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Techniques & Tutorials

How to Draw Chests - 5 SIMPLE LINES of the pectoral muscle

We are going to look at how to draw chests. Our aim is to keep it super simple and practical, […]

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6 Beginners TEST OUR TUTORIAL - Huge Improvements Drawing Hair

It looks easy and turns out beautiful in the tutorial by the expert, but what is it like to actually […]

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Is it TOO LATE to learn to draw & be a good artist?

If you’re aspiring to be a good artist, but feel like you’re ‘behind’ or regret not having started sooner – […]

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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

6 Beginners TEST OUR TUTORIAL - Huge Improvements Drawing Hair

It looks easy and turns out beautiful in the tutorial by the expert, but what is it like to actually […]

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Is it TOO LATE to learn to draw & be a good artist?

If you’re aspiring to be a good artist, but feel like you’re ‘behind’ or regret not having started sooner – […]

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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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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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