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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You can draw a simple boat by using a number ‘8’, amazing! I’ll show you how to do it in this simple drawing tutorial. Once you have identified the number ‘8’ and sketched the edges of the boat, the basic shape is achieved. Drawing the planks follows the curve of the number ‘8’. You’ll find […]

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Need to draw a crushed can? You should check out this art tutorial. I’ll show you how to identify the crush points, the sharp edges and the soft edges of the can. You’ll learn how to draw and shade the sharp and soft edges to make the aluminium can look 3D. We’ll get rid of […]

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Create Depth using Colour Pencils This art tutorial covers how to draw a landscape using coloured pencils. It explains how to sketch out the initial drawing very lightly and colour the background in very light tones. I also show how to draw things very simply in the background to contrast with the detail of the […]

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This watercolour art tutorial covers the basics of creating edges and layers. Creating layers in watercolour painting can be fraught with difficulties. But if you follow the painting ideas contained in this art tutorial you shouldn’t go wrong. I demonstrate how you can lay down an area of water and drop watercolour paint into it, […]

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This art tutorial is Part 6 of my Start drawing series and shows you how to draw a pot simply. This art tutorial explains how, by using your wrist as a compass, you can create the sides of the pot symmetrically. I also explain about how light from one direction creates shadows and highlights and […]

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In this art tutorial on how to paint a simple vase or pot I take you through the whole process of painting in acrylic from initial sketch to final painting. I start by showing you how to use your own wrist as a compass to create the curved sides of the pot. Working out  where […]

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This art tutorial will show you how to draw a bird landing. It’s easy to draw a bird landing when you start with sketching very simple shapes. It just needs a few circular shapes and a few triangles to draw the basic shapes of the bird. To draw the initial shapes I will use a […]

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This art tutorial will show you how to draw a bird flying. It doesn’t matter if it is a seagull or similar flying bird, the basic shapes are the same. To start to draw a bird flying we need to begin with a couple of circular shapes and a few triangles. To draw the initial […]

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How to Draw a Figure in Proportion, in this art tutorial I’ll explain how to work out the proportions of an adult and a child. It is a simple process. By using the head as the measure I’ll show you, step by step, how to achieve a simple sketch of a figure in proportion. The […]

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In this art tutorial created using a Nikon D7100, l explain, step by step using my vast teaching experience, how to draw sunflowers from the side using simple shapes and light and shade to create a tonal drawing. I also show how to create a twisted leaf from a simple number 8. the video is aimed at […]

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In this art video tutorial, created using my Nikon D7100, I explain step by step how to draw a sunflower. The drawing is created using simple shapes and drawn from the front. I  also demonstrate how to make petals look curved and twisted by simply drawing a number ‘8’. With the addition of light and […]

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