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16th February 2011

Sketching Drawing – How to Obtain Correct Proportions

Realistic drawing relies on obtaining the correct proportions of a scene or subject in your drawing. This is especially true of portraiture where a good likeness is the main aim. Let’s look at a method for obtaining correct proportions in your drawings. ...

16th February 2011

Sketching Drawing – What is Blind Contour Drawing?

Blind contour drawing is one of the most powerful techniques you can use to kick-start a creative drawing session. Read on to discover what it is and how you will benefit from it… What is blind contour drawing? In a nutshell, blind contour drawing i...

16th February 2011

Sketching Drawing – Why Do We Think So Much but See So Little?

Normal thinking, which we all do on a daily basis, can inhibit our ability to see clearly when we want to draw. Why does thinking prevent us from seeing clearly in the way an artist must to be able to draw realistically? Main text The two modes of p...

16th February 2011

Sketching Drawing – The Best ‘Artists Eye’ Tool

There is an old saying “You never stop learning” and this is so true when it comes to developing your ‘Artists Eye’. As with most skills of value, developing your ‘Seeing’ without appropriate help can take a very long time and so, when learning drawing, i...

18th January 2011

Sketching Drawing – What Determines Perspective?

Perspective in Art is a subject that has been studied, written about, and debated since it was first codified. Although you could study the theoretical aspects of perspective it really isn’t necessary for successful drawing (Phew, that’s a relief!). Howev...

18th January 2011

Sketching Drawing – 3 Ways to Hold Your Pencil

There are almost as many ways to hold a pencil for drawing as there are artists using one. However, let’s take a look at three of the more useful ways to hold your pencil for drawing and what the differences are… 1. Hold it like a writing tool The m...

18th January 2011

Sketching Drawing – Why Are Contours Important?

The ability to perceive contours is arguably the single most important first skill of learning drawing. Let’s see why you need to develop this skill… Contours and shape Every physical object that occupies space has its own physical shape. The physic...