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Big Doodle Big sharpie doodle! Big Doodle - sharpie on mat board - 40" x 32" Artwork © Lawrence Yang 2009 my blog | my site | purchase inquiries Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator With this tutorial, we are going to work through ways of creating digital portrait illustrations that have a unique and somewhat tactile feel of marker and watercolor. This tutorial will focus on using a drawing tablet and Adobe Illustrator. There will be a focus on technique and technical settings, but the overall product will rely on your own personal style and taste. Preview Resources Portrait by Lillian Bertram (Creative Commons Share Alike – used here with permission) Step 1: Set up your Illustrator document Start with a print document of 8.5 x 11″. Step 2: Import the reference photo Import the photo you will be using as a reference (File > Place). Size it up or down as necessary—try to size it up to the artboard. Don’t sweat the resolution or pixelation of the image since the reference photo is only a guide. Since the artwork will be imported into the first layer, name it “Photo Reference” using the Layers panel. Your work area should look like this: Step 3: Set up your work area

Markers and acrylic paint by Minjae Lee Minjae Lee is a 20 year old illustrator and painter from Korea. His Favorite mediums are markers and acrylic paint. Minjae Lee: website Via: vectroave.com Most Popular Artists The most popular artist searches last month: a not-to-be-taken-too-seriously measurement of which famous artists have the greatest "mindshare" in our collective culture. Moving up: Edgar Degas (#22 to #12), Titian (#28 to #18), and realist painter Janet Fish (appearing for the first time on the list at #29). Moving down: Joan Miro (#13 to #19), Wassily Kandinsky (#11 to #24) and Paul Gauguin (#21 down to #32). Still life: Bent objects UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials Yeah, this is where those come from Dancing Queens English breakfast Sylvia Muffin put her head in the oven. The introvert Bananas in bed – let’s slip into bed together You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. Fruit with life experience Zombies are nuts about brains Modest pear Literary interpretations Paper training our little dog, Frank A little cat doodle Photo Credits: Terry Border at Bent Objects View more In Pictures sets on Owni.eu

Lackadaisy Expressions Boy, I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started this. I've had requests for some sort of expressions tutorial dating back a while now, so I figured, "Sure! I can explain expression drawing...and it'll be way better than all those tutorials out there that are nothing but charts of generic expressions. Um. Anyway, I found all I could really do was try to explain ways to teach yourself...and then add some pictures. Portrait paintings by Danny O’Connor (aka DOC) “Concentrating mainly on figurative and portrait subject matter, his influences include comic books, graffiti, illustration, and character design. With a strong graphic element visible in his work, O’Connor uses a wide range of media including acrylics, spray paint, ink, paint markers, and household gloss and emulsions. O’Connor has exhibited alongside some of the worlds leading Urban artists such as Banksy and Adam Neate as well as other gallery shows across the UK.” Danny O’Connor: website Via: beautifullife.info

Reconstructed Cake Faces These Reconstructed Cake Faces are made by artist Ashkan Honarvar . In a series he calls ‘Faces’ Honarvar uses existing pictures of soldiers who suffered mutilations to their faces during the first world war and reconstructs the suffering these soldiers had to endure. You might like: Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap today in art » 8 Drawing Exercises That Every Artist Should Practice Wire Drawing Exercise Example from save-janos.net – this example has been placed on a painted acrylic background With this exercise you are not going to be drawing at all. All you need is some wire and a pair of pliers with cutters. My favorite wire for this exercise is tie wire and you can get it almost any hardware store. Non-dominant Hand Give your non-dominant hand a chance to shine. Draw Vertically you should be doing most of these drawing exercises vertically if you have an easel or drawing horse. Continuous Contour Line Drawing Examples from Draw and Paint Online A Continuous Contour Line Drawing is an exercise to help us focus on the line. Continuous Blind Contour Line Drawing Example from Anne Leuck Feldhaus If you enjoy the contour line exercise, then you should certainly try this one. Gesture Drawing Draw the Negative Space Example from NBCC.ca In this exercise you will be drawing the space around the object, negative space, rather than the object itself. Value Drawing Exercise

Matheus Lopes Manifesto, traditional art, mixed media Building a galaxy, digital art, mixed media Alternate ending, digital art, mixed media Ace of Wands, digital art, mixed media In Between, digital art, mixed media A way out, digital art, mixed media Suspense, digital art, mixed media Thousand eyes, digital art, mixed media About The Artist Matheus Lopes is a young illustrator from Brazil. Matheus Lopes’s Website Matheus Lopes’s Flickr Matheus Lopes at Threadless Tees

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