drawing

Tips on observational drawing

Drawing is a basic way of communicating, developing, investigating, and researching ideas. Observational drawing is a central component for most high school and introductory art courses. While there are many different drawing styles, including non-representational drawing which can play an important role in student portfolios, it is also beneficial to exhibit realistic and competent observational…

Make Better Artworks by Following These Drawing Advice

Make Better Artworks by Following These Drawing Advice

Drawing is an essential skill that students who plan on applying to college must study and master. Even those who mostly use computer to create their works are highly encouraged to learn all there is to learn about drawing. There’s a really simple explanation for this – concepts and principles involved in drawing are universal in art. For…

How to Use Felt Tip Pens

How to Use Felt Tip Pens

Felt tip pens are versatile drawing tools that allow you to achieve vibrant color, texture, and crisp lines on your art pieces. However, you can’t harness the strengths of felt tip pens unless you get to learn more about them. Below are links to awesome online resources to help you understand what felt tip pens are and how they…

Shading Techniques for Pencil Drawings

Shading Techniques for Your Pencil Drawings

Shading is a drawing skill allowing you to create the illusion of depth in your art pieces. In order to achieve a three-dimension reality to your drawings, you will need to choose from the different shading tones and values and use the appropriate one. Of course, it is just as important to know what pencil or tools…

512px-George_Herriman_1907-11-24_Hard_Work

Smart Drawing Means Using Your Brain…But How?

Hard work is valued in society. Going with your work at an aggressive pace is an admirable quality that enables you to achieve your goals. However, the phrase “working hard” is slowly being replaced by “working smart.” Hard work does not lessen the hours spent at your job. In fact, working hard is inefficient because…

Karen's Still Life Drawing Tips for Your Art Portfolio1

Karen’s Still Life Drawing Tips for Your Art Portfolio [FREE Tutorial Video]

Through the years, Karen Kesteloot has helped countless students get into the art or design program of their choice by improving their art portfolios. Her coaching services are aimed to prepare the portfolios of students for submission to the best colleges. As of writing, she has a 100% acceptance rate – all of the students she…

The Fundamentals of Figure Drawings for Your Art Portfolio

The Fundamentals of Figure Drawings for Your Art Portfolio

This article is a guest post from Kenzo Fry of lovelifedrawing. If you are an art student applying for fine art, fashion design, illustration or animation then having figure drawing in your entrance art portfolio are a must. In some fields showing a near mastery is essential to gaining acceptance particularly in animation and entertainment…

Why Betty Edward’s “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” Is an Essential Read for All Art Students

Why Betty Edward’s “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” Is an Essential Read for All Art Students

We all have brains that operate the same way and we all can fall prey to the same traps of stores knowledge interfering with our perception. Understanding and mastering how our brain works are what separates the mediocre from the fantastically skilled artists. To unlock your potential of becoming a great artist, a great place…