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,...
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...
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...
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
Our subject for this exercise is this Whistling Kite.
All you will need for this exercise are two tubes of paint and two brushes plus a sheet of watercolor paper and a pencil.
Materials Indigo Burnt Sienna 1" flat brush #2 liner brush HB lead pencil Watch this demonstration on RealPlayer
Step 1 The first step is to loosely draw the basic shapes. The idea is not to carefully
.draw every detail then fill it in, but to get a rough guideline for the major shapes. Don't worry about accurate details, but concentrate on accurate proportions. (HB lead pencil)
When using masking fluid, it is so important to paint it in accurately. It should be used as if it were paint. So often, one is tempted to "generalize" when using masking fluid. In this detailed view, the masking fluid is easily visible because it is tinted yellow. There is a masking fluid on the market which is clear, but I find this very difficult to use because I can't see it on the page. Masking fluid is used to mask out areas which must remain white or light such as the lion cub's whiskers and the "spark" in...
Chuẩn bị Sử dụng hình một con hổ..mình chọn hình con hỗ trắng các bạn có thể down load tại đây here. Bạn cẩn down load một số brush như trên Bittbox’s Watercolor Brushes II (download) Krako’s Chinese Stamp (download) Midnightstouch’s Grasslands (download) Đồ nghề đã có xong các bạn tiếp tục vào làm thôi. Step 1 – Tinh chỉnh background Tạo một file mới tùy các bạn về kích cỡ mình chọn 750 by 550px. Fill màu #D7D7D7.
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...
Many thanks to Shahin for this amazing tutorial.
I paint digitally as if I use traditional tools. First I use a sketch tool in Painter program (mainly charcoal and chalk or pen and ink), and block in the tones and create a monochrome drawing then I used it as a base for my painting. Next step I create new layers and build up color tones. For Digital painting you need hardware facilities and related softwares.
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?
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.
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.
Working with watercolour may at first seem strange and difficult, especially if you are use to opaque mediums such as oil or acrylic. The first and most obvious difference is the fact that watercolour is transparent. This means you must decide from the very beginning where the areas of white will be in your painting. The process for successful watercolour painting, is to avoid the areas to be left white and apply the lightest washes first, gradually working your way towards darker washes.