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Value and Light in Drawing

Value and Light in Drawing

There are many important ingredients that go into the creation of a successful drawing.  The subject, the medium, and the skill of the artist are all important.  But perhaps the most important factor is the light that is captured in the drawing. Clearly, we see...
Why Do You Need a Sketchbook?

Why Do You Need a Sketchbook?

"Do I Really Need a Sketchbook?" My students often ask me..."Do I really need a sketchbook?"  The answer is simply..."You better believe you need one."  But let me take a moment to explain why. Drawing is not a talent.  Sure, there may be some "talent" involved in...
Drawing Ideas

Drawing Ideas

How to Get Inspired Often the hardest part to creating a drawing is getting started.  There's nothing more intimidating than having a blank sheet of paper in front of you.  You have the desire to draw, but no ideas!  Where do you get your inspiration from?  Where do...
How Can I Learn to Draw?

How Can I Learn to Draw?

Anyone Can Learn How to Draw - Including You It's easy for us to look at drawings and be amazed at the finished work.  Often the skill exhibited in a drawing is truly amazing and sometimes, downright awe-inspiring.  It's easy to be lured into believing that some sort...