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. ...
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...
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.
‘Drawing in colour’ is a slightly unusual title, because the obvious
comment is, ‘How does that differ from painting?’ Well, in this
book I examine no fewer than four methods of drawing in
various colour mediums, only one of which is connected with
painting. I will be showing examples – and how to go about them
– of drawing in coloured pencil, pastel or crayon, coloured inks
and watercolour painting, which can be heavily conditioned
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.
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?
Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth Creative Illustration Drawing the Head and Hands Three-Dimensional Drawing. All Drawings and text within this book are the property of their respective copyholders and should not be reproduced for any reason.
Color and shapes make up the world we live in. Children and
adults alike can find hours and hours of enjoyment by
contributing to the world with drawings and paintings -
creating a fun, as well as educational, pastime for the whole
family. Art can make a rainy day inside fly by or a hard day
at school or work be forgotten.
With only a pencil, paper, and this book, anyone can learn to
draw effortless animals, people, and 3-D objects. The steps
are designed to be easy to follow and understand. You can
combine these animals, people, and shapes into entire
pictures full of life and action.
*These lessons are designed using basic skills already learned by students; to measure and to draw straight lines using a ruler. Elements of self-expression are based on familiarity and habit and will come gradually - particularly when the student grows comfortable with the lesson structure. Such
self-expression is first emphasised in the homestudy area.
Its has been four years since I first publish the page and there has been an
enourmous amount of support given to me for my crusade of giving away free drawing lessons .So for all those people who belived in the Lair.... Thanks dudes !!!!!. I hope that this new update will be the beginning of a new era for the Lairman and his Lair. For beginning our manga classes all we need is a couple of pencils ( HB,2B ) a bunch of bond paper (newspaper is also good and cheaper or you can use any other) , a good...
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...
Stand tall! It's time to learn how to draw a cartoon giraffe – the tallest animal in the land! This awesome creature is native to Africa and instantly recognizable thanks to her long neck and distinctive markings. So, let's rise above the rest and get our pencils at the ready as you add another amazing animal to your portfolio!
STEP-1: The Long and Short of it – Giraffe Basics The first part of learning how to draw a cartoon giraffe is to sketch out that amazingly long neck, which our African princess needs to reach the tastiest leaves in the...
Giddy up, pardner! In today's lesson, we're going to learn how to draw a cartoon horse. Once you've followed our easy steps, you'll be galloping along in no time and impressing friends and family with your amazing artistic skills. So, saddle up, grab your pencils and let's get going!
STEP-1: Coming Out of the Stables with Some Basic Shapes The first part of learning how to draw a cartoon horse is sketching out some basic shapes which will form the basis for our awesome equine illustration.First of all, draw an oval shape, followed by an irregular, larger circle beneath as in...
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...
These lessons are designed using basic skills already learned by students; to measure and to draw straight lines using a ruler. Elements of self-expression are based on familiarity and habit and will come gradually - particularly when the student grows comfortable with the lesson structure. Such self-expression is first emphasised in the homestudy area.
Get busy like a beaver and learn how to draw one of these cute critters with our easy-to-follow steps. Learning how to draw a cartoon beaver couldn't be simpler, so grab your pencils and follow us down to the river bank where we’ll get better acquainted with our furry friend!
STEP-1: Let’s Get Beavering Away with a Basic Outline These busy little critters can always be found down by the river building their lodges, dams and canals. So, let's get busy too and begin our drawing of a cartoon beaver by sketching out the basic outline. First of all, draw...