Art Before Breakfast: Natural frame

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by a complicated subject. But don’t be. Watch this video instead. It’s the next in the series of simple videos I’ve made to walk you through the steps of seeing and drawing from my latest book, Art Before Breakfast. In this one, I’ll show you how to break even the most cluttered space into an understandable system of shapes which you can then draw one by one.

If you’re new to drawing or are struggling with the basics, I hope this series will be helpful. (Here’re the past episodes, in case you missed any.)

On Fridays, I work through an idea from Art Before Breakfast. It would be lovely if I could imagine you out there drawing along with me. This particular exercise comes from page 32. If you decide to do it too, please share with me how it turned out! (Share the results on your own blog or on Facebook and post a link in my comments section. Use #artb4bkfst on Twitter or FB).