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Lackadaisy Expressions

Lackadaisy 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. Anyway, I found all I could really do was try to explain ways to teach yourself...and then add some pictures.

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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 first is to make sure you are using the right tools. tortillion.htm How To Make A Tortillion A tortillion is nothing more than a piece of rolled paper used as a blending tool. The softness or hardness of the tortillion is controlled by the type of paper you choose to make it out of. I have never liked to use a finger or a blending stump on a drawing because it always looks like a big smudge when you are finished. I started using a tortillion a few years ago when I was trying a new drawing technique.

INKING ART LESSON Pen and Ink Drawing Lessons Art Books Online How to Draw Watercolors Oil Painting Lessons When I first got serious about cartooning for a career, one of the things I was most concerned about was inking. That seemed to me like a skill and art that would take a really long time to master, and worse yet there seemed to be no good sources of learning the art of inking out there. Drawing From Life - Step by Step Drawing This is a drawing from life, of my father. He posed for me in 1991. Unfortunately he died the following year, so this charcoal portrait is very precious to me. At the time, he was living in a senior’s high-rise, and I’d go over after supper and draw him while he was reading the local newspaper.

Club Of The Waves - StumbleUpon 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 the Head From Any Angle The Basic Forms To draw the head from any angle you must first understand its basic structure. Look past all the distracting details and visualize the underlying forms. This ability to simplify can be applied to the features of the face, but when starting the drawing you could look even further.

Disney's "Tangled" Character Design Development. Once "Rapunzel", then "Rapunzel Unbraided", and now "Tangled", Disney's 50th animated Feature film, set for release November 28th, has gone through many changes throughout it's years in development. One thing that hasn't changed much, though, is the artistic influence of two artists in particular. One was the French Rococo painter Jean-Honorer Fragonard, specifically one of his best known works; “The Swing” which inspired the lush fairy tale world that Rapunzel inhabits. The second is animation legend Glen Keane, who was the original driving force behind the film. Glen's masterfully solid, appealing, expressive and passionate animation and drawings are admired across the globe.

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.

DRAWING TREES ~ Drawing tips, hints and techniques Balance and Form First find your tree. This is not as easy as it might appear... trees have a habit of looking unbalanced, awkward or just plain crazy! Despite Nature's best endeavours, not all trees make good subjects. Finding one with the appearance of good balance can take some time. Maybe you prefer to design your own?

Perspective - How to Draw Perspective An understanding of perspective drawing is important no matter what subject you choose. It's easier than you think. Just start at the beginning, follow the examples, then progress to the next lesson when you are comfortable. Don't be afraid to experiment with perspective drawing. Your eyes will tell you when something looks right or wrong. Have fun!

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