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Disney, Marvel, Pixar and More...
Video Drawing Lessons from the Pros!

I'm wondering...

Have you ever thought about pursing a career in art, but just aren't exactly sure where to begin? Or maybe you're already hard at work - building your portfolio, and are excited to improve on, and develop new skills.

Pencil Kings Art Training with Professional Artists

It's true...

Many great art schools exist - but they can be impractical, given the time it takes to commute, the money it costs, and in some cases...

The competition, just to get in!

Today though, the Internet right at our fingertips... we're able to learn and improve at art, right from the comfort of home.

And yes...

Some really awesome places exist online, ones that offer high quality video drawing lessons.

A great example?

Pencil Kings.

The brainchild of former video game and special effects artists, this is a really cool website, offering a unique series of art tutorials, ones directed at all abilities and genres, and best of all...

For less than the price of a text book.

Companies that Artists Work For

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My favorite part about Pencil Kings, is that the drawing lessons you'll find throughout the site - are presented by professional art tutors...

Highly-skilled artists who have produced work for major companies in the entertainment industry - those like Marvel, Mattel, Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks.

I just think it's so neat - to be able to get into the mindset, of people actually worked to create, some of my favorite movies, video games, cartoon shows, and others!

But yes - the video drawing lessons at Pencil Kings can...

  • Help you take the first steps towards creating great art

  • Help you understand fundamentals and advanced techniques with clear explanations

  • Show you how to work in traditional and digital media

  • Help you every step of the way with dedicated support

  • Encourage you to develop your creative career to its full potential


Video Drawing Lessons - Art Courses for all Abilities

One of the great things about Pencil Kings, is that they understand just how difficult things can be, for someone taking those first few steps into the world of art, can be.

Laurie B. Drawing Lessons

And for sure...

This understanding shows, in the way they've tailored the various courses offered - so that anyone of any ability, can work through the lessons, and achieve awesome results...

The instructions, clear and to the point.

Easily one of the best examples of this - is their Ultimate Guide to Photoshop course, a series of some 46 parts - each one, covering an important aspect of understanding and using this industry-standard software.

Photoshop - being my "go to software" for creating everything you see on this website...

I was really impressed to see this, and I really think it will be so helpful to anyone who's just starting out.

Thinking back - when I first started out with this website, one of the biggest struggles - was understanding this program. It took time to get the hand of it, but really - if I had something like this course to refer to...

Things would most definitely, have been easier!



Master Drawing the Face, and More!

One of my favorite artists over at Pencil Kings, is Laurie B - known for her amazing 'pin-ups' - artwork, where she takes all sorts of different famous characters (Star Wars, Comics, etc.)...

And creates super cool-looking "pin-up-style" female drawings, based on them.

Focusing around her main expertise - drawing lessons about the human body...

Face Drawing Fundamentals

I think you'll find it quite eye-opening, when you dive into series like, Face Drawing Fundamentals.

I really like how Laurie works through the lesson - building the human skull up from simple shapes.

She shows you how to measure everything correctly (distance between eyes, bone shapes, skull height, etc.) - and best of all, in my opinion...

She likes to compare side-by-side, how the same arrangement of shapes which make up the skull, can yield both realistic and cartoon versions, of the same person.

This was really cool to see, and helps to get you thinking - outside of the box.

All in all, she's a really good instructor - presenting easy-to-follow techniques, adding professional tips with each of the drawing lessons, along the way.

Oh, and she also does video drawing lessons on how to hands and feet, and also...

Drawing Eyes

How to draw hair, ears, and eyes!



Getting Creative with Comic Art

From a very young age, comic books were one of the driving forces - inspiring me to pick up that pencil (which was pretty much all the time) - and constantly practice drawing, taking my creations further with each step.

Another cool part of Pencil Kings, is a series of comic-focused video drawing lessons...

Pencil Queen Drawing Lesson

Put on by digital painting masters - those like Sycra Yasin and Giovani Kososki.

Watching and drawing along - you'll learn how to take your character from a small thumbnail sketch, right on through to a finished fully-rendered digital painting - no stone left unturned.

The Pencil Queen series for example, offers a really interesting insight - as to how artists in the industry, using lighting, tone, configuring brushes for maximum impact, etc. - can create such amazing effects...

Revealing their secrets, each step of the way.



Get Into Gear for Vehicle Concept Artwork

Another great section at Pencil Kings, is the area devoted to Vehicle Concept Design - with video drawing lessons offered by industry professionals - those like April Eriksson and James Ellis.

Vehicle Drawing and Painting

Learning how to create awesome looking cars and motorcycles - they offer a one-of-a-kind insight into obtaining those same sparkling results - precise lines and super smooth transitions...

As seen in your favorite computer games, and movies.



There's Even a Free 30-Day Video Drawing Course to Get You Started!

One of the things about learning and improving at drawing, is that it really does take practice - even if it's just a little bit of time, every day. Another nice touch, offered by Pencil Kings, is their FREE Course on drawing the face...

Free 30 Day Course

One that includes video - and downloadable homework assignments.

All you need is a pencil, some paper - and in the spirit of practicing to improve - just five minutes of your time, each day.

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Whether you're a complete beginner - or you simply need a refresher course - these FREE targeted five-minute training sessions are designed to help sharpen your skills...

And give you all sorts of knowledge, to create amazing art!

Focusing on how to draw a face, this free course is designed to inspire and motivate you - providing regular email updates and assignments, to help you along the way.

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Well...

I hope this excites you, and encourages you to seek out new ways to further your creativity and skills as an artist.

Having known one of the founders of Pencil Kings, for over 5 years now - I think it's really neat to see this service being offered.

And yes, back to the drawing board for me - thanks for reading, and see you again soon for more lessons!




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