Category Archives: How to

The trouble with Painted Ladies

Trying to draw the befuddling Victorians… Continue reading

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Capturing Elusive gestures

Quick capture, better stories, workshop prep. Continue reading

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Good Reads: Value Studies

Good Reads: Painting What (You Want) to See by Charles Reid. Continue reading

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Good questions: Studies versus Scenes

Another good question from someone in my¬†Figure Sketching Made Simple class on Craftsy. (I do these Good Questions posts every once in a while.)¬†This person visited a skating rink, and sketched a whole scene, skaters, ice rink and setting, and … Continue reading

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Learning from photographs

Taking photographs to learn from my mistakes Continue reading

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Messing with perspective

Some thoughts on perspective. And on teachers, teaching and learning. Continue reading

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Drawing more people into your sketches

Drawing more people in your sketches, step-by-step. Continue reading

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