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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
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
It may seem unnecessary to write an entire article about the tools of the colored pencil artist. I mean, they’re so basic. Pencils, paper, sharpener, eraser. What else do you need?
The plain and simple truth is that you really don’t need anything else. That’s what makes colored pencils so appealing to a non-artist who wants to try his or her hand at making art. It’s relatively. . . read more
Welcome to part 4 of my ongoing series on drawing a portrait in three quarter view. If you’re just now joining us, I. . . read more
So far I’ve written Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on drawing a three quarter view portrait based on classical. . . read more