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Learn Realistic Portrait Drawing – Stephen Bauman

February 6, 20200 Comments

Stephen Bauman is an award-winning figure artist with an incredibly realistic rendering style. In this Masterpiece Demo, you get to watch as a professional artist creates a masterpiece graphite pencil drawing from scratch. Working from a live model, Stephen blocks in the basic shapes, establishes the shadow and light, organizes the halftones and works up the underlying structure and planes of the head. This demo and lesson is a must-have for those wanting to get their drawings to a realistic finish and to see the entire process and workflow of a professional draftsman.

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How to Study Anatomy Correctly – Construct the Body

January 30, 20200 Comments

In this critique, I go through several student examples and talk about the importance of constructing the forms instead of copying from the photo. I’ll show you how to analyze the simple forms, understand the layers of structure, apply the hierarchy of primary, secondary, and tertiary forms and how to show 3 dimensionalities linearly and tonally.

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Kim Jung Gi Sketchbook Tour 2 – You Know You’re Going to Watch it

January 23, 20200 Comments

More Kim Jung Gi! I got behind the scenes access to film a sketchbook tour during a workshop in LA! He took out his latest 2 sketchbooks from his backpack to show us what he’s been working on while telling stories behind the drawings. This video is infused with some of Kim’s “naughty energy” so keep that in mind if you have sensitive eyeballs.

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Lower Leg Premium Assignment examples

January 15, 20200 Comments

Last time I showed you how to draw the lower legs. Check them out in more detail!

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Drawing the Lower Leg like a Pro –

January 15, 20200 Comments

We got more detailed content for the lower leg muscles!

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Shading and Design Tips for Figure Drawing – Calf Critiques

January 9, 20202 Comments

I give my thoughts on a couple calf assignment drawings submitted to the Anatomy for Artists course. I’ll give you two tricks for shading and one for shape design of muscles vs tendons. The first is a way to simplify shading. An easy template to use as a starting point. My second tip has to do with looking at the shading subtleties that a couple pro artists use and incorporating that within your work.

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Drawing Characters from Multiple Angles – Peter Han Demo Part 2

December 20, 20190 Comments

Peter Han continues his Lightbox Demo with a second drawing! He talks about what it takes to grow as an artist, avoiding burnout, constructing volumes, and the importance of staying positive. If you missed his first demo or his answers during the asking pros series go check that out.

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Training Yourself to Draw From Imagination – Peter Han

December 19, 20191 Comment

Peter Han is an incredible artist, instructor and the author behind the well known art book “Dynamic Bible”. He joined us at the Proko booth during this year’s Lightbox Expo to record a few demos. In part 1 he talks about training to draw from imagination while drawing a dwarf and hog. He’ll take you through the thought process behind constructing a fantasy character while explaining line work and adding shadows with ink.

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Sketching and Shading the Lower Leg – Anterolateral Assignment

December 18, 20190 Comments

Drawing one of the assignment examples from the lower leg anatomy lesson. I show the process of establishing gesture, identifying the anatomical forms, and refining and shading the drawing.

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Season FINALE Part 2 – Draftsmen S1E29

December 17, 20190 Comments

It’s the Draftsmen Season 1 Finale Part 2! Marshall and Stan continue going through youtube comments from the past episodes of Draftsmen. It is the last of the responses to the relevant discussions that artists posted under each episode.

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