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Unreal

Man, I love Las Vegas! I go every summer to play in the World Series of Poker. I was absolutely crushed about the news today. “Sin City” is supposed to be fun and is now stained forever because of the cowardly act of an unstable individual. The cell phone footage is unreal. I can’t imagine the confusion, terror, and horror those people experienced.┬áMy thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who died and those who were wounded. Another mass shooting..unreal.


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Creating Worksheets

I really have a lot of fun creating drawing videos. It’s also fun to design and create worksheets. I’m working on one for negative shape drawing, shading, and my new one for restating lines. My next video goes back to basics and talks about restating lines instead of erasing all the time. I think I make videos faster than I can make the worksheets to go with them!


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Shading, shading, shading

I finally figured out what I’m going to talk about for my intermediate to advanced fellow bloggers. . . shading! I watch a lot of “how-to” videos to improve myself. One thing I noticed is that there aren’t that many that really demonstrate how to shade. I mean effectively. So I can understand what-the-heck I’m doing and can repeat it for any drawing I do! Anyway, I have my work cut out for me. Here is a quick tutorial about making a dramatic shadow.

 


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How to Draw the Head in 3/4 View

My latest tutorial is for intermediate artists. I figured I should do a tutorial for other artists beside beginners. This is a little trick you can use so you don’t cut off the back of the head. A lot of times people who know how to draw make this simple rookie mistake. This measuring trick will make sure you never lop off half the head when you draw.


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Negative Shape Drawing

A little known technique by beginners but widely used by experts is negative shape drawing. Since the positive shape (the figure) and the negative shape (the background) share and edge, you can draw either one. If the positive shape is giving you trouble, switch! Draw the negative shape instead. . . it’s a lot easier.