This Is A Pencil — Choosing and Using Your Drawing Pencils by Alvalyn Lundgren
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Alvalyn Lundgren

This Is A Pencil

https://youtu.be/0MowEmVwHRI Pencils are so common that we use them without thinking much about them. When it comes to drawing, we become much more aware of the pencil

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How to Draw Hands Using basic Shapes
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Alvalyn Lundgren

How to Draw Hands Using Basic Shapes

[themeone_drop_cap letter=”I” color=”accent-color1″ /]n addition to the face, a person’s hands are the most expressive part of the human anatomy. Movements, positions and gestures help us to

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Sketchbook Session Portrait Drawing Demonstration by Alvalyn Lundgren
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Alvalyn Lundgren

Sketchbook Demo: Portrait Drawing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][themeone_drop_cap letter=”T” color=”accent-color2″ /]his portrait drawing was developed using a photograph for reference. When I draw, I spend a lot of time looking and analyzing what

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Alvalyn Lundgren

Gesture and Contour in Drawing

What is the difference between gesture and contour? In drawing, there are essentially 2 ways we use line: as gesture, and as contour. Gesture line

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Alvalyn Lundgren

What Is Eye Level?

A proper understanding of eye level goes a long way when you want to draw something accurately. When asked,”What is eye-level?” the common reply is, “It’s

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From My Sketchbook: Lucien Bernhard

Lucien Bernhard was an illustrator, type designer and painter in the early 20th Century  and was known for stark, hand-lettered advertising posters with minimal graphic

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Draw A Bear

Here’s a tutorial (in speed sketch mode) for my drawing class showing how to draw a bear from photographic reference (which is probably the safest

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Behind The Eyes

From my sketchbook. Sitting in a restaurant near the wharf, I noticed this pensive guy a few tables over. I wondered, what’s behind the eyes?

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Lion of Judah

Since I practice two separate but related disciplines, I am very aware of the commonalities and differences in the process of each. For me, graphic

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Sunday Sketch

One row forward and three seats over. I did this quick sketch in about 10 minutes in my sketchbook during a seminar.

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David: Start to Finish

This is a start-to-finish development story of a conceptual portrait created for a series of inspirational videos. The David and Goliath account is an iconic

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Sketchy Memories

“Sequoia, In Part” – a pencil sketch of my dog, found in a sketchbook. I am currently in the concept stages of a logo development

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The Film Buff

  Last weekend I was over at the local Borders bookstore and cafe. I sat down with my sketchbook and began drawing the folks at

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