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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

How to Draw HAIR - a simple method with amazing results

I’m really excited about this hair drawing tutorial! The method Frank shows us is really simple but incredibly effective. Here’s […]

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A simple method to achieving light, mid-tone and dark in the drawing

We are going to learn about a straightforward way to make your drawing feel 3-dimensional, specifically we’re learning from Antoine […]

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Shoulders made simple - easy anatomy for drawing

If you struggle to draw shoulders, this video/article is for you. We are going to look at the landmark lines […]

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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

A simple method to achieving light, mid-tone and dark in the drawing

We are going to learn about a straightforward way to make your drawing feel 3-dimensional, specifically we’re learning from Antoine […]

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Mindset, Charcoal, Anatomy for Figure & Portrait Drawing - Frank Gambino

Here’s the other highlight video focusing on drawing technique, in case you missed it. Frank’s Instagram. Frank Gambino is a […]

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TIPS & DEMO from Portrait & Figure Drawing teacher Frank Gambino

Our own life drawing teacher is Frank Gambino. He has a powerful and expressive style of drawing figures and portraits […]

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Learning process

If you're teaching yourself to draw with online tutorials...

Since you’re here, you’re probably learning to draw with some help from online tutorials, from websites like Love Life Drawing. […]

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Anatomy Book Review & how to use them for life drawing

In this video / article, we review 5 anatomy books and also discuss how we use anatomy books for figure […]

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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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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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