Category Archives: Drawings

about pictures drawn in pencil or coloured pencil

How to paint a Glass and Lemon – Video No.242

Today I have chosen a still life painting in coloured pencils. Watch how the scene showing a plate, a lemon, a spoon and a glass of water develops in this speed painting video in just 3 minutes. More of my … Continue reading

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How draw a cat – Video No.237

This 3 1/2 minute speed painting video by Marcello Barenghi depicts a grumpy cat. Marcello is a master with pencil and paper. On his website you will find a lot more of his fascinating videos. They have all had tens … Continue reading

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How to use contrast and value – Video No.231

Today I have chosen a 12 minute video showing you how to increase contrast and value in a picture to improve its quality. The demonstration uses real-time sequences to explain how it works. The ART Tutor channel offers some great … Continue reading

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How to paint a portrait of a woman – Art Tuition Video No.194

Here is Tim Gagnon painting a portrait. It is a 3 min 40 second speed painting video in which a portrait of a woman develops from start to finish. Hope you will enjoy my choice of the day. If you … Continue reading

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Invitation to Authors

Thank you all for coming back to my blog to read about my experiences in the art world. We have now had some 46,000 visitors. Maybe it is time to send out an invitation to co-authors to join me in … Continue reading

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Top Tips – How to Mount Acrylics and Watercolours

The subject of how to mount your acrylics and watercolours comes up every so often and I have written about it myself before. Yet you always learn something new. As I wanted to find out more about the do´s and … Continue reading

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How to Draw Grapes – Art Tuition Video No.174

Today I have chosen another speed-painting video by Marcello Barenghi He creates a realistic drawing of a bunch of grapes in just over 4 minutes. When you go to his website you will find a lot more of his fascinating … Continue reading

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Arch of Titus in Rome – Ink Drawing

This A4 drawing of the Arch of Titus in Rome. goes with the oil painting I posted some time ago. The arch was erected to commemorate the victories of emperor Titus in the year 82AD. Emperor Domitian of Rome who … Continue reading

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Salzburg Castle – Pencil Drawing Found in the Attic

This pencil drawing of Fortress Hohensalzburg on an A4 size sheet of paper is one of my early works which I rediscovered when clearing out the attic. The simplified trees and bushes guide the eye to the essential contents of … Continue reading

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How to Draw an Ironman – Art Tuition Video No.170

This speed-painting video shows how Marcello Barenghi creates a hyper realistic drawing of an Ironman in less than 5 minutes. You can take the word iron man literally as it is a figure from the world of Science Fiction where … Continue reading

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