Recently, we introduced The Structure of Man, a video series that covered drawing the human body. Now we’ve come across another excellent resource for learning the craft.
A blog by Mark Chong goes into the techniques involved in the drawing process. Using short and to the point videos (10 minutes in length) he covers techniques for background creation and figure drawing. The video series is free and hosted on youtube. And its a very expressive learning process that focuses on the basic techniques rather then the usual “this is how to draw” concept.
In the videos Mark is using a software known as Sketchbook Pro, a paint and drawing toolset available from Autodesk. But you can participate either with plain old pencil and paper, or if you’d really like to go digital, Ambient Designs has available Artrage an excellent free/inexpensive natural media package (for OSX or Windows only) that is very similar to Sketchbook pro in functionality.