Tag Archives: life drawing

19 Sep 2012
All the young nudes
The art of drawing; life drawing

We all know that drawing is the essence of being an artist, at least to being able to visually communicate your ideas initially on paper through drawing. How you then create your ideas depends on the idea, your skills and materials/techniques available.

Our eBooks and eCourses emphasize this and as I am putting together the eCourse on Drawing, I thought what better time to brush up on my own life drawing skills? (more…)

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10 Sep 2012
negative space drawing
Negative space drawing; how to use it

You might think that the term 'negative space drawing' has connotations of something quite complex, but really it's referring to the actual objects and the space around the objects that we're looking at. When we do a drawing, take a photo or make any art based on objects we usually draw the object in most detail first and leave the majority of the surrounding space to last if at all. (more…)

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31 Aug 2012
How to create a portfolio for art school
Art portfolio ideas and how to develop them.

With the colleges starting back across England, Wales and Scotland in the last week or this coming week and if you're applying next year you'll all be excited thinking about developing your art portfolio ideas.

If you've not already taken a look at our eBooks you'll perhaps be a little unsure about how best to prepare for applying to college and what this important yet elusive 'art and design portfolio' is. (more…)

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