First Steps course for beginners

Lesson 6 - Measurements (angles, alignments, lengths and distances)

It’s best to watch the video so you can see the demonstrations, but if you prefer we have also written […]

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Lesson 1 - 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 2 - 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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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.


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.


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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Lovedrawing Podcast 10: The Old Masters

By popular demand, we decided to focus our tenth episode on the old masters. Why are the old masters so […]

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The most important thing to keep in mind when learning life drawing

  Before going into anatomy or perspective, it’s really important to understand something that many of the best artists emphasise […]

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