Free Artistic Anatomy Reference
Art academies often prepared plates for students to practice from back then. It’s a great idea; students don’t have to scramble for references. More
Wax On, Wax Off For Artists
My most popular posts on Pinterest are related to 3d form studies, and it is the most significant source of newsletter subscribers at the moment. More
Artists Should Unlearn This Bad Habit
Do this in an aloof fashion. Don’t feel bad you made mistakes! They point you at something you can focus your attention on to improve. More
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Take A Step Back
We’d be painting or drawing with charcoal. And we’d be close to the paper or canvas. And the teacher would walk by behind you and say, “take a step back.” More
And The Best Sketchbook Is...
Here’s a video where I demonstrate a really small drawing set you can have with you always. You can sketch, and create finished pieces with it, too! More
More Drawing Workouts
In this article, I'd like to share two more drawing workouts! They are both fun and easy ones: drawing shapes from observation and memory. More
Introducing Drawing Workouts!
I will keep it short this week: I am creating “Drawing Workouts,”; a series of short drawing exercises that go well together in sequence. More
It Is Not Even A Marathon!
The thing with marathons is that they are exhausting! And your art creation process should involve daily sessions of joy, relaxation, meditation, reflection. More
Let Me Sell You On Writing
Sketchbooks are good tools you can use to work through issues and ideas. More
The BEST Drawing Exercise I Know, Number 1 (Gustave Dore)
I want to try out a new series of articles that takes you through the drawing-from-memory exercise I love so much. More
Have I Got A Drawing Exercise For You!
Our brains are wired to see patterns. Look at clouds, and chances are you will start to see dogs and rabbits and faces in them. More
On Elegant Art
Many big-name, prominent, huge European comics creators have yet to have an online presence. They have no website and no social media accounts. More
Make It Impossibly Hard On Yourself
Playing on a field had become much easier because they had made it hard on themselves during practice, playing in a too-small space. More
Practice Drawing Cylinders
I am focusing on drawing in my sketchbook and not showing the results to anyone, but I get a dopamine hit from sharing work, and creating these posts can be fun when there isn’t the pressure to post daily. I felt like sharing a drawing exercise again, so here goes. More
What To Do With RUINED Sketchbooks
No more murderous online posting schedules. No more worrying if posting an image will get me into trouble one way or another. More
Artists, Consolidate What You Learned!
What should you do otherwise instead? Look at the lessons you learned recently, open your sketchbook, and practice these. More
Even Better Than Doing Form Studies!
As I’ve been harping on for a while now, drawing from memory is an incredible drawing exercise. One thing it does for you is that it improves your ability to eyeball things, design something on the fly, to “feel” when a line is right or wrong. More
A FUN variation On Drawing From Memory!
You can vary many parameters, like the interval between memorizing and drawing—minutes, hours, or days? Or which materials to use—erasable pencil or pen? What to memorize, et cetera. More
On Sketchbooks And Privacy
If you have posts dating back to 2016, do your friends still regularly look at them? More
How Artists Can Visit Museums
Museums can be huge. And that’s great! But I can only really concentrate and take in new information for two hours or so. More
Become A Better Artist By Reading Non-Art Related Non-Fiction Books?
I will give an example of something I learned from a non-fiction book, something that made me a better artist. More
3D Cube Models For Perspective Drawing Practice: Simplified Torso
This week, I wanted to share this parametric 3D model that is essentially two boxes randomly oriented so that they represent a hip and a chest posed in dynamic orientations. More
3D Cube Models For Perspective Drawing Practice: Stacked Boxes
I added some new cool free artist’s resources to the Practice Drawing This website: parametric 3D models designed for drawing practice! More
When It Comes To Sketchbooking, There Are No Rules
I firmly believe in listening to your Muse: draw what you want. If you force yourself into doing certain drawing practice exercises, the fun of drawing will eventually go away if you push yourself too hard. MoreFirst page Previous page Next page Last page