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1a. All About Shadows. Well not all about them, but this should help point you in the right direction.

All About Shadows

I’ve had a few people ask about the construction of shadows. I’ll talk about two types here and I’ll be up front here – I won’t cover every situation or even more complex scenarios, but the principles here will help you construct fairly accurate and believable shadows when sketching. Shadow? Shadows occur when an object obstructs the path of light. The shape of the shadow is determined by the shape of an object and is a direct result of light passing the edge of the object casting the shadow. Since drop shadows are simple enough, I’ll cover another kind here – the Artificial Light Shadow. 8500+ Free Photoshop Brushes. Weekly Roundup from DesignFloat.

Ramon Hurtado. Un "Da Vinci" moderno. Michael Mentler (mentler) en Pinterest. How to Draw Eyes: 25 Tutorials, Step-by-Steps, How-To's and Reference Photos on How to Draw Human Eyes. 9 Comments | August 11, 2011 Eyes… the window into the soul as they say.

How to Draw Eyes: 25 Tutorials, Step-by-Steps, How-To's and Reference Photos on How to Draw Human Eyes

Below is a collection of resources on how to draw eyes to help you make sure your drawings have soul. Have fun! Tutorials UPDATE 12/10/11: If you’re looking for even more eye drawing resources, check out this great Squidoo lens on how to draw eyes compiled by Martin Stankewitz! The Reilly Papers. The Frank J. Reilly Papers.

- Pennsylvanian portraitist John Ennis has recently been made custodian of a collection of documents rightfully considered to be a national art treasure.

The Frank J. Reilly Papers

The nine boxes currently in his charge contain the hand-written teaching notes of Frank J. Reilly , one of the most influential American art teachers of the twentieth century. Free Art Tool Released Thanks to Epic Friday. At Epic, we have a fun monthly tradition known as Epic Friday, which gives employees a break from ongoing tasks and provides a platform for us to work on pet projects.

Free Art Tool Released Thanks to Epic Friday

One day each month, we’re encouraged to be creative and productive solely within the context of “making cool stuff” that benefits our games and technology development process. Epic Games Senior Environment Artist Warren Marshall recently set out to refine his manual drawing skills. While Warren is both highly technical and artistic, he felt the need to revisit the basics and learn more about perspective. “Gotta grind those fundamentals,” he said. Voicing how making perspective grids by hand can be frustrating, he continued, “The programmer in me wanted to do something cooler. Warren describes the app he developed, Carapace, as “a simple program that lets you place vanishing points around an image placeholder to flesh out the shell of your drawing. Sketch Wiki. Veshkau Art: Material Theory 101. Materials and how to represent them are something that really fascinates me.

Veshkau Art: Material Theory 101

I tend to spend too much time trying to figure them out (emphasis on the trying bit). This is a quick and dirty summary of what I understand to be the way that light interacts with materials, so far. I'm really just learning this stuff myself so there's probably some of it which isn't totally correct. Any comments from anyone who knows their stuff would be really appreciated..

Www.angelfire.com/art3/kchendemos/ Ron Lemen: Tutorial On Using the Figure for Picture Making Updated 4-16.

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Bones: un álbum de Flickr. Digital Artform: October 2004 Archives. From Human Structure and Shape by John Hull Grundy, first published in 1982 in hardback by Noble Books in Chilbolton, Hampshire, UK.

digital Artform: October 2004 Archives

April 2008. Guides and References to Drawing Animated Facial Expressions. Digg Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication – according to Wikipedia.

Guides and References to Drawing Animated Facial Expressions

The Art of Andrew Ameral. Analytical Figure Drawing SP08. Learn to be an Illustrator. Good drawing is the basis for illustration.

Learn to be an Illustrator

Once you have mastered the fundamentals of drawing, adding color is not a difficult transition. The transition from line to tone is much harder, in my opinion, than the transition from tone to color. The reason for this is because, as a watercolorist I once knew explained, value is what makes a picture read. If you still have doubts consider this fact: Leonardo Da Vinci produced over 15,000 notebook pages littered with drawings in his lifetime, but left behind less than 20 paintings.

Drawing Lessons - Cennini Forum. I'm forced to agree with you, Patti. Bear in mind that the editors at publishing companies are not experts in art. In my books, I could have spoken of the benefits of mixing peanut butter with paint (or something equally stupid, like soaking brushes in cooking oil to clean them in a fantasy belief in environmental purity). Drawing Made Easy - Foreshortening Part 2.

Now, the best way to foreshorten a leaf is to get one, place it in the desired position and draw it from life.

Drawing Made Easy - Foreshortening Part 2

The experience thus gained will enable the pupil subsequently to draw the leaf from memory. All these objects are foreshortened. Practice foreshortening- of leaves or other familiar objects from the objects themselves. These examples are only suggestions. Knowledge of how to draw any part of the human figure in a foreshortened position can be gained scarcely in any other way than from nature or through the experience of others, by copying. 50 Clever Tutorials and Techniques on Traditional Drawing. Advertisement Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design.

50 Clever Tutorials and Techniques on Traditional Drawing

This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some methods for transforming and preparing your creations for screen design. Some are intermediate level and some are advanced tutorials that include general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art, sketch a pencil drawing, coloring processing, character sketching, shapes, proportional, perspective and much more. We hope that drawing tutorials and techniques in this post will be a great help to you. Traditional Drawing Tutorials Marilyn Portrait TutorialA truly fantastic drawing tutorial to learn how to draw a portrait of Marilyn Monroe with pencil.

Traditional Drawing Tips & Techniques. Emotions_and_facial_expression_by_cedarseed-ds1wwv.jpg (3650×3033) Design Lessons: anatomy.

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From a cube to a cathedral (CLASS CLOSED) Resources: Sketching tutorials. How to Improve your Drawing and Sketching Skill. Elements of perspective. In the traditional account, Brunelleschi either discovered or verified linear perspective by literally painting views of buildings onto a mirror or windowpane. This "draw on glass" approach was probably not the method Brunelleschi actually used, but it fits well with the idea that a perspective painting is a mirror or window view of the world, and it soon became the standard way to convince drawing students that perspective really works, even when the scope of the problem is no bigger than a table top.

Fundamentals of 2-D Design.