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The next step in preparation for the long-pose figure drawing project is to draw a medium long-pose. Iliya considers this to be any pose that’s worked on for 2-4 hours– enough time to introduce some anatomical elements and to bring the drawing to relative completion. This slow build toward your long pose figure project is […]

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It’s time to address a vital element of preparation for the final project: quick-pose drawings. Iliya works with his model to draw 13 short poses from various angles. First, he works with simplified construction, then contour, line, and direct tone. Drawing shorter poses from your live model or from reference will train your mind and […]

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In the third lesson of the series, Mark begins with some general rules and tips for monochrome drawings– designing the shapes, the values we assign to them, and the edges between them. He then moves on to draw three shadow patterns on three heads based on the Reilly Abstraction. He incorporates three different lighting scenarios […]

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Beginning Figure Drawing represents the culmination of decades of instruction to studios and professionals around the world where Steve has honed his teaching philosophy down to a fun and efficient experience. This is Part 3 of the series, check out Part 2 here! Despite his impressive bona fides, Steve specializes in making complex information easy […]

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In the final lesson of the series, master artist Steve Huston begins with some warm-up poses using his fountain pen and then dives into three separate gouache renderings. Watch Steve mix paint, experiment, and make decisions based on reference images. For years, Steve has been asked how he creates his beautiful sketchbooks. In this series, […]

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In this demonstration, master artist John Asaro shares his approach to creating brilliant, lively works of art while painting a female nude. John will share his set-up and materials and outline his approach to painting the figure in oils. Then John painting a nude female from photo reference, sharing his techniques and thoughts from start […]

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We are pleased to share with you a 10-week long class, brought to you by Art Mentors. In this class, Master draftsman Glenn Vilppu teaches Constructive Head Drawing. In this 5th lesson, Glenn will focus on controlling value through various pencil techniques and by continuously laying in darker tones over lighter tones. He will also […]

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