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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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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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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Want to improve your drawing skills? This is the second of my art tutorials on Starting to Draw for absolute beginners. In this video I explain two things you need to practice to make your drawings more creative and interesting. Firstly, we look at drawing curves. Drawing tight curves close together requires you to move […]

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Outline This Starting to Draw? Part 1 (4 things you need) tutorial is the first in a series of art tutorials for absolute beginners to drawing. It covers 4 things that you need to know to start drawing with confidence. The video talks about getting into a positive frame of mind because you’ll draw better. […]

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