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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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Blindfolded Drawing Challenge with Cesar Santos

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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How to Draw Legs – Bone Anatomy for Artists

January 5, 20182 Comments

Time to jump right into the biggest and strongest bones in the human body. Learn how to draw the femur, patella, tibia, and fibula in this lesson! We’ll cover information on proportions, form, motion and other important features. Whether you want to make high-level technical drawings or be able to invent characters from your imagination, this lesson will give your figures some legs to stand on.

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GIANT Box of Art Supplies – ft. James Gurney

December 22, 20173 Comments

On the last day of the 12 Days of Proko I’m unwrapping a giant box of art supplies. Ft. an impromptu phone chat with James Gurney

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