How to Improve Massively At Drawing Across 12 Months

  If you follow the steps below, you will be surprised by what you can do by the end of 2021. That’s a big promise but I think you’ll agree by the end it’s reasonable. We are going to make a monthly plan and I’m going to show you the things to put into your […]

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12 Ways CONFIDENCE will transform your artwork

  What if you were the same artist, same experience and skill level, but just with loads more confidence. Would your work turn out better? Does confidence itself add something? I’m going to argue it does, and then tell you how to get it. First here are 17 ways confidence itself adds to your drawings […]

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Top 5 Gesture Mistakes

We’re going to see 5 gesture mistakes that come down to our brains pulling us towards the familiar, boring symbol you see on the ground here: Mistake 1 – Too parallel I very often see beginner and intermediate level artists lose the variation in the widths going down the figure. Reducing the way the forearms […]

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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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Simplifying References First = Better Practice

  We are going to create 4 exercises to train different skills. The first is a straight forward simplification of the pose. The second is posterising the image to simplify the values. The third is combining those two types of simplification and the fourth is exaggerating the pose, which is hard to do and this […]

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5 details to always leave out & 5 to include instead

  Some details are going to make your drawing, include them for sure, emphasise them!   Some details are going to break your drawing, like the ones below, so just leave them out. Which is which, let’s get into it.   No ribs, just ribcage Ok so here is the outline of a pose.  Here I’m […]

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The most important colour to make your art BEAUTIFUL

The lord of the colors. One color to rule them all and in the darkness, bind them. Have you ever wondered what is it? When you grab that color picker thing in Procreate on the iPad and scroll through the hues you see random colours. As you move towards the left of the box for […]

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You’ve been avoiding something. What is it

On the one hand you fight a global pandemic, save the world, save lives, and at the same time, work on your drawing skills and become the artist that you always wanted to be. That’s what we’re gonna figure out how to do today, and it starts with a question, what is the skillset that […]

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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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Train Your Brain: Powerful Gesture Drawing Exercise

Today we’re going to go through a powerful exercise designed to build your gesture skills, test your knowledge of the figure, build your brain’s visual memory and your ability to draw from imagination. So it’s useful for a lot of things. There’s a video version and an article version below that: We’ve teamed up with Simon […]

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