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Top 5 Drawing Mistakes

September 7, 20183 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, 20185 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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Figure Drawing Critiques 7 – Shading

March 29, 20144 Comments

Today I have a critique for the Shading lesson and generally summing up all the figure lessons. Amit Shirole submitted two drawings. He did such a great job with this exercise, I think he’s a good example for everyone else and maybe an inspiration to do the same thing.

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Figure Drawing Demo

Drawing Yoni – Figure Drawing Demo

February 18, 20145 Comments

In this 2.5 hour demo, I take you through my whole process of a figure drawing. Start with carefully measuring basic shapes to find the proportions and composition. From the basic shapes, construct the anatomical forms as we learned in the mannequinization lesson. Then prepare for shading by mapping in the shadows…

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Figure Drawing Timelapse – Yoni

February 18, 201416 Comments

Time-lapse figure drawing of male back.

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How to Shade a Drawing

January 30, 201435 Comments

In order to effectively shade form, you first need to understand the form you’re shading. In the structure video I talked about the basic building blocks of form – spheres, cylinders and boxes. Organic forms found in nature, like humans, animals and trees could and should be constructed from these simple forms to capture the character of the subject.

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How to Shade a Drawing

How to Shade a Drawing – The Process

January 30, 20149 Comments

In this Premium Lesson I describe my complete process of drawing a figure, step by step.

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Drawing Yoni Linear Layin Basic Shapes

Drawing Yoni – Linear Layin – Basic Shapes

December 16, 20132 Comments

In this 17 minute video I use plumb lines, triangulation, negative shapes, measuring relationships, head units, shapes and angles to layin a Figure Drawing of Yoni.

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