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How to lay out a drawing - Part 1 of 2
How to lay out a drawing - Part 1 of 2

Tutorial showing one technique for laying out the proportions of a drawing.

DRAWING CURLY BRUNETTE HAIR (Art Studio Lesson 30 Excerpt)
DRAWING CURLY BRUNETTE HAIR (Art Studio Lesson 30 Excerpt)

The tapered stroke, buffer zone, edge to value, and contour—run-of-the-mill terms for the seasoned Art Studio student—are all a part of this powerhouse lesso...

Drawing Tips and Tricks: A Technique for Drawing Curly, White Hair
Drawing Tips and Tricks: A Technique for Drawing Curly, White Hair

One of the most frequent questions I receive is how I draw curly, white hair like my portrait called Gabby. Here's the answer.

HOW TO DRAW A CAT: PART 1—THE APPROACH (Art Studio lesson 68 excerpt)
HOW TO DRAW A CAT: PART 1—THE APPROACH (Art Studio lesson 68 excerpt)

Have you every wanted to draw a cat? Well, Darrel's newest portrait project in his online Art Studio classes just happens to be of a cat. Check out this firs...

BENDING THE RULES OF LIGHT (Art Studio lesson 4 excerpt)
BENDING THE RULES OF LIGHT (Art Studio lesson 4 excerpt)

Learn to spot the clues that will tell you which direction your light source is coming from—and whether there is more than one light source. Also, find out h...

How to Draw Realistic Hair Demo |  Part 1 of 2
How to Draw Realistic Hair Demo | Part 1 of 2

Darrel Tank demonstrates his technique for drawing realistic, life-like hair that seems to lift off the page. To learn more about Darrel's techniques and to ...

The Secret to Drawing a Nose
The Secret to Drawing a Nose

This tutorial illustrates the most important tip for drawing a nose realistically. Sign up for the free 3-hour drawing lessons at fivepencilmethod.com/tu...

Critique No. 15: Adding Details in Eyes
Critique No. 15: Adding Details in Eyes

I hope you enjoy this episode in the 5-Pencil Method critique series. For a free 3-hour online drawing course visit http://fivepencilmethod.com Join me i...

[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Student Question about Adding Highlights
[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Student Question about Adding Highlights

5-Pencil Method Student Rian asked this question to Darrel in the 5-Pencil Method Community, "Dear Darrel, can you please help me me my drawing? I uploaded a...

[response] RE: What's the story behind the 5-Pencil Method?
[response] RE: What's the story behind the 5-Pencil Method?

Answer to questions asked in the 5-Pencil Method Community at 5pmc.com.

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Critique No. 2: Tips on creating smooth, contoured textures
Critique No. 2: Tips on creating smooth, contoured textures

Tips on Drawing Mouths, No. 1: The Corner
Tips on Drawing Mouths, No. 1: The Corner

When drawing mouths, the small details help to capture the true character and personality of your subject! Here I share a tip to help add angle and depth to ...

How to Draw Faces | The Secret of Gripping Portraits
How to Draw Faces | The Secret of Gripping Portraits

Do you want to learn how to draw engaging portraits? Darrel Tank introduces a new series of online demos that teach the unique techniques for achieving his r...

[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Patches Exercise
[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Patches Exercise

Sarah, a 5-Pencil Method Student asked this on the 5-Pencil Method Community site: "I would appreciate any helpful hits & critiquing!" Join Darrel in the 5-P...

[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Response about the Rules of Light
[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Response about the Rules of Light

Online 5-Pencil Method student Mike asked this in the 5-Pencil Method Community: "Any comments of where I can improve, I would be most grateful." Take the fr...

[response] RE: Question About Layout & Proportions Using the 5PM
[response] RE: Question About Layout & Proportions Using the 5PM

Online student Maya asked this question on the 5-Pencil Method Community: "My second portrait. Not finished yet. I think its better than the first, still lea...

PERFECT YOUR STROKE: (Art Studio lesson 2 excerpt)
PERFECT YOUR STROKE: (Art Studio lesson 2 excerpt)

Take a deeper look at the fundamental components of the 5-Pencil Method and how they all work together to put you in control of your drawings. You'll also le...

How to Draw Realistic Hair Demo | Part 2 of 2
How to Draw Realistic Hair Demo | Part 2 of 2

Darrel Tank demonstrates his technique for drawing realistic, life-like hair that seems to lift off the page. To learn more about Darrel's techniques, visit ...

Critique No. 19: Drawing Dimension
Critique No. 19: Drawing Dimension

In Critique no. 19, I go over the one of the most basic rules to drawing realistically--drawing dimension. Dimension gives your drawings the extra punch you'...

Critique No. 1: Tips on Drawing Hair, part 1
Critique No. 1: Tips on Drawing Hair, part 1

This is the first video in Darrel Tank's new critique series. Part 2 is coming soon.

[response] Re: 5-Pencil Method Student Gallery
[response] Re: 5-Pencil Method Student Gallery

5-Pencil Method student Isabelle commented in the 5-Pencil Method Community "Glad to see you here Darrel!" Join Darrel in the 5-Pencil Method Community, ...

THE ERASER AS A TOOL (Art Studio lesson 3 excerpt)
THE ERASER AS A TOOL (Art Studio lesson 3 excerpt)

The kneaded eraser is a tool for drawing—not just for fixing mistakes. In this lesson you will discover the 5-Pencil Method technique for using your eraser; ...

[response] RE: Trouble with drawing the sphere smoothly using the 5PM
[response] RE: Trouble with drawing the sphere smoothly using the 5PM

Response to Cynthia's question on Facebook: "I'm still drawing the sphere. I'm making progress, but I'm still having trouble developing the stroke lines and ...

[response] RE: Question About The Correct Paper to Use for Drawing with the 5PM
[response] RE: Question About The Correct Paper to Use for Drawing with the 5PM

Response to the question on Facebook: "I have been having issues with my drawings and I am now thinking it is due to using too coarse of a paper. The vellum ...

Tips for Drawing Mouths No. 5: Edges of Teeth
Tips for Drawing Mouths No. 5: Edges of Teeth

This tip shows you how you can use the technique to help separate one tooth from another without creating gaps. For a free 3-hour online drawing course, visi...

DRAWING THE EYE -- PART 3 (Art Studio Lesson 23 excerpt)
DRAWING THE EYE -- PART 3 (Art Studio Lesson 23 excerpt)

Here's where things start to come alive! Your drawing of the eye will go from dull to dimensional in Lesson 23. With your form and base layer of graphite dow...

Darrel Tank - Five Pencil Method
Darrel Tank - Five Pencil Method

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Thoughts on Mechanical Pencils
Thoughts on Mechanical Pencils

Darrel Tank discusses mechanical pencils and discusses how the normal, thin-lead pencil is not ideal for rendering using the 5-pencil method techniques. He a...

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 1 Getting Started
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 1 Getting Started

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 1 Getting Started Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make money as an artist wit...

THE SAFETY BUFFER ZONE (Art Studio lesson 6 excerpt)
THE SAFETY BUFFER ZONE (Art Studio lesson 6 excerpt)

Sometimes a simple little technique makes all the difference. Here's a secret that will help you stay expressive with your stroke while staying in control of...

What's keeping you from drawing more life-like portraits?
What's keeping you from drawing more life-like portraits?

Darrel Tank has created a new tool to help you add realism to your drawings. Watch this video to learn how it can help you!

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER (Art Studio lesson 5 excerpt)
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER (Art Studio lesson 5 excerpt)

When you put all of your pencils together, you can create what Darrel calls a "full range of value," which creates the illusion of 3 dimensions. You'll learn...

[response] RE: Improving the sphere exercise using the 5PM
[response] RE: Improving the sphere exercise using the 5PM

This is a video response to online student John, who asked for a few tips about his sphere exercises using the 5PM. John's artwork, along with thousands of o...

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Video 2 The Straight Edge and Divider Method
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Video 2 The Straight Edge and Divider Method

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 2 The Straight Edge and Divider Method Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make m...

DRAWING THE EYE -- PART 1 (Art Studio Lesson 21 excerpt)
DRAWING THE EYE -- PART 1 (Art Studio Lesson 21 excerpt)

Here's your opportunity to test your skill at free handing while still incorporating the 5-Pencil Method techniques you've been learning. In this first part ...

DRAWING THE EYE -- PART 2 (Art Studio Lesson 22 excerpt)
DRAWING THE EYE -- PART 2 (Art Studio Lesson 22 excerpt)

Darrel guides you through the refining process in this insightful lesson—providing you with tips for evaluating your own work. You'll use your 4H pencil to g...

Critique No. 17: Tips on Drawing a Bird
Critique No. 17: Tips on Drawing a Bird

Darrel shows students how to the 5-Pencil Method can still apply to things other than portraits, like still-life and animals. For a 3-hour free online drawin...

Electric Eraser Review part 1
Electric Eraser Review part 1

Darrel Tank Reviews a wide assortment of electric erasers.

Tips on Drawing Mouths No. 6: Baby Teeth
Tips on Drawing Mouths No. 6: Baby Teeth

The next tutorial in my tips on drawing mouths series is about drawing baby teeth. I show you two things to make sure you look for when drawing children's te...

[response] RE: Help for a beginning artist with the 5PM
[response] RE: Help for a beginning artist with the 5PM

This is a video response to John Lee's comment on 5pmc.com "First real attempt at drawing - help required please." Join Darrel in the 5-Pencil Method communi...

[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Barrel Exercise and How Light Works
[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Barrel Exercise and How Light Works

5-Pencil Method Student Toni shared his barrel exercise with Darrel on the 5-Pencil Method Community site, "Here is my first barrel attempt." Join Darrel in ...

How to Draw Hair
How to Draw Hair

Take the free 3-Hour online drawing course with Darrel Tank by visiting, fivepencilmethod.com/tutorials/

Tips on drawing a dog
Tips on drawing a dog

Darrel Tank offers a few tips on a drawing of a dog by a 5-Pencil Method Community member -- 5pmc.com.

Art Studio lesson 63 (excerpt)
Art Studio lesson 63 (excerpt)

More from Darrel's latest portrait project!

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 3 The Grid Method
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 3 The Grid Method

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 3 The Grid Method Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make money as an artist wit...

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 4 The Transfer Method
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 4 The Transfer Method

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 4 The Transfer Method Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make money as an artist...

WATER GLASS REVISITED (Art Studio lesson 34 Excerpt)
WATER GLASS REVISITED (Art Studio lesson 34 Excerpt)

In this lesson Darrel revisits the glass-of-water drawing from Lesson 32, but in reverse! You'll use a white colored pencil to redraw the glass and gain a de...

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