Tuesday, November 21

Learning to draw


drawspace

A couple of days back there was comment asking for help on starting to draw and paint. I'd asked him to join the WetCanvas! Classroom forum and to look up some additional sources from this site.

This morning I got a newsletter from drawspace . I find that it is growing to be a wonderful online resource for drawing lessons. These are divided into 3 levels - beginners, intermediate and advanced. drawspace also has a forum which is slowly growing and the activities are focussed on drawing with pencil, charcoal, color pencils and pen & ink. All the lessons have been written by one person and you have a choice of viewing it for free online or downloading the pdf version for a small fee. Brenda Hoddinott whose lessons populate this website is amongst other things a self taught artist. She is currently working on a new website along similar lines for Fine Art.

Today, Mayank has got an update with details of this site as an alternative and few other suggestions one of which I shall put in a fresh post as it is worth its weight in gold for anybody wanting to paint.

Thursday, November 2

Make Digital Art

corel painter

Haven't had a go at making art digitally? There are at least two really great pieces of software out there for you to try. One that I've mentioned in an earlier post and Corel's Painter IX.5. You can download a two month trial version. It is the fully functional version, nothing has be disabled. Here's a WIP that i've made with Painter.

uma painter wip 2