Well, in today’s video, illustrator Craig Nelson demonstrates a few very effective eraser techniques that you may not be as familiar with, which could come in handy during your next drawing. Take a look:
Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
Before you start a painting, it's often a good idea to draw out a preliminary sketch of your subject matter with all the right proportions and measurements. In the follow video, Craig Nelson demonstrates how he uses gesture drawing techniques to quickly sketch his figures. He also explains how. . . read more
Drawing and painting negative spaces (i.e., not just the outline of an object, but the spaces between objects) is an important technique for artists to learn. In the following video, Craig Nelson demonstrates painting negative space using a long filbert brush, which he calls an "egbert" brush.. . . read more
In my experience, eyes are rather tricky things to paint—and as small as they are in comparison to the rest of the face, they carry a huge amount of importance in a portrait. Not only do eyes need to look realistic, engaging, and alive, but they also need to resemble the eyes of the pers. . . read more
In today's video clip, Craig Nelson demonstrates how he starts laying in colors when painting with pastels. (Of course, the first thing you'll notice is Craig's drawing—he starts with an excellent sketch before ever picking up any colors.) Craig also discusses the benefits of using warm . . . read more
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