Beautiful realist study of a male life model’s face for Kassan’s art class in NYC. Sped up to replicate the actual two hour study you can see where Kassan begins with very crude dark block filling with his charcoal. He introduces finer detailing with the charcoal and then the pencil. The face quickly takes shape and you begin to admire just how good he really is. His final touches include the use of a white pencil for highlights and tints to bring out some of the key features. A pure class video on how to draw like a realist.
With his usual cool and concise approach Crilley once again reaches for his pencils to this time take on the ‘manga’ head shape and facial features. By beginning with basic geometric shapes like the circle he is able to form all the key features of a manga/anime cartoon character. Essential skills for your sketch pad! So grab your pencils and sketchbook and learn the manga techniques to improve your style and technique in drawing cartoons.
A quick speed drawing showing you how to draw a cat from the looney tunes cartoons.
A very quick and easy way to draw this cute little cartoon cat.
If you are not familiar with her then let me enlighten you. Penelope is the poor little cat that has to put up with the very smelly french skunk Pepe Le Pew. Poor old Pepe is all mixed up and mistakes her for a female skunk. In the cartoon Past Perfumance, Penelope has a white stripe down her tale. On seeing this Pepe chases the poor cat, until she jumps into the water and the strip comes off. This is when he realises she is a cat. A favourite cartoon of mine and I am sure many of you.
A lovely little tutorial that although is very simple, produces a very sweet little cat. A lovely piece of music also that gives it that french feel.
The music is La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong, a cover of the song made famous by Edith Piaf.
In this video you can learn how to draw Kid Goku from the anime and game Dragonball.
The tutorial explains it step by step and show examples on how to draw this popular manga character.
This little character Kid Goku appeared in the episode Dragon ball GT when Goku was aged 47 (before the wish by Shenron turning him to a little kid). Goku has finished training Uub, and they have just finished testing their abilities against one another in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Soon after, an accidental wish by Emperor Pilaf transforms Goku back into a child. The wish was made on the Black Star Dragon Balls. As a result, Goku must travel the galaxy and return them to Earth to prevent the planet from exploding from the negative energy created by the wish.
As with the majority of Mark Crilley’s videos he uses pre sketched characters, which then enables him to spend more time on the subject that he is teaching.
The topic here is drawing glasses. Mark first of all starts to draw the glasses on the male character and offers a few tips to help you with the shape. Oval glasses are being drawn and to aid you, Mark suggests that you could use a pair of real glasses to get the shape right, as the shapes are often an area that people struggle with.
He then moves on to the female who he draws square glasses on a shape that is taken from his other Manga characters. If drawing Manga is an area that you are already interested in or having seen this video may want to see more of Mark Crilley teaching how to draw other characters or features on them, then please review the other videos on this site or share it with anyone else who may be interested. The web address is www.artisanhq.com
This online art tutorial shows you how you can draw using colored chalk pastels a very effective landscape with trees reflecting in the water.
To begin with, the artist has pre-drawn his landscape to include the basic outlines of three conifer type trees, some shrubbery and the area where the landscape meets the water’s edge. With a blue chalk pastel held at and applied at a 45 degree angle, the artist covers the entire sky area using short 1-2 inch marks before then using his finger to gently blend the chalk together to give a soft and much more realistic sky.
Unfortunately, not all skies are a perfect blue color so it is with this in mind that he must now introduce a white chalk to the base of the skyline and a darker blue to the top to imitate how the sky would look in nature. He uses exactly the same technique when applying these new colors and simply blends them in by eye to test his artistic abilities. You will agree that even in such a short amount of time using the chalks that it is already a very concise drawing of the sky.
It is extremely difficult to draw grass with complete precision so the tendency for most artists is to draw the ‘impression’ of grass rather than take on blade by blade individually. In this particular tutorial the artist has smudged the grass region of the picture using a very similar technique to that used for the sky. Just three chalks were used for this area of grass, a dark green, light green and a yellow to pick out highlights residing on the grass’s horizon line. Use your finger to smudge accordingly once again for this stage in the drawing.
Drawing the trees with chalk is a slightly different procedure. As the chalk lines are applied they actually serve a purpose in imitating the branches. So working from the centre of the tree outwards, slowly and as accurately as possible begin to fill each of the trees which were drawn at the start. Follow the techniques used by the artist and practice to become much better at layering the chalk and achieving better tones and highlights within your trees.
And to finish with is the lake containing the reflections of the landscape you have just drawn. This stage is once again done using the techniques already demonstrated earlier in the video so by this stage you should be slightly more confident with the colored pastels to create a really nice lake. Take your time and most importantly have fun whilst your drawing. This art tutorial is geared more towards the beginner artist who is taking their first steps into chalk pastel drawing and landscape artwork.
Mark Crilley takes on another manga character in this manga drawing tutorial. To make the tutorial extra special he draws the Chibi manga character but combines the picture with a decorative element which could serve as a nice gift card to give someone.
With his pencil he begins drawing the head shapes of the manga character before slowly progressing into a stylish spikey haircut. All of theis is done in relatively light pencil work so he can go over any areas which he feels are potentially out of proportion. The card and decorative element of this video has already been pre drawn and inked in before hand and so the Chibi manga/anime character is drawn straight into the box to the side.
Mark Crilley mantions how guidelines aren’t used as much in Chibi manga as they are when drawing conventional manga where the detailing is often much higher with regards to the outfits they wear and the facial expressions they use.
Once he is satisfied with the head shape he goes on to draw the mouth in an open position to imitate the character screaming and also places the eyes at horizontal angles just as lines. In Chibi manga this often indicates laughter or excitement but in this video it will represent crying.
There is no nose in this drawing which again is very common of Chibi characters. He goes in with further pencil detailing when he draws the tears which are exaggerated in size to add a fun element to the sketch. All the features in a Chibi drawing are very simple and often come across as very cute so it isn’t long before Crilley reaches for his black Prismacolor to firm up the outline on his Chibi character.
What you will learn from Mark Crilley in this video are the basic underlying principles which are required to draw competently. Line work and feature placement are the biggest factors in this online tutorial but there is also a small amount of basic sketching to firm up the drawing.
Due to a request from an ArtisanHQ member I have uploaded a how to draw the eye from the side online drawing tutorial which I deem to be a very concise and accurate reference to learn from.
Drawing the eye from the side is a completely different discipline altogether. When you draw from the side it is perspective which comes into play much more than drawing an eye from a face on point of view. The eyeball, iris and pupil all have to be drawn as an irregular oval whilst their scale is under scrutiny up against the surrounding facial areas like the brows, cheekbones and the nose all of which place a major role in the eye retaining its perspective.
Through the use of a tablet and a computer software package like Adobe Photoshop the artist in this online tutorial guides you through all the elements to consider when drawing or sketching the human eye. Take note of how he begins his composition and at which point hatching and and shading is applied to bring the eye off the page.
Learning to draw the nose is one of the most sought after areas when drawing and sketching the human anatomy. The nose can be very hard to draw with its mixture of hard cartilage and soft fleshy areas. The range of sizes and shapes is also very vast so there is much to be learned and considered when drawing the human nose.
This drawing video is an absolutely fantastic example of how to visually teach the aspiring artist how to draw the nose with it’s easy to follow step by step approach and at times humorous narrative. The quality of the drawing throughout and the finished result is classically beautiful so adhering to what this artist has to say is a sure fire way to excel in your drawing and sketching skills.
The artist begins with what is called a ‘lay in’ which basically put means establishing the height and width ratios of the nose. He draws a box with his pencil with an aim to capture the basic proportions of the nose. This is a great way to start before you go adding too much detail early on and end up having to correct areas which you may have drawn wrong.
Working from a reference photo which features regularly in the art tutorial he captures the planes of the nostrils, ball of the nose and the bridge which runs down the nose to instantly identify the dimensions of the nose. Then he maps in the connections between the bone and the cartilage to help him place the half tones which will be introduced later in the drawing observation.
He talks of how the nose from the observational photo points down and as a result places the nostrils and ball of the nose in their according places. This is half the battle with observational anatomical studies so make sure you take your time at this stage. Using a hatching method with the pencil he applies the half tones under the nose and at the top of the eye sockets where the brow casts a shadow. At this point you can start to see the drawing coming to life with the beginnings of a solid resemblance in place.
With the remainder of the art tutorial the artist describes how to correctly place your tonal values to best resemble the nose which is under observation. By working the pencil at a 90 degree angle across the half tone shading you will naturally build up a darker tonal quality thus adding further depth to your drawing.
The quality of this video is second to none and is one of the best tutorials I have seen on how to draw the human nose. You can find this artist and his other videos at his website www.proko.com or alternatively you can search the other how to draw tutorials in ArtisanHQ’s drawing archive.
Sakura is a female ninja from the popular and long running anime series called Naruto. She is one of the most famous and followed characters in the anime world and as a result many anime and manga fanatics would love to be able to draw Sakura.
What this video offers is a Hentai rendition of Sakura and shows you step by step how to draw Sakura in pencil and pen. When drawing a Hentai character the form of the character is much more realistic and life like as opposed to anime where certain features can appear more disproportionate like the size and shape of the head.
The artist in this hentai drawing tutorial draws Sakura as if she was a real human and shows all the correct techniques for drawing the human form biomechanically by structuring the body into different sections using basic shapes. From these basic shapes the finer details like the hands and facial area is added with technicasl pencil sketch work. Once the artist is happy with his preliminary pencil sketch he then goes over the top with a variety of different sized manga drawing markers to solidify his design.
The artist draws from memory and is not assisted by a picture or photograph. This is a very good drawing tutorial which allows you to see the disciplines required to draw in Hentai as well as offering a great visual aid for you to start creating your own Hentai sketches.