50+ Free Art Lessons!

All 490+ art lessons on my website are authored and richly illustrated by professional artists and art educators. Choose your passion! Draw with graphite and colored pencils; paint with acrylics; learn about art history and art therapy; and more!

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Lessons are categorized into 8 modules (and 18 topics).

Module 1: Introduction to Drawing

Module 2: Contour Drawing

Module 3: Shading Techniques

Module 4: Composition and Perspective

Module 5: Diversity in Visual Arts

Module 6: People and Animals

Module 7: The Lighter Side of Art

Module 8: Creating Art in Color

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Portraits of Babies are Easy to Draw!

Check Out a Few Guidelines and Get Started!

In three lessons, you examine realistically-proportioned baby faces; shade the forms of a baby’s mouth; and draw a baby named Grace. You are then ready to practice drawing portraits of babies.

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6.1.R5: Facial Proportions of Babies (by Brenda Hoddinott)

Beginner to Intermediate: Guidelines to help draw realistically-proportioned babies’ faces and heads, from newborn to toddler

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6.1.A2: Sketch and Shade a Baby’s Mouth (by Brenda Hoddinott)

Beginner to Intermediate: Outline shapes and then add shading to draw a baby’s mouth that appears three-dimensional

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6.1.A9: Profile View of Baby Grace (by Brenda Hoddinott)

Beginner to Intermediate: Draw a realistic facial profile of a baby by first outlining accurate proportions and then shading textures and forms with hatching

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YEAH! My Newest Book is Launched!

My life has been crazy busy over the past few months, so this book has taken longer than usual to finish. For me, the most difficult part of writing a book is declaring it finished. The temptation to check everything one last time is addictive. However, there comes a point where I just have to let it go! :o)

Drawing on Your Brain (Second Edition)

10 Week Drawing Course-in-a-Book

Strengthen your visual intelligence, creativity, memory, and drawing skills with richly-illustrated activities and exercises. This workbook also includes current and insightful research that helps demystify the amazing relationship between drawing and your brain.

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Love and hugs to my partner John (Percy) and editors Giselle Melanson Tattrie and Cailin Green for making this book a reality. :o)

Draw Animals with Stripes and Spots!

Now everyone can draw zebras and giraffes!

Richly illustrated, step-by-step drawing exercises and projects for artists from beginner to intermediate

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Beginner: 6.2.A7 Shade Simple Furry Stripes (4 Pages and 6 Illustrations)

Use curved hatching lines to practice drawing a striped pattern with a furry texture.

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Beginner to Intermediate: 6.2.A20 A Zebra Named Spot (16 Pages and 33 Illustrations)

Draw the striped pattern, furry texture, and exterior anatomical forms of a baby zebra’s face, head, and neck.

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Beginner: 6.2.A8 Shade Spotted Furry Textures (6 Pages and 16 Illustrations)

Use hatching lines to practice drawing the texture and pattern of realistic, spotted fur.

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Beginner to Intermediate: 6.2.A17 Dandy the Baby Giraffe (14 Pages and 41 Illustrations)

Outline proportions and shapes and then add shading to create the forms, textures, and patterns of an adorable young giraffe

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FREE! Drawspace Pro Lesson 11

The techniques employed in this tutorial probably helped you learn to print when you were a child. However – these four, printable worksheets are specifically designed to improve your visual intelligence and drawing skills! Enjoy! :o)

Draw Shapes Inside Squares: Strengthen your skills for rendering accurate proportions by practicing skills on four worksheets in which you draw diverse lines and shapes inside squares

Here’s three of the 64 mini projects including in this free lesson. Please feel free to share this link with your artistic friends!

http://www.drawspace.com/module/viewFile/id/120

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Free until Jan 28, 2014!

FREE! Drawspace Pro Lesson 8!

Illustrative and Traditional Realism

Examine drawings to compare the techniques used for rendering two substyles of realism.

Free until Dec 9!

http://www.drawspace.com/module/viewFile/id/294

Illustrative realism is a style of art often used by commercial artists such as illustrators, designers, and graphic artists. Subjects are often rendered with techniques to help the images stand out strongly in digital and printed documents.

Traditional realism employs a variety of different drawing techniques, most of which attempt to represent living beings and objects as they appear in real life without stylization or distortion. Traditional realists are more likely to “suggest” contours through shading rather than render actual contour lines.

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