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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.

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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

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




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