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Who’s your worst art critic? Be honest! It’s you, isn’t it? But it’s also true you’re the person. . . read more

Getting bright colors on a dark background can be a challenge if your favorite medium is colored pencil. The reason is simple.. . . read more

Scaling a drawing up from it's original size to the size of the final artwork isn't always easy. A lot depends on the size of the drawing you want to scale up and the size you need to make it. No method I know of works with every combination, scale ratio, or convenience level. And there's always the possibility of making difficult calculations about percentages, and whatnot. That's just no fun. . . read more

Muddy colors are an artist’s worst nightmare. What’s worse, it’s oh-so-easy to create muddy color. All it takes. . . read more

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 that it's possible to create highly detailed drawings on sanded pastel paper. It just takes a few special considerations.

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Warm up exercises for drawing are shown in the photo above. On the left and center sheets, explore your pencils’ value range. . . read more

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 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

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




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