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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Travelling Back in Time with Graphite
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Understanding Talent
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Illustrative and Traditional Realism
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Experiment with Pencil Points
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Glossary Of Art Terms
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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Create Drawings with Erasers
By Mike Sibley

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Take Your Pencils for a Test Drive
By Mike Sibley

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Blend and Burnish Gradations
By Mike Sibley

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Shade a Lovely Lily
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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Draw Keiko, a Manga Baby
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw a Circle Freehand
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Blind Contour Drawing
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Drawing with Feathered and Continuous Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw from One Point to Another
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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OK – What's With the Pencil?
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Draw with Simple Symmetry
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Frontal View of a Horse's Head
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Turn a Doodle into Contour Drawings
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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Exploring Hatching in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Checking Out Contour Hatching
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Checking Out Crosshatching in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade an Optical Illusion
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Use Shading to Create Forms
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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Bird of Paradise
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Squirkle a Realistic Spruce Tree
By Brenda Hoddinott

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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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Squirkle a Bumpy Avocado
By Brenda Hoddinott

 

Drawing lessons designed for experienced beginner artists who wish to be challenged. Author, Mike Sibley shares his 30 years of experience as a professional graphite pencil artist.

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Welcome to Drawing from Line to Life: Intermediate
By Mike Sibley

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Shading Skills Beyond Beginner
By Mike Sibley

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Negative Space as a Positive
By Mike Sibley

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Understanding Negative Drawing
By Mike Sibley

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The “Key” to Expressive Drawing
By Mike Sibley

 

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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Identifying Your Eye Level
By Brenda Hoddinott

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A Forest Fades into the Mist
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Make a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Compose with a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

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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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Shade Power Lines on an Antelope
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Sketch of a Youth (Michelangelo)
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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Draw Four Different Buds
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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Working as a Visual Artist
By Jim Lane

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Photography, Paint, Pixels and Beads
By Jim Lane

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Valuable Insights into Teaching Art
By Jim Lane

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Play with Your Brain
By Jim Lane

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Break Your Artistic Block!
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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Embracing the Art in Your Heart
By Judith Campanaro

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Exploring the Art of Self Discovery
By Judith Campanaro

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Stress Busters to help You Relax
By Judith Campanaro

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Express Yourself with Art Activities
By Judith Campanaro

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Stomp That Stress Away!
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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Draw a Realistic Eye
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Sketch and Shade a Baby’s Mouth
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Joel Allen in Profile
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade the Basic Forms of Lips
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Outline an Adult Head and Face
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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A Zebra Named Spot
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade a Realistic Dog Eye
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Rocky the Rodent
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Dolly the Sheepish Sheep
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Tuttle the Turtle
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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Isaac the Jack Russell
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Photorealistic Portrait of Karin
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Panda the Shih Tzu
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Little Miss Sunshine
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Katie The Pitweiler
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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Graduate Fur On A Dust Bunny
By Brenda Hoddinott

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A Fish Named Wanda
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Outline and Shade Corny Conehead
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Little Baby Curly
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Princess Leia Kim
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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Elegant White Calla Lily
By Brenda Hoddinott

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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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Purdy Primate the Grease Monkey
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade Sunny Blue in Color
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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Painting Supplies for Beginners
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Get Started With Painting
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Set Up a Wet Palette and Mix Colors
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Paint a Mountain Scene (Part 1)
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Paint a Mountain Scene (Part 2)
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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Introduction to Techniques
By Tannis Trydal

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The Process of Outlining Grids
By Tannis Trydal

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How to Read a Color Wheel
By Tannis Trydal

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Experiment with Pencil Techniques
By Tannis Trydal

 

Use a variety of mediums to explore and expand your creative thinking through a wide range of enjoyable visual art styles and techniques

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Create with Yarn and Poured Paint
By Cailin Green

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Use Circles to Create a Mandala
By Cailin Green

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Use Impasto to Paint with Texture
By Cailin Green

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Paint With Craft Tissue Paper
By Cailin Green

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Paint a Picture with Raised Outlines
By Cailin Green