Top 5 Proportion Mistakes in Figure Drawing

When your torso bends to one side, your ribcage will come down really close to your pelvis. For some reason we are really reluctant to let the mid-section squash down this way. Making the mid-section too big and therefore elongating the whole torso is a classic issue, especially when the torso is bent to one […]

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The Truth About Art Motivation

Below is a partial transcript of this video: Now I don’t need motivation to draw more – I just want to draw all the time, try to stop me. But there was a time where no strategy or great plan would’ve got me to practice regularly. I wasn’t motivated. I was frustrated, and I felt […]

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Choosing A Pencil for Life Drawing

I love pencils, specifically non-graphite pencils including charcoal and pastel pencils – but a few times, these pencils have driven me bonkers. This post is about finding the best pencil for you, how to sharpen and use these pencils. After using willow charcoal sticks for a while, I decided to commit to pencils, non-graphite pencils, […]

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How to find the perfect drawing tool for you

Finding and assessing the drawing material that is right for you can throw up all sorts of challenges and confusion, especially if you’re self-taught. I’ve been through it all, so hopefully hearing my story with different art supplies will help you. Here’s the video version and below is the article version:   So first a […]

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You are your own art teacher. Are you a good one?

I’ve had that deep desire to create artwork my whole life. But it’s been so difficult, especially drawing people. This whole channel is designed to help with that if you feel that too. I used to just love drawing as a kid. I drew this comic, with the x-men plus not one but two new […]

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Proportions in Practice

If you struggle with proportions for your figures, this video’s going to be useful for you. If you’d prefer to read it as an article, it is written out below the video. We’ve described before some techniques for getting things in the right place when you doing life drawing – alignment and negative space and […]

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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 – well firstly you’re not alone. A lot of people feel that way whether they’re 20 years old or 80 years old, including me. And secondly, I made this video/ article for you. We’re going to […]

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Drawing Experiment – 2 beginners make rapid improvement

I asked my wife and my friend Dan to draw this face and then try the same thing with a very simple abstraction method. Neither of them draw much and they’re especially nervous about drawing people and faces, so they really did me a favour doing this. I think the results are pretty dramatically different. […]

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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. I’ve started to teach myself through online learning too – we are all about figure drawing here, but I also want to be able to paint landscapes . And I’ve realised that I need some […]

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