Review: Drawing Force

Review: Drawing Force

What is Drawing Force? Several years ago, Michael Mattesi--an animation and videogame industry veteran--published a book called Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators.  It was the first in what ended up becoming a series that now includes books on character design,...

Review: Craftsy

Review: Craftsy

What is Craftsy? Craftsy is an online platform that delivers crafts based education, focusing on subjects like baking, quilting, knitting, paper craft, etc.  Courses generally range from $20 - $50 and are taken via an in-browser interface that allows users to access...

Review: Proko

Review: Proko

Who/What is Proko? Stan Prokopenko is a San Diego based artist and former student/teacher at the Watts Atelier. In 2012 he started posting short drawing tutorials on his Youtube channel that showed how to draw the head using a similar method to Andrew Loomis.  The...

The Ravenswood Atelier Experience

The Ravenswood Atelier Experience

After seeing her "Atelier Diary" videos on Youtube, I asked artist Jennifer Marie if she'd be interested in writing an article about her experiences as a student at Ravenswood Atelier.  Below are her thoughts on the subject. Make sure you like/subscribe/follow...

Review: Pencil Kings

Review: Pencil Kings

Update: Pencil Kings now offers a 3 day trial for $1, so instead of reading about my opinions you might as well try it out yourself and see what you think.  If you decide you don't like it you can always cancel the subscription before it renews. Before I subscribed to...

Review: New Masters Academy

Review: New Masters Academy

New Masters Academy is an online art education platform that aims to provide high quality content at a low monthly cost.  The focus of the NMA is on art fundamentals, particularly drawing and painting, with an emphasis on the figure. What initially convinced me to...

Review: Watts Atelier Online

Review: Watts Atelier Online

There are several online art training options that have emerged over the past few years. The less expensive options take the form of downloadable videos covering a variety of different subjects (Gnomon Workshop, Pencil Kings, New Masters Academy) without any...

Book Review: 21 Draw

Book Review: 21 Draw

21 Draw started as a crowdfunding campaign in May of 2014 and went on to become a very successful indiegogo project.  It's a book that's supposed to "solve all your art problems."  By making that claim before the book was published, the authors of the book set...

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