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“How Long Did That Take You?” – And Other Questions About Learning to Draw

By David Jamieson | 13 Comments
Learn how to draw

Wondering how long it will take for you to learn how to draw? Will it take 10,000 hours or is that only a myth? We’ll discuss in this post:

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You’re Doing It Wrong! How to Overcome “Process Anxiety”

By David Jamieson | 14 Comments
Overcome process anxiety

Do you struggle with self-doubt and the nagging fear that you’re drawing or painting incorrectly? This post is for you:

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8 Lies That Stop You From Being a Good Artist

By Melinda Whitmore | 5 Comments
Learning to draw

When you’re learning to draw, here are 8 things that can easily get in your way and sabotage your progress.

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Why Learn to Draw When You Can Trace?

By David Jamieson | 27 Comments
Trace when learning to draw

Can tracing help you develop your drawing skills? Learning to draw well is difficult. It can take years of practice and good instruction and even…

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Back on YouTube After A Long Break

By David Jamieson | 11 Comments

It’s been a while since I recorded a new video for Youtube, but I’m glad to be back at it. This one features Kelsey, who…

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What a Broken Wrist Taught Me About Drawing Skills

By David Jamieson | 30 Comments

A few years ago, I broke my wrist on New Year’s Eve. I know what you’re thinking, and no… it wasn’t the result of too…

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“Going Dark” With a New Kind of Pencil

By David Jamieson | 23 Comments

Before we get started, I have to say that I’m a little late to this party. The “new” pencils I’m about to discuss here have actually…

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New Drawing, Familiar Face.

By David Jamieson | 17 Comments

Today I published a new video to Youtube – it’s one of the time-lapse portrait drawing demonstrations I do from time to time. What I…

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We Built Our Own Easels, and You Can Too! (Maybe…)

By David Jamieson | 95 Comments

The Problem Our studio is already full of easels. We have somewhere between 12 and 15 of them depending on whether we’re counting the slightly…

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Artist Spotlight: Randy Ortiz

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

One of the things I love most about teaching is seeing how students incorporate things they’ve learned at the studio in their own work. The…

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