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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Lesson 1 – Introduction

This is the start of a series of lessons designed to help you build a solid foundation of life drawing skills, with the end goal being expressive drawings in your own style. We’ll go through a straightforward and doable drawing process and a set of exercises designed to help you develop the skills in those […]

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Lesson 3 – Training your eyes, arm and mind

After this lesson… you’ll be able to explain how to use structured practice for your eyes, arm and mind   It’s probably best to watch the video, but if you prefer, we’ve written it out below. (If you like the video, please hit the like and subscribe button on YouTube – it’s a new video series […]

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Lesson 10 – Recapping the process

If you’re watching this video, hopefully you’ve gone through our video series, which has been building up to this. Well done for working on your skills and for putting more effort than most would into your learning. We have worked on a lot of skills and steps – isolating them with focused exercises. Now it’s […]

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Lesson 9 – fleshing out the figure

So far, we have laid down our foundation with the construction, and even started correcting some of the proportions and angles. We are now going to take an exciting step – we are going to flesh out the figure on top of that foundation. It’s best to watch the video so you can see the […]

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Lesson 8 – poses viewed from the side and back

It’s best to watch the video so you can see the demonstrations, but if you prefer we have also written out the lesson below. In previous lessons, we have gone over how to start to construct figures for poses viewed from the front. Our process is similar for poses viewed directly from the side and […]

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Lesson 5 – Adding mass with ribcages

It’s best to view the video version of the lesson, to see the demonstrations, but if you prefer we have also written it all out below. After we have put down our visual landmark superstickman, we need to start building up the mass of the figure. After this lesson… you will have drawn many ribcages […]

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