Tag Archives: Lillian Gray

Mixed Media Art project with 5 Pro tips from amazing artist Lillian Gray.

Hi, I’m Lillian Gray, South African fine artist, and today’s lesson is all about mixed media. For today’s project, you’re going to be needing quite a few things, well there’s essential stuff and then there’s nice-to-have stuff. So I’d say the essential stuff is having a proper backing board you don’t want to be too working […]

The 7 Elements of Art: Value

Watch this lesson for free on our YouTube channel  Free Lesson on the 7 Elements of Art by artist Lillian Gray This is a video and blog series teaching the 7 Elements of Art in an easy-to-understand way. The series consists of 7 lessons presented by artist Lillian Gray. Using Value as an element in improving your art This lesson is […]

The 7 Elements of Art: Line

Watch this lesson for free on our YouTube channel  Free Lesson on the 7 Elements of Art by artist Lillian Gray This is a video and blog series teaching the 7 Elements of Art in an easy-to-understand way. The series consists of 7 lessons presented by artist Lillian Gray. Using Line effectively as an Element in your Art Today’s lesson is […]

An Introduction to the 7 Elements of Art

Watch this lesson for free on our YouTube channel  Free Lesson on the 7 Elements of Art by artist Lillian Gray This is a video and blog series teaching the 7 Elements of Art in an easy-to-understand way. The series consists of 7 lessons presented by artist Lillian Gray. The Trump Card Today I’m going to share my trump card with […]

Who is the fantastic South African Artist Mary Sibande? And the 4 concepts you have to know to truly understand her art.

South African Artist Mary Sibande

In order for you to truly understand the artwork of Mary Sibande we need to backtrack into history a bit and I need to explain a few important concepts to you. What do you see? What work does this woman do? Is her dress African? What is her ethnicity? What colour is the dress? Why is she knitting […]

6 Steps to an accurate Figure Drawing

Lillian Gray Figure Drawing Course 6 Easy Steps to Drawing a Figure

Easy Steps to Follow for Figure Drawing In this lesson, this third part of this human figure drawing course,  I’m going to be breaking figure drawing down into easy-to-understand steps and I’m going to show you how to start and slowly construct the human body. These are the basic steps for starting a figure drawing. I am going to run through […]

Awesome Figure Drawing Course – The 8 Canons of human proportion

The various canons Figure Drawing Course Lillian Gray

Using the Various Canons of Human Proportion in Figure Drawing This figure drawing lesson is all about measuring the human body: how do we decide what is the correct proportions. A lot of people argue about this, some say 6 and 3/4 of a head is the length of a human body, others say it’s 8, others say it’s 10. […]

Secrets to Figure Drawing Course: Outline and Introduction

Figure Drawing Course Lillian Gray

Goal Setting and Reasons to Study Anatomy This first lesson in the figure drawing course is all about setting your goals with drawing: knowing exactly where you’re going and why, and also understanding why we as artists need to understand bone structure and muscles to be able to draw the human body. Be clear on your goals. What is your endgame? What […]

Lillian Gray, Astounding South African Artist: Life in Colour

Lillian Gray, Life in colour

Lillian Gray’s portraits are influenced by abstract art and traditional techniques First Published in the Garden&Home Aug Edition 2019 How did your art career develop? I’ve been drawing since I was five years old. When it was time to decide what to study at varsity, my business savvy father wanted me to pursue a business […]