Category Archives: Drawing

Sketching The Royal Botanical Gardens-Sketch Walk RBG

In this sketch Walk I check out the Royal Botanical Garden’s Cherry Hill Trail. The RBG has a great trail network filled with wildlife, beautiful scenery and more. In this video I show off some of the great parts of the trail and show you the spot I chose to sketch and how the picture developed. Get out there and enjoy nature through the RBG Trails. If you want to know what to take on a Sketch Walk check out my video on “Preparing for a Sketch Walk” click here. The Royal Botanical Gardens is located in Burlington Ontario Canada and is a leader in nature and gardening locations. You can learn more about them by clicking this link for Royal Botanical Gardens.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, cartoonist, and caricature artist in Burlington Ontario Canada. His services range from live caricature event service to art instruction and more. to learn more about Bruce, his work, or other Sketch Walks and online art instruction visit his website at

Draw with Bruce Coffee Cup Video

Here is another video on how to draw. Check out this video and others on the Bruce Outridge Production’s website.

Good luck with the Drawing

Manga Video 4 – Adding Colour

In this fourth video we add colour to the character. Almost done!

Manga Video 3- Adding Shadows

In this third video we add the shadows for the Manga character, Enjoy!

Manga Video 2- Drawing the Detail

Once you have finished the first video, watch and follow along with this second video to add the detail.

Manga Video 1- Drawing Shape

Want to draw Manga? Check out this 1of 4 video and draw along.

Subjects That Interest You

In art the best thing you can do for your art is to work on subjects that matter to you, not subjects that matter to others. Many artists focus on what will sell and while this works for a while many get bored after a while. Always have your own subject matter to keep you happy and pushing yourself with your art. The sales will come later.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist and illustrator. For more information on his work visit his website at

Working large may be the best way to get in the details.

I am teaching a class this week as summer has come upon us. In the class I notice a lot of people like to draw very small. One girl drew so small that all the assignments we did that day fit onto one sheet of paper. I keep telling them to draw bigger, but kids love to draw small for some reason. If you are doing that try drawing bigger. It will allow you to include more details and your picture will come out stronger because of the extra detail.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist and illustrator and creator of the Drawing with Bruce Video Series. More of his work can be found on his website at

Looking for Shapes When Drawing

This video shows you how to look for shapes when beginning to draw an object. Artist Bruce Outridge shows you how shapes can help create a drawing.

About the Artist

Artist Bruce Outridge is an illustrator and art instructor in Southern Ontario. Form more information visit his website at

How to Draw a Chair-Part 2

In this video we finish the chair by adding colour, shadows, and highlights.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist and art instructor from Southern Ontario. For more information visit his website at