Drawing basics

24 Feb 2009

Q: I've been mostly a casual drawer, so I’ve stuck mainly to drawing the human figure. Now that I'm looking into pursuing a career in art, I need to improve my skills in sketching backgrounds. Is there a good online tutorial or a book that covers this topic?

: There are hundreds of books on how to draw everything. There are also great art magazines that offer lessons in drawing and painting. American Artist magazine is a wonderful source of information. The publication includes articles from nationally known artists who successfully pursue careers in fine art. Most art colleges offer classes online. The Academy of Art University, for instance, is a leader in online art education. This university is also known for preparing students for careers in the fine art and commercial art-related market.

--by Camille LaPointe-Lyons

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Jules29 wrote
on 24 Dec 2010 11:26 AM


There are a lot of books that can guide you id drawing. aside from that, there are also some tools that can help you learn the basics of drawing like the measurements and alignments. I've learned a lot of things from it. you can check it out. its called the Accurasee measurement tool. i hope it can help you too just like what it did to me.

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