I’m back with some new videos for the sketchbook challenge. I hope you didn’t miss me too much while I was away teaching painting workshops. Drawing figures takes a lot of practice. With this exercise you can practice your figure drawing in just 3 minutes a day. This exercise will increase your ability to look… Continue reading Sketchbook Exercise #14 – 1 minute figure sketches
In this exercise you can draw any landscape elements you’d like, but the key is to practice mirroring them below to create the sense of water. All water is, is reflections of what is above it. Sometime its pronounced, and sometimes it’s not depending on how fast the water is moving, how light out it… Continue reading Sketchbook Exercise #13 – Mirroring your landscape to create water.
In this lesson I take you through drawing a mountain scene. It is important to remember all of the things we learned before (negative space, line work, hatching, value). You want to incorporate all of those elements into this drawing. This is the first full length drawing lesson for the sketchbook challenge. Take your time,… Continue reading Exercise #12 – Mountain Scene #1
In this challenge I explain 1 and 2 point perspective with a simple exercise. Once you determine where your horizon line and vanishing points are creating your perspective become much easier. Follow this exercise and you’ll have a great understanding on how things follow certain planes to the vanishing point or points.
In this exercise we cover drawing a road over hills in 1 point perspective. Remember to think about a few things when drawing a road over hills. At what height is the point of view (laying, sitting, standing, flying etc). How far away are the hills in the distance, and what do your landmarks tell… Continue reading Sketchbook Challenge Exercise #10
This exercise is just an expansion on the cube exercise. We are not taking a 3D shape and making it into something we recognize. I go over perspective a little bit, as well as the path a shadow can take. Watch below to try out this exercise!
Creating three dimensional shape is key in effective rendering. In this exercise I’ll go through using different values to create three dimensions. It’s a simple exercise with an important message. Value determines place in space. Shifting values ever so slightly can be the key in making your drawing look more 3D and real. Let’s get… Continue reading Above and Below Exercise #8
In this video we start to talk about seeing relationships when drawing. We also cover a little bit of hatching for shading. We’ll go more into hatching and crosshatching this week. Reference Photo
When drawing this tree make sure you focus on line work, value and highlights. A unique tree shape will always translate better than your standard straight up stick tree, so try to give it a little character (without going overboard). Without further ado, here’s the challenge video:
In this exercise we start playing with 3D objects. Three important things to remember. 1. Things look 3d due to the appearance of light and shadow. That means that there has to be some sort of shadow and some sort of highlight to make it 3d, even if its subtle. 2. Transition values are important.… Continue reading 3d Sphere