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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Early Life Ferdinand Holder was born in Bern in Switzerland in 1853, the eldest of 6 children. Tuberculosis killed his father and his 2 younger brothers by the time he was 8 years old. As a result, his mother later remarried, marrying Gottlieb Schüpach, a decorative painter who had 5 children from a previous marriage. […]

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Outline How to draw a face using basic proportions is very important because otherwise it will not look correct.. In this arts tutorial I explain how to get the proportions of the face correct by using little cards. Each card is cut to the width of the eye, length of the nose and the top […]

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Drawing a Face Drawing faces is easy with these simple tips for absolute beginners. All you need is 3 pieces of card and a pencil, oh, and some paper. If you were to measure your own face you’ll find some interesting facts. Did you know that the width of an eye equals the gap between […]

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Outline Biography This video discusses the life and times of the Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch. Death, love and angst are prominent throughout his life and work therefore, the video may not be suitable for younger children. Edvard Munch was born in Loten in Norway, but lost his mother and sister at a young age. […]

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This is the fifth of my art tutorials on Starting to Draw for Absolute Beginners. In this video I am going to concentrate of the idea of training our visual memory as a means to learn to draw. The idea is to look at an object for about 10 seconds and to memorise its shapes, […]

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Outline This is the fourth of my art tutorials on starting to draw for absolute beginners. This art tutorial brings together all the elements covered in the previous three drawing tutorials; curves, lines, tone, shading, create depth and using the pencil. The drawing consists of three paint brushes in a pot, each one drawn with […]

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