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Calves Premium Assignment Examples

September 20, 20190 Comments

Last time I showed you how to draw the Calves. For more detailed content, check out our premium course!

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Shading a Leg from Start to Finish – Calf Anatomy Drawing

September 20, 20190 Comments

Time to flex those leg muscles! I sit down at my draftsmen table and draw one of the assignment examples from the calves anatomy lesson. You’ll hear me narrate each process of the drawing, taking it from a loose gesture, to a refined and finished drawing. Confused? Want more examples? Lucky for you there’s 3 more narrated examples like this in the premium course!

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Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain – Draftsmen S1E16

September 17, 20191 Comment

We respond to a listener’s email about what to think about while drawing. Marshall explains his criticisms about the book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards. I also answer a caller’s question about the value of learning to critique.

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How Important is Art History? – DraftsmenS1E15

September 10, 20191 Comment

A listener sends us a letter voicing their frustration with Stan’s past comments about art history. It prompts a longer discussion about the benefits you can get from learning history. Jazza didn’t sponsor this episode, but we unbox his Jazzy Art Box.

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23 Habits for Artists – Draftsmen S1E14

September 3, 20190 Comments

This is a good one… We go through and discuss a list of 23 important art habits that every artist should consider. A tattoo artist gets advice about composition and Marshall finally roasts me. Woo!

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Building Art Communities, Picture Clarity, and Finding Art Mentors – Draftsmen S1E13

August 26, 20190 Comments

For the first time, we dedicate the entire episode to voicemail questions. We discuss building healthy art communities, how to have clarity in your illustrations, and how to find art mentors. Stan does a book review on The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, listing some of the golden nuggets he learned from the book about reaching mastery.

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Tips on Breaking into the Art Industry – Asking Pros

August 22, 20190 Comments

Learn what tips and strategies pros recommend using for breaking into the art industry. You’ll also hear some of their personal backstories sharing how they were able to jumpstart their art careers.

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Robot Art Teachers (There Goes My Job) – Draftsmen S1E12

August 20, 20190 Comments

Technology and art collide as Stan talks about the exciting new AI tools he’s developing for students. Why should we have AI art teachers? Stan explains the strengths of human teachers and AI teachers. Marshall expresses concerns about the Terminator killing us all!

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What’s the Hardest Thing about Being a Pro? – Asking Pros

August 15, 20190 Comments

I ask artists at Comic Con what the hardest part of being a professional is. We’ve got 6 more episodes of asking pros coming soon so be sure to subscribe and hit that bell notification to stay in the loop!

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Letter From a Frustrated Artist – Draftsmen S1E11

August 13, 20190 Comments

Stan gets an email from a frustrated student and forwards it to Marshall. Marshall gets obsessed with it spending days and days pondering the issue! This leads to discussions on mastery, overcoming frustration, and how having a negative attitude hurts your progression. A listener makes the draftsmen choose between technical prowess or art that evokes emotion.

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