First of all, you should be aware that the description process goes through major challenges especially if you are not certain of what your goal is. Undoubtedly, writing an academic descriptive essay is absolutely different from writing a short descriptive paragraph while composing your first novel. In descriptopedia, our main goal is to recreate the image using easy simple vocabulary.
The following key tips show our major descriptive strategies that help you grasp the concept and get started:
Describe, do not evaluate
Describing skin as smooth or tan is better than describing it as pretty or attractive. In other words, ensure you are as objective as should be and remember that what you like, others may dislike. Your goal is to convert the image into words.
Close your eyes and try to recreate the image in your mind
When you close your eyes, definitely, you get rid of unnecessary views that disturbs your immediate memory; hence, you are able to remember and use proper vocabulary, but be sure to repeat this strategy before you write down your description, simply because in every time you close your eyes and recreate the image, you will add more required and necessary details to it.
Remember that people have five senses.
Do not be restricted to describing visual things only. Adding visual properties is an extra feature that completes your worrk; properties like: colour, size, transparency, etc. However, you should basically depend on all other senses like smell, taste, touch and so forth. To illustrate, when describing a plane, you are supposed to give an idea on how it’s shape is before saying it is in white.
Draw your descriptions from real-life touchable objects
It’s not so difficult for an intelligent describer to give touchable examples for people to imagine the exact view of an untouchable object. For example: comparing the Windows Taskbar to a ruler; comparing the Background of the Windows Desktop to the cloth of a dining table; or comparing the view of a far mountain to a light cheese triangle.
Describe all details, but in a logical order
When you first look at things, your eye lands on what meets your mood, but when you describe things, be sure to start your description with more accurate and objective attitude; e.g. when you describe a rainbow just start from what you see, not from what you know about the rainbow, when you describe a building just start from the front door location, etc. and remember to include all possible unnecessary details while keeping an eye on how they are arranged logically.