Strathmore Paper makes some excellent video courses that go in depth on teaching you techniques on how best to use materials like a pro artist. We are amazed that all the are available to you for free and are posted for at least a year from the time they're published on their site.
In this 4 part video course with pro artist Justin Mass, he teaches you how to create amazing portraits. He starts with the materials and basic techniques, next teaches you how to get your subject on the page, and finally takes you from start to finish with 2 portraits; 1 in monochrome on tan toned paper and 1 in full color on white bristol paper.
He's relaxed, easy to follow and a joy to watch draw. He says any level of artist could benefit from watching his portrait course from beginner to expert. He believes his techniques, tips and tricks could help all artists who want to make pro portraits by revealing secrets that make it just a bit easier and in the best possible way.
Should you need any drawing supplies for his free video course, you can always count on us to provide you with high-quality, discount art supplies that fit any budget. Make your no-contact, curbside order at this link.
Heather Reed is the Assistant Manager/Buyer and office rockstar at IBF. She writes all of our emails, blog posts and and manages all of our social media sites. Heather is also an artist and has experience in lots of various mediums. You will usually find her researching new products, finding the best bargains, writing, painting, enjoying nature, all while chasing around her two vivacious little boys.