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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This art tutorial on How to Draw with Lines for children and beginners uses pencils. Did you know the eye reads lines and tells the brain a lot of information about your drawing? Because the brain can read lines, the angles, shape and distance in a drawing can be interpreted. Although the paper surface is […]

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This simple drawing tutorial is designed for complete beginners to drawing. I’m going to show you how you can improve your drawing when you draw with curves. With curves you can draw a lot of objects very simply such as; ribbons, flags, grass, cliffs leaves etc. I shall show you stage by stage, how to […]

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Do you want to know how to use ‘Thirds’ to compose a picture, drawing or painting? This art tutorial shows you how to divide your paper or canvas into ‘thirds’. Which in turn provides a means of creating a focus of interest in your painting or drawing. I explain how you, as the the artist, […]

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In this easy drawing art tutorial I explain, using a simple step by step approach how to draw an elephant in easy to follow simple stages. We start with just a few oval shapes drawn very lightly and progress to an outline. I teach you how to make the outline suggest the elephant’s wrinkled skin. […]

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In this art tutorial I explain, in a simple step by step manner how to draw a giraffe starting from basic shapes. We start by creating oval shapes to represent the body and top part of the animal’s legs. I explain simply how to work out the length of the legs and neck. This is […]

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In this art tutorial I am going to show you how to draw a rhino step by step starting from very simple shapes. I’ll take you through how to draw the shapes, measure the length of the legs and how to get the basic proportion correct. Once the basic shape is right I’ll teach you […]

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In this art tutorial I’ll teach you how to draw a frog / toad starting from very simple shapes. My step by step approach is ideal for children and beginners and those looking to improve their drawing skills. You will learn how, by using oval and cylinder shapes, you can draw the basic shape of […]

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In this art video I’m going to explain how to use a paintbrush artistically, and creatively. If you use a paintbrush creatively you can produce wonderful brush marks on a canvas or paper. This video demonstration uses acrylic paint because it is easier to display strong colour. But the principles work with any type 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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Watercolour Painting Basics In this art tutorial on how to paint a landscape in watercolour. This is the 3rd in my Watercolour painting basics for beginners series.  I start with an outline landscape drawing. The landscape drawing is done on 300lb watercolour paper and is drawn with a soft pencil so no groves are created […]

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In this art tutorial I’m going to show you how to use coloured (colored) pencils to draw a red pepper. I start by explaining how to outline the drawing before concentrating on the dark tones first. It really is amazing how cool tones will make dark areas of the drawing recede and warmer tones will […]

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