Some techniques click with certain students while others do not. You will need to experiment with multiple techniques until you find the one that actually works for you
Every so often I get a student that has a perfect combination of raw talent, an incredible work ethic, tons of passion, and a good sense of humor. Yefei is that student.
It does not matter what medium you work in, digital, traditional, watercolor or pencil, it’s super important to get feedback on your artwork. Sure watching high quality video tutorials online is a must.
Julia is first to represent her class this fall semester at the School Of Visual Arts. I really like Julia's sketchbook. I like all of Julia's intricate little line drawings. The way she uses lines within her character design is awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing...
Arjun consistently uploads his work for a critique every week. In this week's critique, I help out Arjun with seeing how to fit a box to a head. You might ask, why even bother with this technique, what's the point? I think what Arjun is practicing is super important....
In Arjun’s video critique you will learn five tips for capturing a likeness when drawing a portrait. We start off with the all important centerline.
There is a time and a place to draw certain techniques physically on the paper. While other times you just will want to draw in your style. The key is to think about certain techniques as you are drawing in your style.
I just recently finished up a new portrait drawing course. I wanted to share with you a technique for drawing soft hair.You want to work in layers. Your first layer in terms of drawing hair is to block in tone. Don't try to put in your darkest dark all at one time....
I recently completed a portrait drawing course that focuses on how to draw the features of the face. In this particular drawing lesson, I share with you two different ways to think about drawing the eye.
I really enjoyed having Christine as a student in the class. Christine really came into her own as the year progressed. I really thought that her linework looked great. Her gestures drawings also improved.
Now some would say that I’ve said this before, many times. Yes, I have because it works. When it comes to portrait drawing you want to be repetitive with certain things. One, always work from a photo that has good light and shade.
Drawing the ear can certainly be tricky. There a few techniques that you really want to keep in mind. First, think of the entire ear as an oval. All of the detail of the ear is housed in that simple oval.
I wanted to share this particular lesson with you because it is short and to the point. You really want to draw the eye in a loose, curvy organic sort of way. You do not want to incorporate any straight lines when drawing the eye,
Arjun is a current member of Drawing Tutorials Online. Not only is Arjun a member but he contributes to the site on a weekly basis. His questions always stir up great conversations.
If you cannot make it to one of my small group drawing classes at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art this Summer download a free PDF. It contains some really beautiful statues for you to draw. It’s the next best thing to a life drawing class.
This lessons seven showcases how to draw the nose from the three-quarter view. This video tutorial will show what to do and what not to do when it comes to drawing the nose. No, this video is not about drawing a finished
Jasper, in particular, was truly such a great student to have in class. His life drawings were spectacular for a first-year student. We could have just filmed Jasper’s life drawing pad and I think we really should have.
Third, you must get constructive feedback. Getting feedback from a qualified teacher is one of the most important ingredients of 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.
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.
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.