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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. . . 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, the best paper and charcoal, the best supports and paints. It’s such a popular refrain that it’s become cliche—but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

The fact of the matter is that you get out of your tools only what you put into them. Yes, you can. . . 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. . . 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 background. What’s worse, the mark is too close to the subject to just crop it out.

You’re heart drops into your stomach. All that work, and the drawing is ruined.

Or is it?

This exact situation happened to me just a few days ago. I was in. . . 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. . . read more

In each of my previous lessons, I've shown you step-by-step how to "build" a portrait of your model, using classical drawing techniques. Let's continue where we left off, and start adding some features of the mouth and lips:

31. How to place a mouth correctly

Begin by placing a horizontal line to go between the lips. This line is typically located a third of the. . . 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. . . read more




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