Albert Bierstadt Master Class

Albert Bierstadt Master Class

Every so often I film a Master Class lesson. What is a Master Class lesson you say? It’s where I analyze the work of an old master. In this case it’s the work of Albert Bierstadt. It’s a great way for members of Drawing Tutorials Online to hone their...
Rough Sketches – Working Out The Details

Rough Sketches – Working Out The Details

Okay so you’ve taken the time to find some really good background reference. What next? Well it’s time to crank out some rough sketches. When working with an Art Director on an illustration project it’s appropriate to provide them with at least three...
Background Reference – Setting The Scene

Background Reference – Setting The Scene

Okay so you have completed your thumbnail sketches, now what? You most likely have some real questions like, how is my background going to look? What time of day does my scene take place? I’m really not sure how to draw that tree in the background. That’s where this...
Get Your Ideas Onto Paper Fast

Get Your Ideas Onto Paper Fast

I’m still amazed by the fact that many artists do absolutely no prep work before starting on their final illustration. Seriously. They just sit down and start working on their final piece with no concept concerning the structure of their image. Ultimately as...
Your Work Process

Your Work Process

Sometimes I completely forget all about my past life. I once was a full time freelance illustrator working on several book projects at one time. My life was all about creating high quality artwork under the pressure of deadlines. Sitting down to paint for eight to ten...