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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

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

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 dried into the paper.

Some time ago I wrote about what to do if you accidentally spill something on your drawing surface. I came up with some techniques for removing fresh. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared 5 blogs that I recommended for every serious artist.That left hundreds, maybe thousands, of other artist. . . read more

In today’s portrait drawing tutorial, I will continue to build upon my previous lessons from the past few months (I. . . read more




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