Archive for June, 2010

Drawing Tutorials Online Review

June 16, 2010

 On my continued journey to become a master artist, I found another phenomenal online drawing  tutorials and art resources; The Drawing Tutorials Online with Matthew Archambault. Matt is not just an instructor, he’s an instructor at The School of Visual Arts in New York. He’s also worked as a professional Illustrator for nearly 18 years;He has been represented by some of the biggest agents including Hankins and Tegenborg, Bill & Maurine Klimt as well as Scott Hull. Matt is ready to share his knowledge and expertise gained by completing hundreds of illustration projects.

 Drawing Tutorials Online with Matt has been a ground breaking experience for me. In just a couple of weeks I have gained a much better understanding with portraits, lighting, painting, drawing the figure, and form. I was very impressed with the large amount of content he has on various topics covering art. He draws and talks at a nice steady pace so you don’t have confusion or questions about what he is doing. If you want to be an illustrator, concept artist, medical illustrator, etc. or just want to improve, I would highly recommend this site before a lot of the other online sites; My reasons for saying this is because of the affordable price, amount of info and demonstrations you get; it will have you well prepared to further studies in concept art and any other advanced creative fields; you will have a great  solid foundation on art , drawing, and theory.
http://www.drawing-tutorials-online.com/

Matthew Archambault

Art of Drawing People (book review)

June 4, 2010

I recently checked out this book “The art of drawing people.  This a great book on learning to draw people(portraits, figures, etc.). It is broken down into 5 sections. Four of the  sections are broken down by 4 different skilled artists. The first section gives a brief introduction for supplies, basic principles for drawing, composition, etc. The second section is discussing and illustrating anatomy. The third section covers faces with a simple style approach. The fourth section covers people, using formulas for faces, anatomy, very realistic, etc, The fifth section covers other sections and approaches to drawing people.

One of the other great features in this book is the diversity of step by step drawing of people; covering very young children, teens, young adults, mature adults, elders and many different ethnic backgrounds. This is one of those books that will be in constant use for many years.