Drawing A Still Life

If you want to learn how to draw, you have to draw from life. Learning how to draw a still-life or how to approach drawing from life in general can be a bit stressful and even a little boring at times but there's no way around it. Once you start getting the hang of it, though, you'll start noticing great improvements in your drawing skills that are well worth the effort!

Creating a Character Turnaround Sheet

A turnaround model sheet of your character can be a very useful tool. Animators and comic artists use turnaround model sheets to help them stay on-model as they draw characters from different angles and in varying poses. You can also use your turnaround sheet as a reference to create a maquette of your character.

Setting Up A Still Life

Creating your own still life is an excellent way to begin painting/ drawing from life. You can also treat it as a photoshoot and build your own reference library. This same method can be used for a life drawing setup. Just use a person instead of an object!

Archetypes Series: The Knight & Damsel

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

Archetypes Series: The Fool

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

Archetypes Series: The Prostitute

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

Archetypes Series: The Queen

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

Transferring With A Grid

Using a grid transfer instead of projecting or tracing a reference gives your finished piece a more organic and unique look. The grid helps you stay close to your reference without making you feel forced to recreate it perfectly.