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...
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...
Hello everybody! I'm Vivi, my nickname on SP is vividec First of all, let me tell you that I'm not trying to teach you anything! I'm just a selftought artist and I want to share my own way of drawing with you. I don't know whether I'm using the right or wrong technique but I feel very comfortable with it and I hope you might find some hints and inspiration. ng a
This compilation of some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist's Library series titles gives artists the perfect introduction to the basics of drawing. The Art of Basic Drawing contains fundamental information about tools and techniques, as well as a number of inspiring step-by-step lessons. With instruction and advice from five different accomplished artists, this book showcases a range of styles for beginners to imitate.
One of the most popular drawing guides ever published, The Art of Drawing has been an informative and thorough guide to several generations of aspiring artists. For fifty years, Willy Pogany has given the main principles of drawing in a simple, constructive way. By following the sequences laid out in the lessons, students quickly master the art of drawing.
As a further aid, Pogany gives a complete anatomical description of the body for each section, including a list of all bones and a description of the muscles and their uses.
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.
A Great Sketch Results in a Great Painting How to use the Grid Method to Achieve Accurate Shape and Perspective in Art Failure to achieve accurate shape and perspective in a finished work of art is why many of us give-up and declare ourselves "non-artists." There's nothing worse for a student's artistic selfconfidence than having a painting of a horse turn-out looking more like a dog. Yet there is a simple method of ensuring that the finished work will have proper shape and perspective. Artists dating back to the ancient Egyptians knew of a technique to break down a...
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...
Drawing people and figure art is exciting and challenging in any medium in this short art lesson we will produce a fairly small rendering of the female nude in vine charcoal. Charcoal is typically a medium to be loved or loathed. In an instant it can create those rich blacks that any graphite artist will envy, having squandered hours to achieve the same result. However, there comes a price, and that price is dust.
People keep asking me: "How do you do it?" Especially beginning artists are often floundering, struggling with how and where to begin. Colored pencil seems like an easy medium to use, but to achieve any kind of mastery, it can become exceedingly difficult and unforgiving. There is only so much erasing you can do before the board or paper no longer yields the pigments without damage, and blending and layering can easily result in "mud." So, here I am going to present the basic process I use, although it will vary with each piece. Other artists work differently, but...
Could that stick figure drawing you made in 3rd grade be the beginnings of greatness? YES! Even the most skilled artists out there started somewhere and stick figures are what they started with. They are great for story-boarding and getting down ideas quickly. Skillfully drawing them to show believable action and movement can take some practice but with some basic knowledge you will be drawing them like a pro in no time. "While a basic stick figure drawing may not be what you have in mind as great work, it is the foundation of figure drawing." Everything great starts...
Drawings of roses can represent quite a lot in a tattoo. While tattoos are usually very personal, there are a few recurring themes or symbols that are universal. Rose drawings in Western culture are the symbol of pure love, much like lotus drawings are in the East. The specific color of the rose, like most flowers, will change its meaning; however, in most tattoos you will see the rose depicted as red. While I am not a professional tattoo artist and can only speculate at best why a specific color or image is used in each tattoo, I can...
Although the age-old art of pencil drawing is the basic foundation of all the visual arts, its elemental beauty allows it to stand on its own. And pencil art is amazingly versatile—it can range from simple, unshaded contour line drawings to complex, fully rendered compositions with a complete range of tonal values. The projects in this book are taken from some of the most popular drawing books in Walter Foster's How to Draw and Paint Series. And because all the successful artists featured in this book have developed their own special approach to drawing, there are countless lessons to be...
It’s amazing to think about how much the industry of creating manga and
other forms of comics has changed in such a short period of time. It
wasn’t all that long ago that the sole purpose of computers in the process
was to add colors and word balloons to the page. Things like penciling and
inking were left to traditional tools because the technology wasn’t quite there
yet to accurately reproduce the subtle pen and pencil strokes artists use
when creating their work. Or if it was there, it was pretty darn expensive....
This chapter is about ideas—where they come from and how to develop the ones you have. There is no doubt that coming up with creative ideas is tough work. Nothing grows in a vacuum, and the best ideas and designs do not come easy. Artists often sit around in their studios or at their desks, virtually a vacuum, pondering where the next idea will come from. Often we sit and scribble on whatever paper is handy, tap the pencil, scribble some more, and then wonder where we lost our ability to think of good ideas. Good character designs do not...
Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing- P1:You will learn to unlock the artist within you so you too can draw and express yourself!! This book will show you how to use different basic mediums, such as pencils, charcoal, pen and ink. It will also teach you different types of drawing such as line, cartoon, figure, perspective and technical drawing. The book will include using shading, light, dimension, energy and mood techniques. Blank pages are included to serve as practice pages.
The detailed drawing of a bee in this project provides artists with an opportunity to enhance
various skills, such as drawing several different textures. Several tidbits of information about
bees are offered in sections titled “Bee Informed”.
Suggested drawing supplies include good quality white drawing paper, graphite pencils, kneaded
and vinyl erasers, and a pencil sharpener. This project is recommended for fine art educators and
artists from age 12 to adult with good drawing skills.
This project is divided into the following three sections:...
Meet Dudley – a former figment of my
imagination, now the subject of this
drawing project! You use a grid format
to establish proportions and then outline
the highly detailed dragon and his nest
with thin neat lines. Suggestions are
offered for more adventurous artists who
choose to add color to their drawings.
Suggested drawing supplies include good quality white drawing paper, graphite pencils, kneaded
and vinyl erasers, and a pencil sharpener.