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    We believe life drawing should be fun, accessible and expressive. Love Life Drawing has weekly tutorials on life drawing techniques and mindset, the Love Drawing podcast, newsletter with extra tips and a free online course for beginners. Welcome!

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Techniques & Tutorials

Learning from Lautrec - the Physicality of Drawing

Mayko is going to copy some drawings by Lautrec, an artist with a distinctive style, and try to learn from the […]

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Drawing faces - 3/4 angles

In our last video, we went through a simple process for drawing faces from the side. The process when drawing […]

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The face in profile - tips on the mouth, nose and eyes

This video is filled with tips for drawing facial features, including the mouth, nose and eyes. In case you prefer, […]

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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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Learning process

Learning from Lautrec - the Physicality of Drawing

Mayko is going to copy some drawings by Lautrec, an artist with a distinctive style, and try to learn from the […]

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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 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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Love Drawing Podcast 17 - A matter of time

We discuss how to approach figure drawings of different lengths – quick 2 minute poses, 5 min, 10 min, 20 […]

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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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