Artist eye training: Highlights & Reflections

We talk a lot about shadows in drawing, but it’s super important to also think about how light reflects off different surfaces. That determines highlights and other things we need to see for figure drawing, landscapes or objects. This time we’re going to train our eyes by observing things we would see during daily life, […]

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Seeing Light. Artist’s eye training while out and about

When you’re walking down the street, you can train your eye to see different types of light and shadow, which is a skill that will help you whether you’re drawing people, landscapes or objects. The video is the best way to take in this tutorial, but if you’d prefer to read it as an article, […]

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Eye Level. An essential perspective tip for artists

When you’re out walking in the street, you can practise seeing some super important principles about your eye level and how that affects what you’re seeing. It’s useful training for your eye whether you are drawing landscapes, objects or figures.  This series is about ways to get extra practice in for your artist’s eye even […]

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Train your eye: Perspective practice while walking

Today we’re outside looking at how to train your eye to better see perspective while you’re walking in the street. It’s a great way to get in extra practice when you’re not drawing. There is a video and an article version of this tutorial below. Perspective is something that I used to find quite intimidating. […]

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