Shading is the process of adding tonal areas to your drawings and paintings to make them look more life-like. How to shade…

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

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If you're a designer or artist trying to wrap your head around what balance is all about, you're not alone. Balance is…

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

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While I think that designers in general should be able to draw well enough to communicate their ideas, (Von Glitska @Vonster tweeted…

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I want to preface this by saying that as you learn and apply design principles, and gain experience with organizing elements within…

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

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A proper understanding of eye level goes a long way when you want to draw something accurately. When asked,"What is eye-level?" the…

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

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I am currently in the concept stages of a logo development project. I always begin in my sketchbook, doodling forms and symbols,…

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