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Drawing Time: 20min Daily:)

Create with the heart; build with the mind.”

– Criss Jami

Welcome to Daily Drawing!(FYI we are on a weekly schedule right now) Turning your inbox into a habit trigger for drawing every day:) If you missed the welcome letter or are not sure how to get the most out of this newsletter, you can read it here.

Keep it Simple

Simple profile sketch of a young lady

Simple sketch of some guy

Ink wash sketch of a dragonfly

Keep it Interesting

Pencil sketch of a woman with strong abstract shape design

Ink wash sketch of a Caribbean pirate during dress rehearsal


This weeks figure ref’s come with some exercises. When you add figures to a landscape/cityscape details become impossible to explore fully. The key then becomes a strong silhouette. One that, without details, indicates body language. The following figure illustrations start with just a silhouette. The more detailed illustration follows.

Draw just the silhouette first. Make sure the body language is clear. Then, with out using the detailed reference, add in the details using just your own mental visual library, finish the internal sections of the silhoutte.

Be sure to let me know how this exercise works for you.

Silhouette of a woman waking

Illustration of a woman walking

Silhouette of a man walking

Illustration of a man walking

Photo Portrait

Photo of a grandmotherly woman

Photo of a man with dreadlocks


Ink wash sketch of an antique Ford

Watercolor painting of a quaint cobble stone street

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