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Discover 6 Tutorials for Drawing Realistic Animals in Our FREE eGuide!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Drawing |

Learn how to draw animals in stunning likeness and detail with our collection of drawing tips and tutorials, all in this FREE downloadable PDF eGuide, exclusively from Craftsy!

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Illustrator Basics: How to Illustrate a Book Around Text

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Drawing |

Working an illustration around the written text it will share with a printed page will be a great portion of your work as an illustrator, so knowing how to do it properly is very important. I'm here to answer your questions on how to work an illustration around text for winning picture book any editor would be happy to publish!

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Bright Lights, Big City Inspiration: Urban Sketching Tutorial

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Drawing |

Urban sketching might seem intimidating at first, but there's a whole world of subject matter out there just waiting to inspire you. In this post, we'll explore a number of different ways to approach sketching in the city, from subject matter to style.

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Make an Impression: How to Use Transfer Paper for Illustrations

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

Transfer paper is a great tool for any illustrator! It can be helpful in all sorts of illustration projects, from easily tracing and transferring tricky imagery such as lettering or architectural structures to transferring a finished sketch to your final working surface. Learn how to use it and even make your own version with this tutorial.

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Hey, Four Eyes! Tips for Drawing People Wearing Eyeglasses

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Drawing |

It can be tricky drawing a portrait when your subject wears glasses. These four simple steps will help you draw realistic eyeglasses so they appear as though they're sitting on your subject's face.

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Capturing Layers: Drawing Folds in Fabric Using Charcoal

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Drawing |

Folded fabric can be tricky to draw — there are so many overlapping forms! Follow this tutorial to learn how to realistically render it using charcoal and a kneaded eraser.

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