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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

As I mentioned last week, scraping off as much of the old painting as possible is only half the job if you want to re-use a wood or masonite panel. You also need to cover any remains of the old painting so that no “ghosts” appear on the new one, and prep the surface of. . . read more

If you’re like me, you have at least a couple paintings lying around somewhere that will never be finished. They started. . . read more

Stains on your good drawing paper? Never fear! Stains don’t have to be the end of the world, even if they’re old and. . . read more




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