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Two Art Nerds Talk About Anatomy – Stephen Bauman Sketch Tour Part 1

March 26, 20200 Comments

When I visited Stephen Bauman’s studio, he pulled out a pile of drawings and gave me a little tour of his work. In Part 1 of his Sketch Tour, Stephen and I nerd out about drawing anatomy. Enjoy!

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Improving Line Quality and Rhythm – FORCE Series Part 1

March 19, 20200 Comments

This is part 1 of 3 of figure artist Mike Mattesi’s FORCE series. Mike teaches you the basics of FORCE and how to create more rhythm and fluidity in your drawings with beautiful line. Don’t miss the other 2 parts coming soon!

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How to Use YOUR Pencil for Dynamic Life Drawing – Tim Gula Part 2

July 11, 20190 Comments

Tim Gula shows you how he sharpens his charcoal pencil and shows you how he uses it with some more figure quicksketch drawings from a live model. He also tells an inspiring story about his time learning under the master artist, Fred Fixler. This is part 2 of 3 life drawing videos with Tim Gula sketching the figure.

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Gesture Quicksketch with Live Model – Tim Gula Part 1

June 28, 20190 Comments

Tim Gula draws several 2 minute gestures from a live model and explains how he uses the Reilly Method to capture the gesture of each pose. This is part 1 of 3 life drawing videos with Tim Gula sketching the figure.

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Draw Using Reilly Rhythms

December 20, 20180 Comments

Tim Gula is one of the closest disciples of Frank Reilly alive today. I met up with Tim to watch him do some quicksketch using the Reilly Method.

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Drawing Dynamic Figures – The FORCE Method

December 19, 20181 Comment

Pro artists Michael Mattesi and Diego Lucia teach you how to make your figures more dynamic. The author behind the Force Books is the guy to help you un-stiff your stiff poses.

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Top 5 Drawing Mistakes

September 7, 20187 Comments

Here’s the top 5 drawing mistakes and how to fix them! After you watch it, let me know which mistakes you’re currently struggling with in the comments.

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Top 5 Shading Mistakes

July 19, 20186 Comments

There are common mistakes beginner artists make when it comes to shading a drawing. After years and years of critiquing student artwork, I decided I wanted to help you out by compiling a list of the 5 worst offenders. These are fundamental issues that if you correct, will make you way better at shading (and drawing in general).

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Q&A – Gesture vs Proportion and Time

June 1, 20145 Comments

Answering some more of your questions about Gesture: Should I focus on accurate gesture or accurate proportion? Will I get better at proportion over time? I’m struggling with timed gesture drawing. What should I do?

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Q&A – Gesture vs Contour and Scribbly Lines

May 26, 201421 Comments

Answering some of your questions about Gesture – Is it OK to skip gesture? What’s the difference between gesture and contour? Can I use scribbly lines to find gesture?

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