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



A short while back I wrote an article for EmptyEasel describing how to blend colored pencils with rubbing alcohol—but, as you might expect, that’s not the only way to get a blended, painterly look in your drawings. Other standard studio solvents work just as well, and have their own. . . read more
Welcome back for a special Saturday edition of EmptyEasel! Craftsy’s latest free guide to drawing animals is now available for download. Click the link above to get it now, or read on to see what’s inside. (Spoiler alert: they’ve included 7 different animal tutorials in one. . . read more
Not every drawing is finished when you think it is. Sometimes, no matter how long you spend on a piece or how finished you make it, you come to realize that it could use a little more work. With some mediums it’s easy to add additional color. . . with colored pencil, not so much. [. . . read more
If you’re an artist working in dry media (such as colored pencils, pastels, etc) you already know that spills and stains can be a nightmare to deal with. Coffee, tea, juices, and many soft drinks will easily stain paper and do damage to finished drawings in the blink of an eye. And,. . . read more
Last week I shared some tips for removing light spills and stains from watercolor/drawing paper. Today I’m going to expand on that by describing a more aggressive stain removal tip, as well as a couple of ways to conceal stains, for those times when a bigger, or darker, spill wreaks. . . read more
In one of my previous articles, I shared two tricks for correcting colored pencil mistakes. Today, I’m continuing that theme by focusing on something even worse—the dreaded stain. With stains (like so many things) prevention is the best cure. In a perfect world, we’d keep all. . . read more
In one of my previous articles I described how I add a grid to my reference photos before starting a drawing. Here’s what I had at the end of that article: Today I’m going to pick up where I left off and describe my actual drawing process. Although I’m using a dog portrait as a. . . read more
Computer technology has opened a lot of doors for artists of all types. Today’s artists can capture images and videos spontaneously with a smart phone or camera, process photos into art forms all their own, and print them on any of a number of papers and in many different sizes. For. . . read more
Happy Saturday, everyone! Craftsy’s latest eGuide—Secrets to Creating Realistic Waterscapes—is now available for download. Click the link above to get your copy for free, or read on below to learn more about what’s inside. With all the different forms water can take,. . . read more
Sitting down and drawing a live model is usually either one of the most frustrating, or one of the most amazing experiences you’ll ever have as an artist. If you’re a new artist, the human body may seem incomparably complex, an overload of information. And even for established. . . read more



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