Cartoon Body Formulas | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Body Formulas | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Body Formulas I spent a lot of time on cartoon heads. There’s a lot to know about drawing heads. There’s just as much to know about drawing the body. By “body”, I mean the torso and hips. Cartoon bodies can be simplified so that you don’t need to go as deep as you would … Read more

What to bring on a plein air painting trip?

What to bring on a plein air painting trip?

I have written about the benefits of small plein air painting and how and why it can help improve color observation skills. Suppose you are totally convinced and would like to give it a try or you simply love to paint outdoors, what should you bring? Sure, you can probably load as much gear as … Read more

Cartoon Arm Formula | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Arm Formula | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Arm Formula It’s odd to have a body without arms. Arms and hands are very expressive parts of a figure. We’ll be tackling hands separately. In this lesson we’ll be focusing mainly on arms. Arms, for the most part are very simple to draw. It’s when you want to get muscular that things get … Read more

Mizuno and Chayama [Manga] Review

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A Quiet Solace Mangaka : Yuhta Nishio Publisher : Yen Press Genre : LGBT, Girls Love Published : May 10, 2022 Keeping up appearances can be difficult for most people, and this is especially true for younger individuals forced to face societal pressure due to their family’s reputation. While some may be able to find … Read more

A Painting Trip of Xiangxi (Western Hunan) China

A Painting Trip of Xiangxi (Western Hunan) China

Note: The article below recounts a painting trip to Xiangxi (Western Hunan), China in 1988, and is a snapshot of China at the time, roughly a decade after the end of the Cultural Revolution and Deng Xiaoping opened up the country, and right before the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It was a … Read more

How to Create Narrative Paintings (part 1)

How to Create Narrative Paintings (part 1)

Narrative painting is the most challenging genre in realistic art. It’s labor intensive and time consuming. It requires a solid foundation of drawing and sketching and adept portrait painting skills. It’s challenging and painstaking to create a narrative painting but perhaps the most fulfilling once you have the figures and story you have in mind … Read more

Cartoon Hand Formulas | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Hand Formulas | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Hand Formulas To be honest, just drawing hands alone is as complicated as drawing heads and figures. There’s a LOT to drawing hands. However, you can get away with not going too in depth with hands when you’re cartooning. Depending on how cartoony you’re drawing. In this lesson, we’ll go over: Very basic cartoon … Read more

May 2022 Pre-Orders – All the Anime

May 2022 Pre-Orders – All the Anime

So here we are again – another month has started, spring has certainly sprung, and now we can all marvel in wonder as the shoots of new life blossom into…. anime releases? Because yes folks, the start of May also means that it’s time to look over what new titles and pre-orders we have coming … Read more

Cartoon Legs Formula | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Legs Formula | The Drawing Website

Cartoon Legs Formula Arms and legs have a lot in common when it comes to drawing them. The thought process behind drawing them are very similar. The biggest difference between the two are the muscle masses. Otherwise, the approach to both arms and legs have a lot of overlap as you will see. In this … Read more

Virtually sketching | Mostly drawing

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Lockdown’s lack of group sketch-crawls has led to regular virtual meet-ups. Using Google Streetview you can freely wander a static location, get lost in side-streets and find a view that suits, joined by other sketchers on Zoom. Transcribing photos/2d images is very different to drawing from life, here’s James Gurney explaining the vital difference. But … Read more