The most important thing to keep in mind when learning life drawing

  Before going into anatomy or perspective, it’s really important to understand something that many of the best artists emphasise repeatedly. There isn’t a ‘correct’ approach to life drawing. Everyone has their own style, and that style will itself constantly evolve. You are doing things right when you are having fun and feel satisfied that […]

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Skateboarding at the southbank painting

Lovedrawing Podcast 9 – Francis Bowyer

Francis Bowyer is an award winning artist, former president of the Royal Watercolour Society, life drawing teacher, and most importantly a friendly and generous guy. You can see a bio for him here. He kindly agreed to be interviewed for the Love Drawing podcast. During the interview he told us about what role life drawing […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 8 – Simon Tolhurst on portraits

To continue our series on portraits, I interviewed Simon Tolhurst about the subject. He has a real knack for teaching, so I hope you find this podcast useful. Check out his site – http://simontolhurst.co.uk/ Simon recently exhibited some of his portraits: Just before the podcast, Simon did a quick drawing of me, to give him food […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 6: Pauline Bellamy

Edit: I give the website for the Bellamys incorrectly in the podcast – their website is bellamysgallery.com My wife and I have been on holiday in New Zealand for the last three weeks, which was amazing. The only downside, I thought, was that I wouldn’t have a chance to add anything to lovelifedrawing for ages. […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 5 – Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson is our guest on this episode of the Love Drawing podcast. Joe gave us some great insights into how he developed his distinctive style, his process for painting and drawing and other observations about creating beautiful artwork, so I think you’ll all really enjoy this episode. Joe’s work speaks for itself – there […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 2 – Simon Tolhurst

This was a great and very informative podcast with Simon Tolhurst, life drawing teacher and artist. He provides great tips and insights about life drawing, as well as talking about his own experiences as an artist. I have no doubt this will be really interesting and useful to a lot of people, and I hope […]

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