The Basics of Visual Balance by Alvalyn Lundgren
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Alvalyn Lundgren

The Basics of Visual Balance

If you’re a designer or artist trying to wrap your head around what balance is all about, you’re not alone. Balance is sometime obvious, sometimes

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better design through abstraction by Alvalyn Lundgren
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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
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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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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
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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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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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Angelic Warrior

Biblically, angels are messengers and warriors, guardians and protectors. I developed a depiction of an angel as warrior, inspired by superheroes and fantasy characters. Here’s how

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Abraham Lincoln Illustrated

The following is a summary of my process in creating my latest illustrative work, a likeness of American President Abraham Lincoln. The final illustration was

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