5 Ways to Improve Your Drawing

Try these Tips When Putting Pencil to Paper Have you ever wanted to learn to draw better? Get bogged down hitting the same roadblocks over and over again? Think only repetitive practice makes perfect?  Guess again! While it is true that practice will make you a better drawer or sketcher, these 5 simple tricks will…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 08/07/2014

Practice with Gesture Motion Drawings

This Handy Exercise will Teach you how to Capture Motion and Perspective Just as an athlete must warm up before a sporting event, art journaling is the artist’s warm up. A great way to stretch out your perspective and focus is through the art of “Gesture Drawing.”   A Gesture Drawing is typically defined as…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 17/05/2014

Making Your Values Really Stand Out

Why Shading is Important in your Sketches Many people like sketching because of the realism that can be depicted from their drawings. However, when drawing on a two dimensional surface like paper, depicting that realism can be difficult. The solution to this problem is to create shadows and shade while you sketch. Light and shadows…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 15/03/2014

Tips for Drawing Self-Portraits

  5 Tips to sketch yourself better! Drawing self-portraits can be a great way to practice sketching techniques as-let’s face-it-there is no shortage of material when you draw yourself! Sketching or drawing yourself can be a great way to learn a lot about sketching, shading and proportions. And, when you sketch, your pictures can be…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 10/08/2013

New Art Supplies from Faber-Castell

Faber-Castell: Makers of Fine Art Materials since 1761! For centuries, artists have depended on the high quality pencils and art supplies from Germany’s leading pencil makers, Faber-Castell. Now Jerry’s Artarama is pleased to be carrying even more fine art materials from this world-renowned brand!   Castell 9000 Jumbo® Faber-Castell‘s highest quality graphite pencil is now…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 20/12/2012