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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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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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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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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Love Drawing Podcast 15: Mistakes we can’t stop making

In this episode we talk about certain mistakes in our figure drawings that we have struggled to get past, and the best way to get past these known but stubborn problems. We hope you enjoy it – please leave a comment or review to let us know how we’re doing with these podcasts. And for […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 14: Pose difficulty

In this episode of the Love Drawing podcast, we discuss the factors that cause some figure drawing poses to be harder than others to draw. We also made a video and article about this, where you can see examples of the different types of pose we discuss in the podcast, so check that out too. Don’t […]

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Jake Spicer figure drawing

Love Drawing Podcast 13 – Interview with Jake Spicer

In July I had the opportunity to attend Skip Gallery (see the article here). At that event, I got the chance to interview a very thoughtful and passionate life drawing teacher – Jake Spicer. Jake Spicer runs life drawing sessions around the UK, with his regular class being Brighton Drawing (@brightondrawing on Instagram). You may have […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 12: Materials for life drawing

This episode is all about drawing materials and their use in life drawing. We tackle two main questions: what materials are best for people just starting life drawing? what materials are good when you feel ready to branch out into new materials, and what are the things to keep in mind when branching out? We’ll […]

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Lovedrawing Podcast 10: The Old Masters

By popular demand, we decided to focus our tenth episode on the old masters. Why are the old masters so revered, even in this day and age? Is there still a lot to learn from the old masters? How can we learn from them? We discuss all these topics and more – I hope you […]

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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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