Look to these nine drawing studies for the perfect short-term projects to hone your skills!
The delicate petals of a beautiful rose: fragrant, seductive, and a wonderful opportunity to test your pencil skills and gain a greater understanding of how to effectively layer your pencils with the 5-Pencil Method!
This iconic fabric lends itself brilliantly to artistic growth! Take what you know about the tapered stroke and put it to use, repeating the stroke to replicate the look and feel of tightly knit threads of denim.
Boost your drawing skills as Darrel walks you through the steps to drawing the seeds, dimples, skin, and juicy inside of a ripe strawberry!
Discover the keys to drawing realistic, multicolored fur, capturing the unique texture and sheen of a wet dog nose, and accounting for perspective in the shape of the snout!
Discover how to draw light, wispy, realistic whiskers and unpack what it takes to draw convincing fur, emotive eyes, and a well-formed nose.
In this jam-packed, one-hour and five-minute drawing study, Darrel shows you how to successfully harness the principles of light and his signature pencil-layering technique to create the illusions of depth, dimension, and texture.
Darrel’s water drawing study shows you, first and foremost, how light and water interact. Once you understand this unique relationship and you’ve mastered Darrel’s simple principles for simulating it, you can fool even the sharpest eyes!
Discover how negative space, along with a good pencil and trusty eraser, are all you need to create this iconic look.
It’s far more than just a shell; it’s a lesson in creating smooth, consistent contours and a guide to capturing some of the beautiful, intricate patterns found in nature.
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