Have you ever wondered how some artists get those absolutely perfect lines in their drawings? Not just straight lines, but razor-sharp curves, dead on accurate shapes and even tiny white lines? The answer is that there’s nothing special about the artist, it’s all a matter of know-how and tools. You can have those lines
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The first step to learning how to draw is preparing a place to draw and getting your supplies together. At the most basic level, this simply means finding pencil, paper, an eraser, and a flat surface to draw against. But a quick discussion of the basic implements to use may help to get you started.
One of the key elements in making realistic portraits is starting with a smooth base tone for the skin color. Unless your drawing is very high contrast, the skin is going to have at least some tone on it, and that tone needs to be blended smooth before you can start to develop shadow
Every shade of gray that you use in your drawing is also known as a tone. The value of a tone refers to how light or dark it is, and put together, those values form a gradation from black to white called a value scale. Here is an example of a value scale. Notice
Guidelines are your friend! If you’re having difficulty making your drawings look realistic, especially if you always seem to find mistakes in the placement or size of your features, then it’s a safe bet that you need to go back to the drawing board regarding guidelines. Guidelines are just what you’d guess from the
“The Secrets to Drawing” is the most complete online drawing video course available for learning how to draw. Not everyone just learns from watching a video and that’s why they included Ebooks in PDF form for EVERY instructional video in “The Secrets to Drawing” video course. In total you get... Over 5 hours of
If you want to learn the simple step-by-step formula for drawing beautiful realistic portraits ... then you definitely want to check this out. It's called MyDrawingTutorials and you'll learn how to draw a realistic portrait step by step. You'll learn ... A simple technique to always keep your figure in proportion How to draw
Did you know that companies spend more than 100 MILLION dollars buying images online? Every company that has a website, needs to use images and pictures on their website... and they must pay people to create them! Do you know what they need? They need YOUR help. That's right... and they are willing to
Taylor Roy started out like any other beginner drawer. No matter how hard he tried his drawings always looked twisted and out of proportion. But when he looked at other beginner artists their drawings looked life like and easy. His friends told him to give up but he was determined to get better and
As a drawing instructor I get asked a lot of questions and the most popular one is.. “I have no drawing experience, can I still learn to draw people?” My answer is always the same...Of course you can! While you may have heard that only people with natural talent can learn to draw. I
The skills that this home-study course will help you build will make you proud. From today, you no longer have to keep practicing the same way and getting the same results. And I'm NOT talking about drawing a decent pencil portrait; I'm talking about a lifetime skill of drawing realistic pencil portraits. Here is
Completing a pencil portrait in less than 5 hours seems impossible? By the time you sketch the outline and perfect the shape and shading most people would spend at least a few weeks getting it picture perfect. One drawing guru is changing this by giving you the step-by-step instructions you need to have a
Foam can be painted several ways. You can use white paint to sponge it on over the top of painted water, or sponge on masking fluid and paint the water over the top. You stamp it with a piece of mat board, or see what effects you can get using cloth, bubble wrap, a
Sand is fun and, typically, easy to paint. Remember, the farther away from the viewer it’s supposed to be, the fewer details it will have. So in the background, it’s just a swipe of plain color without speckles or texture visible. Concentrate your details in the foreground, and you’ll be well on your way
Painting a crashing wave takes a combination of careful planning and fearlessness as you let the paint form the actual wave on your paper. Don't expect to get it right the first time (or even the hundredth time!); it’s going to take a lot of practice, and a lot of xperimentation. Most of the
Water is one of the most fascinating subjects you can paint. It seems almost to have moods; it can ripple gently, or can plummet down a cliff, be so still that it reflects objects like a mirror, or crash and break on a shore. Because water is so varied in its behavior, there is no
Painting rocks realistically can seem overwhelming, but if you break the process down, it’s really quite simple. Start with the base color of the rock, and try to make it interesting! Rocks aren’t all gray and brown, you know. While that’s still wet, add a shadow color, as in step A pictured here. In
Every color has a value, and those values will be expressed on three-dimensional objects as various shapes. Seeing those shapes and expressing them in your drawings and paintings will allow you to simplify and at the same time, strengthen, your work. To see these shapes, it’s helpful to begin with black and white references.
Color is just what you think of; the visible reds, oranges, yellows and variations that you see in the rainbow. Every color has a value, or tone, which is the lightness or darkness of each hue ... ... and the lights or darks of colors can be translated to heir equivalent number in a shade
One of the easiest ways to create mood and increase the drama in your drawings is to learn how to make intense, flawless blacks. Use this technique to blacken any part of the portrait, shadows, details, or even entire backgrounds. Begin by protecting the essential lines. You can do this by taping or indenting the