How to Shade Your Drawings by Alvalyn Lundgren
art
Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Shade Your Drawings

Shading involves two concerns: actual technique and values. Contour line is where most people begin a drawing. Since line is all about the edges, they

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A Guide To Drawing With Line by Alvalyn Lundgren
art
Alvalyn Lundgren

A Guide To Drawing With Line

Most of us use line without thinking much about it. Since early childhood we’ve used pencils, pens and crayons to make marks. Making a line

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better design through abstraction by Alvalyn Lundgren
design
Alvalyn Lundgren

Create Better Design Through Abstraction

Abstraction is likely one of the most misunderstood techniques in design and fine art. In general, it’s confused with anything that’s non-objective, modern, postmodern, non-traditional,

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three-point-perspective essentials
drawing
Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Draw Three-Point Perspective

This is Part Three of my series of instructional articles about linear perspective. Three-Point perspective is used to depict objects and structures that are significantly

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drawing
Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Design A Drawing

An Eye Level reader wrote: What would be the forward steps to draw realistically, in correct proportions, from imagination? Especially imaginary (though “realistic”) human figures

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How to draw a hand A sketchbook session with Alvalyn Lundgren
drawing
Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Draw A Hand

In this Sketchbook Session I demonstrate my approach to drawing a hand. I start by sketching the general structure and overall shape, and pay attention

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Introduction to Light Logic

Light logic is a system of using value pattern to create the illusion of real space and form. It is simply the idea that light interacts

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