Fan Art Draw Along

See how you can design fan art that will stand out from the crowd. Techniques demonstrated will be how to merge text and images as well as how to achieve your own personal interpretation while also capturing the subject’s character and personality. Demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Video Walkthrough Prof Lieu’s Tips […]

Portrait Drawing with Expressive Colors: Markers & Photoshop

See a step by step drawing demo on how you can create unusual color mixtures to make a portrait drawing with markers and Photoshop. Explained are ways to tweak reference photos to get ideas for colors, and how to translate that into a drawing with a dynamic range of colors. Demo by Art Prof Clara […]

How to Draw Baby Hands in Soft Pastel & Photoshop

See a drawing demo on how to draw baby hands. They are tricky to draw. Their anatomy is totally different from an adult’s hand! Tips for how to capture the volume and form of a baby hand, as well as how to articulate the lighting on the hand are explained. Demo by Art Prof Clara […]

Photoshop: Caterpillar Illustration

See how to create an original illustration from the initial brainstorming stages all the way to the completed digital painting in Photoshop. This video discusses basic techniques in Photoshop for drawing thumbnail sketches, blocking in colors, shading, creating a convincing sense of light and shadow, and details. Also included is a demonstration of how to […]

Brainstorming & Sketching a Character Design in Photoshop

See a demo of sketching an original character design. It starts with pencil sketches to brainstorm, the inking process with a dip pen with India ink, and Photoshop to add color. Topics include discussing the importance of writing your own original stories in order to inspire original character designs. See how the personality and narrative […]

How to Draw Profile Portraits in Charcoal & Photoshop

See a drawing demo on how to draw a portrait in profile. Explained are tips for how to create a convincing portrayal of a profile, including what facial structures are important to emphasize. Techniques for rendering light and shadow to create a convincing portrait are discussed as well. Demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu and […]

Drawing Foreshortened Legs in Procreate & Photoshop

This video demos how you can draw convincing foreshortening in your figure drawings, focusing on legs. Techniques for how to draw foreshortening are explained as well as what anatomical landmarks to look for. This demo shows techniques in Photoshop and a Wacom Cintiq 22, and also Procreate with an iPad. Demo by Art Prof Clara […]

Gesture Drawing of Animals: Colored Pencil & Photoshop

This video shows how to do quick gesture drawings of animals, using Eadweard Muybridge’s book, Animals in Motion, as a reference to show believable action and movement. Technique explored in this video are how to capture the most important essentials of the animal as quickly as possible, while creating a compelling sense of structure and […]