Watercolor portrait tutorial in 5 steps by Brainfree. Step 1
First draw a light drawing using watercolour paper.
Paint a light blue and black undercolour using watercolour paint.
Paint is a little heaver with slightly darker paint, showing a little time for the details. Use water and a blending brush to remove errors like painting over the top nail on the top finger.
Almost done blend out all small problems and blend in edges also tighten the straight lines, like the hat brim. Last of all paint over the black areas with black ink or acrylic black to get that...
Watercolor portrait in 5 steps by Brainfree. Step 1
Drawing stage, just basic outline no shading. Step 2
.Filling in stage with light first layer of shading. Step 3
.More filling in with light first layer of colour to the face. Step 4
.Almost done, hair work two layers of black, more work to shoulders. Step 5
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.
The art of watercolor involves a great many techniques. One I follow is called the "direct method" and is achieved by attempting to paint accurate color values and shapes in the first stages of the painting process. Of course, adjustments will be made in some areas before the work is completed. Even so, the "direct method" saves a great deal of time and allows the colors to glow with freshness.
Pencil Sketch The first step to success is to choose fine source material. I choose one of my own photographs that has good color and composition. Having taken the photo,...
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
Portrait Art - Free Charcoal Lesson Sketching the human face with charcoal (using brush techniques) Originally written Jan 2004 Copyright: G.Banns Like the previous Drawing People - female figure in charcoal, this free art lesson on sketching faces again uses charcoal and a brush, though this time the water is added to charcoal particles, a red earth-like pastel is used, and the paper is prepared before use. The walrus moustache and hair of this 19th century philosopher, make it an ideal subject for the medium using a more coarse, hog's hair brush to render the textures in a rapid...
I use flax based canvas. The final size is 40 x 50 cm. For each step, I take about 30 to 60 minutes, so I do a portrait in about 5 to 8 hours average.
First I draw in pencil on the canvas.
Then I add the first highlights flesh color.
Then entour these highlights with darker flesh color.
And again, darker.
Materials: 2B, 3B or 4B pencil and paper. When you draw a portrait from life, you need to record the subtle variations of the features which make that individual's face unique. There are three basic stages in the creation of this image: 1. Using line drawing to organise the position, shape and proportion of the features. 2. Using softly shaded tone to create the form and texture of each feature. 3. Using larger areas of tone to unite all the elements of the portrait.
Washes The most basic watercolor technique is the flat wash. It is produced by first wetting the area of paper to be covered by the wash, then mixing sufficient pigment to easily fill the entire area. The pigment is applied to a sloping surface in slightly overlapping horizontal bands from the top down. Once complete the wash should be left to dry and even itself out don't be tempted to work back into a drying wash, the results are usually disastrous! A variation on the basic wash is the graded wash. This technique requires the pigment to be diluted...
How the subject in a portrait poses is a big part of creating a great portrait. The rules that apply to photography can be directly transferred into this arena. The basics for framing a subject and planning the portrait are both basically the same. The best part about technology these days is the use of digital cameras, which allow you to capture many pictures and review them instantly. This can be great a tool for experimenting with different angles and poses. When in search for ideas for shots, the best way to be inspired is to look at other...
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...
Many thanks to Lianne Issa for this amazing tutorial. Check out her portraits gallery. Circulism Technique The colored pencil technique called circulism was invented in 1992 by Maggie Toole and i use it in all of my close up graphite portraits to try and achieve a realistic skin texture.
The idea behind circulism is that when shading you draw no lines at all rather, the technique uses varied, unending, overlapped and intertwined circles, building transparent layers.
This tutorial is very detailed, and involves a lot of patience. My drawings take a long time, and my greatest skill is not my drawing ability but my patience, as I have told a lot of deviants. By instructing you on how I do everything, I am giving you the opportunity to focus mainly on developing your patience. I've tried to use my own drawings as examples, when I can, and give useful links. Links to shopping websites are only given as an example of what to look for and average price, but not necessarily the best place to...
How I paint a digital pastel portrait?
Generally I use Corel painter, a digital computer program, but I exploit its tools in a traditional way. First I open a blank white paper (file) and my reference photo. I prefer a big paper (over 2000.2000pix) because I have a lot of space to work and it is only in a big file that painting and drawing tools show there real natural characters. Step 1 I use a sketch or HB pencil tool and begin to draw. I start with the eyes and then nose and lips.
.Step 2 In next stage I...
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.
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