by Matthew | May 25, 2019 | Video Critiques |
The keys to success when learning how to draw via an online educational site are quite simple. First, you have to take the time to sit down and watch some video. This is no easy task because many of us, including myself have short attention spans.
I recommend setting some time aside each week to watch video tutorials. Structure your time, perhaps you can watch a few tutorials at night one day a week.
Second, you have to put into practice what you have actually learned. This is where trial and error comes into play. It is a must that you actually put into practice what you have just learned.
Third, you must get constructive feedback. Getting feedback from a qualified teacher is one of the most important ingredients when learning how to draw. You could not be seeing or doing something very simple that help you to improve your art in a huge way.
I invite you to subscribe to Drawing Tutorials Online. I offer up a video critique of member work every Monday. I have been doing this for ten years in a row now. There are certain patterns that happen when learning how to draw. I can help you to fix certain things quickly while having fun.
If you are looking for constructive feedback on your artwork visit Drawing Tutorials Online to read more about our Critique Gallery.
by Matthew | May 11, 2019 | The Blog, Video Critiques
As you know every Monday I film video critiques for members of Drawing Tutorials online. I have been filming video critiques for ten years now. It’s really important that you get into the habit of receiving feedback on your artwork.
The key element with the weekly critiques is context. I’m able to give you specific guidance on the artwork you’ve posted in relation to a certain course. I also answer questions that you ask. Again it’s all about context.
The other really cool thing with the critiques within the member’s area of DTO, is consistency. it’s one thing to get feedback once. It’s another to get contextual feedback on your work on an ongoing basis.
I trust the four drawing techniques taught in the video tutorial below will help you. They are simple yet hard drawing techniques to implement. They are hard because they take a lot of practice. The practice can become tedious. However, if you are looking to draw accurate portraits they are a must.
Don’t forget to sign up for my free drawing course right below. Thanks so much for watching, let me know what you think.
by Matthew | May 4, 2019 | Sketchbook Videos, The Blog |
Kate is a student currently enrolled in my foundation drawing at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan New York. Kate was nice enough to share two of her Moleskin sketchbooks. If you stick with her sketchbook video you can really see her progression from start to finish.
What I like about Kate’s sketchbooks is that she is not afraid to experiment. Kate is a first-year student so experimentation is the name of the game. I also like how she has jumped around drawing many different subjects.
Kate is really into big simple shapes. However, she also likes to draw with detailed line work. That really showed through in her dinosaur drawings.
The semester is just about over and I’m going to miss having Kate in class. She really held nothing back always jumping into each assignment given with a great attitude.
Enjoy her sketchbook.
Check out Kate’s Instagram. Thanks again Kate for sharing your art.