Beautiful drawings require a strong command of your materials, and this lesson breaks down the essential drawing tools every artist should have. Artist and instructor Patricia Watwood begins with a comprehensive overview of different kinds of graphite and charcoal, followed by a demonstration of how to draw and blend various lines and fill strokes. Patricia then guides you through a variety of options for working in pen, as well as an overview of ink-shading techniques such as stippling, crosshatching and more. With these fundamental techniques at your fingertips, you can tackle your next drawing project with confidence!
Strengthen your colored pencil skills when creating portraits of your beloved pets or feathered friends with help from artist and expert Cynthia Knox. If you find yourself captivated by the glossy sheen of fur or the vibrancy of feathers but don’t know how to capture…Watch Now >>
Want realistic drawings? Contrast is key! Artist and instructor Kateri Ewing guides you through essential techniques for working with charcoal. In this video, you’ll learn how to assess your drawing to stay in the right tonal range for your subject while creating a convincing light…Watch Now >>
In the texture-rich world of fruits, peaches are in a class of their own—delicate and juicy, with a uniquely fuzzy surface, they delight our senses and provide an excellent subject for any aspiring still life artist! In this lesson, follow along with watercolor artist and…Watch Now >>