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OCAD Studio: Articulating Figure Gestures

This lesson will explain how to go about adding more detail to a drawing by breaking the simple curved lines into more complex articulations. You do not need…

  Gesture lines describe the movement and feeling of a figure. They are a way to quickly capture the essence of a pose without focusing on the details…

OCAD Studio: Using Negative Space

OCAD Studio: Using Planes to Make Forms

OCAD Studio: Basic Head Structure

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 5

Here is the final video in this series, demonstrating how to finish of the rendering and creat a focal point. I have also posted a complete timelapse of…

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 4

Materials Paper (preferably good quality paper that will hold up to erasing) Mixture of pencils of differing hardness (2B, B, H, HB etc.) Kneadable eraser Drawing Board Tape…

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 3

Blocking in Form Through Halftones Now that the shadows and dark tones are roughed in, you can begin developing the form by adding halftones. It is best to…

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 2

Developing the Shadows Materials Paper (preferably good quality paper that will hold up to erasing) Mixture of pencils of differing hardness (2B, B, H, HB etc.) Kneadable eraser…

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 1

Materials Paper (preferably good quality paper that will hold up to erasing) Mixture of pencils of differing hardness (2B, B, H, HB etc.) Kneadable eraser Drawing Board Tape…

OCAD Studio: Negative Drawing

Negative Drawing is a great way to quickly draw an image which is mostly dark with a few light patches. It creates an impressive and luminous chiaroscuro (light/dark)…

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 or a…

OCAD Studio: Articulating Constructs

This lesson will explain how to go about adding more detail to a drawing by breaking the simple curved lines into more complex articulations. You do not need…

OCAD Studio: Two Point Perspective

When we look at the world around us, we notice that as objects move further away, they become smaller. In order to make images on a flat surface…

OCAD Studio: One Point Perspective

When we look at the world around us, we notice that as objects move further away, they become smaller. In order to make images on a flat surface…

OCAD Studio: Cast Shadows

Watch the accompanying video lesson to get a better idea of the concepts explained below. Notes The softness of cast shadows is affected by the consistency of the…

OCAD Studio: Urban Sketching – Tonal Drawing

Tonal drawings of urban landscapes make a bold statement and are a great way to capture the mood of a place. They are especially good for night scenes…

OCAD Studio: Urban Sketching – Line Drawing

Line drawings are a great way to quickly evoke an urban scene. Cities are typically made up of lots of complex geometric shapes and details so lend themselves…

OCAD Studio: Urban Sketching – Thumbnails

Thumbnails are a great way to test out compositions. You can see how the major statement of shapes and values works in any particular scene without being able…

OCAD Studio: Painting in Progress – Still Life

Things to Remember after Watching the Video:   Avoid Smearing Your Work   When working in oils the paint will stay wet for at least a day, so…

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