The website of youtube artist Merrill Kazanjian You have three resources to work from. 1.) the video 2.) The step by step directions on this page 3.) A printable PDF (Link at bottom) with step by step directions. Take your time! FREE Downloadable PDF for this lesson and a supply list at the bottom of this page. Today I am going to teach you how to draw the male nose. STEP 1- In step one of drawing the male nose, focus your attention on the shapes. STEP 2- For step two, simply erase the lines on the inside of the nose. STEP 3- For this step, darken the nostrils. STEP 4- *****Notice that I ERASED the lines on the sides of the bridge of the nose! STEP 5- While I am not drawing eyes for this part, at the top of the bridge of the nose is the inner part of the orbit (of the eye). STEP 6- Notice the long trapezoid that I shaded in the middle of the nose. STEP 7- I am putting on the finishing touches. STEP 8- In the final step I darkened the nostrils. - Buy the supplies that I use: (Below) PDF for this lesson: CLICK HERE
Triangulation How-To Ok, so now we know how to measure angles and draw the corresponding lines on our pad. So how do you go about drawing this handsome fellow by triangulation (at last)? Remember the side-angle-angle theorem? One side and two angles determine a triangle. Meaning they determine the position of the missing vertex once you know two vertices. So we start by choosing an arbitrary line to be the given side in the side-angle-angle theorem. I notice by scanning vertically with my pencil that the central point of the head aligns vertically with the inside of the right leg and with the point where the foot intersects the inside of the leg. Now what do I draw? Now I measure the angle of the line that joins the vertex of the head to the center of the joint of the elbow. Now I measure the angle from the point at the foot to the same point on the elbow. Now, the two lines will intersect at some point. Ok, so I don't really need the construction lines anymore, I can erase them.
LINE BY LINE - Opinionator This is the second in a series. Pope Boniface VIII was looking for a new artist to work on the frescoes in St. Peter’s Basilica, so he sent a courtier out into the country to interview artists and collect samples of their work that he could judge. This is often told as the story of the ultimate test of drawing, and I don’t dispute that it is very hard to draw a perfect circle. James McMullan The ellipse is the Frisbee of art, the circle freed from its flatness that sails out into imagined space tilting this way and that and ending up on the top of the soup bowl and silver cup in Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s still life or, imagine this, on the wheels of the speeding Batmobile. This is the first in a series. Drawing, for many people, is that phantom skill they remember having in elementary school, when they drew with great relish and abandon.
LINE BY LINE - Opinionator This is the final installment of this series. In this last column of the series, I will show you the process of conceptual thinking, sketching, research photos, painting and lettering that led to a finished theater poster, in this case one for Jon Robin Baitz’s play “Ten Unknowns,” which was presented at Lincoln Center Theater in 2001. Nearly all the steps in creating the poster involved drawing. In “Ten Unknowns,” Malcolm Raphelson, the central character played by Donald Sutherland, is a figurative artist who had a period of New York success in the late 1940s, just before the rise of Abstract Expressionism as the dominant painting style. As the play begins, it is now the 1990s, and Malcolm has retreated to a remote Mexican town, dispirited and contemptuous of the current art world. The idea of facing an imaginative void made me think about an actual void, the empty canvas, or an empty sheet of paper, and how that moment of beginning is loaded with possibility and fear.