Drawing portraits has always been, and will continue to be one of the greatest aspects of drawing.
I found my first serious love of drawing when I traveled to Florence, Italy. It was there that I saw the many artists drawing portraits on the street. I would stand and stare at their amazing technique - for me, watching them work was a new experience and one of my most cherished memories from my travels in Europe.
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.
Eye drawing is the next step in the process of learning how to draw portraits. After blocking in the basic proportions the eyes are usually the next part that I draw. We've all heard that the eyes are windows to the soul, and that old phrase really hits the nail on the head. The eyes are extremely important to your successful portrait drawing, and it is through the eyes that we show our many emotions - happiness, fear, anger, sadness and so on. I
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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...
Learning how to draw a rhinoceros has never been easier. No need to head down to the zoo or go on a safari, you're going to make your very own rhino come alive right before your very eyes with just a few simple steps. Sharpen your pencil and follow along below. STEP-1: Start with the Head and Body Shapes Make two ovals approximately the same size. The difference between them is that one will be vertical for the head while the other one will be horizontal for the body. These ovals will be overlapping each other. Then at the top...
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Unless you are a cartoon artist, drawing realistic ears is one of the the hardest parts of the human body you will ever learn to draw. Not because it is hard to draw - but because very few artists think it is important. I mean, after all "it is nothing but an ear!" Ok, I know I just said it was hard, but let me show you how to approach drawing realistic ears in a way that will make drawing them seem like a piece of cake. Observing a human subject and their body parts is a challenge, especially attempting...
Introduction Face drawing is something that I have come to absolutely love, I'm going to say this again - absolutely love. BUT....It wasn't until I actually began to study the face in detail that I started to love portrait drawing. It's not that hard once you know the proportions of the face, but the problem is, that in my experience, many teachers are not well versed in face drawing proportions or how to construct a head, and advise you to draw by seeing only. I'm going to demystify the head here for you and give you a system for portrait...
Cartoon stars are easy to draw. It seems that everyone and their mother can draw a star, but this particular star is a bit different. He's got style, and he's got moxie. This pretty little star is extremely easy to make and you can learn how to draw it with just a few lines. Step 1
Make a C shape. It should be a slightly tilted C so that it seems as though it's lying down face up!!
Now make another C joining the earlier one. What you should have now should look like a slightly tilted crescent moon.
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
Christmas tree drawing is a snap when we break it down into simple and easy steps. Follow through the next 5 steps to drawing these trees like a pro. Pictures like these would make great Christmas cards or even gifts. I've often given drawings as presents - they're a one of a kind gift that came directly from you. It's hard to find a more personal gift than something you create with your own hands. Enough about presents! Let's get to the drawing. Step 1: Create the shape of the tree. This is made by putting a bunch of...
Cartoon angel drawing can be challenging until you use these steps. If you find that you are advancing in your ability to draw your cartoon objects, the next object for you to try may be a cartoon angel. This creation is a little more difficult than some, but when you are done, it will really be something to be proud of! You can use them as Christmas tree decorations, or let your kids color them in! Step 1 - The Head and Body We'll start this little angel with the head and body. Simply put, the head is just...
Drawing Hair can be scary because it's a little tricky to know exactly where to start. Once you know how to draw it though, it isn't terribly hard to draw. Step 1: Make your Outlines Start by making light pencil lines to create the main outline of the hair. This includes the line that makes the outer shape as well as the hair that frames the face of your character. I usually try to find a photo in a magazine or on the net that is similar to the hair that I want to draw. This helps me draw great...
The Nose The first step when learning how to draw caricature is the nose. There are many different kinds of noses that you can draw and will cover those in another lesson later. For now just copy the nose that you see on the right. Follow the arrows in the picture when you're doing your own drawing.
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?