Drawing and Sketching Tutorials

This board includes blog posts I've written sharing drawing and sketching tips, tutorials and my own process. #draw #sketch #sketchbook #arttips
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Drawing Exercise for Beginneres
In this video tutorial, I share a powerful exercise that will help you improve your shapes and proportions. If you're looking to improve your freehand sketching skills, this one's for you.
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How to Sketch Still Life and Scenes
In this value study thumbnail tutorial, I explain how to draw quick still life and scenes to prepare for larger pieces with greater success.
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How to Draw a Realistic Pumpkin Pencil Tutorial
How to draw a pumpkin with graphite pencils. Learn how to create a believable outline sketch and how to layer different pencil grades to develop realism and depth.
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How to Draw Moving Figures
In this video tutorial, I share how to draw moving figures so that you can then add them into scenes with greater ease and success. In part one, I share basic body proportions and how to simplify bodies into basic shapes.
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How to Draw Believable Trees With Graphite Pencils
In this drawing tutorial, I take you step by step through my tree sketching process. I explain how to draw 5 different types of trees and how to develop depth through layering graphite.
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3 Point Perspective Buildings Drawing Tutorial
In this step by step drawing tutorial, I teach you how to draw buildings in 3 Point Perspective. Perspective is an essential drawing fundamental to practice!
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Pen and Ink Boots Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I explain how to draw a pair of boots freehand using pencil, and how I bring my drawing to life with my favorite pen and ink techniques. Must-know pen and ink tips are included!
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How to Improve Your Freehand Drawing
In this video, I explain a powerful drawing strategy that you can use to improve your shapes and proportions when drawing freehand. Practice with the four-quadrant method and watch your skills move forward!
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How to Draw a Bird With Pen and Ink
In this step by step drawing tutorial, I take you through my process for drawing a macaw with believable proportions, and all of my favorite pen and ink techniques that help me bring this bird to life. Learn how to sketch a bird with realistic proportions and how to add detail and shading with ink.
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How to Draw Realistic Fruit
In this step by step drawing tutorial, I teach you how to draw a pair of realistic cherries with graphite pencils. I share my best tips on how to layer graphite to develop a wide range of values for realism and depth.
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How to Draw Birds Best Techniques
In this step by step tutorial, I teach you how to draw birds freehand, in any pose. I provide my best tips and techniques to help you recreate proportions and shapes effectively.
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Form and Perspective Exercises for Artists
Drawing simple objects is a great way to progress your skills with form and perspective, which are two essential fundamentals. In this class, I teach you how to draw believable cakes and pies by stemming from basic shapes. #ArtisticSkills #FormAndPerspective #CreativeDrawing #CakeAndPieDrawing
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Best Pen and Ink Shading Techniques
In this video tutorial, I explain the most popular alternative shading techniques that you can use to increase the realism and depth in your pen and ink work. I share how to shade spheres with hatching, crosshatching, weaving, contour lines, scribbling, and stippling. #PenAndInk #ShadingTechniques #ArtisticDepth #IllustrationTips
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Why Drawing on a Tilted Surface Is Important
In this video, I explain why it is so important to practice our drawing on a tilted surface, as opposed to a flat/horizontal table or desk. This will help you make much faster progress if you're trying to improve your drawing skills. #learndrawing #howtodraw #drawingskills #learntodraw
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How I Draw Faces Using Simple Supplies
In this blog post and video tutorial, I share my process for drawing faces with believable proportions using basic drawing suppiles. #ArtTutorial #DrawingTips #FacialProportions #howtodrawfaces