Drawing pencil sketches or thumbnails may seem boring and tedious, or you may fully enjoy it, depending upon what the sketches are for and if you HAVE to do them. In any case, planning your projects with pencil sketches will greatly improve your end results. Sketching out ideas or even just jotting down some ideas on your pages will greatly increase the number of your drawings and help you realize the full potential of the ideas or concepts you are trying to get across.
Introduction I have introduced the Hair drawing tutorial so far, where I focused on some drawing techniques to achieve realistic hair look in a portrait. This time the tutorial is rather about drawing the whole portrait with all its parts enriched with useful tips. The tutorial aims at those of you, who are beginners or intermediate in drawing portraits and don't want to spend money for expensive artistic stuff. You need about four cheap pencils, charcoal, tissue or tortillion for blending, smudging eraser and ordinary eraser.
How to Draw Eyes? That is the question.
Whether you just want to draw cartoon eyes or realistic eyes learning how to draw eyes will help you give your faces a lot more character. Drawing eyes is my favorite part about drawing the face. If you just sit down and study the eye for a minute you'll find that there is a lot more there than you probably realize.
.To capture this on paper it doesn't hurt to have some basic knowledge of how the eye works and what makes it up.
Now lets get to Drawing the Eye! When drawing...
I know when I learn to do something for the first time that it helps if I can actually interact and "do" the activity at hand. Nothing could be truer then when learning to draw, especially when learning how to draw a face. If you just start drawing the eyes, a mouth, and a nose, you may come up with a pretty decent portrait; then again you may come out with something that looks like an abstract drawing. You might even come up with something that will change the shape of the modern art world. Even if that does...
Step 1 Firstly just draw the basic outlines and mark the parts in which you want to shade and keep in mind about the light shades and all.
Step 2 After you are done with basic outlines and single lined drawings, Start shading the parts with small and light stokes using any number of pencil varrying according to you if you want dark portrait use 4B pencils to 9B and if you want to use lighter tones use HB pencil to 3B pencil. Then start smudging using a piece of cloth or
There has been a growing fascination over the past
century with the emotional and psychological aspects of
children’s art expressions, particularly from the fields of
psychology, psychiatry, and art therapy. Drawing has
been undeniably recognized as one of the most important
ways that children express themselves and has been
repeatedly linked to the expression of personality and
emotions. Children’s drawings are thought to reflect their
inner worlds, depicting various feelings and relating
information concerning psychological status and
The application of basic shapes, shades and textures draw three dimensionally!
The transition from black and white pencil drawing to colored pencil drawing is very smooth and easy. Just about anybody can sketch or trace some sort of square or circle.
The question is: "how do we make it look like the real thing and not some flat one dimensional graphic on the page?" How do we make the viewer feel that he or she could reach out and touch it? In short, how do we give it the proper form?
Step 1 - The Initial Line Drawing
There are two things that you should carefully observe when starting your drawing of an eye: 1 - The difference in shape between the upper and lower eyelids. 2 - How the upper eyelid covers the top of the iris. (mouse over the image to view this effect.)
Step 2 - The Eyeball
There are two main elements to consider when drawing the glassy surface of the eye:
Ink drawing is one of the oldest methods of drawing. There are many different types of pens to choose from these days, and each produces a different look. Pen drawings create more of a hard mechanical structured look to your drawings. Drawing with ink has its challenges. When using ink, you must make your lines confidently and deliberately.
Let's face it. Sometimes learning the basic techniques of drawing and art can seem boring. Just like in any skill or trade, there are moments and subjects that you would rather glaze over. Creative drawing is most likely not one of those subjects. Learning art philosophy and color theory sounds like taking courses where you're in an old dust-covered room with a teacher just reading through a textbook and putting everyone to sleep. The movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" comes to mind. When I think of creative drawing, I think of the part where Ferris and his friends go...
Figure 1: Image of face from a magazine cut out used as a reference for the portrait. I decided to create a sketch of the singer and actress Jennifer Lopez for this tutorial. The medium I used was pencil- HB, 2B, 3B, 4B.
I chose to draw this image reference because of the eyes shown have a lot of detail as well as the composition is tilted slightly to one side.
.Figure 2: the start of sketch. Firstly I drew a border around to have open space and make it look professional.
There are so many different techniques of various artists out there. I am not going into every detail as most on this site have at least a basic knowledge of drawing.
Materials that I use Sketch book - I chose a pad of recycled paper and of thicker quality so that I can use a darker lead and eraser. It’s important to draw on thicker paper if you want to create a drawing with good detail. Thinner paper is less expensive however drawing with detail requires multiple levels of shading and erasing. Shading excessively on thin paper might put a...
Draw There are a few basic tips to know that will help you with drawing mouths. I probably learned these tips around high school when a friend of mine was drawing a portrait for art class. There are just basic guidelines to follow when drawing the lips and teeth, and if you've attempted to draw a beautiful smile but the end result looked like a bunch of chicklets, then these rules are definitely for you as they were for my friend.
Step 1: Keep It Simple! When drawing the mouth you should keep it even simpler than when drawing the...
Many thanks to Lianne Issa for this amazing tutorial. Check out her portraits gallery. Ok so here is my first tutorial, i'm not that good at explaining things but if i can post my Wips (works in progress) of an eye with a brief description this may help you see the way i do things. I hope you will find this usefull.....
I am going to attempt to draw the very beautiful eye of Angelina Jolie
Learn How to Draw - Graphite Pencil and Charcoal Tutorial This tutorial contains techniques to create realistic looking artwork. I will try to update these pages occasionally to provide fellow charcoal and graphite pencil artists insight into my methods. This half of this page will explain the pencils and blending tools I use to render both rough and smooth textures. Once you know how to create realistic looking textures, you're on you way to creating much more realistic looking artwork. The second have of the page shows a step by step tutorial of one of my latest drawings. #1...
There are a few things to consider when creating pencil drawings of people.
1. Will you draw from a live model or photograph? Personally, I find it easier and definitely more convenient if I can draw from a photograph. It is also cheaper. Drawing from a live model can and is very helpful when learning how to "see." However, keeping a model to pose for a few hours can be pricey and they can sometimes lose the genuine look of the initial expression or pose. Imagine someone telling you to smile for two hours straight. ...
When starting the preliminary drawings for any project it is best to keep the lines light and sketchy. A 2H pencil hardness is ideal for this. This is one thing I have definitely learned over the years that has greatly impacted my design and the process of which I work. When I was in high school there was a fellow artist's work that I admired for the skill and and overall style his pieces possessed. While watching him work one day I noticed he only used two or maybe three different pencils on his pieces: a 2B pencil and...
There are many interpretations of freestyle drawing on the Internet these days, and I'm sure if you are reading this than you have probably read them already. Some refer to it as freehand drawing, which is drawing without aids or stencils. Some also describe it as just drawing, or doodling, until the whole picture is filled onto the paper. I, of course, have my own take on freehand drawing as well. Drawing freestyle is basically freehand drawing, but drawing whatever comes to mind. It is more of an organic drawing experience where your mind takes over and your hand...
Contour drawing consists of drawing exactly what it sounds like: the contour or outline of an object. This can be used for many different reasons. When learning to train your eye to see, contour drawing is one of the best methods to start with, and often it is one of the first things you learn how to do in drawing class. Instead of drawing the object, you are forced to draw the negative space instead. This helps train your eye to see, forcing you to follow the curves and lines of the object as you draw it, not what...
Cross drawings are as old as time. They have been around even before Christ and Christianity. The cross symbolizes life, immortality,union of the heavens and earth and the sun and stars. It's no wonder so many people select this image as a tattoo. It is arguably the most widely used image in both ancient and modern tattoos. Throughout history each culture has reinvented and redesigned this sacred image leaving us with many different versions. There are many variations of cross drawings which I will display below. Again as with tattoos and other drawings, personal taste and style rules all....