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Train Your Brain: Powerful Gesture Drawing Exercise

Today we’re going to go through a powerful exercise designed to build your gesture skills, test your knowledge of the […]

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5 Steps to Simplify Values, demonstrated by drawing complex hair

The ability to simplify what you see is, in my opinion, the number one skill that separates an experienced artist […]

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How to find the perfect drawing tool for you

Finding and assessing the drawing material that is right for you can throw up all sorts of challenges and confusion, […]

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Figuary 2019 - 28 day challenge

Day 1: Intro and Mindset

Hi and welcome to Figuary! Every day we are going to post a video and an article with guidance about […]

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Day 2: Angles & the Story of the Pose

I love the analogy of drawing to story-telling. Lets think of drawing a figure like making a movie about a […]

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Day 3: Angles! The 3 torso lines

On day 2 we talked about the story of the pose, today we’ll get more specific. Often the core of […]

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Learning Process & Mindset

Train Your Brain: Powerful Gesture Drawing Exercise

Today we’re going to go through a powerful exercise designed to build your gesture skills, test your knowledge of the […]

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You are your own art teacher. Are you a good one?

I’ve had that deep desire to create artwork my whole life. But it’s been so difficult, especially drawing people. This […]

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An Epic Story of Art Progression

    You arrive in Artlandia with nothing, no abilities just passion. You pitch a tent to live in Line […]

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Areas of the figure

The Most Overlooked Life Drawing Topic - FAT

Today we are going to cover what I consider the most overlooked topic in life drawing – fat. Most anatomy […]

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If you can draw armpits, you can draw figures

Here’s a strange sentence – we have a lot to learn from armpits. They are an intersection of the pectoral […]

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5 Big Tips on Drawing Abs & Mid-Sections

We are going to learn how to draw the area on the front of the torso between the ribcage and […]

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Gesture drawing

Train Your Brain: Powerful Gesture Drawing Exercise

Today we’re going to go through a powerful exercise designed to build your gesture skills, test your knowledge of the […]

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Gestures & Quick Drawings - Strategy & Thought Processes

What on earth should you focus on when you have seconds or just a few minutes to draw a figure? […]

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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 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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Artist analysis

5 Steps to Simplify Values, demonstrated by drawing complex hair

The ability to simplify what you see is, in my opinion, the number one skill that separates an experienced artist […]

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Top 5 figure drawing progression tips with Simon Luty

How did Simon Luty learn to combine gesture, structure, volume, and an expressive and creative style? He has 5 tips […]

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How to use colors like Marta Nael

In this tutorial video, we learn from the wonderful paintings of Marta Nael. If you’d prefer to read it, it […]

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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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