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I love classical drawing! I study with Matthew Archambault at the site Drawingtutorialsonline.com
I took a one on one coaching with Matt in 2019 and my drawing really began to take off.

This podcast covers me painting in Procreate on the iPad along with the mistakes I make, the weekly critiques I get on it and an insightful account of how I am striving to improve as an artist each week.

I am @aktracer on Instagram
instagram.com/aktracer
My website is aktracer.com and it features a multimedia + written copy of my painting process.

Life And Drawing With Tracer A K Tracer

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I love classical drawing! I study with Matthew Archambault at the site Drawingtutorialsonline.com
I took a one on one coaching with Matt in 2019 and my drawing really began to take off.

This podcast covers me painting in Procreate on the iPad along with the mistakes I make, the weekly critiques I get on it and an insightful account of how I am striving to improve as an artist each week.

I am @aktracer on Instagram
instagram.com/aktracer
My website is aktracer.com and it features a multimedia + written copy of my painting process.

    Lessons from the past decade and combining overpainting with underpainting

    Lessons from the past decade and combining overpainting with underpainting

    Welcome to the year 2020! In this episode I share some things I learned from the past decade as an artist. This is a macro level view of some things that happen to you as an artist, maybe you felt these things too and now we’re together on the same journey!

    I also cover a technique of combining the underpainting with overpainting using clipping masks. This is the same technique used in traditional oil painting but with a digital twist for efficiency and speed and better edge control.

    I follow up on the blind contour technique that I discussed in the last episode and share a way to get better proportions. I explain how to really better use the blind contour technique.

    The episode ends with a message for you for the decade of 2020!

    • 15 Min.
    A beautiful approach to organic flowing lines

    A beautiful approach to organic flowing lines

    This episode is a follow-up to the previous episode. I talk about what happened after the coaching call with Matt. You do not need to listen to the previous episode to follow the things in this episode.

    I learned a new concept, this is a perfect technique for figure drawing. While a portrait likeness is more about the angles technique, a figure might require a more free flowing organic approach. It can also help you draw the hair in a portrait better and get the stiffness out of your drawings. The name of the technique is blind contour.

    I also talk about how to separate out the concepts of drawing vs painting in your brain, painting is a different skill set, and if you’re thinking of advancing from drawing into painting like me, I think this short episode can help you.

    • 10 Min.
    Coaching with Matt and one year at DTO

    Coaching with Matt and one year at DTO

    I complete one year at DTO this month and I’ve grown so much in my drawing skill. I am in the middle of my biweekly coaching with Matt at the moment. I took a one month coaching with Matt before this in March of 2019 and it really boosted my learning process. This is a great episode to learn about the coaching experience with Matt.

    I talk about my process for my latest Taylor painting titled ‘The Archer’. It’s an approach where you start off with a textured base, great for traditional, mixed media style digital effects.

    Finally I talk about what I’m upto this week, what I want to learn from Matt in the phone call to come and some plans for the near future in my coaching.

    You can learn more about the coaching at

    https://members.drawing-tutorials-online.com/coaching/

    • 16 Min.
    A practical way to make your artwork more professional

    A practical way to make your artwork more professional

    We start the first half of this episode with some basic few things you need to know to be able to draft almost anything in perspective. Drafting is easier than you might think and I suggest resources to learn this. 

    The second part of the episode is a difficult but very practical suggestion to make your artwork more professional. I often look back at my artwork and wish I had spent more time on it. This could be a solution.

    • 9 Min.
    Healthcast 01 - Health talk for artists - How I regained serious eye health with cardio and diet

    Healthcast 01 - Health talk for artists - How I regained serious eye health with cardio and diet

    Link to the 10min cardio workout routine. Contains 5 exercises.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/10-minute-cardio-workout-you-can-do-home-ncna851566

    In this episode I talk about how I regained my seriously dry eye problem with better diet and workout. My dry eyes prohibited me from doing any kind of traditional drawing completely. This was due to a year of bad eating build up on my body. This got much better with the mostly cardio based routine I got into. 

    I also share some very useful books meant to bring back the balance of one's body and provide relief to unbalanced shoulders, back, joints etc.

    • 5 Min.
    Uncovering the truths every old master knew about - with Robert Beverly Hale

    Uncovering the truths every old master knew about - with Robert Beverly Hale

    My longest episode till date. A great 30min episode packed with artistic philosophy about the truths every old master knew about in drawing, uncovered by Robert Beverly Hale in his book and lectures. This book was a very important book for me, probably the most liberating book, because now if I learn these truths in the next 5 years, I can do whatever I want, invent my kind of ideal proportions, the ideal female face, clothing etc. knowing that it’s going to be sound draftsmanship.
    Hale teaches you how to get from the student level to the artist level in a very practical and tangible approach, and of course I discuss several of these points.
    I want to buy a skull model. I share the best model I could possibly find after about 3 days of full time research.
    I mention my vision for my new channel @bvgvrv which is about portraits of academic females exclusively, also including modern celebrities represented in that fashion. My first portrait is up and I share my lessons.
    In the major second half of the episode I talk about how to select muted colors in a life drawing situation and a progressive rendering technique in Procreate that works the way academic artists use charcoal.
    All my episodes are independent and do not require prior listening to the past episodes. This is an important episode you don’t wanna miss. Let’s get started.
    🔗Link to Matt’s article that features critique of my Bouguereau copy:
    https://drawing-tutorials-online-blog.com/digital-painting-critique/

    • 26 Min.

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