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Top 5 Drawing Mistakes

September 7, 20180 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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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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Drawing Supplies I Use for Longer Drawings

January 22, 201449 Comments

In my last supplies video I went over supplies I use in my videos. Now let’s go over the ones I use for longer drawings intended to be hung at a gallery or someone’s home.

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How to Hold and Control Your Pencil

January 14, 201457 Comments

Being able to successfully manipulate your pencil is an important part of line drawing and shading. You’ll learn about the “Tripod Grip”, “Overhand Grip”, using your wrist vs. your shoulder, and how to use various parts of the pencil to control line weight.

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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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How to Practice and Check your Measuring

How to Practice and Check Your Measuring

December 16, 20133 Comments

Being able to see accurate shape is one of the most useful skills of an artist. To train your eyes you have to practice a lot. But you also need to practicing correctly. For that you have to have a feedback loop. A way of checking your drawings for mistakes.

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Drawing Measuring Techniques

December 16, 201313 Comments

When drawing from a model or photo reference we are given the opportunity to measure. In this video I go over several techniques that will help you measure more accurately.

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Human Figure Proportions – Cranial Units – Robert Beverly Hale

November 21, 20130 Comments

Robert Beverly Hale used the size of the cranium as the unit for measuring human proportions instead of the height of the head. This method is preferred by many artists because it aligns with skeletal landmarks and it is more reliable when actually drawing a figure in a pose.

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Human Figure Proportions – Average Figures – Dr. Paul Richer

November 18, 20132 Comments

Dr. Paul Richer’s “Artistic Anatomy” presents a scientific system for an average European male as measured by Anthropologists. He uses the height of the head as 1 unit and says that the average person is 7.5 heads tall. In this video we explore his method of measuring proportions of the human body.

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