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With all of the lessons on the site it may be a bit overwhelming. If you are a beginner what I would like you to do most of all is get a sketchbook and sketch in it at least 5 minutes every day (even the on the weekend!), and don’t worry about the quality of your drawings at all – only worry about enjoying the process and finding things that interest you to try and draw.
We have a series about this called ‘Sketchin’ Out’ and it’s a good series to at least look at the first few lessons for it because I think it will help get you in the sketching mood. Here’s the link.
Next, here’s a link that will let you look at all of the drawing lessons of Pencil Kings in the order that we have uploaded them. This will take you to the very last page of lessons, and if you work backward from here you can get into some very easy beginner lessons to get you up and drawing faces.
Then once you have been sketching for a while and gone through these initial lessons you should have a better idea of which lesson you would like to focus on next, and the skills to get into them. I would recommend any of the LaurieB lessons as a great place to look next to keep improving your figure drawing.
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The fastest way to solve this problem is to make sure that you set the video to “HD is off” using the button at the top right corner of the video. This will load a smaller file that will load more quickly for you.
If turning off the HD doesn’t work for you, please try restarting your browser. Sometimes a video file can load half way and then stop without continuing to load and every time you refresh the page it will load the same partial video file.
If you would like to cancel your account and you paid with Paypal, you can log into your Paypal account and cancel your membership there.
Alternatively, or for Pencil Kings members that signed up with credit cards – you can contact us directly and let us know that you would like to cancel your account and we will cancel it immediately for you.
Unfortunately we don’t have a hard copy of our Pencil Kings site at this time.
Part of what we’re trying to do is make sure that as many people can access the videos as possible, and in order to pack as much value as possible into the videos and make sure that the lessons are affordable to as many people as possible – delivering via the internet is the best option for doing this at the moment.
Here’s a question for you:
We may do a hard bound copy in the future, but as a small company doing limited print runs can be a little expensive – would you still be interested if we offered a 100 page book that was $15-20, or a DVD that was $40-50?
If so – please do send us an email. If there’s enough interest, we can look at doing a book and/or dvd sooner rather than later.
Because of the switch to the new system some users are having problems logging out of the site. To solve this issue just completely log out of the system by clicking on this link below and then logging back into the site:
When you click the link above, you will be returned to the homepage where you can then use the Login button at the top right of the site as usual.
If this doesn’t solve your problem please do contact support.