How to Shade with Depth in Figure Drawing

 

There are so many styles that you can use when figure drawing! Today I show you how to approach a drawing more atmospherically, using shading on the figure as well as in the background, and...

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How to Mix the Color Yellow: Color Theory 101

 

They say the color yellow can’t be mixed, but what about when the yellow you need doesn’t match what comes out of the tube? Learn how to understand and mix darker varieties of the color...

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Draw Elegant and Structured Hands

 

Do the fingers in your drawings look like sausages, or are they just generally squishy and unstructured? Watch this tutorial and say hello to hand drawings that reflect the solidity of anatomy, and...

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The Keys to Drawing Good Hands

 

Do you have trouble drawing hands? Are the fingers all wrong compared to the palm, or even to each other? In this video I guide you step-by-step through how I block in hands so they are structured...

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Am I Too Old to Become an Artist?

 

Do you regret not starting your art practice sooner? It’s easy to feel like we missed out on the possibility of greatness if we didn’t start serious study at a young age, and comparing...

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3 Reasons to Use a Limited Palette in Your Next Painting

 

The more the merrier, right? Well, not always!

There’s nothing wrong with loading every color you can find onto your palette and having yourself a chroma party, but there’s something to...

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Charcoal Drawing Materials List

 

If you’re looking to begin charcoal drawing or want to give drawing supplies as a gift, this is the list for you! It’s my simple set of materials that I’ve been using for years,...

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Oil Painting Materials List

 

If you’re looking to begin oil painting or want to give oil painting supplies as a gift, this is the list for you! A couple color sets you can begin with are recommended along with...

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Materials List: Oil Painting Basic Set

This list is for general oil painting classes and beginning students. Some of my more advanced portrait and figure painting students may require more colors than listed here. This post...

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Materials List: Charcoal Drawing

If you want to get started drawing with charcoal, or you're taking any class with me where we will be using charcoal, here is everything you will need! I include brand recommendations for anything...

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