcase their paintings on our blog. Don't be shy and say hi!
My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!