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Adding simple backgrounds to your pencil sketches.

Adding simple backgrounds to your pencil sketches.

I recently responded to a question on Quora about how to sketch simple backgrounds. The general rule is simplicity, low detail, narrow tonal range....
Where can I learn anatomy for drawing?

Where can I learn anatomy for drawing?

Top resources for studying anatomy for artists.
Drawing Lessons from the Old Masters. Animals.

Drawing Lessons from the Old Masters. Animals.

Albrecht Durer.   Durer was a goldsmith by trade, his father taught him to draw. Etchings and wood engravings formed a strong foundation for care...