Newsletter 8/9/2016

NEWSLETTER
What's New For You • 8/9/16
Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the newsletter! This edition is full of new lessons, articles, critiques, and even a podcast! New this week - drawing an eye with graphite, my podcast interview on colored pencils with Sharpened Artist, drawing on a flat or tilted surface, playful photo transfers, and more.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the new lessons below! Here's what's new for you...
How to Draw a Realistic Eye With Graphite
How to Draw a Realistic Eye
Learn how to draw a realistic eye with graphite pencils in this free video tutorial and step by step breakdown. Learn how to develop textures by layering several grades of graphite and create convincing transitions of value.

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Sharpened Artist Podcast
My Podcast Interview at Sharpened Artist
I was honored to be interviewed by John and Lisa for their colored pencil podcast over at SharpenedArtist.com. Both John and Lisa are fantastic artists and instructors and it was loads of fun chatting with them about colored pencils and more. Listen to the interview by clicking on the button below.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Drawing on a Tilted or Flat Surface - Which is Best?
Drawing on a Flat or Tilted Surface - Which is Best?
Do you draw on a flat surface or a tilted one? Which angle is the most optimal for ensuring accuracy in your drawings? In this post and audio blog, we answer this question and more. Find out if a little tweak to your setup can lead greater accuracy in your drawings.

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Creative Mixed Media Playful Photo Transfers
Creative Mixed Media - Playful Photo Transfers
In Module 5 from "Creative Mixed Media" we take a look at creating a playful photo transfer that uses color, texture, and mark-making to capture the personality of the subject. *Each module includes an instructional video and ebook. (Courses are for members.)

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Graphite Drawing Lesson Series
Graphite Light Bulb - Live Lesson Series
In this new series of recorded Live Lessons, we take on the challenge of drawing a light bulb with graphite. In part one of this series, we plan out the contours, using measurements to ensure accuracy. In part two, we begin gradually building up layers of graphite to develop the value and illusion of texture. (Live Lessons and recorded Live Lessons are for members.)

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Member's Minute Episodes 74 & 75
Episode 74 takes a look at teaching art criticism and features a critique of an amazing watercolor landscape.
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Episode 75 features a critique of a mixed media work.
VIEW THIS EPISODE

Thank you for taking a look. I hope that you all have a wonderful week and as always, I wish you the very best!

All my best,
Matt
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