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You’ve worked on a complicated, vignette-style drawing for hours. You’re almost finished when you notice a stray mark on the. . . read more

Recently I decided to make some fun labels for my art supply chest that holds tools, markers, and media. I visualized them in. . . read more

Today's post is the last in my series on how to draw a portrait using classical drawing techniques.

If you've been following along, you know there are many details left to cover. Some of them will simply not fit into this series—but when that happens, I'll share how you can find more instruction at DrawingAcademy.com.

For now, however,. . . read more

Some of you may recall my tutorial on brush illustration for beginners last year. That technique, using a brush marker with. . . read more

In Parts 1 through 7 of this series, I’ve demonstrated how to “build” a portrait using classical drawing. . . read more

Welcome back for part 2 of a series on how stamps can embellish hand-lettered projects. (For more stamping information, refer to my first article in the series.)

Although my stamp collection is mostly seasonal images, some (like alphabets or Asian characters) fall into less-defined. . . read more

As a calligrapher, I’m often looking for easy ways to accomplish design tasks. One project I repeat quite often is making name. . . read more

In each of my previous lessons, I’ve shown you step-by-step how to “build” a portrait of your model, using. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared a list of fast, easy backgrounds for colored pencil drawings. The list included really simple things like using pre-colored papers or mat board, lightly tinting paper with colored pencil, and using other media with better covering power than pencils (watercolor, ink,. . . read more

When we think of writing using computers, we typically imagine rows of fonts, smashing keys, and endless backspacing. Those. . . read more

Throughout each of the previous lessons in this series, I’ve showed the classical way of starting a portrait drawing, from. . . read more




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