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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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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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Designing Your Drawings to Look COOL – Final Sketch Caricature Critique

May 4, 20170 Comments

Court critiques a student’s final sketch of Tommy Lee Jones and explains how he designs eyes to get a finished look and get the “cool factor”.

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How to Study Bridgman – Student Anatomy Critique

April 5, 20172 Comments

Once you learn how to study Bridgman, his teaching becomes priceless. In this lesson, I talk about how to study Bridgman.

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Avoiding Symmetry when Drawing Triceps – Anatomy Critique

March 29, 20170 Comments

There’s a few common mistakes I noticed with most of the triceps assignments you guys submitted. One of them was symmetry, which I’ll discuss in this video.

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Growing as an Artist – Steve Huston Interview

March 24, 20175 Comments

In his interview, Steve Huston talks about how to grow as an artist, how to develop a unique style, how to find what calls to you, and much more.

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Drawing Cross Contour and Anatomy – Biceps Critique

March 17, 20170 Comments

Using cross contour lines to show the form of a muscle is a great way to study anatomy. But many newer students draw arbitrary curves without understanding the form they’re representing. I’ll use this biceps critique to show you my approach to solving cross contour.

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Drawing Dynamic Anatomy – Deltoid Critique

March 10, 20170 Comments

When we study anatomy, we’re focused so much on structure, we tend to forget about gesture. I’ll show you how to hit that balance and draw dynamic anatomy in this critique.

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Distortion vs Exaggeration – Rough Sketch Critique

March 3, 20170 Comments

Court critiques a student rough sketch of Howard Wolowitz from the Big Bang Theory and talks about capturing a likeness when drawing a caricature.

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Drawing from Imagination – Tips on Improving Visual Memory

February 21, 20173 Comments

So many of you have been asking for help on drawing from your imagination. In this live demo, I’ll give you tips on creativity and show you drawing games you can play to improve your visual memory.

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