Draw Along Club 10 – Foreshortening Marathon

I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the most unpopular video we’ve done! Only difficult foreshortened poses, for more than an hour! The idea is that foreshortening in life drawing is not so much a complex technical issue, but more a matter of familiarity. To learn more about that, check out this video/article. So this […]

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How to Draw NECKS – 5 simple lines

This is the start of a new series where we zoom in to different parts of the body to learn what to look for in them and what the most important lines and shapes are for drawing. I mean only the lines that are so important, you would be interested in them even if it […]

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How to practise like Steve Rude, Master Illustrator

How does someone like Steve Rude learn to draw, paint and illustrate to this standard? What makes his work stand out? We are going to learn directly from the man himself in this video / article. In the last video / article, we looked at Steve’s process for creating illustrations, selecting colours and for spotting […]

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Steve Rude – Lessons from a Master Illustrator

We’re going to talk about how to draw and paint like Steve Rude. You can read the article below, or watch the video which is packed with pictures. Before getting into the technique breakdown, there’s a pretty cool story behind these videos/articles. About 20 years ago, when we were kids me and my brother loved […]

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Insights straight from Steve Rude

Here is the original set of answers to my questions from Steve. The article and video about him, with lots of images from his legendary career, can be found here. HUMAN FORM, REFERENCE AND IMAGINATION The only way I know to get good at anything is by persistent, goal-oriented practice.  And since we’re artists, this […]

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Draw Along Club 9 – practise with us

This Draw Along has two 30 seconds drawings – a great way to loosen up and let go. Then two 60 second drawings, which feel like a lifetime after the 30 second ones. Then two 5 minute drawings and a 12 minute drawing. In case you haven’t seen a Draw Along before, it’s all about […]

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Drawing Experiment – 2 beginners make rapid improvement

I asked my wife and my friend Dan to draw this face and then try the same thing with a very simple abstraction method. Neither of them draw much and they’re especially nervous about drawing people and faces, so they really did me a favour doing this. I think the results are pretty dramatically different. […]

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Powerful exercises in foreshortening

In this video/article, we are going to look at ways of practising foreshortening so that you can conquer it once and for all.   In our first foreshortening video, we looked at how foreshortening itself isn’t the problem. We draw foreshortening successfully all the time. The problem is more that there are some angles from […]

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