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Skin Shading. Overview The idea to this painting came when I sat down with my notebook in my sofa one evening, and tried to come up with something that was both upclose and personal, yet touched on larger issues, such as affairs of state.

Skin Shading

Preferrably involving only two people, because I find that can often be more intense. A royal assassination, I thought, and since I like Fantasy, it became an idea of two fairy sisters, one of them Queen, and a serious case of sibling jealousy. I added a sleeping husband in the background, to supply one more possible reason for jealousy. Later, I came up with a whole screenplay based on this and two of my other paintings featuring fairies. 1. the sketch Roughly sketched on small notebook paper without erasing. 1b. cylinders and light All good art courses teach the basics by making students draw spheres, blocks and cones in different lighting, over and over. 2. gray-wash on sketch 3. white highlights Next I fill in whatever should be lightest. 4. refine 5. 6. refine.

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2d Sketches

Free video tutorials for 5-pencil drawing method core. A different approach to pencil drawing.

Free video tutorials for 5-pencil drawing method core

Self portrait Whether you’ve drawn before—or haven’t—learning the 5‑pencil method is sure to improve your drawing skills. For a limited time, the video tutorials that reveal the core principles of the 5-pencil method are available to you for no cost. My name is Darrel Tank. 2008 May « How To Be A Children’s Book Illustrator. Who is the creature lurking in the library in Erik’s Webcomic?

2008 May « How To Be A Children’s Book Illustrator

I think I know, and I’ve entered Erik’s contest, but I can’t share my guess with anyone. But I will say this much — it’s a character from a book we know. After all, the strip is Hex Libris, in which Kirby, the main character is charged with taking care of a ginormous enchanted library. Ever read a novel that just comes to life before your eyes? Well, Hex Libris seizes that theme and runs down the field in an unexpected direction with it. Erik was thinking of the classic Nancy Drew stories of the 1950′s, mulling how they compared to and contrasted with the Nancy Drew graphic novels being created for today’s teens.

“I wondered, ‘What if there was a place where characters could wander out of their books?’ Our hero Kirby meets them both as a result of his new archival responsibilities. Kirby’s story unfolds in semi-weekly panels that move us cleanly, easily — even sweetly — through space and time. Cartooning. FREE DRAW. Inking techniques revealed - Corel Painter Tutorial. When creating comics, few artists stop at the pencil stage – most then pull out the inks for a more dynamic black and white look.

Inking techniques revealed - Corel Painter Tutorial

Here artist Douglas Sirois takes you step-by-step through how to turn out a piece with a pencil-drawn look. The techniques you’ll learn will get results whether you’ve drawn the original piece in Painter or Photoshop, or scanned in a page of your own comic art, hand-drawn with a 2B pencil. Discover how to combine different line thicknesses to suggest depth, use cross-hatching to add texture and consolidate it with fine detailing to bring some finesse.

This tutorial follows up Douglas’ guide to pencil effects in Painter -- but even if you haven’t attempted that, you can follow this new guide using the sketch found in our Download Zone. Step 1 Start by taking the finished pencil layer (from our Autumn issue or the Download Zone) and lowering the opacity to 25%. Drawing Lessons - How to Draw the Portrait - Drawing Figure - Drawing Still Life. Tutorials! How To Draw A Wave. This art tutorial, kindly donated by surfing comic strip illustrator and surf artist Bob Penuelas covers how to draw a wave the Wilbur Kookmeyer way!

How To Draw A Wave

If you're like me, then you've probably spent a lot of time in high school class daydreaming and doodling a thousand perfect cartoon waves in your notebook. It's safe to say that ninety percent of us surfers have a habit of scribbling perfect waves whenever a pencil is in our hands. Hopefully the following pointers will help you change your throw-away wave doodles into actual compelling artwork that you want to keep forever. Remember, there are millions of ways to draw a wave and hopefully with these simple pointers you'll find a million more.

So, have fun. Drawing a basic wave The following illustrations and captions by Bob Penuelas take you through the basic steps of drawing a wave… Step 1 Sketch in the basic shape of the curl, spray, foam and base of the wave. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Add the rest of the flow lines. 40 Free Tutorials on Advanced Drawing Techniques.

The traditional form of drawing and sketching is a highly sought after skill.

40 Free Tutorials on Advanced Drawing Techniques

Develop your personal drawing abilities by following this collection of 40 great tutorials on advanced drawing techniques, including general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art and some methods for transforming your creations into digital format. Use a range of pencil drawing techniques to create an American classic, the Corvette. Cartoon Drawing Tutorials.