Draw Along Club 4: movement and gesture

This is the fourth Draw Along Club video, where we put up a series of reference photos of life models and show ourselves drawing them, and narrate the drawing process. In this one, we are working out an exercise to help achieve movement and rhythm in our quick drawings. The idea is that in our […]

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Lane Brown part 2: Composition, Anatomy and Form

How can we draw like this amazing artist? In this video/article we are going to learn how Lane Brown approaches composition, anatomy & form and more. We have another video/article about Lane’s approach to light which I’ll link to below, so if you’ve not seen it yet check it out after this one. Lane’s Instagram […]

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How to draw like Lane Brown part 1: Master of Light

How can we draw like this amazing artist? In this video / article we are going to learn about Lane Brown and how he approaches light in his figure drawings. This is the first in a 2 part series – the second video is here. Have you ever seen amazing figure drawings and felt like […]

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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 mindset. In this episode we discuss drawing faces and getting likenesses, a difficult task for the most seasoned artists. We also look back on our experiences with the challenges we put on ourselves in the […]

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Draw Along Club 3 – draw with us

This is the third Draw Along Club video, where we put up a series of reference photos of life models and show ourselves drawing them, and narrate the drawing process. We talk about what we are doing and what we could improve, including the things we are getting wrong, plus extra tips and techniques. We use […]

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Drawing faces – Adam Driver practice

Here’s the video version for this tutorial, and below we have written it out as an article: Adam Driver is an excellent actor best known for … playing Garupe in the film adaptation of Silence … oh and obviously as the NSA guy in Midnight Special. Can’t think of many other big films he’s been […]

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Getting a likeness when drawing faces

John Singer Sargeant once said “a portrait is a painting in which something is wrong with the mouth.” When it comes to drawing accuracy, I’m not sure there’s anything more demanding than achieving a likeness in a portrait. Achieving a likeness means that your drawing of a person is recognisable as that person. But when […]

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Hatching mechanics – fluidity and pressure

In past videos/articles, we looked at the different types of hatching and their roles, and some exercises to get better at hatching. In this video, we are going to look at how the movements of your fingers, hand and arm create hatching of different sizes and characteristics. The video has demonstrations, but if you prefer […]

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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 of our practice and progressing as well as we can. We think through the progression strategies beyond just drawing a lot, such as reflecting on what we need to work on next, deliberate practice and […]

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Learning from Lautrec – the Physicality of Drawing

Mayko is going to copy some drawings by Lautrec, an artist with a distinctive style, and try to learn from the experience. You can either watch the video or we have written it out below.   There’s understanding that happens in your conscious mind, which comes from taking in information, and then there’s understanding that happens […]

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Draw Along Club 2: 25 minutes of drawing practice (video)

With this video, you can get out some paper and draw with us. We’ll draw five 4 minute 30 second poses. We narrate the process, and talk about what we are doing, what we need to work on and other thoughts about the drawing process. We use reference photos from the amazing and free resource Croquis […]

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Drawing faces – 3/4 angles

In our last video, we went through a simple process for drawing faces from the side. The process when drawing a face from the front is similar to side-on views, but because you can see both sides of the face, the relationship between the two sides becomes important. The face will look natural if we […]

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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 you’re on there, check his drawings out here and welcome him to the platform. His daily sketches Tumblr page is also really fun. Every morning, Peter gets his drawing muscles warmed up with these awesome gestural […]

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The face in profile – tips on the mouth, nose and eyes

This video is filled with tips for drawing facial features, including the mouth, nose and eyes. In case you prefer, we’ve also written out the lesson below with screenshots. Putting in a rough structure Draw the overall shape of the head with light but bold strokes as we’ve described in past videos. Don’t worry too […]

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Starting to use colour – video demonstration

This video/article is for anyone that would like to introduce colour to their figure drawings, but isn’t sure how to start. The video is probably better since it shows the demonstration, but we have also written out the tutorial with screenshots below. We grabbed a reference photo of a hand from the wonderful resource Croquis […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 17 – A matter of time

We discuss how to approach figure drawings of different lengths – quick 2 minute poses, 5 min, 10 min, 20 min and 45 minute poses. Each one allows you to focus on different elements of drawing. With less time, you need to relinquish some control, forget about corrections an measurements, and facial features. In some cases, you […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 16 – Confidence and drawing

In this episode, we talk about the role that confidence plays in art and learning to draw. We discuss different types of confidence and how they influence your actions – confidence in competition with others, confidence in your own vision and confidence in the power of consistent practice. If you enjoy the episode please subscribe to […]

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