Bari’s Sketchbook – Expressive Watercolor

Bari’s Sketchbook – Expressive Watercolor

It seemed so long ago that Bari, pronounced Barry, asked to join my drawing class midway through the 2015-16 academic year. My class was already full but I’m glad I let her join. As you can see in her sketchbook she’s a natural with watercolors.

I consider myself a pretty neat person, however I’m really drawn to messy sketchbooks. I would say that Bari has one of the most messy sketchbooks and it’s awesome. What is so awesome about her work is that she just creates with no worries at all. She just dives right into her art. Bari is really comfortable working small as well.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen her sketchbook. I’ve got to admit while editting her sketchbook I was really glued to the screen. Her portraits of are really expressive. Her characters have so much well, character.



I hope you enjoy looking through Bari’s sketchbook. To see more of her work visit Bari’s Tumblr.

Bari's Sketchbook Video

How To Structure Your Portrait Drawings

How To Structure Your Portrait Drawings

I really enjoyed filming this video critique. Marjan, a member of Drawing Tutorials posted up this drawing looking for a little feedback. The photo reference used for this drawing was awesome, the drawing was pretty cool too.

What was missing in the drawing was structure. What was also missing in the drawing was accurate shadow shapes. If you can draw accurate shadow shapes shading them with the appropriate value you are on your way to drawing a likeness of your model.

Definitely check out this video critique if your portrait drawings look a little flat. Also if you are having a hard time being able to draw a likeness this video will teach you how.

Thank you Marjan for participating in our weekly video critique. I look forward to critiquing more of your art.



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