Lessons Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"! 1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) $3.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R2 Travelling Back in Time with Graphite A few fun tidbits of information about the history of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R3 Examining Graphite and Grades Understanding the differences between H and B grades of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R4 Seeing Grades in Drawings Graphite drawings demonstrate the visual qualities of H and B grades of pencils Download Download
How to Draw Water in Pencil About Diane Wright In 2002, I picked up my art pencil again after 20+ years. During this break, I devoted my time to my family and building a career. Even though I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Northern Iowa, my career path ventured away from the fine arts. I am currently an IT Manager at a medical auditing firm in Des Moines, IA. My children are in college and it’s now time for me to explore my arts again! - Diane Wright To learn more about Diane and to view her work, please visit her website: How to Draw Water in Pencil Water. Our water landscape possibilities are endless. Lesson Goal: The goal of this lesson is two fold – we are going to explore how to draw water, but more importantly we are going to review the process of observation, analysis and interpretation, the “tools” that will allow us to draw any subject matter, no matter how complex. That’s a pretty tall order, but I think we can accomplish it. The Analysis
Learn Basic Drawing Welcome to Basic Drawing! Here are six simple, easy and fun lessons that will teach you how to use line, tone, texture, and shading with pencil and pen and ink. Skill and technique exercises will help you to develop drawing techniques of line and shading to produce volume and dimension and line expression. Through lessons dealing with a variety of subject matter including still life, landscape, and self-portrait, your skills will be further developed and you will find that you are actually drawing and having fun as well! About Using The Right Drawing Materials Using the right drawing paper, pencils and pens is important. Small drawing tablet Purchase a small 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" spiral bound sketch book of at least 100 sheets of quality, medium weight, fine grain paper for your sketch journal. Larger drawing tablet Purchase a good quality 8 1/2" x 11" spiral bound sketch book of at least 50 pages of medium weight fine grain (textured--not smooth and not real rough) paper.
These Photos Are Actually Pencil Perfect Drawings At just 22 years old, Italian artist Diego Fazo has developed the skill to create photo-realistic drawings using a simple charcoal pencil. His latest creation, pictured below, has drawn hundreds of positive comments on his Deviant Art profile. Don’t tell me you can tell the image below is a drawing and not a high-definition photograph, because I don’t buy it. In fact people were so skeptical this incredible piece of art was drawn by hand that young Diego Fazo had to put up some photos of the work in progress just to lay doubts to rest. And looking at his-mind-blowing masterpiece, can you really blame people for questioning it’s hand-drawn? Like other talented artists who started their careers on Deviant Art, Diego is a self-taught pencil master whose technique matured with the passing of the years. Scroll down for more of his awesome drawings, and check out his Deviant Art profile, as well. Reddit Stumble
What paper should I use for drawing with colored pencil, graphite, pen In my classes, there’s a consistent question that comes up: “What paper should I use for this drawing?” Oh, how I wish that was an easy one, for the possibilities are truly endless. There are so many varieties out there, and each one will create a different look. Here are some things to consider when selecting the paper for your project. A colored pencil work-in-progress drawing on illustration board First, what medium are you going to use? First of all, remember, this is a list I personally use. Here are the papers I use for graphite and colored pencil, as well as pen and ink (stay tuned–I’ll cover the substrates for other mediums in a future blog post). Left: A graphite drawing on smooth bristolRight: A pen and ink drawing on smooth bristol 1. For my high quality, professional work, I use what I think is the cadillac of bristol. A colored pencil drawing on suede board 2. Stonehenge paper is great for colored pencil. That is just a list of my old reliables. Have fun! See you next week!
Introduction to Art/Drawing Exercises Drawing from life "Drawing from life" is the act of drawing what you see. Life drawing is considered fundamental to most other types of art because it teaches the student to observe all aspects of their subject. Life drawing is also easier to evaluate than more abstract art: If the student intends to draw a subject from life, then their artwork can be evaluated as how well it directly resembles the subject. The mental process The brain's visual system is large and complex, designed to reduce an image directly to a concept so that the person can then act on that concept. The eye sees the subject's nose.The visual system reduces the image to the concept "nose".The mind thinks, "What do I know about a nose? In learning to draw from life, artists learn to ignore the conceptual aspects of their subjects so that they can concentrate on the visual details. Exercises Copying an image using a grid Copying an upside-down image Blind contour drawings
Gorgeous Hand Drawn Illustrations by Si Scott Here you have a series of illustrations called “animals” by Si Scott. Every design is hand drawn perfection! You can tell he has an incredible attention to detail. Enjoy! How to Draw a Squirrel Drawing a SQUIRREL: Step 1 Start to sketch the squirrel lightly in pencil. OUTLINE THE IMAGE IN PENCIL: The first step in this drawing lesson is to sketch a basic outline in pencil. Drawing a SQUIRREL: Step 2 Ink over the pencil lines. INK THE OUTLINE: The second step in our drawing is to ink over the sketch and erase the pencil lines. TECHNIQUE: As ink is a wet medium, give your drawing plenty of time to dry before you erase the pencil lines or you may smudge the image. Drawing a SQUIRREL: Step 3 Apply the texture of the fur. APPLYING TEXTURE: The next step is to start to build up the texture of the squirrel's fur. TECHNIQUE: All the lines and marks you draw should follow the natural direction of the bristles as this will help you to establish the form and texture of the animal. Drawing a SQUIRREL: Step 4 Hatch and stipple the tone and texture. BUILDING TONE WITH TEXTURE: The penultimate step in our squirrel drawing is to concentrate on strengthening the darker tones and texture of its fur.
free art lessons online instruction - learn how to draw, sketch paint Pencil drawings by Kate Riley The British artist Kate Riley (Cath Riley) draws only with a pencil. Her ascetic work evaluated Nike, GQ, M & C Saatchi and The New York Times. Many of the works of Kate are in private collections of British, American and Swiss collectors.
Drawing Realistic Hair with Pencil Part One | OnlyPencil Drawing Tutorials This will be an introduction on how i draw hair and the tools that i use. I will split this tutorial into sections because i want you to have time to practice and for you to understand the technique. In this tutorial i will explain how understanding hair and fur will help in developing realistic textures and hair. After you understand it, you will see how easy it becomes to draw hair. Like ive mentioned before drawing hair/fur is not about actually drawing each and every hair. Something else that you will notice is that hair is not all pointing in the same direction. So how do i draw hair. Negative Drawing is a big part of drawing hair and i recommend that you first understand what im talking about before going on. The tools that use are a pen with no ink and a pen with a needle inserted on the tip. Ok, you now have your pen and your needle, now were ready to test it out. Now take the pen and do the same but this time cross hatch them. Remember i mentioned that hair clumps up.
30+ Tools For The Amateur Writer NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is almost upon us. On November 1st, brave souls everywhere will embark on a month long endeavor to write a story of at least 50,000 words. We've gathered 30+ tools to help those folks who want to try their hand at it. Collaborative Writing Coventi.com - A site offering several different packages, with the cheapest being free for the personal user. Google Docs - Part of the Google suite of products, which enables you to invite others to work with you on a document. Glypho.com - Put down the basic idea of your story, get a plot and character suggestions. Novlet.com - Collaborative writing where you write just a couple of paragraphs at a time. Portrayl.com - A site that lets you write one chapter at a time, and when done, release it as a PDF. SynchroEdit.com - A browser-based editor that allows multiple users to edit the same document at the same. WideWORD.net - Create a secure document online and then pick who can look at it and participate. See also:
Truly Inspired Traditional Black and White Drawings Many people think that the tradition artwork will die in the time of digital life. Actually, the digital art is just another trend of the art development through the history. Unlike the digital computer arts, the traditional pencils and colors give you a physical sense of the artwork that you can touch and walk around. The sculpture is one of the traditional arts’ examples that cannot be replaced with a digital version or digital sculpture. The black and white artwork using the pencils and the charcoal is one of the challenging forms or art that uses only the gray colors to visualize the scene and ideas based on the light and shadows. The collections below includes amazing black and white artwork using pencil and charcoal with different hard and soft styles. House on Liberty Street Miss-HyperShadow Krasiczyn Akreon lightthought 287 Drawing JeSSanchez Village Pervandr Scribblism Inkscape I Mynti Love Jacksl The Visitor Mhr79 Gag Nailone misinformed GunnerRomantic The Remnant Shimoda7 Efra270 Jockey Ruddiger
How to make an awesome pencil sketch of any photograph To start with, you will need to go to your local art store to get the items that you don't already have. I am going to assume that you are like most people and don't have a single item except maybe a number 2 pencil. Oh, and you will need scissors and scotch tape in a few steps, but I assume that you have that stuff. Here is a list of what i recommend you get in order to successfully complete this instructable: Required supplies: -sketch pencils in different hardnesses: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (and 8B optional) = $5 -a sketch pad that is 18" by 24" = $10 -1/2" drafting masking tape = $4-a pad of tracing paper 9" x 12" = $3-a good wad of kneaded eraser = $2-a "Tuff Stuff" eraser stick = $2-dry cleaning eraser pad = $4-a foxtail (aka drafting duster) = $3-assorted paper stumps for shading = $2-prismacolor pencil sharpener = $4-erasing shield = $1 Total required supplies: $40 Optional supplies, in order of importance: Total optional supplies: $57 Total recommended supplies: $97