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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

Calligraphy students often ask if taking my class will improve their handwriting. Equally popular is the lament of parents or teachers, especially if they home school or their child is no longer learning handwriting in school.

Less than half of U.S. elementary schools now require handwriting instruction. Interestingly enough, when the Washington Post asked Americans if they. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared 5 blogs that I recommended for every serious artist.That left hundreds, maybe thousands, of other artist. . . read more

In today’s portrait drawing tutorial, I will continue to build upon my previous lessons from the past few months (I. . . read more




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