Does Drawing Matter in a Loose Painting? by Kim VanDerHoek

When teaching I've been asked if a painter can hide the fact that they can't draw, if they paint really loosely. Immediately an image of a magician doing a card trick pops into my head as I imagine how a painter might employ that same type of visual slight of hand. The student asking the question is usually disappointed with my answer and they then proceed to try to prove me w...
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Techniques on Traditional Drawing

Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design. This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some ...
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Lesson #2: The Position of the hand

A lot of students ask me to teach them how to work 'looser'. What they don't realize is that the position in which you hold your brush determine the 'looseness or tightness' of your painting. The choice and type of brush will also determine how the painting will look.      It is important to understand what different brushes and different hand positions do.      There...
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Lesson #1

Learn to Paint in 32 days Everyone can paint. Now, I know that that is quite a statement to make.  Most people grow up drawing or playing without any problem or inhibitions.  It is only once we start school that we get told that what we are drawing is wrong.  We are told that grass is not purple, the sky is not green and the sun is not red. Now, who is to say that these pe...
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