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Anatomy tutorials are on hold for the time being because I'm busy setting up the Pencil Kings September challenge, which is all about learning to use light and shadow, value, shading - all that good stuff!  Small fee this time but you can sign up early here:…

We'll have 3 videos per week (yours truly explaining this stuff) plus 2 hour-long live online meetings for Q&A and demos, plus lots of materials and exercises and so forth. It starts out with simple shapes but then gets into heads and eventually the full figure. I'm even making templates so you don't have to draw everything and can concentrate on just the light and shadows!

I really hope we can help out a lot of people in this area. Rendering light and shadow is one of my "things" so I'm so thrilled to be instructing this course. =3
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Diane Kraus
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I've been drawing and painting for years and keep finding new things to do with it.

I'm also an instructor and the community manager (once known as Satchel) at Pencil Kings -… - a great friendly place to learn lots of skills and techniques.

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I have a website now! I call it A Bridge, a Boat, a Ship, and it's all about navigating this journey of being an artist. All my tutorials are there, plus my favorite references. I plan on keeping a regular blog going, too. Hope you stop on by. =)

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MonsieurEviltrees Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow what an amazing gallery! I really enjoy the variety of art and I especially love the World of Warcraft art. The one of Hathrien in particular has got to be one one of my favourite ever Blood elf fanarts! 

Definitely keeping an eye open for more, and I love the tutorials! 
satchelsbag Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!  I'm glad the tutorials are helpful. =)
Naty-the-darkbringer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthdayyy :la::cake::party::icondragonhi::heart: I hope you'll have a good day :aww: Thanks for all the tutorials :dalove:
satchelsbag Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Omg thanks so much! More tutorials to come. =D
Naty-the-darkbringer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome :iconloveloveplz:

Really? thats awsome :wow::la:
SanguineMiasma Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love your tutorials. Thank you for sharing them!
satchelsbag Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! That makes me so happy to hear. =)
BlueBell-Sumi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your works specially the traditional ones and the animals portraits :D
satchelsbag Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =D
trickbit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Ah! I was wondering if you had a dA! Awesome work, I was taking the Pencilkings figure drawing course c:
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