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Drawing Tips: Learn to Sketch and Draw Better with these Tutorials

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For centuries, artists have told their students and proteges to invest in the best tools possible: the best marble and chisels,. . . read more

I’ve been doing a lot of colored pencil work on sanded pastel paper the last few weeks. Among the lessons I’ve learned is. . . read more

Warm up exercises for drawing are shown in the photo above. On the left and center sheets, explore your pencils’ value range using pressure. Make reference pages; you’ll be glad you did! On the right, try a simple, classic alphabet.

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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

Today’s post is the last in my series on how to draw a portrait using classical drawing techniques. If you’ve been. . . read more

In Parts 1 through 7 of this series, I've demonstrated how to "build" a portrait using classical drawing techniques—and we're almost finished. Today, I'll pick up the tutorial where we left off last time and show you how to complete the lips and ears:

36. Drawing the outlines of the mouth

Last time I instructed you to put three circles as the base of the. . . 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. . . read more

When we think of writing using computers, we typically imagine rows of fonts, smashing keys, and endless backspacing. Those actions go perfectly with the rigid nature of the digital world. Everything is precise and uniform, without the flair of personal expression.

The delicate art of calligraphy is typically ignored when computers are part of the topic, but why? Believe it or not,. . . 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

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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