Draw Along Club 4: movement and gesture

This is the fourth 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. In this one, we are working out an exercise to help achieve movement and rhythm in our quick drawings. The idea is that in our […]

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Lane Brown part 2: Composition, Anatomy and Form

How can we draw like this amazing artist? In this video/article we are going to learn how Lane Brown approaches composition, anatomy & form and more. We have another video/article about Lane’s approach to light which I’ll link to below, so if you’ve not seen it yet check it out after this one. Lane’s Instagram […]

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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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Drawing faces – Adam Driver practice

Here’s the video version for this tutorial, and below we have written it out as an article: Adam Driver is an excellent actor best known for … playing Garupe in the film adaptation of Silence … oh and obviously as the NSA guy in Midnight Special. Can’t think of many other big films he’s been […]

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Getting a likeness when drawing faces

John Singer Sargeant once said “a portrait is a painting in which something is wrong with the mouth.” When it comes to drawing accuracy, I’m not sure there’s anything more demanding than achieving a likeness in a portrait. Achieving a likeness means that your drawing of a person is recognisable as that person. But when […]

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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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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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