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Simplifying the Foot for Easy Drawing

April 19, 20180 Comments

Feet are hard to draw, so I’m gonna break it down for you into simple forms. Once you learn and understand these forms, drawing feet is much easier. You’ll no longer have to draw them buried under drapery…grass…kittens or any other conveniently placed objects. Watch and learn! And don’t forget to try these out yourself. Learning from the video is important, but practicing the assignment drawings is the next important step to reaching mastery.

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Finding the Ultimate Truth with Cesar Santos

April 5, 20182 Comments

I sit down with Cuban-American artist Cesar Santos to ask him about his journey as an artist and his thoughts about art in general. We get deep and he teaches me how to philosophize 😛

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Advanced Foot Drawing Techniques

April 1, 20180 Comments

Okay, so you’ve already learned about the foot bones from my previous lesson. Now let’s learn the advanced stuff that really makes your drawings look good. Now before we go any further, I must warn you that you might find this technique highly frustrating. You might even struggle with it for the first thousand drawings or so, but with enough practice, you’ll develop the muscle memory and it will become handy.

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How to Draw Feet with Structure – Foot Bone Anatomy

March 30, 20182 Comments

Since the foot is so bony, knowing the bones directly helps you draw the surface forms. The foot is challenging to draw because it’s flexible, asymmetrical, and should usually look like it’s on the ground (perspective). This lesson will focus on the overall design of the foot, along with the form, proportion, and mobility of the individual bones.

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😱 What Have We Done? My Worst Drawing Ever?!?

March 15, 20180 Comments

After doing a master study of a Sargent painting at the San Diego Museum, Cesar and I decided to draw it again from memory… Blindfolded… Very interesting experience. Your college art teacher would be proud.

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How Artists Grow Over Time (ft. Cesar Santos)

March 8, 20183 Comments

Cesar Santos and I visit the San Diego Museum of Art to talk about what artists know now that some of the Old Masters didn’t. We also sit down to do a master study drawing of a Sargent painting!

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Sketchbook Tour with Cesar Santos – How to Become a Living Master

March 1, 20182 Comments

Cesar Santos is an artist who isn’t afraid to blend different art philosophies together. His work reflects both classical and modern interpretations juxtaposed within one painting. Get an inside look into his sketchbook and have your mind blown by the quality of the work in his sketchbooks.

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Painting Flesh Tones – Tiling Method

February 8, 20182 Comments

Aaron Westerberg shows how he mixes flesh tones and uses the tiling method to paint the face. Flesh tones are usually misunderstood as a specific range of peaches and browns. But it’s unique to every painting depending on the environment and light. Greens and purples are skin tones too!

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What Are All Those Bumps? Learning Leg Bone Anatomy

January 25, 20180 Comments

This drawing demonstration shows how to draw the femur, the patella, the tibia, and the fibula.

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Creating and Selling Art – Aaron Westerberg Interview

January 11, 20183 Comments

Learn from fine art painter Aaron Westerberg on how to create and sell art. Good tips for selling on Instagram.

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