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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Art Knight Rises (ft. Knight Zhang) - Draftsmen S2E21

Check out this Draftsmen Podcast of Knight Zhang!  I started teaching Knight when she was 7 years old, im very proud of What Knight accomplished and totally unsurprised by her success!  

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Line, Shape, Form Gesture Method

This video talks about the line shape form gesture method for an easy and effective way to draw the human figure. This constructive gesture approach will allow you to analyze and draw any pose you see, and help you draw from imagination. There are simple to follow step by step instructions that make it easy for the beginner, but solid enough to help the experienced!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Why Art Matters

This weeks video is on why art matters, show this to friends and family who don't understand why you want to be an artist!! Its also a great introduction to art appreciation!

Friday, August 7, 2020

How to Draw Vector Planes In Linear Perspective

 This video explains how to draw vector planes, also called incline and decline planes, in linear perspective. Vector planes move up or down like ramp in your perspective scene, and this video gently takes you through how to create them step by step so you can make your perspective scenes awesome!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Cone of Vision in Linear Perspective

This video explains the Cone Of Vision in linear perspective.  This simple technique allows us to know exactly what would be in the viewers field of vision so our perspective drawings avoid distortion!