Lessons & tips

Les artistes autodidactes font face à de nombreux défis. Qu'étudiez-vous ensuite si vous ne savez pas ce que vous ne savez pas ? Comment vous assurez-vous que vous ne pratiquez pas une mauvaise technique ? Quel est le taux de progression normal ? Utilisez ces ressources pour trouver les connaissances, l'inspiration et les idées de devoirs que vous pouvez vous attribuer pour continuer à vous améliorer.

Première fois ici? Nous vous recommandons de commencer par notre tutoriel de dessin interactif.

À vos camarades: HornetOfJustice's practice journey

After seeing her inspiring practice-makes-progress regimen and her thoughtful, thorough critiques for other community members, it was clear to me that HornetOfJustice was a natural fit for rebeginning the fellow student series! I think you'll see why HornetOfJustice embodies #practicegoals - despite no formal education in art aside from "indifferent public school teachers" who may have done more harm than good, she has found a growth mindset that's allowed her to train herself, largely through online resources like Line of Action. Continuer la lecture

Compréhension approfondie de l'anatomie: Animal leg anatomy cheat sheet

We've spoken before about that oh-so common artist's mistake of believing that some animals have "backwards knees." But in that original post, we only discussed "digitigrades." Digitigrades are animals that walk on their toes, with the "sole" of their feet off the ground, like cats and dogs -- this leads to the common myth that they have "backwards knees," as their ankles are easily mistaken for knees... Continuer la lecture

À vos camarades: ArtByCe's Line of Action tutorial

We got featured on ArtByCe's Youtube channel! I love this video not just because Ce says some very complimentary things about the site ;), but because she shows her whole sketching process. This is different than the technique I personally use and recommend for 30 second drawings, but is just as valid. I hope watching her work gives you ideas for your own practice sessions. You'll note that she very... Continuer la lecture

Améliorer la technique: What happens if 30 seconds isn't enough?

Reconsider what "enough" means. Many artists get caught up in this idea that they need to produce a "sketch" in each 30 second window of time, and this becomes an impossible goal if in your mind a "sketch" is actually a semi-complete picture in pencil. Relax; you are doing just fine. Almost no one can actually get a "complete" drawing done in 30 seconds. That's actually the point — by giving... Continuer la lecture

Autres ressources: Overview of life drawing techniques and methods

Paintingdemos.com just published an article that gives a bird's eye view of many different common life drawing techniques. Their overviews link to more in-depth explanations of each technique, so if one appeals to you, you can quickly find more information. They even mentioned this site and referenced one of our articles! Check it out at http://paintingdemos.com/life-drawing-techniques-and-methods/... Continuer la lecture