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BEST FOR BEGINNERS
Portrait Sketch in Notebook 5 Min Read
If I had to give you one piece of advice on how to progress as an artist, it would be this: Keep a daily sketchbook.
by Kateri Ewing
Method: Color Basics 24:32
Ready to dive into color? Explore the basics of color terminology as you learn to create a color wheel.
2h 38min
Master the basics of pastel pencils.
with Colin Bradley
Sketching on the Move: Play, Pause, Rewind 34:32
Find out how to sketch a scene while in transit, whether you're walking or on a bus, train or car, as Suma breaks down her "Play, Pause, Rewind" method. See how to mark a moving object, take advantage of downtime to add details and look for repetition in your daily routines.
Adding Depth & Drama With Ink 13:33
A few select strokes with black or white ink can add depth and drama to your watercolor landscapes and sketches. Gay shows how to use fine-point permanent markers to create outlines and smaller details, and how to play with wet-erase markers to add shadows to your work.
Loosen Up! Simple Hand/Eye Training 21:53
Let loose a little; it might just make your drawings more realistic! Kateri helps you unwind as you get your hands and eyes in synch with gestural drawings. She also shares a variety of mark-making techniques you can add to your toolbox.
1h 59min
Whether you're walking through a neighborhood or wandering in nature, build foundational skills for sketching what you see more quickly and easily.
with Matt Brehm
5h 58min
Master the foundational drawing skills every beginning artist should know.
with Patricia Watwood
PROJECT IDEAS
2 Min Read
If you've only ever used pen and ink to draw basic lines, you are missing out! While simple lines can absolutely create dramatic drawings, there's another technique that will totally change the look of your drawings: an ink wash.
by Sara Barnes
1h 41min
Sharpen your drawing skills and create a breathtaking floral composition.
with Cynthia Knox
2h 34min
Record and celebrate your everyday and extraordinary adventures.
with Judith Cassel-Mamet
Make It: Tulip 41:44
Wrap things up with your final and most challenging project, a tulip. Start by underpainting the color, then build layers slowly, creating effective shadows and color harmonies along the way.
2h 55min
Simplify any cityscape to capture the character of your favorite urban scenes. Learn how to sketch building facades, textures, windows and much more.
with Shari Blaukopf
Watercolor Pen Drawing Exercise 2 Min Read
You need only look at some of the effortless work of Jackson Pollock to realize that you don’t need to labor over a composition to produce something great. Sometimes all you need is a spot or two — literally — of inspiration to build upon, and boom, an idea is born.
by Sara Barnes
2h 27min
Learn how to build narrative-rich scenes by sketching on location.
with Steven Reddy
Creating Animal Characters 29:42
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using animals as characters. Practice sketching a cute cat with humanized features, such as feet and a smile, and discover how altered proportions add personality. Then, expand your characterization with Lynne's techniques to draw animal-specific details.
Follow along with four artists as they reflect on their identity and tackle one of the most personal artistic exercises — the self-portrait.
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2h 39min
Combine simple techniques and fun materials to create three radiant works of art!
with Tracy Jacobs
2h 21min
Become a better pen and ink artist! Learn techniques for capturing the values, textures and contours you see in the world around you.
with Paul Heaston
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Drawing is something that anyone can do, and it’s really fun, too! Join art teacher Jordan DeWilde and gain the skills you need to express yourself through drawing. Follow along as Jordan guides you through six quick projects — including drawing a life-size robot — that will help you draw more realistically. Plus learn easy techniques for shading, perspective, texture and more.
with Jordan DeWilde
2h 24min
Join host Paul Costabile for an extreme doodling adventure! In this reality competition series, 16 talented artists flex their creative muscles to impress judges Jon Chad (of "Ink Outside the Box" on Bluprint) and Zoe Hong (fashion designer and illustrator). Each episode features two Doodle Warriors who go head to head in mind-bending challenges such as drawing a giant comic book and creating arm-sleeve tattoos on real people. But only one will walk away with $5,000 in cash and prizes.
with Bluprint
1h 51min
Artists. Innovators. Problem solvers. Tastemakers. Meet 16 brilliant creatives who boldly push boundaries and challenge the status quo, inspiring others to follow their hearts and pursue their passions.
with Bluprint
4h 18min
Master the basics of drawing with colored pencils.
with Susan Rubin
21min
Many artists use their work to express and question ideas about the self. In this Craftsy Original miniseries, we investigate identity through the lens of four individuals, taking a glimpse into their process as they embark on one of the most personal artistic exercises — the self-portrait.
1h 41min
Sharpen your drawing skills and create a breathtaking floral composition.
with Cynthia Knox
3h 12min
Ditch your eraser and take a new approach to drawing perspective.
with Marjorie Leggitt
1h 51min
Incorporate a daily sketching routine into your busy 21st-century life.
with Suma CM
5h 58min
Master the foundational drawing skills every beginning artist should know.
with Patricia Watwood
2h 34min
Record and celebrate your everyday and extraordinary adventures.
with Judith Cassel-Mamet
2h 7min
Recreate your favorite wild animals in colored pencil!
with Gemma Gylling
1h 52min
Watch your colored pencil skills take flight!
with Alan Woollett
2h 6min
Draw a colored pencil portrait that looks just like a photograph.
with Karen Hull
2h 38min
Master the basics of pastel pencils.
with Colin Bradley
2h 16min
Sketch any building, anywhere.
with Stephanie Bower
2h 15min
Master a mixed media combo for art that’s saturated with color, depth and creative inspiration.
with Janie Gildow
2h 16min
Train your hands and your eyes to work together for fantastic drawings.
with Kateri Ewing
2h 27min
Learn how to build narrative-rich scenes by sketching on location.
with Steven Reddy
1h 49min
Capture ordinary scenes in extraordinary sketches. Learn how to simplify busy spaces, sketch perspective intuitively, depict wide-angle views and more.
with Paul Heaston
1h 51min
Make figure sketching fun and fulfilling! Use loose, gestural techniques to quickly draw figures that are brimming with life.
with Suhita Shirodkar
2h 28min
Create dreamy, soft-focus landscape drawings. Use unique mixed media techniques to achieve painterly effects that lend an enchanting quality to your work.
with Amy Lindenberger
1h 47min
Draw textures so lifelike, you can feel them! Recreate the appearance of fruit skins, metallic surfaces, woodgrain, fur, fabric and more.
with Cynthia Knox
1h 46min
Illustrate stories that captivate kids at reading time. Draw children with lifelike proportions, youthful features, convincing skin tones and more.
with Ann Thomas
1h 59min
Whether you're walking through a neighborhood or wandering in nature, build foundational skills for sketching what you see more quickly and easily.
with Matt Brehm
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