Saturday, October 24, 2020

How to Draw Simple Stairs in Linear Perspective

This video gives you two simple methods to draw accurate stairs in perspective. This is a really fun exercise improve your perspective skills!




Saturday, October 17, 2020

Repeating Depth in Linear Perspective

This video shows a simple trick to accurately repeat a depth in perspective. With a few lines, you can account for the convergence of evenly spaced objects getting slightly closer together as they move towards the horizon line!




Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Bean Shape in Figure Drawing

This video shows how to draw the bean shape in your gestures. The bean shape is a very effective and simple way to capture the volume and pose of the figure. We also cover how to add the bean shape the the LSF mode of gesture, and how to draw complex twisting poses!



Saturday, October 3, 2020

Proportion of the Figure

This video covers the Proportion of the Figure, including the 8 head model and other helpful proportional measurements like the ball of the head and relative proportion. Carefully using these proportional measurements is a must if you want your figures to look like real humans and not aliens (although there is nothing wrong with aliens). :) 

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Mini Sketchbook and Daily Practice Exercise



A fun little project to help with your perception and daily practice. This is a great one to do with kids, but very helpful for the mature artists too!




Saturday, September 19, 2020

Element of Design: Pattern and Texture

This video is about the Elements of Design, Pattern and Texture and how they affect our visual senses. You will learn about what a pattern is, pattern tessellation, ways pattern can be used in a design, how texture affects your tactile senses, and introduces the mighty VERISIMILITUDE!




Here is a one sheet handout you can use in your class or as a study guide!





Saturday, September 12, 2020

Massing the Figure

 This video explains how to apply massing to figure drawing so you can easily analyze and record the light and shadow on your drawing.  It also introduces my favorite exercise, Massing Gestures!!!!




Parts of the Skeleton and Boney Landmarks

 This video names the parts of the skeleton the artist should know, and then explains how to locate them on the surface so you can have X-Ray vision and create structurally sound figure drawings!





How to Sharpen and Hold a Drawing Pencil

 I take you step by step through the process of tuning your drawing instrument to get the proper notes, and then how to hold it to have control over the marks you make.




2D Design on Drawsh Studio

 These videos introduce the concept of design, space, point, line, and shape.  These are the most basic elements and very important to composing our work.