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.
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
Learn How to Draw - Step by step lessons and videos Color Pages for Mom - Free Printable Adult Coloring Pages free art lessons online instruction - learn how to draw, sketch paint Complete Guide on How to Draw Manga Characters What to expect from this tutorial? I’m going to break it down into a few sections so it’s easier to follow. We will be covering everything from your initial character design, to rough sketches and inking, to shading and coloring. Not all manga is created equal – there are tons of nuances depending on the kind of style you’re into. Because of this, we’ll be focusing (at least in more detail) on drawing eyes, faces, and the differences in male and female characters. So, there you go. Need to Download Painter? Download a Free 30-Day Trial Now! Section 1 – Coming Up With an Idea for Your Manga Character This part should be a piece of cake, right? Easier said than done, I know. Once you have something in mind, start putting down some very rough doodles of how you want things to look. A few great resources for finding a good variety of characters are Pinterest, Anime Planet, and My Anime List. Section 2 – Sketching Out Your Character Now comes the fun part. Section 2.1 – Drawing Manga Eyes
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 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: