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How to Draw Hands

How to Draw Hands
This short tutorial is a just a small taste of a larger and much more in-depth book I wrote called The Mad Art of Caricature! The book is 175 full-color pages, lavishly illustrated and contains greatly expanded explanations of the concepts presented in this tutorials, as well and a great deal of additional material on caricaturing other facial features, posture, hands, expression and more, techniques on drawing from live models, doing caricature for freelance illustration and for MAD Magazine. This is a must have book for anyone interested in caricature, cartooning or humorous illustration. You can order it online here. How to Draw Hands Easily the most asked question I get is “how do you draw caricatures?”. Next to faces, hands are probably the most expressive and intricate part of the human form. I’m a cartoonist at heart, so the hands I draw are not realistic hands by most definitions. Breaking Down Hand Structure Not really much to it, is there? Relationships of Hand Structure

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How To Draw A Wave This art tutorial, kindly donated by surfing comic strip illustrator and surf artist Bob Penuelas covers how to draw a wave the Wilbur Kookmeyer way! If you're like me, then you've probably spent a lot of time in high school class daydreaming and doodling a thousand perfect cartoon waves in your notebook. It's safe to say that ninety percent of us surfers have a habit of scribbling perfect waves whenever a pencil is in our hands. Hopefully the following pointers will help you change your throw-away wave doodles into actual compelling artwork that you want to keep forever. Remember, there are millions of ways to draw a wave and hopefully with these simple pointers you'll find a million more.

How To Draw 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. Yeah! Just give me a day or two to whip something up..." Um. Drawing Caricatures This series of “How to Draw Caricatures” tutorials are a just a small taste of a larger and much more in-depth book I wrote called The Mad Art of Caricature! The book is 175 full-color pages, lavishly illustrated and contains greatly expanded explanations of the concepts presented in these tutorials, as well and a great deal of additional material on caricaturing other facial features, posture, hands, expression and more, techniques on drawing from live models, doing caricature for freelance illustration and for MAD Magazine. This is a must have book for anyone interested in caricature, cartooning or humorous illustration. You can order it online here. Part One: Basic Theory and the Five Shapes

Discussion Page Article: A list of recommended books on sketching Hokusai: One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji by Henry D. Smith This is a must have for all who want to focus on the beauty of line using brush and ink -- in a Japanese style. It's not an instruction book like the two above, but a collection of some of the finest examples of brush drawing I have ever seen. 19th century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai produced these when he was over seventy years old, and they represent years of experience and refinement. This is a reproduction or facsimile of a book of wood block prints which were based on his drawings. His original drawing would be pasted onto a block of wood, and an expert wood block cutter would carve away the white areas with a razor sharp cutting tool from both paper and wood together to accurately reproduce every stroke.

30 Funny Illustrations about Simple Truths of Life While surfing Internet the I came across the blog of Alex Noriega an illustrator from Barcelona, he has some interesting life lessons that our parents and teachers may have forgotten to tell us and he presented them in the form of some really funny illustrations. In this post I am posting 30 Funny Illustrations about Simple Truths of Life that I have picked from his blog. Hope you all will enjoy this post.

Foreshortening Tricks Hi folks! Tutorial Tuesday is going to be a basic one – I’m a bit under the weather currently so this may not be the best post, but I want to give you something that I feel is important in the world of drawing – some pointers on foreshortening. Check this out. Foreshortening is basically an optical illusion created from a compressed looking drawing in perspective.

Crosshatching Crosshatching is the layering of planes of parallel lines on top of each other in order to create a gradient or texture in a drawing. Crosshatching has an "old-fashioned" stigma, probably for good reason: drawing lines side-by-side, and then on top of each other, is a great solution to a problem inherent in pen & ink drawing and printmaking: How do you make a drawing tonal if all you have to work with is black and white? With digital tools at our disposal, as well as relatively new products like Zipotone, Craftint and DuoShade, it's easy to see why crosshatching isn't considered cutting edge. However, I don't personally believe that a technique in itself can be old-fashioned; I think that comes out of how the artist uses the technique. Below is a primer on crosshatching for the beginner or for those who want to hone their craft.

Drawing Eyes For a video version of this tutorial visit www.proko.com/how-to-draw-eyes-structure This tutorial is a continuation of How to Draw the Head from Any Angle. I will go over the structure of the eye and detailed information on drawing the brow ridge, eyeball, eyelids, eyelashes, iris, cornea, and pupil. The Basic Forms Pablo Lobato Argentinian illustrator Pablo Lobato really knows how to work those graphic lines in his amazing illustrations. It’s so impressing that you can easily recognize the famous characters, even though they are almost only lines and boxes. Visit Pablo’s Flickr stream here and see more of his brilliant work. Via Fubiz

Figurative Paintings & Drawings by James Bertucci James Bertucci (Artist)Modern Figurative Painting About the Artist James Bertucci, 21, is a fine artist and sculptor. Bertucci at an early age began studying under John Tylk, who taught him the foundation skills in both drawing and painting. James has won national awards from 2004-2008 in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and his senior year (2008) was selected as 1 of top 5 senior art portfolios in the nation. Bertucci’s work has been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and Laguna Beach.

The hand The hands are a notorious source of frustration. This section won't concentrate on the muscle structure, since the hand is very complex in this regard, and knowing this won't help much in drawing them. Instead, we'll look at proportions, range of motion, and possible simplifications. 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! Drawing the Nose Update 09-26-2012 – Above is a video version of this tutorial. For more video tutorials visit Proko.com and subscribe to the newsletter In this tutorial I will go over the structure of the nose and give detailed information about the bridge, ball, and nostrils of the nose. At the end, I will show a step by step of a nose drawing.

Rhythm Drawing Search for images or info Have you ever heard of rhythm drawing? When you learn to draw, it's a very good idea to establish a rhythm of sorts, to feel the flow of the pencil beneath your fingers. If your illustrations are stiff and tentative, you can practice drawing in rhythm, to help get rid of any awkwardness with a pencil. I know the feeling of incompetence that any new artist feels when faced with a blank sheet of paper. You might ask 'How do I start?'

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