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Battling Your Art Demons

Making art isn’t always easy. Sometimes it involves a mighty battle against your personal art demons. Not physically, but emotionally. Making art  can be hard work. I don’t mean digging trenches … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Drawing 4: you’ll find your own style.

We all have our own way of working when we draw. But as a beginner it can be tricky to know if you are doing the right thing. When you … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Drawing 3 – Drawing the negative spaces

If you have seen the drawing section of the making art website , you will know that I think the key part of drawing as a skill is learning to … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Drawing 2: Continuous line drawing

Ingredients for this exercise: some paper or a sketchbook  and a felt tip pen or some charcoal. My favourite drawing exercise is probably continuous line drawing. I like it because … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

Drawing 1: I wish I could draw.

People often say to me ‘I wish I could draw’, thinking that it’s a failing of theirs that they can’t. Yet we don’t learn to draw at school, we are … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment