Tips For Drawing Realistic Pet Portraits

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Knowledge of animal anatomy is the key to drawing realistic pet portraits. It is what makes a drawing come alive, as opposed to being just a likeness. As a former zookeeper and veterinary technician, I am fortunate to have come face-to-face with many different animals – wild, exotic and domestic. Seeing them up close, and getting to touch and hold them, has served to be an invaluable reference for my pet portraits. Here are a few considerations … [Read more...]

9 Easy Steps to Learn Drawing

9 Easy Steps to Learn Drawing

Not everyone is gifted with skillful hands. However, when it comes to drawing, you can do it as long as you have the confidence and willingness to learn. You don’t need expensive paper or pencils to learn drawing. In fact, if you are determined to learn how to draw, you will use available resources. Source: piccsy.com via Lori on Pinterest   Follow these 9 easy steps to learn drawing, and you will be able to draw anything that … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why Artists Should Draw More

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Most little children love to draw. You can see this 'phenomenon' for yourself. Go into any family restaurant and notice how a box of crayons, and a piece of paper will keep restless children happy. So later, why do so many aspiring artists and even seasoned painters abandon drawing? The fundamentals for both drawing and painting are the same. Yet, the most important factor in drawing and painting is the ability to see. After careful … [Read more...]

Drawing Perfect Freehand Circles

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Drawing perfect freehand circles is never an easy task. However pencil artist, Nemo makes it look easy. Nemo’s popularity has grown to where he has given up his 40 hour a week career as a graphic designer to be a fulltime artist. Some of you might remember Nemo from the Fine Art Tips #PowerArtists series which showcased many of the art rockstars of social media. He also wrote the popular post, "How to Find Your Own Artistic Voice." I hope you … [Read more...]

Photo Realistic Graphite Drawing Tips

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Here are a few simple steps to achieve a realistic still life graphite drawing. Caravaggio is one of my favorite classic painters, he's famous for his use of dramatic lighting in his paintings during the Baroque era.  You don't have to be tied down to this particular technique, but I plan to use a similar effect in demonstating this drawing. Subject Matter & Materials: First decide on the subject matter and materials to use: there … [Read more...]


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