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or at 423-800-0225 (outside U.S.)
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Drawing tutorials available on DVD and for iTunes, iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Watch This First

Core Concepts and Exercises

Before you watch any other 5-Pencil Method drawing lessons, you need to watch — and practice — the Core Concepts and Exercises.

Every other drawing lesson is based on these fundamental core concepts. Don’t skip this!

You will find out...

  • The stroke to use in 99% of your drawing
  • How to be in control of your pencil
  • How to have “flow and grace”
  • The secret to building smooth shading
  • Which materials give the best, proven results
  • And much, much more

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Draw a Portrait from Start to Finish

How to Draw a Portrait

In this 3-DVD set, you’ll start with how to create an accurate layout — and how to train yourself to see. Then, follow along as Darrel shows you how to take the skills you learned in “Core Concepts and Exercises” to draw an entire portrait from start to finish.

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Draw Awesome Hair

How to Draw Hair

  • Afros
  • Dreadlocks
  • White beards
  • Short beards
  • Dark beards
  • Part in hair
  • Blond hair
  • Black hair
  • Curly hair
  • Wavy hair
  • Braids
  • Hairline transitions

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...and the rest of the "wow-I-get-it-now" drawing lessons.

Window to the Soul

How to Draw Eyes

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Let's Talk About...

How to Draw Mouths

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As plain as...

How to Draw Noses

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Hear ye, hear ye

How to Draw Ears

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Art Studio Lesson Sets

Starting with the basics...

Art Studio Lessons 1-8 Set

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The Perfect Complement to "How to Draw a Portrait"...

Art Studio Lessons 9-16 Set

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Do your drawings tell the right story?

Art Studio Lessons 17-24 Set

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How to draw touchable textures...

Art Studio Lessons 25-32 Set

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Draw in reverse...

Art Studio Lessons 33-40 Set

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Drawing Studies

Rose

Denim

Strawberry

Dog

Kitty

Feather

Water

Beard

Shell

Art supplies

Art supplies

NEW! Starter Materials Kit

This kit contains all materials you need for starting with the first lessons in the Core Concepts and Exercises lessons.

  • 9" x 12" drawing pad
  • 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B pencils
  • kneaded rubber eraser
  • dry cleaning pad eraser
  • medium camel hair brush
  • circle template

  US$24.95

Art supplies

NEW! Portrait Materials Kit

This kit contains all materials that are used in the "How to Draw a Portrait" series.

  • 14" x 17" drawing pad
  • 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B pencils
  • kneaded rubber eraser
  • dry cleaning pad eraser
  • medium camel hair brush
  • circle template
  • metal divider
  • 18" clear acrylic ruler

  US$39.95

NEW! Blick® Studio Graphite 5-Pencil Set

Here's the new Blick® Studio 5-Pencil Method pencil set. This set contains one each of the Blick Studio 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B pencils.

  US$5.75

Large Kneaded Eraser

This is most-used eraser in the 5-Pencil Method. You may want to have several on hand. If you buy from your local art store, be sure to get the large size as the size is important for getting the proper contact with the paper.

  US$1.41

Dry Cleaning Pad Eraser

This is the eraser bag that Darrel explained in the tutorial video on erasers.

US$4.95

Strathmore 300 Series Vellum Paper

After experimenting with many papers, Darrel found Strathmore 300 series to be the right texture for his technique.

But that wasn’t the only goal. It was equally important to find a paper that was very affordable for just about anyone. So, even though there are many other papers that are much more expensive, the Strathmore 300 series is Darrel’s choice for quality and price.

  US$6.95 — 9" x 12" (List $9.49)

  US$9.95 — 11" x 14" (List $12.75)

  US$12.95 — 14" x 17" (List $19.59)

  US$19.95 — 19" x 24" (List $32.69)

18" Clear Acrylic Ruler

This ruler is used as a straight-edge in Darrel’s primary layout method. Any clear straight-edge that’s about 18" will work. This should be an easy item to find at most art or office supply stores, but if you need one, here’s an option.

While you’re getting a ruler, be sure you also have a divider tool, as the ruler and divider work hand-in-hand in Darrel’s approach to laying out a drawing.

  US$4.95

Staedtler Divider Tool

The divider tool is used along with the ruler for Darrel’s primary layout method. There are many ways to lay out a drawing. Darrel’s simple approach to laying out a drawing uses just the ruler and the divider.

US$8.95

X-acto Powerhouse Pencil Sharpener Model 1792

  US$39.95

PLEASE NOTE: This item requires a 120 volt power source. Using without the correct voltage will ruin this sharpener so it is not usable. International customers, please take note of this as we can no longer refund or replace this item due to use with an incorrect power source.

Langickel Camel Hair Brush

Single brush US$5.95

3-Pack US$9.95