Learn to DrawMichelle will guide you through the basic principles of drawing by focussing on the eyes, with this handy how-to-guide. 

Choose any eyes, your own, someone close by, or an animal.  

This exercise is designed to teach you about shapes, light and shadows, lines, and shading – all of which is transferrable to other subjects or objects.  

Materials: Paper, pencil, eraser, extra sheet of clean paper (keep under your hand to prevent smudging) 

Michelle Ripari is an award winning and internationally published fine artist and illustrator, whose tool of trade are pencils: including graphite, watercolour and coloured pencils, and especially loves working with coloured pencils.  

Michelle has recently began illustrating for children’s books using watercolour pencils and ink.                                                                                  

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