In this easy drawing tutorial I explain how to draw buildings from above, so it appears we are looking down on the buildings. Using two point perspective we draw the buildings as though looking from a grass bank on a hill. How to draw and sketch the trees, the fence and hedges are all explained. […]

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Learn how to draw buildings looking from below. This tutorial explains how to draw buildings using two-point perspective, which are above the eye level. The drawing of the two buildings appears above the horizon or eye level. We start by drawing the leading edge of the building and connecting that to the two vanishing points. […]

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Want to learn to draw scissors? This drawing tutorial takes you through how to measure the scissors first simply with your fingers. This is followed by explaining how to draw the basic shapes accurately. Once the basic shapes of the scissors are drawn, I demonstrate how to make the scissors look three dimensional by using […]

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Learn to draw rocks on a beach by using shading and not outlines. This basic drawing tutorial explains how to look for the shapes in what you are drawing. In this case drawing rocks on a beach starts by drawing shapes using tone. Creating a tonal range and edges not outlines can make the drawing […]

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Are you sketches looking a bit flat? Not sure how to make your drawings more effective? Outlines maybe the problem. Drawing with outlines is fine, but all too often the outlines destroys the 3D effect the sketch is trying to create. The trick is to suggest outlines and edges in your drawing. This makes sketches […]

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I bet you’ve always wanted to draw a Tulip? This drawing tutorial will show you how to draw a simple object like a tulip. The tutorial covers looking for the shapes in the tulip and how to get the proportion of the shapes correct. It also covers how to create and draw edges with graphite […]

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In this easy drawing tutorial I’ll show you how to draw a simple object, like a mushroom and make it look really convincing. I’ll explain how to get the proportion of the mushroom correct by measuring with your pencil. But the most important thing to remember when learning to draw mushroom is to get the […]

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This video explains how to draw simple objects, in this case a small cardboard box with an open flap. The video explains about how to look at the box, to look for the perspective and how to apply the shading. I also explain how to create edges and not outlines to make the drawing look […]

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This is the second in my series on how to draw with charcoal and chalk. In this video I shall be showing you how to draw a landscape with trees and reflections in water using charcoal and chalk. The crucial thing to remember is to get the tones correct, light tones in the background and […]

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Want to know how to draw with charcoal and chalk? In this art tutorial we will use grey sugar paper and learn to draw with charcoal and chalk. The tutorial starts with me showing you how to apply charcoal to create dark tones. I do the same with the chalk, combining the two effects creates […]

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Outline Do you like drawing outside in the landscape? Do you find it hard to to decide what to draw and how to get the tones correct? This art tutorial will help you make those decisions. I explain how to create a viewfinder using a piece of card and a length of cord. The cord […]

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Using Graphite Sticks Graphite sticks are brilliant to draw with because they are so flexible. In this arts tutorial I explain how, by using the edge of the graphite stick,  wonderfully imaginative marks can be created on cartridge paper. Really creative lines can be created because  you are using an edge and not a point. […]

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