Patricia Watwood
Craftsy Instructor

Brooklyn, NY

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Patricia Watwood has exhibited at galleries worldwide, and her work was included in the historic presentation of Contemporary American Realism in museums throughout China. Watwood earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and went on to teach there and in workshops across the country. Her paintings focus on mythology, allegory and contemporary human life, and have twice landed the cover of American Artist magazine.

Patricia's Craftsy Classes

10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing

Discover a toolkit of fundamental techniques to refine your artistic skills alongside internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Watwood. Use hatching, crosshatching, stippling and veiling to create shadows, tones and gradation. Locate and define objects in your drawings with composition, block-in and contour lines. Next, depict shapes in three dimensions with precise perspective. Accurately orient objects to create a convincing sense of placement using enveloping and triangulation. Transfer drawings so they can be copied or moved to a new surface for a fresh start. Enhance your ability to depict light and shadow, and create accurate value shifts for true-to-life results. Plus, get tips for working with toned ground and drawing materials beyond graphite and ink. Apply beginner drawing techniques to draw what you see with confidence and accuracy.

$14.99 $29.99

Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide

Master figure drawing as you learn classical techniques for rendering from live models! With Watwood’s guidance, you’ll progress from a simple block-in sketch to a gestural drawing to a polished piece with depth and dimension. Learn how to set up and light a live model, and how to use graphite pencil and simple angles to create an accurate outline for any figure. Add life-like energy as you incorporate gestural lines, then carve out the form with hatching, shading and highlighting techniques. As a bonus, Watwood will show you how to create custom toned papers to add a unique touch to your work.

Free!

Patricia's Projects

Class Drawing Detail #2
Using Toned Ground
Portrait of Kristin
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