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Finger Drawing Mistakes You’re Making – Hand Critiques

Finger Drawing Mistakes You’re Making – Hand Critiques

October 27, 20170 Comments

We’re back for Part 2 of the Hand Critiques. This time I want to help you improve the way you’re drawing fingers. I’ll go over a few things that will help you make your fingers more expressive, dynamic and 3D. I’ll show you how to avoid 2 common mistakes – snowman and sausage fingers.

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Perspective Tricks that Work! Spheres & Pumpkins 🎃

Perspective Tricks that Work! Spheres & Pumpkins 🎃

October 26, 20170 Comments

Perspective is quite scary… If you do it wrong, your work can look childish! There’s just so much that goes into perspective and it would take an entire course to cover it all 😉 **hint hint*** While you wait for Marshall’s course, here are some tricks for drawing spheres and pumpkins in perspective.

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Finding and Using a Spirit Animal to Draw the Face

Finding and Using a Spirit Animal to Draw the Face

October 20, 20170 Comments

This exercise will teach you how to exaggerate a person’s face and body using common animals and objects. These are things that usually have an uncanny resemblance to your subject and are meant for people that already make good caricature subjects. For this example, we’ll use a Galapagos tortoise to caricature senator Mitch McConnell. Get the extended lesson and more examples in the premium course.

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What Everyone Gets Wrong Drawing Hands – Hand Critiques

What Everyone Gets Wrong Drawing Hands – Hand Critiques

October 19, 20170 Comments

Going through all your hand assignments, I noticed most of them have one main issue. They lack structure. Constructing the hand from basic forms and following the primary – secondary – tertiary hierarchy resolves many other issues. It helps to draw the hand accurately from imagination, attach the fingers correctly to the palm, keep things in perspective, and even helps to shade. I’ll also show you how a focus on structure doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice gesture.

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Rhett and Link – Opposition Sketching

Rhett and Link – Opposition Sketching

October 12, 20172 Comments

In this week’s lesson we’ll use youtubers Rhett and Link as subjects for my opposition sketch. If you don’t remember the previous lesson, we used a pair of people’s opposing features to figure out how to best caricature each of them. It’s an exercise that will really help you when it comes to caricaturing an average face.

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How to Caricature Difficult Faces with Opposition Sketching

How to Caricature Difficult Faces with Opposition Sketching

September 28, 20170 Comments

A common problem artists run into when caricaturing a person is exaggerating them without losing their likeness. This becomes even harder when the person they’re caricaturing fits the “average head” diagram. In this lesson you’ll learn how to overcome this artistic roadblock develop your caricature sketches using two subjects.

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Why you Should Learn Color and Structure – Checklist Critiques

Why you Should Learn Color and Structure – Checklist Critiques

September 21, 20170 Comments

This student critique builds upon the previous lesson on using checklists to caricature a subject. For this lesson, the critique is broken up into two parts. The first goes over the dangers of sampling colors from photos to replicate a subject. The second goes over the abstraction process and fixing some of the structural errors of a caricature using a checklist.

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Sketching Taylor Swift – Caricature of a Caricature

Sketching Taylor Swift – Caricature of a Caricature

September 14, 20170 Comments

In the previous lesson you learned an effective technique for pushing your exaggeration skills to make a caricature of a previous caricature drawing. And then to caricature THAT caricature! In this lesson you’ll continue to learn how to push your exaggerations and get useful tips on the process.

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Caricature of a Caricature

Caricature of a Caricature

September 1, 20170 Comments

Time for some EXTREME EXAGGERATIONS! This exercise will help improve your caricatures while still maintaining a likeness.

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3 Tips for Better Anatomy Shading – Forearm Critiques

3 Tips for Better Anatomy Shading – Forearm Critiques

August 31, 20170 Comments

In this critique video I’ll give you 3 tips that can easily improve your shading. I noticed a lot of students are attempting to shade their anatomy studies, but are making some similar mistakes

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