9 Very Common Figure Drawing Mistakes, And How to Avoid Them Over the last twenty-five years I have spent my fair share of time drawing and studying the human figure. As a result, I’ve come across several (actually, nine) common figure-drawing mistakes over and over again. Like any other art process, figure drawing is a fluid activity and impossible to pin down with exact rules—but if your goal is to create a more convincing life drawing, then these next few ideas will certainly help. Here are the nine common figure-drawing mistakes, along with their solutions:
craftgrrl: Cheap screen printing tutorial Alright, I've finally had the time to "screen print" another shirt, so here's the tutorial... Materials needed: a t-shirt, yucky/cheap paint brushes, an embroidery hoop, screen printing ink (I use Speedball brand), a glue that isn't water-soluble (I use Mod Podge), curtain sheer material/tulle/old nylons, and a computer with a printer (or a good hand for drawing things). Find an image you like and that has good contrast. My cow needed to be "cut out," and I've only got Microsoft Paint on this computer and it worked fine. Save the image as a Monochrome Bitmap file and it will turn it black and white. If this loses all the detail, fudge around on Paint or try a different picture, haha.
How to Draw 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. Anatomy for Artists Course – Studio “I feel like I have been injected with some crazy power potion; suddenly I start to understand the incredibly difficult construction of the human body. Scott’s incredible skills made my jaw drop and I feel like this is the very first time I have had a real expert talking about real application of the theory.” Senior Character ArtistRockysteady Studio “Scott’s knowledge of human anatomy is uncanny and the way he teaches is the most effective I’ve ever seen. I thought my knowledge of the human anatomy was pretty good before but now I realize there is so much more to know. I feel revitalized as an artist and motivated to push my character and creature designs even further!”
How to Draw Caricatures: The 5 Shapes 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
Eyes and Freckles The color pencil drawings of Amy Robins. Artwork © Amy Robins Link via Life is a Danceable Tragedy face replication products Create a wonderful gift for someone special ... featuring their face ... or the face of someone they love, or treat yourself ... with your own image... or the likeness of someone you love! Tell me more All we need is a photo of the front of someone's face. If you have or can take side photo(s), all the better.
tonal value Painters do not have the apparatus problems of a photographer, but they do face a similar value design problem: anchoring the middle value of a painting in a way that communicates the intended feeling of light or dark without sacrificing a complete representation of the tonal range. Our visual system naturally adjusts to the average luminance in our environment to produce the best visual representation. Because this adaptation also affects the appearance of any physical gray scale, the key to the value design of a painting lies in the distribution of gray values across the luminance range. What should this distribution look like? The diagram at right shows a basic value plan that can serve well in thinking about the value range of any painting.
Foundation Drawing Section X: SKULL and HEAD The skull provides the basis for understanding the form of the head. The three large masses of the head are the cranium, the skeleton of the face and jaw. Consider the forms of these masses simply. The cranium as a sphere, the face as a flat plane that descends off the cranium and tapers toward the chin and the jaw as a horse shoe shape that hinges underneath.