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"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good."

Cennino Cennini, circa 1437, in Il Libro dell'Arte ("The Craftsman's Handbook")

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These are not just little tips and techniques, but a full course of learning how to see, think, and draw like an artist.

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Every week I write a new lesson with my best tips and techniques learned from my own how-to-draw journey and from working with my students.

These mini-lessons will take no more than ten or fifteen minutes - give them a try. Sometimes small things can make a huge difference in your being able to make a drawing you are proud of.

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1. Put me in your contacts.

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2.  Download my ebook "Buying Your First Art Supplies and Setting Up", available to you for free.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read this e-book. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file and read it simply and directly on your computer without downloading it, just click on the live link below that says "Right-click on this live link to download the PDF file". If that doesn't work, you will need to download to your hard drive. So - to download to your hard drive, right-click on the live link, and click on "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your computer hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.

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2. Find out when I put new stuff on the website, with the RSS feed.

Look for these little links on the left side of my website's pages.  If you want to understand more what "RSS feed" is, just click on the little question mark.

But this is a way for you to be automatically informed whenever I publish new material on the website.

3.  Do the exercises.

Just follow the weekly lessons and do the exercises.  However, only reading them will not move you forward.  If there is not a specific exercise, such as for the first lesson, do a drawing anyway for that week.

4. Be in touch.

The website is virtual, but your teacher is real, and I love to help.  Want to talk to me?  Need some help?  Then use the contact form to talk to me.

5. Don't forget.

If I could do it, you can too.

Enjoy the first lesson, and have a great week!


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