PATREON TUTORIAL LIBRARY
What is Patreon and what benefits do I get?
Simply choose a category, pick a tutorial you wish to watch, and click the image!
You will be taken directly to the post on Patreon where you will find all of the supplies you need, downloadable reference photos, and the tutorial video itself!
B E G I N N E R ? S T A R T H E R E !
This section will give you the knowledge you need to get started!
You will learn how to choose your own reference photos and how to edit your references to help with the drawing process. I will also show you how to choose your colours, create an accurate outline, and give you some projects I recommend that you start with!
Additional tutorials will be added to this section regularly to help you understand the process and decision-making of drawing and painting so you can follow along with any of my larger projects, or choose a reference to draw from on your own!
1) HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD REFERENCE PHOTO
This tutorial will show you how I choose my references photos and why. I will explain what makes a good reference photo and give you some tips about things you should look out for!
2) HOW TO EDIT YOUR REFERENCE PHOTO
This tutorial will show you how you can edit your chosen reference photo to make it look even better! You will learn how to alter the colours, increase the contrast, crop your reference for a more appealing design, and change the background!
3) HOW TO CREATE A TRACEABLE OUTLINE
This tutorial will show you how you can create a traceable outline. You can use this to transfer your sketch directly to your drawing surface for an accurate outline!
I'll show you how you can do this on Photoshop, as well as a free online editor!
4) HOW TO PRINT YOUR TRACEABLE OUTLINE
This tutorial will show you how to print your traceable outline or reference photo to the correct size, even if your drawing is going to be larger than your printer paper!
5) HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN COLOURS
This tutorial will show you how you can choose your own colours for any project. I explain the reasons why, and give you some useful tips along the way!
6) HOW TO CREATE A HIGH SATURATION VERSION
This tutorial will show you how you can create a high saturation version of your reference photo. This will help you be able to see those "hidden colours" to add in your drawings and paintings!
1) WHY ARE VALUES IMPORTANT?
(Please don't skip this tutorial!)
This tutorial will explain why having the correct values (contrast, shadows, mid-tones, highlights) help make your artwork look more realistic and "pop" off the page!
2) HOW TO CREATE AN INITIAL OUTLINE USING THE TRANSFER METHOD
This tutorial will show you the simplest way to get an accurate outline onto your drawing surface using any medium (pastel, coloured pencil, charcoal, graphite, watercolour, gouache etc!)
P A S T E L
C O L O U R E D P E N C I L
C H A R C O A L & G R A P H I T E
W A T E R C O L O U R & G O U A C H E
R.E.P.S sessions are *BONUS* silent videos! They are additional videos on top of your chosen tier-level rewards!
I will leave a full list of supplies in the description, along with the reference photos I have used... However, there is no voiceover instruction. These videos are real-time, so you can still see every step of the sketching process! They are also simple enough for you to follow along (without instruction) if you wish!
R = Relax
Take some time to relax, enjoy drawing, listen to some music, a podcast, the birds outside, your favourite audiobook... or just enjoy the silence! You can follow along with me, use the video for inspiration, or use the"prompt" to find your own reference photo to draw! The goal is to get comfy and have some fun sketching!
E = Experiment
Use this time to experiment with new mediums, new subjects, new papers, or new techniques!
Don't get too caught up in a "perfect" end result - Play around and trial new things!
P = Practice
This is a fantastic time to practice any of your weak points! Whether that's freehanding, drawing certain subjects, colour mixing, value studies, different textures - this is a safe space to give yourself permission to "have a go" without feeling the need to create a "masterpiece"!
S = Sketch
Remember these are supposed to be quicker "sketches" rather than completed drawings! Try setting a time limit and see what you can get done in that time frame!
...Or take as long as you want - it's up to you - this is supposed to be relaxing and fun :)