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 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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This is the second in my series on how to draw with charcoal and chalk. In this video I shall be showing you how to draw a landscape with trees and reflections in water using charcoal and chalk. The crucial thing to remember is to get the tones correct, light tones in the background and […]

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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 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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In this art video I explain how to draw with shapes a complicated object simply. The easy drawing tutorial is designed for beginners, children and those looking to develop their drawing. This draw with shapes art tutorial is based around a woodman’s plane. The woodman’s plane is an object that has defined shapes which are […]

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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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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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Lots of people say they can’t draw, but they can. This art tutorial explains how everyone can be brilliant at drawing. It is all about self confidence, realising that no on in the world draws like you do. If you are an art teacher, before your art lesson show your students this video to motivate […]

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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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