There’s so much to learn when you’re slinging paint and pencil, so here’s the eighth installment in my new monthly segment, Muddy Colors: Art Tip of the Month with Jeff Miracola. Each of my short videos will share a handy tip to help you create magnificent art.
My art tip this month is: Constructive Drawing
Constructive drawing is a method of drawing where you start by creating simple, primitive shapes to represent the form you are drawing. In this video, you’ll see how I use constructive drawing to create a drawing of a human figure from my imagination.
Jeff began his career in 1993 as a freelance illustrator for many role-playing/collectible card game companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Blizzard, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games, FASA Corporation, and more. Some other clients include Electronic Arts, Target, Hasbro, Scholastic, Immedium, and Warner Bros.
Jeff’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and his art and tutorials featured in publications such as Advanced Photoshop, Expose, and ImagineFX magazines. Jeff is a Silver Medal Winner in Spectrum: the Best in Fantastic Art and was the 2011 Guest of Honor at GenCon, the longest running gaming convention in the world.
Jeff is very passionate about sharing his knowledge of art techniques through his popular YouTube channel, which currently boasts more than 31,000 subscribers and 1.5 million views. His feature-length art instruction DVD series for Fantasy Art Workshop received rave reviews from ImagineFX Magazine, Video Librarian, and more.
When Jeff isn’t creating art for himself or clients, he loves to travel and work out with his wife, with whom he has three children.
Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
I really liked the part about using contour lines to help yourself understand where highlights and shadows goes – can’t wait to try it – thanks!
You are very welcome, Thom. Glad I could inspire 🙂