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April 18, 2011
I used to avoid watching videos on my computer because they were painfully slow. Now that I am getting some extra broadband speed, I have had a lovely time finding some great pencil drawing tutorials.
What's New at AllAboutDrawings.comFree Drawing Lessons
This is the main page to announce my pick of the best videos.
There is one video on this page that shows you how to hold your pencil to produce a rough sketch.
Landscape Drawing Lessons
There are 5 videos on this page and I got a lot of pleasure from viewing them.
Portrait Drawing Lessons
At this stage, there are only 2 videos but I'll let you know as soon as more are added.
A New Art Book
I reviewed another portrait drawing product that has recently hit the market. It is by the same author of "Learn Portrait Drawing in 7 days" with the same attention to detail.
The end result is not a photocopy of a photo, it's a graphite drawing with character.
If you want to know some more, just click here to read my review.
Browse through your drawings that were sent in during the last month. Check them out if you have time because there are a lot of good tips floating around "Your Space".
Note: Several submissions had the wrong email address so it's a good idea to check if you haven't received your email notification which provides the link to your page on the site.
Last month, Manjunath sent in a drawing entitled "My College Mate". As comments were added to the page, Michael offered some links to find great online drawing tutorials. Thank you Michael, those links will help a lot of people. If you crave more drawing lessons, pop on over to that page and take a look at the links in the comments section.
It seems our lives get busier by the minute so rather than contribute to your over-crowded Inbox, this newsletter will now be delivered every 2 months rather than monthly.
I hope that suits you more.
In the interim, if you have some spare time, you can always catch up on the back issues.
Tip of the MonthWhen you start learning to draw, try to forget about achieving perfection.
If you take a loose approach from the very beginning, you quickly gain more confidence and you can ease yourself into drawing seriously.
If you don't draw at all because you are too embarrassed to look at the hard copy of your efforts, then don't draw in a sketchbook - try drawing in sand or on envelopes and anything that you are going to throw away.
It is recommended to keep your drawings from the beginning but if this idea helps you to get started, then do it!
Handy LinksHere is a small selection of online art books that I have personally bought and reviewed. There is a lot of rubbish out there so I compiled this list to reduce the risks for you and they all carry a money back guarantee. Bargain!
For common drawing questions, please visit the frequently asked questions page.
Drawing is a very economical hobby. Check the drawing supplies page which describes the materials you need to get started.
The Drawings Blog shows you the last 30 pages to be added to the site.
, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this issue.
I am sending you warm wishes for a very happy Easter.
Until next time, have many happy creative days!
How To Sketch book
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein
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