3 Foreshortening techniques + 2 bonus tips

We are going to go through three powerful techniques, plus two quick bonus ones, to overcome the challenges of foreshortening, and Mayko’s going to demonstrate them. In the last video, we saw that foreshortening itself isn’t the big problem. In fact, we draw foreshortened objects all the time, and we are happy with all sorts […]

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Draw Along 7

In this Draw Along, we do three 3 minute poses and then a 15 minute pose. We ramble a bit at the start, but hopefully our conversation makes a bit more sense after a bit 😉 In case you haven’t seen a Draw Along before, it’s all about practice – the number one ingredient to […]

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Foreshortening Tutorial – How to Draw Foreshortened Figures

Foreshortening can be so tricky! With the principles, tips and exercises in these videos/articles, it’ll become easy! Or, you know, a bit less of a pain in the arse anyway. You can watch the video, or read the article below: Mayko and I talked through this topic, and realised it’s a pretty big one. We […]

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Anatomy Book Review & how to use them for life drawing

In this video / article, we review 5 anatomy books and also discuss how we use anatomy books for figure drawing. Below is a summary of the 5 reviews and our discussion on using anatomy books. The video shows more of the books and us drawing from them. Anatomy for the Artist by Jeno Barcsay […]

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Draw like Don Gale – Wild & Expressive Gestures

These figures are drawn with extravagant movement and energy, but they still work. They feel more human than much more carefully rendered drawings by other artists. How is it possible to have such clear structure and humanity captured with such wild lines? Today we are going to look at the work of Don Gale. Don […]

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Draw Along Club 6

Practice is the key to getting better at life drawing. These videos are designed to help you get more of it. We show a series of life model poses, draw them on-screen and narrate the process. You can draw along with us. In this Draw Along, we have two 3 minute poses, two 5 minute […]

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Drawing Tiny Faces – useful simplification exercise

We are going to look at how to draw tiny faces, to go with our last video about drawing tiny figures. One reason to do this is because it’s a great exercise – it’ll push you to find only the most important information in the face to capture. You’ll need to leave out anything unnecessary […]

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How to Draw Tiny Figures – a powerful & fun exercise

We are going to draw small, smaller and then tiny figures, which is a good exercise since to draw that small you have to simplify the figure which is an essential skill to develop. We decided to do this exercise because a number of people commented that they’d like to know how to draw faces […]

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