6 Skills for Intermediate Level Artists – The Roadmap part 2

If you’ve not seen part 1 where we covered the first 7 skills, you can view it HERE. This is part 2 of the roadmap, where we transition towards intermediate level skills. It’s with these skills that your drawings are really going to start to transform, so this is an exciting time. Let’s get straight […]

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How to Improve Massively At Drawing Across 12 Months

  If you follow the steps below, you will be surprised by what you can do by the end of 2021. That’s a big promise but I think you’ll agree by the end it’s reasonable. We are going to make a monthly plan and I’m going to show you the things to put into your […]

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12 Ways CONFIDENCE will transform your artwork

  What if you were the same artist, same experience and skill level, but just with loads more confidence. Would your work turn out better? Does confidence itself add something? I’m going to argue it does, and then tell you how to get it. First here are 17 ways confidence itself adds to your drawings […]

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Top 5 Gesture Mistakes

We’re going to see 5 gesture mistakes that come down to our brains pulling us towards the familiar, boring symbol you see on the ground here: Mistake 1 – Too parallel I very often see beginner and intermediate level artists lose the variation in the widths going down the figure. Reducing the way the forearms […]

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Top 5 Proportion Mistakes in Figure Drawing

When your torso bends to one side, your ribcage will come down really close to your pelvis. For some reason we are really reluctant to let the mid-section squash down this way. Making the mid-section too big and therefore elongating the whole torso is a classic issue, especially when the torso is bent to one […]

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Simplifying References First = Better Practice

  We are going to create 4 exercises to train different skills. The first is a straight forward simplification of the pose. The second is posterising the image to simplify the values. The third is combining those two types of simplification and the fourth is exaggerating the pose, which is hard to do and this […]

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