I really don’t care about learning different media!

Why is it every book I look at that covers drawing has to spend a huge chunk of the book covering different tools and materials? When you pick up a book on drawing basics or drawing for beginners they all start by covering all the different media.  I want to learn to sketch, I'll use … Continue reading I really don’t care about learning different media!

How do you throw all your plans out the window?

How do you throw all the plans and goals out the window, you move two times in four months, and in the process box up all your drawing and art supplies! There is nothing like having the urge to draw something but not be able to find your sketchbook! We moved from our house, where I … Continue reading How do you throw all your plans out the window?

Using your sketchbook to improve the basics.

Using your sketchbook #4 Use your sketchbook to concentrate and become skilled with the basics of sketching. What do I mean when I say the “basics”? I mean looking at the principles and elements of sketching, items such as line, shading, composition, proportion, shape or perspective, to name a few. When we are learning to … Continue reading Using your sketchbook to improve the basics.

Why keep a Gesture and/or blind contour drawings sketchbook?

Using your sketchbook #3. Artist often use gesture drawings to loosen up before starting their work, and they are great for that, but can you learn from them?  What can you learn from blind contour sketches and why should you fill a sketchbook with them? What can you learn from gesture drawings?  You can learn: … Continue reading Why keep a Gesture and/or blind contour drawings sketchbook?