Draw Along Club 11 – Lets Practise Together

Welcome to the Draw Along Club! In these videos, we put up a series of references photos from the wonderful Croquis Cafe and draw them on screen. We narrate it all, and invite you to draw along with us. In this episode, we draw three 3 minute poses, two 5 minute poses and a 10 […]

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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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Draw Along Club 10 – Foreshortening Marathon

I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the most unpopular video we’ve done! Only difficult foreshortened poses, for more than an hour! The idea is that foreshortening in life drawing is not so much a complex technical issue, but more a matter of familiarity. To learn more about that, check out this video/article. So this […]

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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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Insights straight from Steve Rude

Here is the original set of answers to my questions from Steve. The article and video about him, with lots of images from his legendary career, can be found here. HUMAN FORM, REFERENCE AND IMAGINATION The only way I know to get good at anything is by persistent, goal-oriented practice.  And since we’re artists, this […]

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Draw Along Club 9 – practise with us

This Draw Along has two 30 seconds drawings – a great way to loosen up and let go. Then two 60 second drawings, which feel like a lifetime after the 30 second ones. Then two 5 minute drawings and a 12 minute drawing. In case you haven’t seen a Draw Along before, it’s all about […]

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