Getting started with colored pencil By Tiffanie L. Gray This tutorial is written for the beginning to intermediate colored pencil artist, but not the beginning artist. Oh! 'I want to add some color to my pen and ink/graphite work...what can I do?' Well, there is always the marker/watercolor/acrylic option, or, much simpler and cheaper...colored pencil! The advantages? Non-toxic. Don't have to wait for them to dry. You can stop, come back 1 year later and start where you left off. They don't make big messes on the floor when you drop them. You don't have to wear a mask to avoid the 'dust' like pastels. There are a lot of techniques that can lend themselves to many styles of art. So, what do you need to get started with colored pencil art? 1. Using various pencil types (ie the differences) Quality of Pencils- Okay, a quick note here on artist quality versus student quality colored pencils. On with the show! Prismacolor Pencils by Sanford-Berol These are probably the most well known colored pencils. 2. A quick word on Fixatives Tooth 3.
How to Draw Celtic Knotwork The old method These instructions can be followed with pencil and paper or using any computer based drawing or drafting program. I have used Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoDesk AutoCad for various projects, but my favorite is Corel Draw. In the tutorial below I show the method that I use in Corel Draw; however, I have deliberately left out program-specific instructions. This method, like most, begins with drawing the grid. The second step is to draw in the diagonals. Next draw in the connecting curves that will become the edges of the knotwork. This is the step that most people have the most trouble with: deciding where to "Break the Grid". So, where do we put these spaces to make an aesthetically pleasing design? Here is how I do it:: I CHEAT! 1). Or 2). But back to the tutorial. Follow the diagonals until you come to a red line. For this step a computer graphics program comes in real handy. We're almost there! All that is left is to figure out the "Over / Under Thing".
Learn How to Draw - Step by step lessons and videos Artshow Lifting Color: Two Methods -- This tutorial from Bet Borgeson demonstrates how an artist can make changes or fix problems in any colored pencil drawing. Techniques include using frisket film, masking tape, and burnishing tools. "From Aunt Wilmot's Things" by Bet Borgeson -- This seven-step demonstration teaches the many stages involved in creating a masterful colored pencil drawing and provides helpful tips for establishing a good composition, an effective range of values, and a variety of edges. Drawing Tutorials and Tips -- Brian Duey's online drawing tutorials focus primarily on drawing facial features and creating life-like portraits. Mini - Tutorial: Instruction for Charcoal & Graphite Pencil Artists -- J. Drawing Tutorials -- Mike Malaska shares techniques for drawing shapes, lines, perspective, and people. Figure Drawing -- Artist Tenaya Sims provides a thorough explanation of rendering the figure using brown, red, and black pencils to establish color temperature relationships.
How to Draw the Nose | Stan Prokopenkos Blog - StumbleUpon 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. 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. The hole of the nostrils often appears as a sideways comma shape with a sharp edge at the top, and softer edge at the bottom. 4.
Estomp'art : apprendre à dessiner Doodle Art, Explore the magic of the doodle! KarmaToons In 1988, an extraordinary thing happened in the world of animation. The film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"( Directed by Robert Zemekis, animation directed by Richard Williams) was released. The film gleefully celebrated the kind of imaginative slapstick cartoon violence that was the staple of the most popular short cartoon classics that were made during the period from around 1940 till the decline in the year that the film takes place,1947. Cartoon lover's eyes popped like Tex Avery wolves all over the world for this caliber of animation hadn't been seen since...well, 1947. It was also in 1988 that I became associated with the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art in Dover, New Jersey. The next year, Milt left the school, but I stayed on as an animation instructor and have since been teaching a course in what the school lists as "life drawing". What follows are the notes for my class. So, are we ready to start drawing? Click on page 1 below!
How to Draw a Portrait of the Head - StumbleUpon 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. In addition, whenever I do a head study, or a portrait, I don’t start out by trying to capture a “likeness.” 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. Divide the head into thirds: one third is from the top of the head to the top of the eye socket; the second is from the top of the eye socket to the base of the nose; and the third is from the base of the nose to the bottom of the chin. Next, locate the position of the eyes and the middle of the ears. 3. 4. 5. For more drawings and tips from H.
Learn How to Draw Learn how to draw what you see, with these step by step beginner drawing lessons. Discover essential drawing skills from how to hold a pencil through to perspective, pencil shading, and sketching. Progress into portraiture and figure drawing. Learn About Drawing Mediums You can start learning how to draw with just some scrap paper and a number two pencil. Getting Started - First Drawing Lessons These drawing exercises take you through exploring your medium, learning how to follow lines in space, follow contours and explore three-dimensional form. Structure and Perspective To learn how to draw a realistic object, you first have to learn to see and understand structure and perspective. Value / Tone and Shading Learning to use value (also called tone, or tonal value) - light and shade - in your drawing - requires a slightly different approach to contour drawing. Sketching Keeping a sketchbook is considered essential by most artists, for many reasons. Figure Drawing Portraiture Pen, Ink and Wash
Step-by-steps & patterns Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) See an example of Morning Glories here See samples of bloom here 2/8's HEART S (no kick) See examples of this in use here You can find this pattern in a drawing here Find this one here and here (3rd one down) See this one in action here An example in my drawing sunset the Figure Drawing LAB