Fundamental information for beginners to drawing including: articles on choosing supplies, setting up a studio, holding drawing mediums correctly, and becoming more productive by employing helpful techniques

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1.1.R1

Glossary Of Art Terms
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.1.R5

Picking out Graphite Pencils
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.1.R6

Sketchbooks and Drawing Papers
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.1.R10

Setting up a Creative Space
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.1.A1

Make a Storage Portfolio
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

In addition to a broad range of drawing tips and techniques to help make your drawing journey more pleasurable, you also discover new directions in which stronger drawing skills can take you.

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1.2.R2

Understanding Talent
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.2.A1

Buy the Right Drawing Supplies
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.2.A3

Shortcut for Drawing with Symmetry
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.2.A5

Transfer an Image to Drawing Paper
By Brenda Hoddinott

1.2.R1

Illustrative and Traditional Realism
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Drawing lessons for the beginner artist based on the book "Drawing from Line to Life" by Mike Sibley, who shares his artistic expertise and over 30 years of experience as a professional artist and graphite pencil specialist.

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1.3.R1

Welcome to Drawing from Line to Life
By Mike Sibley

1.3.R4

Transforming Lines into Shading
By Mike Sibley

1.3.A4

Shade Values with Lines
By Mike Sibley

1.3.A5

Shade a Cylinder with Contour Hatching
By Mike Sibley

1.3.A6

Shade and Blend a House Model
By Mike Sibley

 

Contour lines serve as the foundation for constructing diverse types of artworks, and are the base on which all drawing styles and techniques are built. Contour drawing abilities are beneficial for whatever future artistic goals students may have.

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2.1.R4

Identifying Straight Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.1.A1

Draw from One Point to Another
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.1.R6

Identifying Curved Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.1.A6

Draw Simple and Compound Curved Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.1.A7

Draw Shapes with a Long Curved Line
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Exercise your brain while learning how to draw! Insightful resources and activities to enhance visual intelligence and strengthen whole-brain functions.

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2.2.R3

Enhancing Your Visual Intelligence
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.2.A6

Draw with Simple Symmetry (Worksheets)
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.2.A4

Draw Two Faces and a Vase
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.2.R9

Exploring Positive and Negative Spaces
By Brenda Hoddinott

2.2.A12

Contour Negative Spaces
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Shading – the magic that transforms lines on a piece of paper into realistic, three-dimensional objects and living beings! Introduction to Shading teaches you how to shade realistic subjects with traditional shading techniques.

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3.1.R4

Checking Out Squirkles in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A5

Squirkle Value Scales
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A6

Squirkle Graduations of Values
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A7

Squirkle Striped Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A9

Squirkle an Iris and a Pupil
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Learn shading techniques that can help you successfully capture the textures and/or patterns of diverse drawing subjects including: fabrics, trees, metals, foods, water droplets, flowers, and stained glass.

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3.2.A2

Squirkle a Realistic Spruce Tree
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A6

Squirkle a Bumpy Avocado
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A1

Render the Texture of Corduroy
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A4

Shade Matte and Shiny Fabric
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A12

Shade the Hem of Ribbed Fabric
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

The rules and guidelines that make up the various elements of perspective and composition enable artists to expressively and aesthetically arrange their subjects within the boundaries of a drawing space.

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4.1.A1

Make a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R1

How to Use a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.A2

Compose with a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R3

Identifying Your Eye Level
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.A4

Draw a Box with One-Point Perspective
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Improve your overall drawing skills by studying the styles and techniques of great masters, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Faithfully recreate their masterpieces and create contemporary drawings based on their techniques.

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5.1.R1

Inspecting Classical Power Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

5.1.R3

Making Lines More Powerful
By Brenda Hoddinott

5.1.A1

Add Pressure to Straight Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

5.1.A2

Render Sets of Curved Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

5.1.R2

The Anatomy of Individual Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

In between the facts and fun, you are invited to discover helpful tips to enhance your own artistic journey and fascinating information about renowned artists and their work.

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5.2.R12

The Really Tough Stuff
By Jim Lane

5.2.R10

Dollars and Sense
By Jim Lane

5.2.R11

The Art of Portraiture
By Jim Lane

5.2.R13

Becoming A Culture Vulture
By Jim Lane

5.2.R14

Art Museums and Galleries
By Jim Lane

 

Art therapy is a unique experience based on using the medium of art as an instrument of change. This natural experiential process creates a safe place in which you can enhance your inner awareness and thereby discover a new presentation of yourself.

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5.3.R1

Introduction to Art Therapy
By Judith Campanaro

5.3.R2

Exploring the Art of Self Discovery
By Judith Campanaro

5.3.R3

Embracing the Art in Your Heart
By Judith Campanaro

5.3.A1

Express Yourself with Art Activities
By Judith Campanaro

5.3.R4

Exploring the Power of Your Inner Voice
By Judith Campanaro

 

People are no more difficult to draw than anything else! Heavily illustrated, lessons show you how to draw realistic people of all ages, including: eyes, eyelashes, ears, noses, mouths, hair, hands, arms, legs, bodies, and clothing.

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6.1.R3

Guidelines for Drawing Adult Faces
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.1.A6

Draw Realistic Eyelashes
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.1.R5

Facial Proportions of Babies
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.1.A14

Frontal View of Adult Noses
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.1.A11

Adult Noses in Profile
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Animals are the favorite drawing subject for artists of all ages and abilities. Heavily illustrated lessons show you how to draw animals of all shapes and sizes: from the usual cats, dogs, and birds to the unusual fish, rodents, and spiders.

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6.2.A6

Shade a Basic Dog Eye
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.2.A9

The Penguin Formally Known as Tux
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.2.A2

Rocky the Rodent
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.2.A4

Tuttle the Turtle
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.2.A5

Kevin Bacon
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

The most rewarding aspect of drawing is capturing a likeness of a loved one – human or animal. Take your beginner skills to a higher level with lessons that focus on techniques for creating life-like portraits and highly detailed caricatures.

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6.3.R3

Photorealistic Portrait of Karin
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.3.A2

Isaac the Jack Russell
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.3.A6

Panda the Shih Tzu
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.3.R6

Wesley the Wonderful Maltese
By Brenda Hoddinott

6.3.R5

Lord Algernon de Percie
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Enjoyable drawing lessons from beginner to advanced – designed for the young and young at heart! Learn a vast range of drawing techniques from contours to shading. Some beginner lessons are suitable for children age seven and up.

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7.1.A3

Princess Leia Kim
By Brenda Hoddinott

7.1.A24

A Fish Named Wanda
By Brenda Hoddinott

7.1.A19

Precocious Petey
By Brenda Hoddinott

7.1.A2

Little Baby Curly
By Brenda Hoddinott

7.1.A17

Graduate Fur On A Dust Bunny
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Colored pencils are a wonderful medium for drawing everything and anything. They beautifully capture delicate subjects such as portraits and flowers; and are also great for subjects that require a bolder, more colorful approach, such as cartoons.

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8.1.A1

Use Colored Pencils to Mix Colors
By Brenda Hoddinott

8.1.R1

Introduction to Color
By Brenda Hoddinott

8.1.A3

Shade Sunny Blue in Color
By Brenda Hoddinott

8.1.A5

Daisy the Dodo Bird
By Brenda Hoddinott

8.1.A13

Elegant White Calla Lily
By Brenda Hoddinott