Allan Smith

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Human Figure Drawing: Poses, Gestures & Lessons for the Beginner

Human figure drawing by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.<p>The Power of Human Figure Drawing<p>I bring you your very own mini-encyclopedia of figure drawing! …

10 steps to improve your figure drawing

The two key words in the field of art illustration are principles and technique. Principles are aspects such as composition, structure and …

Draw a figure in under five minutes

Sketching a five-minute pose is a lot of fun because it offers just enough time to capture a strong sense of the pose, but not enough time to …

Yoga

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Costco's weird spell

For some reason, every time I walk in, I buy things I would never dream of owning otherwise, Adriano Magnifico writes<p><i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide.</i><p>We stare at the garbage can.<p>I lean forward and run my …

10 Tips for Mapping Out the Figure

Don’t Get Lost in Figure DrawingThe mapping out stage of a figure drawing is crucial, whether it stays in your sketchbook or eventually lead to a …

Heads

<b>It's important that you take the time to walk through and complete the Understanding 3D Form tutorial before you're ready to take this next step.</b> …

Perfect your figures with our anatomy masterclass

In this masterclass, I'll reveal the basic steps you need to follow to perfect your figure drawing. I'll start with the first conception – or inkling …

Draw Faces in 15 Minutes

This book’s slightly gimmicky ‘15 Minutes’ tag might put you off, but don’t be fooled: this is not a guide for total novices. Instead, this is the …

Pencil drawing techniques: 7 tips to improve your skills

No matter what kind of artist you are, chances are pencil drawing was the skill that helped you learn how to draw, and the one that kicked off your …

Get better at figure drawing

When I got the call from ImagineFX’s editor to draw a person – a life model – for the cover illustration, I was filled with energy and excitement. …

10 Lessons Pablo Picasso Can Teach You

Pablo Picasso was one of the most prolific, creative, and inspirational artists who has ever lived. Here is a man who created his own destiny — who …

Why Is It So Hard to Draw From Imagination? Here's How to Do It!

This is how it begins. You see a mighty dragon in your mind, its frightening head, shiny scales, marvelous wings, a long tail with a row of spikes... …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Literature

How to Use Gestures to Draw Creatures From Imagination

After you finally learn how to use a pencil properly, your next step is to learn more about the topic you want to portray. In the case of creatures, …

Street Style News and Photos (291)

At last, <b>Heidi Klum</b> has found a print that even we can't identify!<p>The supermodel made yet another fashionable exit from her NYC hotel on Tuesday in a …