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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Glossary Of Art Terms
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Make a Storage Portfolio
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Play with Five Grades of Graphite
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Sketch a Self-Portrait
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Play with Kneaded and Vinyl Erasers
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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Buy the Right Drawing Supplies
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shortcut for Drawing with Symmetry
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Transfer an Image to Drawing Paper
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Illustrative and Traditional Realism
By Brenda Hoddinott

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185 Terrific Tips for Artists
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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Welcome to Drawing from Line to Life
By Mike Sibley

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Taper Lines with Invisible Joins
By Mike Sibley

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Draw Textures with Line and Tone
By Mike Sibley

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Divide and Draw Individual Sections
By Mike Sibley

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Draw a Delicate Feather
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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Identifying Straight Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw from One Point to Another
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Identifying Curved Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw Simple and Compound Curved Lines
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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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Enhancing Your Visual Intelligence
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw with Simple Symmetry (Worksheets)
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw Two Faces and a Vase
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Exploring Positive and Negative Spaces
By Brenda Hoddinott

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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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Checking Out Squirkles in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Squirkle Value Scales
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Squirkle Graduations of Values
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Squirkle Striped Graduations
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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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Squirkle a Realistic Spruce Tree
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Squirkle a Bumpy Avocado
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Render the Texture of Corduroy
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade Matte and Shiny Fabric
By Brenda Hoddinott

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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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Make a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

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How to Use a Viewfinder Frame
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Compose with a Viewfinder Frame
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Identifying Your Eye Level
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw a Box with One-Point Perspective
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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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Inspecting Classical Power Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Making Lines More Powerful
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Add Pressure to Straight Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Render Sets of Curved Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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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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Tragedy, Triumph, and Dedication
By Jim Lane

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Who is an Artist?
By Jim Lane

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The Really Tough Stuff
By Jim Lane

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Dollars and Sense
By Jim Lane

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The Art of Portraiture
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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Introduction to Art Therapy
By Judith Campanaro

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Express Yourself with Art Activities
By Judith Campanaro

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Exploring the Art of Self Discovery
By Judith Campanaro

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Stomp That Stress Away!
By Judith Campanaro

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Embracing the Art in Your Heart
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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Guidelines for Drawing Adult Faces
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw Realistic Eyelashes
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Facial Proportions of Babies
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Frontal View of Adult Noses
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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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Shade a Basic Dog Eye
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Rocky the Rodent
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Tuttle the Turtle
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Kevin Bacon
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Feathers on a Wing
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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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Photorealistic Portrait of Karin
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Isaac the Jack Russell
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Panda the Shih Tzu
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Wesley the Wonderful Maltese
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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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Princess Leia Kim
By Brenda Hoddinott

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A Fish Named Wanda
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Little Baby Curly
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Precocious Petey
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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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Use Colored Pencils to Mix Colors
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Introduction to Color
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade Sunny Blue in Color
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Daisy the Dodo Bird
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Elegant White Calla Lily
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

The very basics of learning to paint: choosing supplies, understanding color, experimenting with brush strokes, learning techniques, and the step-by-step process of creating paintings.

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Seeing the Values of Colors
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Experiment with fundamental colored pencil techniques and explore the unique characteristics of this amazing medium as you learn to draw in color.

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Welcome to the World of Colored Pencil!
By Tannis Trydal

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Create Rich Areas of Color in One Layer
By Tannis Trydal

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Introduction to Techniques
By Tannis Trydal

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Experiment with Pencil Techniques
By Tannis Trydal

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Shade a Smooth Sphere
By Tannis Trydal