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One Point Perspective
One Point Perspective In this video tutorial we break down one point perspective to it's core. After watching this video you should no longer have to worry about finding the vanishing point and . . . keep reading
Two Point Perspective
Two Point Perspective Two point perspective is very common. Most artist's use this type of perspective in their drawings. However not all artists understand it's basic principles. Don't let your perspective drawings look unprofessional . . . keep reading
Two Point Perspective Digitally
Two Point Perspective Digitally This video tutorial starts out teaching the basics of drawing two point perspective. As the tutorial progresses Matt creates a soft impressionistic digital interior painting . . . keep reading
Three Point Perspective
Three Point Perspective When should I use three point perspective. Three point perspective is a great tool for creating an asymmetrical composition. It creates a lot of movement in your artwork. There is a simple rule for deciding when to draw a cityscape or interior in three point perspective . . . keep reading
Extreme Three Point Perspective
Extreme Three Point Perspective In this video tutorial we show you how to get out of boring. Is stale composition and perspective making your drawings all look the same? Incorporating some extreme three point perspective will give your portfolio some variety . . . keep reading
Four Point Perspective & The Figure
Four Point Perspective & The Figure Have you ever wondered how to draw a figure in correct perspective? Many artists are not even sure how to incorporate perspective into figure drawing. You have to think in terms . . . keep reading
The Three Value Study
The Three Value Study Have you ever worked on a drawing for hours and noticed it was flat? It can be frustrating. Utilizing a three value study will eliminate a dull flat image. Incorporating a dark, middle and light tone into your compositions will dramatically improve . . . keep reading
Control Your Drawings Value Structure
Control Your Drawings Value Structure Manipulating the value structure of your drawings will help you control where the viewers eye looks first, second, and third. When you work on your drawings are you thinking about leading the viewers eye to a certain part of your image? Leading the viewers eye will dramatically help with story telling . . . keep reading
Compositional Shapes
Compositional Shapes Do your drawings look patchy? In this video we break down compositional shapes for you. Composition can be very complicated especially when facing a blank piece of white drawing paper . . . keep reading
Drawing From Multiple Pieces Of Reference
Drawing From Multiple Pieces Of Reference Sometimes you will have to draw from multiple pieces of photo reference. You want to be careful of the different perspectives in each photo. You also want to be careful of the different light sources offered to you. Being able to combine all of these factors while making your drawing look believable is no easy task for the beginner . . . keep reading
Part One Drawing Composition Through Landscape The Set Up
Part One Drawing Composition Through Landscape The Set Up Part One Drawing Composition Through Landscape Set Up. This Part One will teach you how to complete preliminary studies for your landscape drawings. This Part one will teach techniques associated with the grid, the compositional shape as well as . . . keep reading
Part Two Drawing Composition Through Landscape Drawing Trees
Part Two Drawing Composition Through Landscape Drawing Trees In this part two you will learn how to draw trees in a realistic way. We specifically get into the nitty gritty details of drawing trees . . . keep reading
Part Three Drawing Composition Through Landscape Drawing Trees
Part Three Drawing Composition Through Landscape Drawing Trees In this part three we will teach you how to draw leaves. We also finish off the majority of the tree line. The focus of this part three is completing the upper left portion of the drawing . . . keep reading
Part Four Drawing Composition Through Landscape Drawing Texture
Part Four Drawing Composition Through Landscape Drawing Texture In this part four your will learn how to draw various texture. First we will show you how to block in ground texture, specifically grass. We then start to show you how we block in wood texture. Specifically the wood texture of an old barn . . . keep reading
Part Five Drawing Composition Through Landscape Finishing
Part Five Drawing Composition Through Landscape Finishing Finally it's time to finish up this drawing. In this part five we will teach you how to render the wood siding on an old barn in a realistic way. We also get into drawing an old ornate window. Plus the rest of the landscape . . . keep reading
Should You Incorporate a Projector Into Your Work Process?
Should You Incorporate a Projector Into Your Work Process? Many professional artist's use projectors. That does not mean you shouldn't refine your memory and life drawing skills. The question is when is it appropriate to use a projector and what type should you purchase? . . . keep reading
Successful Image Creation
Successful Image Creation Successful Image Creation does not happen by accident. There is a certain process one must follow to get consistent results. Too many artists get frustrated because they start a painting or drawing and it never comes out the way they intended it too. There are certain laws you must follow in order to create beautiful images on a consistent basis. . . . keep reading
Cast Drawing Part One - Value
Cast Drawing Part One - Value Cast Drawing - Value - This section titled "Value" is one hour and eight minutes long. It is divided into eleven chapters. Each chapter takes you step by step through the cast drawing process from the ground up. This first section primarily gives you action items work on at home . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson One The Skull - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson One The Skull - Anatomy for Artists To draw a structured, chiseled portrait you must understand what is happening under the skin. Incorporating key anatomical structures of the skull will . . . keep reading
Cast Drawing Part Two - Compartments
Cast Drawing Part Two - Compartments Cast Drawing - Compartments - This section titled "Compartments" is 45 minutes long. It is divided into six chapters. In this section we start to lay out the cast drawing in compartments. This part of our "Cast Drawing Project" will show you how to start your drawing with . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Two The Rib Cage - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Two The Rib Cage - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the rib cage. Matt draws a realistic rib cage and places it over a figure. The tutorial closes with a few memory figure drawings utilizing the rib cage as a major form . . . keep reading
Cast Drawing Part Three - Shading
Cast Drawing Part Three - Shading Cast Drawing - Shading - In this section of our "Cast Drawing Project" Matt starts to shade in the drawing from light to dark. Blocking in the values while drawing from life. This is Matt's first life drawing on video, it's sure to be different from his previous video tutorials. This section titled Shading will be live Wednesday afternoon!! . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Three The Pelvis - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Three The Pelvis - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the pelvis. In this drawing lesson we render out a realistic pelvis and place it over a figure. Chapters four and five show the pelvis from the back view. Chapter six demonstrates a very quick memory drawing application of the rough pelvis . . . keep reading
Cast Drawing Part Four - Refine
Cast Drawing Part Four - Refine Cast Drawing - Refine - In this section of our "Cast Drawing Project" Matt starts to refine the the details. Incorporating gradations and modeling factors. This is Matt's first life drawing on video, it's sure to be different from his previous video tutorials . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Four The Femur - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Four The Femur - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the femur. In this chapter we draw a realistic femur and place it over the upper leg. Chapters four and five show the femur from the posterior and lateral views . . . keep reading
Cast Drawing Part Five - Texture
Cast Drawing Part Five - Texture Cast Drawing - Texture - In this section of our "Cast Drawing Project" Matt starts to render the texture. This section of the DVD is great if you want to learn how to draw all of the little texture details . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Five The Tibia & Fibula - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Five The Tibia & Fibula - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the tibia and fibula. If you are looking to enhance your figure drawings anatomy is the key. The tibia and fibula play an important role in the look and feel of the lower leg in your drawings . . . keep reading
Cast Drawing Part Six - Finishing
Cast Drawing Part Six - Finishing Cast Drawing - Finishing - In this section of our "Cast Drawing Project" Matt finishes up the drawing. This last part of this cast drawing DVD is great if you are having problems finishing your drawings . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Six The Humerus - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Six The Humerus - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the humerus. If you are looking to enhance your figure drawings anatomy is the key. The humerus plays an important role in the look and feel of the upper arm in your drawings . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Seven The Radius & Ulna - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Seven The Radius & Ulna - Anatomy for Artists The forearm of the figure is a very complicated body part to draw. Matt will teach how to draw the forearm with more confidence. In this tutorial Matt will show you four different views of the radius and ulna . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Eight The Scapula - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Eight The Scapula - Anatomy For Artists This Anatomy Lesson is all about the Scapula. The Scapula is a very important part of anatomy that you should understand. In this drawing lesson we will show what key points to look for. If you are looking to draw realistic figure drawings this video drawing tutorial is for you . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Nine The Hand - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Nine The Hand - Anatomy For Artists This Anatomy Lesson is all about the bones of the hand. The bones of the hand are very visible. Understanding where the bones are under the skin is a key element to drawing realistic hands. In this drawing lesson we will show what key anatomical landmarks to look for. We will go over anatomical terms as well. If you are looking to draw realistic figure drawings this video drawing tutorial is for you. . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Ten The Foot - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Ten The Foot - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the bones of the foot. Understanding where the bones of the foot surface will improve your drawings dramatically. In this drawing lesson we will show what key anatomical landmarks to look for. We will go over anatomical terms as well. If you are looking to draw realistic figure drawings this video drawing tutorial is for you. . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Eleven The Vertebral column - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Eleven The Vertebral column - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Vertebral Column" otherwise known as the "Spine". The Spine is a very complicated item that is very simple to overlook. You can dramatically add more dynamism to your figure drawings by understanding the details of the spine. This drawing tutorial will teach you them . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twelve Muscles of the Head and Face - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twelve Muscles of the Head and Face - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Muscles of the Head and Face". Understanding the muscles of the face and what task they preform is important to drawing facial expressions. I have learned a lot preparing for this tutorial and I am confident that your drawings of the face will improve after viewing these tutorials . . . keep reading

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