Back to Lesson Production!

Now that the site has full launched (thank you for the subscriptions!), I can finally go back to producing new content and spend a lot less time doing graphic design on the site… Today I added in 5 new lessons to the 2 Point Perspective course on creating perfect cubes, subdivisions and primitives and a whole section on slopes & angles. Lesson descriptions were added and assignments are still pending.

If you haven’t yet, try out the forums and post your projects in progress there and to instagram (tag me there @myartprofessor).

Screenshots below!


The Site is Live!

I’m excited to announce that this site is live and fully operational! You can jump in and start improving your art skills NOW through the subscriptions! The first course is complete and it’s on 1 Point Perspective, which is a great place to start, even if you have ZERO drawing experience! You just need a limited a sharp pencil, ruler, paper, triangles and a compass (or your favorite digital art program!

The second course is in development and it’s on 2 Point Perspective. You’ll see me add that content in over the coming weeks as each lesson is completed!

There’s also great free content if you subscribe to the newsletter. (check your email inbox for the link to set up the free subscription content). It includes a video series (now edited and with commentary!) on an intense 2 Point Perspective illustration I did last summer, along with a selection of useful lessons from the courses. So, don’t hesitate to check it out and learn how myartprofessor.com can benefit your personal development on your artistic journey.

Do let me know what you think! I love constructive feedback so I can improve the quality of my work and teaching to better serve you.

This newblog will also see a lot more activity as I show lessons in progress, share social media posts, and other announcements!

Thank you so much for joining me here on myartprofessor.com!

Peter Sakievich

Copy after Anders Zorn’s Portrait of Ols Maria (youtube)

Copy after Anders Zorn’s portrait of Ols Maria that I did during my digital illustration class as a demo for my student. I can’t say often enough how much doing master copies of works I respect has improved my skills. I think that it may be one, if not THE, fastest way to improve your skills. There are different types of copies that will teach you different things. Relatively fast ones, like this are great for understanding the basic tonalities, colors, and design of an artist.

Try doing a series of one hour master copies. Pick ten works you love and over the next ten days paint each of them for an hour. Tag me @myartprofessor in your instagram posts or link them in the comments below. Tell me what you’ve learned!

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Copy After Velasquez’ Portrait of Juan Pareja (youtube)

I’ve been adding videos to youtube!

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had my students doing master copies as a way of practicing their newly acquired digital painting skills. This is one I did in class using Corel Painter and some old school brushes I’ve been using for over 15 years! Actual time spent was around 40 minutes (I gave the students an hour). I sped it up here to about 10 minutes.

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Manipulating Edges (youtube)

I’ve been adding videos to youtube! This is a freewheeling unedited discussion given during a recent class on how to work with edges, perhaps one of the most abused subjects in painting! I break it down into interior/exterior edges, round/flat/cornered edges, surface textures, and material qualities. For me, this really simplifies things down. I’m painting a picture of a mushroom in Adobe Photoshop using a small assortment of brushes I’ve collected over the years.

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How to draw a perfect ellipse, every time!

I’ve been adding videos to youtube! This is the ABC Method for drawing ellipses. By far (outside of digital…) this is the best method for freehanding a perfect ellipse everytime. Even if you’re doing a drawing that’s not directly using perspective, all you need to do is rough out your rectangle around the ellipse (like a vase top), find the vertical and horizontal center lines and then follow the method in the video! You’ll get a perfect ellipse every single time!

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Pre Registration Open!

Preregister below now for the two confirmed classes this Fall!


Preregistration helps me determine how many serious students really intend to take the class and once enough have declared their class, I will open up the official registration to secure your spot in the class!


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Some potential courses include:

  • Visual Development
  • Digital Painting
  • Composition Construction
  • Environment Design
  • Landscape Drawing and Painting
  • Oil Painting Basics
  • Observational Drawing and Sketching
  • The Elements of Design (2D Design for Composition)
  • Drawing From Imagination
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