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Is life drawing required for designers - Life Drawing Academy

Is life drawing required for designers?

If a student receives a limited spectrum of art education, this will limit his or her ability to create good works of art. These days, we see narrow specialization in many design schools. Watch this video to discover how you can benefirt from the Life Drawing Academy courtses..

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How to Use Contours and Outlines in Life Drawing - Life Drawing Academy

How to Use Contours and Outlines in Life Drawing

In this video, you will discouver how to use contours and outlines in life drawing. To begin with, we need to decide on what are the contours and outlines and why are they important in life drawing? Contours are virtual lines. Do not confuse them with the visible outlines of a body...

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Why life drawing classes do it wrong - Life Drawing Academy

Why life drawing classes do it wrong

In this video, you will find out why drawing in chalks and charcoal slows down your learning curve, why making fast sketches is not the best way of learning life drawing, and why it is important to use constructive drawing principles when drawing from life...

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Artist's block - how to get motivated - Life Drawing Academy

Artist's Block - How to Get Motivated

Hard-work is much more important than a talent. That is why they say that 5% of talent and 95% of work make a great artist. Above all, I wish you to be driven by your hard work; talent will come...

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How to Draw Cylinders from Life - Life Drawing Academy

How to Draw Cylinders from Life

When you're drawing from life, the horizon line always will be at your eyes level. There is no guessing needed. Horizontally located circles appear as ovals in perspective. However, when a circle is at the horizon level, it is seen as the straight line. The vanishing point for a standing cylinder will lie on the horizon line...

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How to Measure with a Pencil from Life - Life Drawing Academy

VIDEO - How to Measure with a Pencil from life

There are five main ways to measure: measuring vertical alignments, measuring horizontal alignments, measuring angles, measuring cross points, and measuring relative proportions. To find out how to use a pencil to measure from life,

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How to develop good pencil hatching skills

VIDEO - How to develop good pencil hatching skills

In this video, you will discover how to develop good pencil hatching skills using simple drawing exercises. These exercises will help to achieve fast speed of hatching, ability to hatch strokes at any angle and length, and effortless hatching on autopilot that depends on muscle memory.

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How to Use Pencils - Candle Grip

VIDEO - How to Use Pencils - Candle Grip

In this video, you will discover how to use the candle grip - the way to hold a pencil when drawing on a vertically positioned board. This grip allows to make long lines, both straight and curved, with ese and precision. This is an essential drawing skill every fine artist must have.

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How to Sharpen a Pencil the Right Way

VIDEO - How to Sharpen a Pencil the Right Way

In this video, you will discover how to sharpen a pencil the right way. It is an essential skill every artist must have. Unfortunately, many art colleges do not bother to teach this skill. A well-sharpened pencil should have the cone length about three centimeters.

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How to learn drawing figures and portraits from life

VIDEO - How to learn drawing figures and portraits from life

Life Drawing Academy™ is the ultimate course for artists who would like to achieve advanced levels of figure and portrait drawing skills. It is presented online by professional fine artists and art teachers and includes video lessons and personal support by the Academy tutors.

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What's The Best Way To Learn Life Drawing?

What is the Best Way to Learn Life Drawing?

Life drawing - recreating the human figure - is one of the most challenging of art forms. Many people labor under the myth that great artists are born; that unless you've been blessed you will never paint or draw like a maestro. This is far from the truth...

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Contemporary Life Drawing Artists

Contemporary Life Drawing Artists

If you had to choose the greatest life drawing artist ever, it wouldn't be an easy task. So what about the contemporary crop of life drawing artists? Who, living today, are the best artists at drawing the human figure from real life?

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Three Life Drawing Artists of the 20th Century

Three Life Drawing Artists of the 20th Century

In the second half of the 20th century, time-honored values of traditional fine art have been steadily replaced by modern art. Although the interest in figurative art remained, life drawing would become more expressionist and less anatomical as artists found ways to reinvent how they depict a human body...

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Why Life Drawing is Important for a Figurative Fine Artist

Why Life Drawing is Important for a Figurative Fine Artist

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Some academic environments offer this approach through the drawing from sculptures or casts of the figure. After that practice, the students have to represent a live model, which will either be dressed, semi-clothed or nude...

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What artists of the past say about life drawing

What artists of the past say about life drawing

Leonardo was a master of human anatomy, performing a great number of exhaustive sketches of muscles, tendons and other anatomical features. He planned to include his drawings in a treaty about anatomy, but the project remained incomplete, thus the unpublished drawings remained with his private papers...

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What artists of the past say about life drawing

How artists studied life drawing

Life drawing is a representation of the human subject in any of its various forms and positions using any style or type of drawing. Life drawing also includes the studies on individual details such as drapes, anatomical parts, facial expressions, etc. In addition to the living model, through history the artists made use of wooden dummies...

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