Science project: Food-dye Color Wheel Every year about this time I start to really, REALLY crave color. Like clockwork, every January I start scheming about decorating with yellow or orange or something bright just to liven things up a bit. It's been a little better this year because my kitchen is south-facing and everything is white and light blue, so it feels nice and light and airy. That being said, I still think more color this time of year is great. It was such fun, and I couldn't believe how patient the kids were (ages 3 and 5), just staring at the colored water move slowly up the paper towels and mixing together. Here's what you need to make this fun color wheel: 6 clear cups 6 paper towels red food dye blue food dye yellow food dye Here's what you do to make the color wheel: 1) Fill 3 cups with water and mix in red food dye into one, blue food dye into the second and yellow food dye into the third. 3) fold the paper towels into about 1-inch strips and place each end into adjacent cups.
Learn Basic Drawing Six FREE easy and fun Basic Drawing lessons! The six Basic Drawing Lessons I have created have proven successful for beginning students over the past 40 years I have been an art instructor. I have written step by step, information-rich lessons that are easy to understand and fun to do! Learning drawing skills and techniques is accomplished through exercises that acquaint students with drawing materials first, so that confidence is gained early on and the student is ready for the visual projects. Perhaps you are feeling cautious about drawing. You may think that drawing is just for those gifted with creative talent. Watch my video of the introductory basic drawing lecture that helps and encourages students like you to learn how to draw! Basic Drawing Lecture Here's the Basic Drawing Course Outline Doodling! "Samantha" Pencil drawing by Lois DeWitt Shading! Draw What You See! Line, tone and texture! "Onion Still Life" By Lois DeWitt Click here to start the FREE Basic Drawing Lessons.
Exercise 29: Back to Basics | Concept Cookie How do Exercises work and how can I participate? Every other Monday we will create a new exercise with a new topic and goal with a 2 week timeframe.The community will submit their own work along with myself and provide feedback or tips on the submissions.On Friday, September 5th, THIS post will be updated with the new images and any tips and techniques learned along the way.How can I participate? – Read the exercise challenge below and submit your image via the “Submit Image” button below. Exercise 29 (E29) – Back to Basics EXERCISE: Taking a look at refining the basics of adding values doing simple exercises. Two (2) Week Exercise! I have been requested many times for a simple exercise that focuses on the basics of adding values to create form and structure. 1. DOWNLOAD: Download this Exercise 29 Practice Sheet .PSD HERE. (You can hide the green extra tips and guidelines) Work fast, and then refine. Also the biggest tip is: STAY CONSISTENT with your lighting choices. The Results Update 1.
Pencil Portrait Lessons In the last lesson on eyes we talked about the various problems that artists run into when trying to draw eyes as realistic as possible. In this lesson, we will begin the drawing process. There are two things that you need to do in order to in order to get started. The next thing that you have to have is your initial sketch drawn on your paper. Step One - The Pupil The first step is to draw in the pupil. Important Note: Make sure that you do NOT color in the areas that will be the highlights. Step Two - The IrisBefore we start drawing in the iris, I want to talk a moment about a technique called hatching. This image illustrates both the correct and incorrect usage of hatching. There are a few ways that artists traditionally shade the iris area of the eyes. Ok, the first step in the iris is to create the initial lines of hatching. Did anyone notice the mistake I made here? Step Three - The Edge of the Iris Step Four - Pulling in the Darkness Step Five - Blending to Create Depth Next Lesson:
How To Draw Pastels Plus Links to Tutorials - Hodgepodge Welcome to our Hodgepodge free listing of chalk pastels, acrylics and video art tutorials for all ages. This list of free tutorials is always being updated. Rather than 50, we now have 100+ free art tutorials! Please scroll down for a list of printable lessons. Click on each link to view and print individually… We love pastels. What type of chalk pastels to use? The pastels our children use (above) are Rembrandt. Handmade by Terri Ludwig. Dick Blick. Nana’s advice – start small: The student grade Alphacolor set is a good starter for $10.00. What type of paper is best for chalk pastels? Our very first pastel pictures were made on a roll of newsprint we had close by. How do I store chalk pastels? The small set of student starter pastels come in a plastic sleeve for storage. After we’d been using pastels for about two years, Nana gifted us with a wooden box with drawers for storage. Details in her post, Soft Chalk Pastels: Storage and Cleaning. Nana’s advice for beginning with pastels Seasonal
How to draw and paint step by step and videos tutorial learn from professional concept artists Chapter 2. Human anatomy and figure drawing Chapter 2. Human anatomy and figure drawing Before we start, I'd like to point out that knowledge of human anatomy is not a replacement for studying the body from real life or photos. So keep cranking out those sketches! (And hoarding those Victoria's Secret catalogs and similar magazines. We'll start with the largest bones and muscle masses. I would also like to apologize in advance for using the Latin names of the bones and muscles. (All illustrations in this chapter are referenced from photos that were taken from large distances, x-ray images, and [Gold], [Gray], and [Barc]) 2.1. Figure 2.1. The human body is usually measured in units of heads. Unless you are drawing an adult that is standing up straight, you can't use this diagram directly. There are also several proportion guidelines that are not obvious from this diagram: The distance between the fingertips of the sideways outstretched arms is equal to the length of the body.The forearm is 1.7 times the length of the hand.
How to Draw Ears For a video version of this tutorial visit www.proko.com/how-to-draw-ears-anatomy-and-structure In this tutorial I will go over the parts of the ear and suggest an easy way to remember all these complex shapes. At the end, I will show a step by step of an ear drawing. Basic Forms The simplified volume of the ear is very much like a megaphone. Just Remember “why?” At first glance the shapes in the ear seem random and confusing. Placement of the Ears The ears lie in the middle third of the face. In Perspective During an up-tilt or down-tilt the placement of the ears is very important since doing it incorrectly can break the illusion of a tilt. Anatomical Information Shading the Complex Forms of the Ear Concha The concha is the bowl-shaped part that attaches the back of the ear to the head. Helix The Helix is a semi-cylindrical form and should be shaded as such. Antihelix The antihelix is the Y shape inside the ear. Tragus and Antitragus Lobule Drawing the Ear 5. Made a video version of this tutorial.
How to Draw Lips For a video version of this tutorial visit www.proko.com/how-to-draw-lips-anatomy-and-structure This tutorial is a continuation of How to Draw the Head from Any Angle. I will cover the basic forms of the mouth, some anatomical information, and the key information about the minor planes. At the end, I will show a step by step drawing of the lips. Basic Forms One of the most overlooked ideas of the mouth is the cylindrical tooth cylinder underneath. You can see here how this inflated cylinder affects the surface forms of the lips: Major Planes Anatomical Information I won’t go into too much detail about all the muscles of the lips and their functions because that’s not the intention of this tutorial. is a great resource for anatomy. The red portion of the lips and the part directly above and below is called the orbicularis oris. Minor Planes The Red Portion of the Lips The top lip has three forms and the bottom lip has two. The forms of the lower lip are usually fuller then the upper lip. 5.