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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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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This is the third of my art tutorials on starting to draw for absolute beginners. In this video I look at three things you need to know; hatching, tone and line. If you want to learn to draw you need to know these three elememnts.We start with a simple outline of a tree against a […]

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In this art tutorial, the third in my series on drawing basics:- Edges not Outlines, I look at drawing folds in paper. This method can be used to draw folds in clothes or any other similar objects. In this tutorial I explain how to draw folded paper accurately. If you want to learn how to […]

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This is my second drawing tutorial on how to Draw with Edges not Outlines. It takes the ideas from Part 1 a stage further. In this art tutorial I start with an outline drawing, but I use edges to create the 3D effect. I explain that establishing the direction of the light source first is […]

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Want to draw this person – watch the Narrated Version? MATERIALS: Staedtler Pencil 2B, Derwent-Artists -Pencil Ivory Black This time-lapse drawing of a standing person looking at the sky is simple to draw. This is the time-lapse drawing version that demonstrates the process of creating this figure standing. If you want to draw along with […]

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It is interesting to try different ideas from time to time. Producing a drawing of pen and ink with dots is an idea to try. Using three different pens, including a sharpened stick, you’ll be amazed the type of dots these pens can produce. This art tutorial explores drawing pen and ink with dots and […]

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In this short motivational art video I explain that everyone in the world can draw, providing they can write. I’ll show how our brains are programmed to read shapes and these simple shapes occur in our writing and in our drawing. I’ll show that teachers were not teaching you to write but to draw. What […]

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