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  • Top 10 Mistakes Beginners Make Created: Sunday, April 18, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
    Drawing Tips - Top 10 Mistakes Beginners Make - find out the common mistakes beginners make when they learn to draw, and how to fix them." itemprop="description" Monday, November 21, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    What do artists actually do? If we believe the media and myths, we'd say they mostly swan about at exhibition openings and coffee shops looking very hipster and saying deep and meaningful things. B...
  • Top Graphite Pencil Drawing Paper Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Guide to drawing paper and board - make your choice easier with this selection of the best papers and boards for drawing with graphite pencil.
  • How to Learn to Draw Created: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    I'm trying to learn to draw, but don't know where to start. I'm trying to draw a great portrait and can't get it to look like the person, and when I try to draw a person, it looks like some sort of...
  • Which pencil should I use for line drawing? Created: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Ok, so you've got a lovely tin of drawing pencils. But which one do you choose? It can be hard to know which pencil to select for different drawing tasks - here's a guide to choosing which graphite...
  • Doodle Analysis and Interpretation Created: Saturday, January 10, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    doodle interpretation - discover the meaning and symbolism of doodles. Why people doodle, what the shapes mean and how to interpret doodle drawings and scribbles." itempropxpr="$zTP='t3'" --> itemp...
  • How to Draw Clouds Created: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    How to Draw Clouds - a step-by-step demonstration of how to draw cumulus and cirrus clouds in graphite pencil. Take your skies to the next level with beautifully drawn clouds.
  • Figure Drawing - Proportions of the Human Figure Created: Saturday, January 24, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Figure drawing proportions - find out the proportions of the average human figure heroic figure and how to measure them. Improve your figure drawing by using accurate proportions."
  • What is a Working Drawing? Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    What is a working drawing? Find out what a working drawing is in different contexts, with links to examples.
  • How to Use Proportions When Drawing Faces Video Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
    Proportions are extremely important when drawing faces so that you can get exactly what you're going for. Watch this video to learn.
  • How to Draw a Profile Video Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
    When drawing a profile of a face, use these techniques to get the proportions correct and looking truly realistic.
  • How to Draw a Dog Created: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Drawing a dog from a photograph is quite easy. Follow these steps to learn how to draw your pet from a photograph, and use the same principles to sketch from life, too.
  • Draw Two-Point Perspective Created: Saturday, April 12, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Learn to draw two-point perspective, step by step. This easy exercise takes you through drawing in two point perspective, one step at a time. You'll find resources to other perspective drawing less...
  • How to Create 3d Graffiti Letters Video Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Creating 3D graffiti letters is fun if you know how to approach it. Well show you how so that you can get creative!
  • Drawing: Pencils vs. Charcoal Video Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Should you use a pencil or charcoal to draw? Watch this video to see what will work best for you.
  • How to Draw a Tree Video Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Want to learn how to draw a tree? We'll break it down for you so that it's easy!
  • How to Draw 3-D Objects Video Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Drawing 3-D objects can be really fun and it's not too hard if you know how to approach it. Watch this video to learn!
  • How to Draw Eyes Video Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Want to learn how to draw eyes? We'll show you how easy it is to make them look realistic!
  • How to Draw a Horse Video Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    If you want to draw a horse, the best thing you can do is break it down into manageable geometric shapes. We'll show you!
  • How to Draw Animals Video Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Want to learn how to draw animals? The best way to do it is to think of them in terms of large geometric shapes. We'll show you!
  • Best Pencils for Drawing Video Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Choosing the best pencil for drawing is easy but you need to think strategically about what you want to draw. We'll explain in this video!
  • How to Draw Feet Video Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Drawing feet is all about angles and shapes. Watch this video to learn how it's done.
  • How to Draw Body Proportions Video Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Drawing body proportions accurately is a matter of knowing the right approach. Watch this video to learn how it's done!
  • How to Draw a Star Video Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Drawing a star is easy, but you need to know how to best approach it. Watch this video to learn.
  • India Ink - What is India Ink? Created: Sunday, August 13, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Learn more about Indian link, a type of ink used for writing and drawing. Is also known as Chinese Ink or "Encre de Chine."
  • Sketching People - How to Sketch Faces Created: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Learn how to sketch faces freehand with this tutorial from guest artist Ed Hall. Ed shows you how to observe and sketch from life or a photograph to capture your subject's personality.
  • Coloring Pages - Dinosaur Pictures to Print and Color Created: Saturday, August 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    print out these fun dinosaur pictures for coloring-in and kids craft.
  • Should I scan or photograph my artwork myself? Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Yes and no. A good professional printer will have a drum scanner, which produces the best results for fine art reproduction.
  • Which Paper Do I Use for Pencil Sketching? Created: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Sketch paper comes in all kinds of weights, sizes, sheets and pads. Here's a guide to choosing the right sketch paper to suit your style and budget.
  • Tortillon - What is a Tortillon? Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    A tortillon is a blending stump made from tightly rolled or twisted paper. It is used to blend and smudge pencil and charcoal.
  • How to Draw a Circle & an Ellipse Video Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
    Watch this video to learn how to draw a circle and an ellipse properly. We'll make it easy!
  • Draw a Bunny - How to Draw a Bunny Rabbit Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    How to draw a bunny rabbit - Here's an easy how to draw a bunny rabbit lesson. Use simple shapes then add details to learn how to draw a realistic bunny rabbit perfect for Easter.

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