Dipping into the Dip Pen

If you’ve ever drawn or read manga or certain comic books before, you might have noticed that the linework is usually quite dynamic. This means the lines have...

Painting the Nearly Invisible: Tips on Painting Glass

It’s like a magic trick – an illusion that makes it difficult for the eye to follow. While this is true for reflections, especially warped ones (like on...

How to Illustrate Heads, Faces and Facial Features (Nose and Lips)

In this is part three of a series covering the basics of illustrating human facial features. If you need to get caught up, go back and read my...

How to Illustrate Heads, Faces and Facial Features (Eyes & Eyebrows)

  This is part two of a series covering the basics of drawing human facial features for your stylized illustrations. The first post in the series covered basic...

Creating Mood in Your Illustrations

Establishing a mood in your illustrations is one of those things where if you’ve done it right, your design strategy won’t be immediately obvious. This makes it rather...

How to Illustrate Heads, Faces and Facial Features

THE HEAD This is the first blog post in a series that will cover the basics of drawing human heads and facial features for stylized illustrations.  There are...

Guide on How to Draw Animals

Drawing animals can be wonderfully relaxing, and provide you with something adorable to hang on your wall. Many animals are a bit more forgiving to draw than humans...

Understanding the Three-Point Perspective

In my previous articles, I’ve described the process for drawing in both one-point and two-point perspective. Now it is time to tackle three-point perspective, the kind used when...

Drawing Mistakes to Avoid

Drawing is a foundational skill that almost every creative utilises in some way for their process.  Even if an oil painting is our end goal as a highly-skilled...

Sketching In Watercolour

Have you ever gone out to do some Plein air painting, only to realise that you’ve forgotten to bring a pencil? Or maybe you’re doing a timed painting, and need...