Don’t let your brain get in the way

Before looking at methods for getting the actual figure right, we need to understand why it’s crucial when drawing from life to turn off some parts of your brain. You have drawn before, and you’ve probably drawn people before without a real person as a reference. For example, when many of us were kids we […]

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2.4 Approaches to tone (with video)

Making good use of areas of light and dark give a drawing particular depth which draws the viewer’s eye in. There are two key approaches to tone which we will call the Florentine and Venetian styles. While Florentines like Michelangelo were obsessed by form and linear tone, Venetians like Titian thought in terms of colour, […]

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