Tutorials – Fine Art

All of the information contained in this website reflects my own personal experiences and preferences. There is more than one way to create a beautiful work of art, and as many opinions on art-related topics as their are art enthusiasts. I hope you find these guides and tutorials informative, helpful, or at least interesting, and as with any complex subject I would encourage you to research other viewpoints and try these methods for yourself before deciding whether or not they are right for you.

A Method of Drawing Celtic Knotwork - Weaves

This tutorial walks the reader through the creation of a complex Celtic knotwork weave, explaining the design principles, creative process, and finishing details.

How to Draw Fur Texture in Graphite Pencil From a Reference Photo

This tutorial describes the techniques I use to create realistic fur texture in graphite pencil.

How to Draw Fur in Colored Pencil on Black Paper

This tutorial describes in detail how to realistically draw fur on black paper, utilizing layering and opacity to create detailed color and lighting.



Off-Site Guides and Tutorials

All of these guides and tutorials are written by me, but hosted on other web sites. Many of them duplicate information available above. They are listed in order of posting, with the most recent on top.

How to Draw Fur – Wolf Drawing – Pencil Art Tutorial
The drawing illustrated here is 5″x7″, on medium tooth sketch paper. It’s drawn using Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils, hardnesses, B, 3B, 5B, and 6B.

A Method of Drawing Celtic Knotwork – Weaves – Celtic Art Lesson
This tutorial walks the reader through the creation of one particular Celtic knotwork piece, and attempts to explain the methods my which it was conceived.

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