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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Grant Wood – American Gothic Grant Wood’s painting ‘American Gothic’ is a relatively small painting measuring 78 x 65.3 cm. It is an oil painting, painted on Beaver board; a type of fibreboard formed by compressing wood fibre into sheets. Completed in 1930 the painting was inspired by a visit to Eldon in Iowa, USA. […]

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte Georges Seurat painted A Sunday on the Grande Jatte  in 1884. It was painted in Paris and laboured over it extensively with his own painstaking method of applying paint in small dots and dashes.  This method of painting, is known as divisionism, or more simply as Pointillism. It […]

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L. S. Lowry’s Early Life Laurence Stephen Lowry was born on the 1st November 1887. He was a big boy, far from the delicate daughter his mother wanted. She showed him little affection. L. S .Lowry was a very shy boy. He once wrote, ‘I have no really happy memories of childhood.’ Lowry was an […]

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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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Early Life Paul Cézanne, the great Post Impressionist artist was a stubborn man who refused to compromise or make any form of concession to society, or to art for that matter. This often made him appear a strange and eccentric figure. He lived for his painting, it was his only passion in life, friends and family took […]

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Marc Chagall Early Life Marc Chagall, an orthodox Jew, was born in Vitebsk, Russia on the 7th of July 1887 as Moshe Segal. He was the eldest of 9 children. His father worked for a fish merchant; his mother ran a grocery shop. As a boy he attended the Jewish Primary School and the Municipal […]

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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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Early Life of Indian Artist – M F Husain Indian artist Maqboul Fida Hussain was born on the 17th of September 1915, although some records suggest it was 1913 in Pandharpur in Maharashtra in India. M. F. Husain lost his mother when he was a young boy. Subsequently his paternal grandmother looked after him. Later, […]

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