How the Death of my Dog Helped me Teach People to Draw Better

How the Death of my Dog Helped me Teach People to Draw Better

Many times I will come across someone who loves to draw. She is proud of her ideas and when I’m shown these drawings, I notice facial, figure and animal drawings that are out of proportion. I don’t ever have to say anything because within seconds, I will hear “I know the nose is too long” or “the eyes are too far apart” and “the ears are too big”. When I ask how they started their drawing, most of the time it’s from a photo or a magazine which is fine, because we all can’t draw from life. When I ask how they worked out their outline sketch, this is where it gets interesting:

Drawing a Shih Tzu in Coloured Pencil

Drawing a Shih Tzu in Coloured Pencil

Coloured pencil drawing lesson of a Shih Tzu.  Also included is why you should make colour swatches of all your art mediums on different paper, a demonstration of my “airplane stroke using the touch, push, lift” mantra and how to layer and burnish layers...
Coloured Paper for Coloured Pencil

Coloured Paper for Coloured Pencil

Another one of the most frequently asked questions I get is “what colour of paper should I use with Coloured Pencils?”.  I thought I would do a short demonstration on how coloured pencil “colours” change based on the colour of the paper you...