Is it TOO LATE to learn to draw & be a good artist?

If you’re aspiring to be a good artist, but feel like you’re ‘behind’ or regret not having started sooner – well firstly you’re not alone. A lot of people feel that way whether they’re 20 years old or 80 years old, including me. And secondly, I made this video/ article for you. We’re going to […]

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How to Draw HAIR – a simple method with amazing results

I’m really excited about this hair drawing tutorial! The method Frank shows us is really simple but incredibly effective. Here’s why this is a must-watch: 1. Hair is overlooked, but when done well hugely powerful for both portraits and figure drawings. Hair is a defining feature of many people. 2. Frank Gambino such an expert […]

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Shoulders made simple – easy anatomy for drawing

If you struggle to draw shoulders, this video/article is for you. We are going to look at the landmark lines and shapes to look for to help make sense of this tricky area, and we’re going to try to keep it as simple and doable as possible. How do you think of shoulders? Maybe you […]

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How to Draw NECKS – 5 simple lines

This is the start of a new series where we zoom in to different parts of the body to learn what to look for in them and what the most important lines and shapes are for drawing. I mean only the lines that are so important, you would be interested in them even if it […]

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How to practise like Steve Rude, Master Illustrator

How does someone like Steve Rude learn to draw, paint and illustrate to this standard? What makes his work stand out? We are going to learn directly from the man himself in this video / article. In the last video / article, we looked at Steve’s process for creating illustrations, selecting colours and for spotting […]

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Steve Rude – Lessons from a Master Illustrator

We’re going to talk about how to draw and paint like Steve Rude. You can read the article below, or watch the video which is packed with pictures. Before getting into the technique breakdown, there’s a pretty cool story behind these videos/articles. About 20 years ago, when we were kids me and my brother loved […]

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Drawing Experiment – 2 beginners make rapid improvement

I asked my wife and my friend Dan to draw this face and then try the same thing with a very simple abstraction method. Neither of them draw much and they’re especially nervous about drawing people and faces, so they really did me a favour doing this. I think the results are pretty dramatically different. […]

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Powerful exercises in foreshortening

In this video/article, we are going to look at ways of practising foreshortening so that you can conquer it once and for all.   In our first foreshortening video, we looked at how foreshortening itself isn’t the problem. We draw foreshortening successfully all the time. The problem is more that there are some angles from […]

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If you’re teaching yourself to draw with online tutorials…

Since you’re here, you’re probably learning to draw with some help from online tutorials, from websites like Love Life Drawing. I’ve started to teach myself through online learning too – we are all about figure drawing here, but I also want to be able to paint landscapes . And I’ve realised that I need some […]

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Learning from Egon Schiele – How to Develop your own Style

We’re going to learn by copying an Egon Schiele painting today. The main takeaway is going to be about style. If you’ve ever thought about how you might develop your own distinctive style, this video / article will have some insights for you. When you see a painting that has some power or character that […]

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3 Foreshortening techniques + 2 bonus tips

We are going to go through three powerful techniques, plus two quick bonus ones, to overcome the challenges of foreshortening, and Mayko’s going to demonstrate them. In the last video, we saw that foreshortening itself isn’t the big problem. In fact, we draw foreshortened objects all the time, and we are happy with all sorts […]

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Foreshortening Tutorial – How to Draw Foreshortened Figures

Foreshortening can be so tricky! With the principles, tips and exercises in these videos/articles, it’ll become easy! Or, you know, a bit less of a pain in the arse anyway. You can watch the video, or read the article below: Mayko and I talked through this topic, and realised it’s a pretty big one. We […]

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Anatomy Book Review & how to use them for life drawing

In this video / article, we review 5 anatomy books and also discuss how we use anatomy books for figure drawing. Below is a summary of the 5 reviews and our discussion on using anatomy books. The video shows more of the books and us drawing from them. Anatomy for the Artist by Jeno Barcsay […]

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