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 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 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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Why Draw? Successful drawing is essentially about confidence, perseverance and developing skills. All of which are greatly influenced by your  attitude to what you produce. I meet lots of people who can draw, but they under-estimate their abilities. They seem to be dismissive of their own work, perhaps because they lack the confidence to see […]

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In this art tutorial I explain, step by step, how to start drawing, using light and shade and tone. I start by showing how to hold a pencil and use graphite before explaining how to start a drawing by using simple shapes, drawn with a very light line so mistakes can be easily corrected. These basic […]

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In this video I explain how to reduce any object down to simple basic shapes, then by sketching the basic shapes, an object can be drawn in proportion. Using a small watering can as an example, beginners can follow, step by step my instructions, for looking for the shapes and drawing them simply Using this […]

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This video assumes no knowledge or expertise in drawing and is designed for beginners. Get yourself a pencil and a sheet of paper and you can draw. Everything you need to know about the basics of drawing is covered step by step from holding a pencil, creating line and texture to using tone. These elements […]

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