May 2017

OCAD Studio: Memory Exercises

Memory exercises will help you keep images in your head when you’re drawing and painting from life or a reference. If you are able to remember how something…

OCAD Studio: Measuring Tips and Tools

  All measurement tools and tricks should be seen as a way to improve your ability to measure by eye. The ultimate goal of any representational artist should…

OCAD Studio: Introduction to Paint

    All paints are made with two basic components; a binder and a pigment. A binder is an adhesive liquid that distinguishes one type of paint from…

OCAD Studio: Shape Exercises

    Shape exercises are a great, quick exercise to improve your observational drawing skills. They will help you to accurately copy shapes when you’re copying from life…

Task 8 Part 1: The Colour Wheel

Colour theory is a tricky subject for artists. The problems arise as soon as we start putting paint on our palette. What about hues, tones, tertiaries or warm…

OCAD Studio: Glazing and Scumbling

Both scumbling and glazing are indirect methods of painting, which means that they are applied transparently over a dry layer of paint. They were often used by the…

Task 7: Self-Portrait in Charcoal

Drawing self-portraits can be a great way to practice sketching techniques as-let’s face-it-there is no shortage of material when you draw yourself! Sketching or drawing yourself can be…

OCAD Studio: Basics of Form

What is Form? In the context of representational drawing and painting, a form is anything that is 3D in your artwork. It could as simple as a ball,…

Task 6: Portrait Proportions

Hi there, This week we move onto PORTRAITURE!   Ah! Portraiture, portraiture with the thought, the soul of the model in it, that is what I think must…

OCAD Studio: Rhythmic Drawing from Life Part 2

Drawing Project #2 Rhythmic Drawing from Life Part 2 Breaking Down Longer Lines and Finding Forms Introduction: This project will help you to approach your work in a…

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