Tips for drawing portraits

Tips for drawing portraits

Drawing & Painting blog TIPS FOR DRAWING PORTRAITS IN PENCIL This isn’t a step by step ‘ how to draw’ guide. However in evolving my drawing method over a number of years I’ve arrived at a set of ideas about how to create a portrait in...
Advice on drawing materials

Advice on drawing materials

Drawing & Painting blog BUYING ART MATERIALS If you are a beginner who’d like to try drawing portraits or other kinds of art, which materials should you buy? Here’s a list of everything I use for drawing pencil portraits, and why I prefer the...
Pencil brands review

Pencil brands review

Drawing & Painting blog BEST ARTIST’S PENCILS FOR DRAWING AND SKETCHING When buying pencils for drawing and sketching, it really is worth buying good quality pencils from one of the main artists’ suppliers. Stay away from what they call ‘student...
Improving your drawing: drawing upside down

Improving your drawing: drawing upside down

Drawing & Painting blog IMPROVING YOUR DRAWING DRAWING UPSIDE-DOWN This is an excellent exercise to change the way you think about drawing. It’s not just a lesson in how to improve your accuracy when drawing portraits from photos – it’s also an...
Historical child portraits

Historical child portraits

Painting & Drawing blog DRAWING AND PAINTING CHILDREN Historical examples to learn from I get commissions for child portraits more than any other subject. I’m a great believer in learning from the accomplished artists from the past so I like to study my...

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