Drawing Techniques: How to Draw People Animals Landscapes & More

Sound drawing techniques are key to creating masterful drawings, and you learn how to draw by practicing and practicing and practicing some more. To help you develop your skills, you’ll find excellent step-by-step instruction on topics including mapping out the figure, perspective, the sight-size method—as well as how to draw various facial features, buildings and animals.

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Drawing Books: Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks Revealed

The following book review of “Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed” appears in the summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine. For lots more drawing instruction and reviews of other drawing books, subscribe to Drawing. ~~~ Browsing the sketchbooks of a great artist can be a thrilling experience. As we turn the pages, we’re bowled over by the mastery...

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Sketching Ideas: Draw, Doodle and Dream

Draw, Doodle and Dream Use your sketchbook to expand your understanding of the structures in the world around you. (A sketching lesson excerpted from Your Artist’s Brain) By Carl Purcell The kinds of drawings you do in your sketchbook will vary depending on your reasons for rendering them. I’d like to explore the sketchbook as...

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Drawing the Human Head

Concentrate first on seeing and drawing basic planes of dark and light; then proceed to smaller shapes and details. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) by Paul Leveille Drawing the human head correctly takes practice, but I never consider it work. To me, people are the most fascinating subjects to study and to draw. There’s...

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Drawing the Mouth

Focus on the Facial Features: The Nose Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) By Paul Leveille The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each individual...