How to Draw a Portrait is one of the top-rated books on Amazon on portrait drawing. In this step-by-step, illustrated book, I show how to draw a portrait in the three-quarters view. This sequence of steps is based on the traditional constructive drawing approach that is used in the only classic art school left in the world—the Repin Academic Institute of Fine Arts.
The Drawing in Perspective book is written for artists who what to learn how to draw in perspective the right way. It demystifies the theory of perspective and gives practical, easy-to-follow advice on using different types of perspective in art. It is intended as a comprehensive aid for Drawing Academy students, so you will find it useful, as well.
Fine Art: Your Fame and Wealth. Who If Not You? exposes the contemporary art marketplace, and provides valuable, practical information on how fine artists can create and develop their personal brands and profit from their art in the creative environment that is shifting rapidly to the digital era.
12 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Drawing is included in the Drawing Academy curriculum. In this guide, art students learn essential drawing skills that are no longer taught in contemporary art schools. This guide is also available as a four-part series of video lessons.
Body Language in Fine Art: How to Read Old Masters' Paintings – Secrets of Body Language In Figurative Fine Art is a useful book for fine artists and fine art lovers who want to discover hidden messages left by the Old Masters that can be understood only by reading the non-verbal language depicted in oil paintings, drawings and sculptures.
The Oil Painting Guide for Fine Artists has been created together with Natalie Richy for the Web Art Academy course. It is available as a digital book as well as a series of video lessons. This guide reveals essential rules of oil painting, traditional oil medium materials, and explains in detail the multi-layer oil panting techniques.
The Silverpoint Drawing Technique video presents the almost forgotten method of drawing in metals, including pure gold and silver, which was used before the discovery of graphite by the Old Masters of the Renaissance. This guide is a part of the Drawing Academy curriculum and is also available as a two-part video lesson.
The Drawing in Perspective video presentation was created as a practical guide for Drawing Academy students and reveals the knowledge of one-, two-, three-, and four-point perspective, as well as aerial perspective. This video lesson gives more information about drawing in perspective than an average art student would get during four years in a contemporary art college.
The two-part video lesson, Drawing in Perspective presents the step-by-step process of drawing the St. Isaac's Cathedral in one-and two-point perspective. Constructive drawing principles, which are demonstrated in this video, could be used for drawing any man-made objects from life or imagination.
The Help! I Can't Draw video aims to help fine artists to start learning drawing from the basics. Although it was created for beginners, even advanced art students find it very helpful. In 12 practical steps, this lesson advises what to do to improve drawing skills. This video lesson is a part of the free tutorials of the Drawing Academy course.
The Best Ways to Learn Drawing video is a part of the Drawing Academy course. It reveals essential information on learning drawing skills, including the importance of fundamental drawing rules and principles, the right approach to learning drawing, and the main pitfalls to avoid when improving art skills.
The 12 Most Essential Art Skills Every Fine Artist Must Have video explains what skills an art student must develop to become an original and professional fine artist. The importance of these crucial skills cannot be underestimated, as they have been developing since the time of the Old Masters.
The 7 Erroneous Beliefs About Anatomy for Artists video presentation discloses some misconceptions and excuses that often keep art students from learning human anatomy. In this video, I help figurative artists understand the importance of anatomy and the proportions of a human body, and I advise how to learn this topic quickly.
The Book on Watercolor is a comprehensive work on watercolor art, medium and painting techniques. It gives practical information on watercolor materials and how to use them, as well as describing in detail various panting techniques and know-how.
Book - How to Draw a Portrait - Step-by-step Instructions for Beginner Artists. In this book, you will discover how to draw a portrait using constrcutive drawing principles, anatomy for artists and proficient tonal rendering techniques.
Vladimir London Sketchbooks Making sketches is just one small part of the art education you will receive in the Life Drawing Academy Correspondence Course. This course will cover all you need to know, from traditional drawing techniques to anatomy for artists and figurative drawing. A dedicated team of art tutors will walk you all the way step-by-step from your current drawing skills to the advanced level.
Sketching Five Portraits a Day Many beginning artists think that getting good drawing skills requires a lot of time. They also believe that drawing portraits is difficult. Lack of time is one of classic excuses. I will show you how to get good drawing skills with little effort at your end.
How to Sketch a Skull To draw realistic portraits, an artist must know the anatomy of a human head, its construction and proportions. Good understanding of what lies beneath the skin gives great advantage in portrait drawing. That is why, in this video, I will show you how to make fast sketches of a skull.
How to Learn Anatomy for Artists - Sketchbooks Tour In this video, I will talk about how to learn anatomy by sketching. Here are some of my sketchbooks where I make anatomical drawings and scribble notes about proportions and construction of a human body, head and face.
15 Elements of Composition In this video, you will discover 15 Elements of Composition that you can use to compose beautiful works of art to tell a story, induce emotions, and pass the message to viewers
How to Draw a Torso What if you have to draw just a torso with no measurements of the head and legs available to build the necessary proportions? In this video, I will demonstrate how to do it.
How to get good skills by drawing just 20 minutes a day Many art students say: "I don't have time." This is a classic excuse. Every person on this planet has twenty-four hours per day, no more no less. Everyone is equal in this respect. Why do you fill your day with things that prevent you from doing what you love? Here's the truth: it is not a matter of time, but priorities.
How to Self-Assess Your Drawing Skills Do you know what is your level of drawing skills according to the standards of classical art education? Many self-taught artists and art students tend to overestimate the level of skills not because they are proud of their achievements, but because they do not know what the standards are. The following information will help to assess your level of drawing skills on the scale from zero to 10.
How to Cast a Classical Bust In this video, you will discover how to make a mold and cold cast a classical bust. Every sculptor has to have good drawing skills. Making your own cast of a classical bust is the great way to learn the three-dimensional construction of a head and make a model that you can draw from life.
How to Make and Draw a Skull In this video, you will discover proportions and construction of a skull, how to make a paper skull model and how to draw a skull from life with the necessary knowledge of its anatomy
Golden Proportions in Art In this video, you will find out what golden proportion or golden ratio is and how to use it in art
How to Use Contours and Outlines in Life Drawing In this video, you will discouver how to use contours and outlines in life drawing.