Lessons & tips

想要自学成才的画家面临许多挑战。面对一无所知的领域,你接下来要学习什么?你如何确保没有走弯路?什么是正常的进步速度?试试这些资源来进行日常练习,寻找知识和灵感,不断提升画技。

第一次来这里?我们建议从交互式绘图教程开始。

亲爱的同学们: 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. 继续阅读

深度理解人体: 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... 继续阅读

亲爱的同学们: 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... 继续阅读

改进技术: 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... 继续阅读

其他资源: 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/... 继续阅读