Draw with Confidence-David Kitler

March 19, 2015 1 min read 2 Comments

David N. Kitler's drawings are works of art in simple graphite. Even so, he sometimes adds color to accentuate a special feature, as seen with this bald eagle:

Bald Eagle Diptych-by David Kitler


In "Early Arrival" Kitler added red to separate the cardinal from the background and to illustrate its dominant color. 

Kitler uses the process he teaches in his DVD workshop, Draw with Confidence, to capture accurate likenesses in the wild or in the studio. David has developed a straightforward method for observing and conveying the information critical to successful drawing. He helps you see basic shapes, locate important value shifts, understand the role of different pencil grades, create depth, and so much more. David combines these skills to help you develop a center of interest and lead the viewer's eye around your composition. In the workshop, David reviews basic concepts in a series of short lessons and then demonstrates the entire process by completing a lifelike, fully textured drawing of a ground squirrel. Drawing like Early Arrival are perfect for holiday cards and gifts.

To learn more, check out David's DVD workshop, Draw with Confidence: From Basic to Brilliant

David Kitler Filming  


2 Responses


September 05, 2017

Response to Arthur Cansdale’s Question:
Although watercolour would work, I stick with my favourite – acrylics. Acrylics dry and remain permanent while rewetting watercolour makes it “active” again. My preferred colours are explained in my first acrylic DVD (Reliable Results in Acrylics) – I only use three – and I thin the paint down making a wash that is applied drybrush. Before touching my drawing with the brush I first touch the brush to paper towel to wick away most of the moisture. Give it a try over a photocopy of your drawing to lessen the risk and pressure, good luck!

arthur cansdale
arthur cansdale

March 18, 2017

Hi David
I have your video at home draw with confidence
what i would like to know is what medium do you use for the color in the picture and how to put this in over pencil

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