Megan Eckman
I'm the full-time illustrator and author behind Studio MME Illustrations. After graduating from art school, I set out to make a living from my art. It took 5 years of hard work but I made it and now I'm sharing some of my knowledge with people like you. My recent collaborations include Google and Modcloth. When I'm not drawing, I can be found exploring state parks.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Crosshatch a Landscape from a PhotographCrosshatch landscape preview image
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    Break out your pens and pencils and learn how to crosshatch a landscape. You'll start by making a value scale to learn how to use lines to create depth and then you'll ink your own landscape from a photo reference.Read More…
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    How to Sketch the Human Body with CharcoalCharcoal%20sketch%20 %20preview%20image
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    For centuries, artists have sketched the human body with charcoal. While it can seem intimidating, it's actually quite a forgiving, and fun, medium to work with. In this tutorial, you'll learn the basics of using charcoal and create a beautiful sketch.Read More…
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    How to Draw Calligraphy FlourishesFlourishes preview
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    Make your calligraphy even fancier with fine flourishes and extra swirls.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Drop Cap Calligraphic LetterDrop%20cap%20preview%20image
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    Have you ever opened an old book and seen a beautiful drop cap letter at the start of the first sentence? I'm going to teach you how to ink one yourself.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Use a Grid to Enlarge an Image While DrawingGrid%20tutorial%20 %20preview%20image
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    Ready to draw a portrait or landscape but the reference image is too small? Using a grid to transfer an image to your drawing paper or canvas allows you to easily blow up the image. In this tutorial, I show you two simple way to create and use a grid to get your final image on your paper.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Mastering Calligraphy: Making Your Own FontMake your own font featured image
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    In the final installment of Mastering Calligraphy, I'll go over the points you need to consider when creating your own font. Read More…
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    Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Gothic ScriptGothic script feature image
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    In this "Mastering Calligraphy" lesson, we'll be learning what is by far the hardest font but also the most impressive. This font is a bit different than the others because it's made up of so many small strokes. However, the letters are very similar in construction so once you have a few down, you can do the rest easily! So let's get started!Read More…
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    Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Cursive ScriptCursive calligraphy feature image
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    In this lesson of "Mastering Calligraphy" we're going to learn how to write like the great Jane Austen. Flowing, cursive lettering is still seen today on wedding invitations and menus at fancy restaurants. While it looks extremely difficult to ink, it's actually made of two basic strokes. Better yet, with the Cursive Script, you hardly ever have to lift your pen off the paper! So let's dive in to the Cursive Script.Read More…
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    Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Roundhand ScriptRoundhand script featured image for tutorial
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    For our first tutorial in "Mastering Calligraphy", we're going to start with an easy alphabet that uses the two basic strokes we learned in the easy introduction. Just those two strokes make up a majority of the letters in the Roundhand Script alphabet. We'll be breaking the letters into similar groups and mastering both the lowercase and uppercase letters. So let's get started!Read More…
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    Mastering Calligraphy: An Easy IntroductionCalligraphyintropreview
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    Calligraphy is an art that never dies. You see it coming back into style with hand-lettered invitations and in high-end magazines. It's a great way to jazz up your correspondence and impress people. While most people think that calligraphy is difficult to learn, it's really made up of two simple strokes, which we're going to learn in this lesson before we start our series on "Mastering Calligraphy".Read More…
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    How to Create a Hand-Drawn Pointillism PortraitPointillism preview 400
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    Pointillism is an incredible drawing technique that allows you to create a very detailed portrait with only dots. Since you're using dots instead of lines, you don't have to worry about making someone look overly wrinkled or drawing a line wrong. Pointillism or stippling is the simple act of dotting ink onto paper and in this lesson we're going to use it to make a beautiful portrait.Read More…