An Artist's Guide to Colour Schemes Jul 04, 2022

You've decided to make your next piece of art. And this one is going to be with a coloured medium.

You'd like to make full use of your artistic licence and come up with your own unique mix of colours - rather than being a slave to the reference photograph and copying the colours...

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How to Use The Enveloping Method for Better Proportions Mar 18, 2022

The enveloping method helps you to draw proportions more accurately and is often used in figure drawing. In this lesson, I take you through a drawing of a simple figure using a white charcoal pencil on a black piece of paper.

However, you can follow the first half of the lesson (the envelope...

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Free Pen & Ink Lesson: Drawing A Skull Mar 16, 2022

Learn how to draw a human skull in pen and ink with this in-depth drawing tutorial. 

Materials List

Pen: I used Sakura Pigma Micron pens - a couple of small nibs and a brush pen (more like a felt pen for large areas of black). Any brand will do, such as Faber-Castell, who do a set of 6 pens...

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Free Pencil Drawing Lesson: Boat On A Shore Mar 16, 2022

In this pencil drawing lesson, I take you through the steps to re-create this landscape scene of a small boat resting on a shore. 

Materials List

1. Paper: I used Strathmore Bristol Board (Vellum surface, which has more tooth than the Smooth surface). But any drawing or sketching paper will...

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