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How to Draw a Portrait of the Head

How to Draw a Portrait of the Head
The most important part of a drawing is the start, not the finish. This tutorial will focus on how to start a portrait drawing, using basic blocking-in techniques. When drawing a portrait from life, you don’t want to just jump-in and draw. I always walk around the model to get a better understanding of the model and plan out my composition. In addition, whenever I do a head study, or a portrait, I don’t start out by trying to capture a “likeness.” Instead, I try to construct a solid head, focusing on the volumetric forms. Here is my process for drawing portraits: 1. Mark the top of skull, not the hair, then locate the line of the chin, mark the back of the skull and two lines for the angles of the front of the skull. Look for the bone structure of the skull not the features of the face—that will come later. 2. Next, locate the position of the eyes and the middle of the ears. 3. Make use of the shadow shapes to define the structure of the eye socket. 4. 5. Related:  photo/image

How to Draw the Nose Update 09-26-2012 – Above is a video version of this tutorial. For more video tutorials visit Proko.com and subscribe to the newsletter In this tutorial I will go over the structure of the nose and give detailed information about the bridge, ball, and nostrils of the nose. At the end, I will show a step by step of a nose drawing. The Major Planes When drawing the nose, I’ll usually start by indicating the 4 major planes – top, 2 sides, and bottom. Anatomical Information I think the anatomical shapes in the nose are really interesting. The Minor Planes It’s important to memorize the subtle plane changes in all the different part of the nose. Minor Planes of the Bridge The Glabella is shaped like a keystone. Minor Planes of the Ball The ball of the nose isn’t perfectly round, but has very distinct plane changes. Minor planes of the Nostrils The nostrils, also called wings, curl under themselves similar to the septum. Drawing the Nose 4. Made a video version of this tutorial.

X-Ray of a Rose picture lampshades PINTEREST UPDATE: This is a post from 2010. I do not take custom orders, only the tutorial is available. The lamps have held up wonderfully. As many of you requested, Marie is sharing a little tutorial here on how she made her lampshades. Marie is happy to do custom orders for those that prefer buying over making! * LAMPSHADE – Hobby Lobby carries self-adhesive shades & nightlights, Target has some smaller lamps for $19 that would be perfect for this project, I’ve found some lamps & shades on Craigslist. * GLUE – I used a hot glue gun for the first lamp. * VELLUM – I buy this in packs of 20 (I think) in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. * CRAFT KNIFE OR SCISSORS, PENCIL & RULER – to trim the vellum, I used a ruler and pencil to mark the cut lines & then used a craft knife and self-healing mat to cut the vellum. * PHOTOS – I used a free program called Picasa to make the photo collage (I believe this program is made by Google, check their page of programs if you are interested).

How to draw realistic, step by step, drawing technique, with our FREE online drawing tutorials! This is a new section under the “Drawing Technique” category which will be extremely helpful for those artists out there that have troubles drawing people. In this area you will be learning "how to draw realistic", step by step. All the lessons you find here are specifically what you are looking for. There is a bunch of different things you can tackle when drawing realistic.

Genie Super Fun Photo Transfer Projects By gabrielleblair | Have you ever done a photo transfer project? I think they can be really fun and there are tons of different methods and ideas you can try. I’ve gathered together 21 of them below, click through and get inspired! nggallery id=’122970′ Lead Photo Credit: Madison Wisconsin Living Read more from Gabrielle on DesignMom.com. Join Gabrielle on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 24 ways to decorate your home using a Sharpie 18 family pictures you’ll actually want to recreate 25 beauty products you can make in your kitchen 10 genius ways to repurpose old furniture 25 clever ideas for hosting a summer party

Eye Drawing tutorial - How to draw Realistic Eyes index>drawing tutorials >eye drawing tutorial I made this tutorial to show the different steps that I take in drawing a realistic eye. There are many different methods though, so don't rely purely on this one. :) I buy all of my supplies from Blick Art Materials . Buying your stuff from that link helps me keep adding to this site. Step 1 For this tutorial I chose to draw one of the most trained eyes in drawing, Armin Mersmann's. Step 2 I began darkening a couple of the darkest places in the drawing. Step 3 I started shading the eyelid and surrounding areas. Step 4 I got out my blending stump and began blending the graphite I laid down in the previous step. Step 5 I continued laying down tone with my 3B pencil paying close attention to small details on my reference photo. Step 6 I began working on the iris of the eye on this step. Step 7 I was half-way done with the iris at this step. Step 8 The iris was done at this point and I came across a highlight in the eye. Step 14 Almost done now.

Colorful Eye Acrylic Paint Transfer Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dryTake your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet Next start to rub the paper very gently with your finger Keep rubbing and extra spritzing if you need too Eventually you will get rid of all the paper, but it does take a bit of patience as you have to be careful not to wet it too much and rub the image away You can do exactly the same on a canvas

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