10 DRAWING TIPS for Digital Artists – How to Draw Better in 4 Minutes

10 DRAWING TIPS for Digital Artists – How to Draw Better in 4 Minutes

I’ll share 10 tips that will help you draw better using a Wacom tablet and digital art software.

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7 Funky Photography Tips

7 Funky Photography Tips

Photographers Anastasia Ehlakova & Julia Gebhardt present a photography tutorial detailing some simple photography tips and tricks to try out on your next shoot!

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5 TIPS TO IMPROVE AT DRAWING || 30 Days of Art Episode 25

5 TIPS TO IMPROVE AT DRAWING || 30 Days of Art Episode 25

Today’s video will share my 5 quick tips to get better at drawing (other than practicing of course). I hope these tips will be helpful for any beginners to improve drawing skills. Enjoy! 🙂

Of course, the usual disclaimer: this is based on my personal experiences, and by no means am I forcing anyone to follow my opinions or agree with me. This is just to garnish your day and peak your curiosity.

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♥ Micron Pen: Size 001, Black
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♥ Kraft Toned Gray Paper


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Exploring Downtown Chicago and Beyond

Exploring Downtown Chicago and Beyond


[By Richard Sheppard in Chicago, Illinois] 

Accommodations for the Urban Sketchers Symposium can be quite comfortable if you have a friend who’s nice enough to use thousands of accumulated Marriott points. My friend Phil had enough points to score the Blackstone Hotel, just two blocks from the Goodman Center where the Symposium was centered in downtown Chicago. Thanks Phil!

The historic hotel was built by the Drake brothers, hiring architects Marshall & Fox to design it. It opened in 1910 and at the time it was the tallest building in Chicago. Noteworthy guests have included 12 consecutive presidents from Taft to Carter, Al Capone, and others. The Blackstone has also been used as staging for several notable films, including The Color of Money and The Untouchables.

The narrow view we had out our 19th floor room included Grant Park and Lake Michigan off in the distance where two of my Symposium classes were held (Thanks Shari and Virginia!).

Across the street from our hotel was Grant park where the city of Chicago runs a free SummerDance series (with live band and instructors included) that’s available for anyone with two feet. So, why did I draw this food stand instead of the dancers? They showed up in droves about the time I was wrapping this painting up.
Once the Symposium was over, it was time to explore more of the great city of Chicago. Since the Symposium took every ounce of time and energy I had, I was glad my mother-in-law invited us to stay with her, rest up, and explore this amazing city beyond the downtown area.
The house my wife Marilyn grew up in. 

One thing I’ll always remember about my visit to Chicago is this antique clock in a corner of my mother-in-law’s living room. Its art deco styling and colors are what attract me most, along with soft chimes that dance each quarter hour. The clock has been passed down for generations, and no doubt will be treasured by family clock keepers to come. It makes this corner a special place where I’d like to spend a day with a good book and a cup of tea.
Although I enjoyed the pizza at several downtown restaurants (including Exchequer) while at the Symposium, my favorite pizza restaurant in Chicago is still Pizzeria Uno. My wife and I went there on a Tuesday afternoon to avoid the crowds and were seated at a table with a view. I couldn’t have been happier. I placed my order for a Numero Uno “the works” pizza with sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, mushrooms and Uno’s unique chunky tomato sauce–topped with mozzarella and grated Romano. Then I began to draw my place setting, leaving space to sketch in my pizza when it arrived.
Deep dish pizza was invented in Chicago and Pizzeria Uno’s claims they introduced it to the world. But as with any number-one-claims-to-fame, there are controversies surrounding who actually owns the top spot. But who am I to argue? I just want a great tasting Chicago style deep dish pizza.

Chicagoans are proud of their public transit system, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and they should be. Since the late 1940’s, the CTA has been providing a reliable, economical, and relatively safe way of getting around the city. The buses and trains we’ve used while here have been on time, clean, and an enjoyable way to travel.

While waiting for the bus to arrive, Marilyn and I played footsie at the station. I started to sketch our feet but it wasn’t long before the bus arrived and cut my drawing time short. Once we found a seat, I used my water brush to add some quick color to the line work. The bus took us to a train, which then left us at our final destination, the Art Institute.

Surprisingly, independent coffee houses (other than Starbucks) are hard to find in Chicago. But Copi Cafe in Andersonville is a nice alternative to the usual cup-o-joe. There we met an old friend of Marilyn’s, Tim, a native Chicagoan who’d lived briefly in Michigan, had returned to Chicago a few years ago.
We sat on floor pillows near the front window where we could watch the rain. After ordering a double Americano, I joined the discussion on politics, movies, and more. Marilyn asked Tim about his Lobster Butter Love t-shirt, which, it ends up, is RoosRoast’s signature blend coffee from Ann Arbor.

My trip to Chicago wouldn’t feel complete unless I visited Wriggly Field to watch the Cubs play. It was a good day for the Cubbies because they beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 12 to 4. Hot dogs and peanuts for everyone.
Although I’m not a huge hot dog fan (though I loved the one I had at Wriggle Field), I occasionally get a craving that just won’t let up. One afternoon as we drove past the cool vintage sign for Superdawg, a fire was lit in my belly and an image of a hot dog was etched into the craving side of my brain in glowing neon. 
As we pulled up to park at the restaurant, I noticed the glowing retro menu at the passenger side. So Superdawg wasn’t just a diner, but a true old fashioned drive-in. Supercool! I hadn’t been to a drive-in restaurant since I was a kid. We parked and I rolled down the passenger side window to read the menu.

The array of choices was dazzling. Not only did they have Superdawgs but they also had: Whoopskidawgs, Whooperburgers, Superchickenmidgees, Supertamales, Superonionchips, Supermalts, and Supersundaes! The selection was a mind spinner, but what made my taste buds really stand at attention was a good ol’ fashioned hot dog with mustard. (In this town, I’m told ketchup on hot dogs happens about as often as peanut butter on eggs.)

I pressed the service button on the Order-Matic to request a Superdawg with fries and a Coke. Ten minutes later, a cheerful carhop fastened a full tray to the driver’s side window.

Marilyn passed me a drink and a cardboard box that, when opened, was stuffed full of ridged fries and, of course, a hot dog. I dove in, and before my wife could ask how it tasted, it was gone. “That was super!” I said. “But without pickles or onions, it’s not a REAL Chicago dog,” she quipped. “I wanted a Superdawg, not a superpickle,” I told her.

What could she say to that? The answer, my friends, is not much. And with that we flipped the tray pick-up switch on the Order-Matic and were on our way.

While shopping just north of Chicago near Lake Michigan, I began to realize that the end of my Chicago visit was near: there was only one day left to sketch the city. After browsing around downtown Evanston, we headed toward Northwestern University, driving amongst the ivy-covered buildings.
As we pulled into an outdoor parking lot, I spotted a clear and complete view of downtown Chicago. My spirits lifted as I left the car, sketchbook in hand, and strolled closer to the shoreline for the best vantage point.
Listening to the gentle splash of shallow waves against the steel pier, I watched clouds gather in dark formations miles east, above Lake Michigan, then watched as sheets of rain poured into the lake. I could have sat there for hours soaking up the view and listening to the waves. What a peaceful yet energizing way to cap off my time in Chicagoland.


Published at Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:35:00 +0000

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I know how it is! When you are learning how to draw, it’s FRUSTRATING…to say the least!
But before you crumple up that paper & give up for good, here are some very simple & basic tips that can help your drawing go from good to great to FAN-FRIGGN-TASTIC! ❤

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Tips to Draw Better in 7 Minutes: How to Hold the Pencil Like a Master

Tips to Draw Better in 7 Minutes: How to Hold the Pencil Like a Master

This video shows how to hold the pencil in different ways, like a Master.
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How to Practice – Improve your Art Skills, the Smart Way!

How to Practice – Improve your Art Skills, the Smart Way!

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Pink and chartreuse in Iowa

Pink and chartreuse in Iowa

[By Marcia Milner-Brage in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA]

  It’s a small house, close to the old town downtown. It’s pink. The color app names it to be light salmon or tulip. Neither of those monikers resonate. To me it’s the color of Pepto Bismol or Bazooka bubblegum. Unlike other cities in the United States that have traditions of houses painted in bright, richly saturated colors–like San Francisco or New Orleans, my hometown is a place where exterior house color is invariable not notable.

The lack of variety and flare in exterior house color here is encouraged by the much used option of aluminum siding. Homeowners of older homes are covering up their wood siding with aluminum, never to have to paint again. Iowans are known to be pragmatic, sensible. Another thing about Iowans is when in conversation, if you get the response, “That’s different”, you know you’ve stepped too close to the line of what’s acceptable. By being different here, perhaps you’re taking an unnecessary risk. Anyway, back to the color of houses. Unfortunately, the color choices for aluminum siding are limited and, pardon me for saying, an aluminum sided house looks canned–the difference between a TV dinner versus dinner made from fresh ingredients.

When this house on 4th went pink–not pastel pink or pink that’s more mauve, but P-I-N-K with an attitude, I was delighted. I felt my neighborhood had been enriched. It had been spiffed up. I go out of my way to pass by this house. It’s uplifting. Yup, it makes me happy. I go by this house and I can’t help but think–there’s one loved house.

This house on 3rd Street is also small. It’s been uninhabited for as long as I can remember (and I’ve lived here for 30 years). Yet it’s minimally tended–no broken windows, a hose hanging on the side, the roof in good shape, the foundation not cracked, the lawn mowed. To me, it’s the chartreuse house. I’m attracted to this house because I like the color. And face it, chartreuse is not a common color to paint ones house. It’s unusual and yet understated. The color endeared it to me. The color makes the house elegant to my eyes. Over time, the paint has chipped and faded. What is it now? Faded chartreuse? Chrome oxide green? Grasshopper green? Khaki? Mindaro? In the 1950s when this house was built, it was called Wheatgrass and it must have been a color in vogue. No need to name it, really, I’ll just draw it and the pink house and give them the attention they deserve for being different.


Published at Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:14:00 +0000

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Realistic Portrait Drawing: Do’s & Don’ts

Realistic Portrait Drawing: Do’s & Don’ts

Hey guys, here are my personal tips to help you achieve a more realistic portrait!

tldr; always pay attention to the following: 1) proportions 2) shadows and highlights 3) details

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