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Techniques & Tutorials

Drawing Tiny Faces - useful simplification exercise

We are going to look at how to draw tiny faces, to go with our last video about drawing tiny […]

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How to Draw Tiny Figures - a powerful & fun exercise

We are going to draw small, smaller and then tiny figures, which is a good exercise since to draw that […]

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How to Draw Like Raphael - Gestural Figure Drawing & Powerful Lines

Lets take a lesson from one of the very best of all time – Raphael. Raphael is not quite as […]

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Beginner online course

Lesson 1 - Introduction

This is the start of a series of lessons designed to help you build a solid foundation of life drawing […]

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Lesson 2 - Lines of movement and the newspaper exercise

After this lesson… you will have identified the lines of movement in various poses.     To go through this […]

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Lesson 3 - Training your eyes, arm and mind

After this lesson… you’ll be able to explain how to use structured practice for your eyes, arm and mind   It’s […]

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Gesture drawing

Beginner Gesture Drawing 3 - Keeping Longer Poses Dynamic

We have started to push ourselves to loosen up in our quicker gesture drawings. Now let’s bring that focus on […]

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Beginner Gesture Drawing 2 - Powerful Exercises to Draw Expressively

You know you need to capture the movement, the gesture, and not worry about details – but how can you […]

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Beginner Gesture Drawing 1 - Seeing and Respecting Movement

It’s easy to say ‘draw loosely and expressively’ or ‘just capture the feeling of the pose with a few lines’. […]

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Artist analysis

How to Draw Like Raphael - Gestural Figure Drawing & Powerful Lines

Lets take a lesson from one of the very best of all time – Raphael. Raphael is not quite as […]

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How to Draw Figures like Chris Glib - Pen, Contour & Hatching

Lets break down the figure drawings of Chris Glib, and see what we can learn for our own drawings. You […]

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How to Paint like Kelogsloops - the Ethereal Watercolours of Hieu

What makes Hieu’s paintings so attractive and how can we achieve that? Today we are going to break down the […]

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Learning process

Artist Self-Doubt - What if I have no talent for drawing?

Have you ever worried that you might not have talent, so you should quit now and not waste time? Or […]

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Finding the time - how I doubled my drawing practice (video)

So you’re struggling to put in the hours each week training your drawing – this is a very common problem […]

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Why is this drawing so hard? Understanding pose difficulty (video)

Sometimes you’ll do a drawing and feel like you somehow got worse at drawing overnight. You might be having one […]

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Love Drawing Podcast

Love Drawing podcast 20 - Drawing faces & other challenges

The Love Drawing podcast is all about drawing and the process of learning to draw. We talk over technique and […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 19 - Proactive Progress

iTunes In this episode we discuss a question from listener Toby about how to ensure we are making the most […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 18 - Peter Dobbin

In this episode, I interview professional concept artist and storyboard artist Peter Dobbin. He’s recently started using Instagram, so if […]

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Aidan

Being self taught and not having art teachers I find this to be a huge help, and can already see myself getting better and moving towards my goals.

Tess

I have already applied the instruction from the Understanding Movement video in my life drawing session last night – it made an immediate difference in my gesture drawings and in the composition of an extremely foreshortened pose … Thanks for creating this wonderful place to learn.

Barbara

I’m finding the online course very useful ... [it's] a good way to pull together my other reading and work to date.

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