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How to Prepare an Old Painting for New Work

How to Prepare An Old Painting For New Work 600Learn how to prepare an old painting for new work using only an onion and walnut oil (or linseed oil). Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will help you salvage old, unfinished paintings that you don’t want to re-use or throw away.

Exercises For Improving Line Control, Complete Set

Exercises for Improving Line Drawing Control 600All three parts of the line drawing series in one easy-to-download and use package.

Line drawing exercises for:

  • Straight lines
  • Curving lines
  • Circles, Ovals & Spirals
  • Shapes

Also includes tips on how to hold your pencil for maximum effect.

Exercises for Improving Line Drawing Control, Part 3

Exercises for Improving Line Drawing Control, Part 3 600

The third and final lesson in the series of lessons on improving your control of your pencil and line drawing.

In previous lessons, we looked at basic exercises to help you with drawing straight and curving or circular lines. In both lessons, the emphasis was developing the ability to exert just the right amount of pressure on the pencil to get the right value (darkness), and weight (thickness) with every line you draw.

In this lesson, we’ll still be working on value, weight, and shape, but these exercises also introduce another dimension of line drawing: shape.

Exercises for Improving Line Drawing Control, Part 2

Exercises for Improving Line Drawing Control, Part 2 Cover 600

Based on the popular post, 5 Curved Line Drawing Exercises, this lesson picks up where part 1 left off: with curving lines.

One of your most basic—and often most neglected—tools is knowing how to control your pencils in order to get the most from them. Pencil control involves how you hold your pencil, the pressure you apply to the pencil while you make marks, and the type of marks you make.

We began this series with a selection of straight line drawing exercises designed to help you master pencil control in the areas of pressure, direction, and drawing parallel lines.

The series continues with this selection of curving and circular line drawing exercises.

Exercises for Improving Line Drawing Control, Part 1

Exercises for Improving Line Drawing ControlThe more control you have of your pencils, the better and more productive your drawing time. This lesson contains exercises for improving line drawing control.

The exercises not only help draw with confidence, they make great warm up exercises! Like stretching before running.

In this lesson, I show you three ways to hold your pencil, then share some of my favorite straight line drawing exercises.

Based on the popular post, 4 Straight Line Drawing Exercises, but expanded, with more exercises and more illustrations. Part one of a three-part series.

Reflected Light Lesson: What It Is and How it Affects Your Art

Reflected Light Lesson: What It Is and How It Affects Your Art

No matter what or how you draw or paint, what you’re really working with is light. Your subject is only the means by which you depict light.

The most noticeable light is direct light, whether from an artificial source or a natural source. But that’s not the only type of light.

Reflected light is light that comes from a source other than the primary light source. It bounces off something else and strikes whatever object you’re drawing or painting.

In this lesson, you’ll see how reflected light affects shiny surfaces, dull surfaces, and animal hair.

The Only Blending Methods You’ll Ever Need for Colored Pencil 600Thank you again for subscribing to my newsletter.

Download The Only Blending Methods You’ll Ever Need for Colored Pencil.

Basic Drawing Series

basic-drawing-series-600All five lessons, from the most basic drawing element—lines—through drawing from life. Includes

  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Lines
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Shapes
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Shading
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Drawing from Life – Simple Objects
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Drawing from Life – Clouds

The series also includes a lesson on materials and supplies at no additional cost.

Basic Drawing Series – Printed

basic-drawing-series-600All five lessons, from the most basic drawing element—lines—through drawing from life. Includes

  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Lines
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Shapes
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Shading
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Drawing from Life – Simple Objects
  • Basic Drawing Lesson – Drawing from Life – Clouds

The series also includes a lesson on materials and supplies.

35 pages

Printed one side on bright white paper and bound in a clasp presentation folder. Purchase price includes shipping by Priority Mail, USPS.

Basic Drawing Lesson Materials & Supplies

Basic Drawing Lesson Materials & Supplies 600List of supplies for the Basic Drawing Lesson series.

This free download is the first in the Basic Drawing Lesson series. It’s also ideal for the beginning artist who wants to know what tools and supplies are absolutely necessary in order to learn to draw.

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