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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

Starting to use colour - video demonstration

This video/article is for anyone that would like to introduce colour to their figure drawings, but isn’t sure how to […]

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Colourful hatching with pastel - learning from a master (article + video)

To continue our hatching series, we’re going to look at colourful hatching with pastel. We are also going to see […]

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Hatching - how to use parallel, contour and crosshatching for life drawing + exercises (video)

It’s best to view the video since you can see the demonstrations, but we’ve also written it out as an […]

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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

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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Keeping your drawing muscles fit - how to stay disciplined

In judo, there’s a saying – ‘take a training session off, you’ll feel it at the next session. Take a […]

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Love Drawing Podcast

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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Love Drawing Podcast 16 - Confidence and drawing

In this episode, we talk about the role that confidence plays in art and learning to draw. We discuss different types […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 15: Mistakes we can't stop making

In this episode we talk about certain mistakes in our figure drawings that we have struggled to get past, and […]

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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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