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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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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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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Draw Along Club 1: 30 minute practice session (video)

With this video, you can get out some paper and draw with us. We’ll draw three 3 minute poses, two 5 minute poses and one 10 minute pose. We narrate the process, and talk about what we are doing, what we need to work on and what went wrong. We use reference photos from the […]

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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 2 – Lines of movement and the newspaper exercise

After this lesson… you will have identified the lines of movement in various poses.     To go through this lesson, you can either watch the video or we have written it all out below. The video is probably best since you can watch the demonstrations. (If you like the video, please hit the like and […]

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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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