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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Learning from Lautrec – the Physicality of Drawing

Mayko is going to copy some drawings by Lautrec, an artist with a distinctive style, and try to learn from the experience. You can either watch the video or we have written it out below.   There’s understanding that happens in your conscious mind, which comes from taking in information, and then there’s understanding that happens […]

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Draw Along Club 2: 25 minutes of drawing practice (video)

With this video, you can get out some paper and draw with us. We’ll draw five 4 minute 30 second poses. We narrate the process, and talk about what we are doing, what we need to work on and other thoughts about the drawing process. We use reference photos from the amazing and free resource Croquis […]

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Drawing faces – 3/4 angles

In our last video, we went through a simple process for drawing faces from the side. The process when drawing a face from the front is similar to side-on views, but because you can see both sides of the face, the relationship between the two sides becomes important. The face will look natural if we […]

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The face in profile – tips on the mouth, nose and eyes

This video is filled with tips for drawing facial features, including the mouth, nose and eyes. In case you prefer, we’ve also written out the lesson below with screenshots. Putting in a rough structure Draw the overall shape of the head with light but bold strokes as we’ve described in past videos. Don’t worry too […]

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Starting to use colour – video demonstration

This video/article is for anyone that would like to introduce colour to their figure drawings, but isn’t sure how to start. The video is probably better since it shows the demonstration, but we have also written out the tutorial with screenshots below. We grabbed a reference photo of a hand from the wonderful resource Croquis […]

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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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