Saturday, February 12, 2005

Drawing / Sketching

Interested in improving your drawing skills? Well you can always take more Art classes, buy drawing books, and join local art clubs - all of these are helpful in encouraging you to push your skills to the limit. However, you can also try visiting online "how-to-draw" sites for advice and information. They're often not as detailed as other methods, but they're a lot cheaper.

One of my favorites is a site entitled Drawing / Sketching. This is actually part of the About.com network, which I love because it's more than just a search engine. Each section is maintained and regularly updated by someone currently in that particular industry (or if there is no industry for that category, someone who at least has a lot of experience).

Drawing / Sketching is no different, as it's maintained by an Art teacher named Helen South. On her site, she does a good job of updating frequently and providing pertinent information, advice, and links. I must admit, I've used some of her tutorials when making take-home lesson plans for high school students. If you're an Art teacher or Art student, you should really check out this great resource.

1 comment:

Helen South said...

Hi Art Guy, thanks for the kind remarks. I'm really glad you find my site useful! About.com is a great network to write for.

I should add, I'm not strictly speaking an 'Art Teacher' as I don't have a teaching diploma - but I have taught art at Tertiary level as well as in the community, and have studied learning styles and art education methods.

best
Helen South
About.com guide to Drawing/Sketching
http://drawsketch.about.com

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