Free Drawing Lessons

Lesson 1: Video 1 of 3

Before You Draw

Here are the basics of prepping your work area and getting your paper ready to draw on. You may already know it all, but I’ve found from years of teaching students that sometimes the obvious…well, isn’t.

So make sure you go through this checklist, take your paper out of the tablet the correct way, use a sheet of paper under your hand to prevent smudging, and keep your hands clean--that includes even from your own body oils.

And, most importantly, I’ll show you how to choose the correct side of the paper for my technique. This may not seem important, but each side of the paper has a different texture. You want the less textured one.

The seven minutes you spend watching this may save you hours of time by starting your drawing out on the right foot.

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