Category Archives: Drawings

about pictures drawn in pencil or coloured pencil

How to mix gold and silver paint from primaries – Video No.246

This video shows you in about 2 minutes how to mix gold and silver paints from primary colours. Acrylics are used in the film but similar methods will be applicable to oils and watercolours too. If you like my choice … Continue reading

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How to work from a photo – Video No.245

In this video Phil Davis explains how to transfer a photograph to your support be it a canvas, a board, or paper. In the film the grid method is employed. However, that is not the only way to achieve good … Continue reading

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How to paint drops of water – Video No.244

In this speed painting video Sandor Vamos creates drops of water with coloured pencils. In just over 10 minutes he produces a perfect optical illusion. It does not need explaining just enjoy it and listen to the music. Please CLICK … Continue reading

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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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