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.
In this online drawing tutorial the artist demonstrates how by using Photoshop software how you can draw a hunter dwarf from one of the races in World Of Warcraft, a popular online game. Of course you don’t have to use Photoshop to do this and can instead use a pen or pencil but for the purposes of this art video it is easier for the artist to demonstarte using this software.
He begins by drawing the entire body using a faint, thin lined pencil and explains to you how it is important to understand the basic proportions of a human being as this drawing, with it being of a dwarf, will have exaggerated and disproportionate elements about it.
Once he is happy with the proportions of his drawing he changes his tool to that od a brush which fills medium sized areas of the desired color which is in his case a mid tone grey. He fills in large areas with this mid tone to add depth to his drawing very quickly and this is an essential step in sketching for any drawing. Ascertaining your midtones is essential before you can go on to add greater detail and intricate shading with your pencils.
He then looks for texture and shadow within the drawing of the dwarf and selects a variety of tools to achieve this. This stage comes with experience and practice but is very important to gain a greater sense of realism within your drawing. Understanding where your light source is within your drawing is another very important aspect within sketching. Often artists will draw a dot somewhere on the page to indicate where the imaginary light source is and is used a a quick reference throughout the drawing. The light source is essential for knowing where to cast shadows and add highlights so make sure you get into the habit of knowing this before proceeding with your art work.
The artist also suggests you using charcoal and smooth paper as a great alternative to draw the hunter dwarf. With there being large areas of shadow to be covered, the use of a willow or chalk pastel would compliment this very well. A white chalk would really bring out the crucial highlights too like on certain areas of the dwarf’s face and beard.
This online tutorial serves as a great reference for the beginner artist to learn from and firmly highlights the key ingredients needed for a quality drawing or sketch. Understanding shading, tone, highlights and proportions are all essential elements for securing a detailed and correct drawing so take not of the advice on offer to you in this art tutorial. Support the artist and visit his website and feel free to leave your comments below. Alternatively you can review and enjoy the other drawing sections in ArtisanHQ’s extensive video tutorial archive.
Dorset (UK) based artist Jamie Hart is interviewed by Field and Rural Life Magazine at one of his art exhibitions. He is asked questions like his inspirations for his designs and why does he use wood to essentially capture an organic female form.
Hart actively goes out looking for wood,mainly oak, in its decaying state and then has to visualise it as a form. He looks for qualities in the wood like density, form, natural structure, extrusions and hollows because all of these make up the essence of his organic working manner. It is lovely to see an artist working with naturally sourced materials also and it is obvious that he really enjoys capturing the beauty of anatomy within wood sculpture.
This is an excerpt from an educational dvd and briefly shows you how to mark out and carve off the excess wood to begin to form the female body. The instructor uses two flat templates of the female figure showing the correct proportions and the way the the limbs should be carved as well as the torso.
He uses a blue pen to mark directly on the wood areas around the upper back, beneath the arms and also around the legs to determine which areas of wood need removing. Once he is happy with his marked out subject, he proceeds to put it into a device, clamping down on the feet to allow him full freedom of movement with the deep number 8 fish tail gouge to quickly shave off the excess wood. This is a nice video tutorial to display the basics in wood carving.
In this extremely well presented and easy to follow art tutorial you can learn from a very talented pencil sketch artist how to draw the arm from a frontal and side view.
You are guided through the basic principles of how to use the pencil as well as learning how to best apply the pencil to achieve convincing shades and tonal areas. Learning how to sketch can be very difficult and areas of the anatomy like defined muscles are notorious for holding lots of tonal values.
This video is well narrated and guides you through the drawing procedures which are essential for you to achieve a realistic and life like sketch. The artist draws the outlines first taking extra care to make sure all the proportions from muscle to muscle are scaled properly. It is in these early stages of a sketch where you must take that little extra time to form a solid foundation to then add your finer details with the pencil. If you have ever wondered how to use the pencil correctly to sketch then this is a fine video to learn from as the instructor covers all the elements for you to attain a detailed drawing and further your abilities in pencil sketching.
This video is aimed towards the beginner to novice pencil artist and goes at a slow but very thorough pace for you to learn from. He uses a variety of pencils to compose his drawing of the arm and explains how certain pencils are better to use for certain aspects of the drawing. For example, using softer pencils like a 5B will allow you to get darker tones and shaded regions thus creating more depth within your drawing. I hope you enjoy this drawing tutorial and come away with a greater knowledge of how to apply yourself within pencil sketching and the human form.
Carles Gomila seeks to paint works that are tender and yet disturbing, evocative full bodied and elegant. He loves painting the human figure based on the real human anatomy plus his own imagination and feels free to represent the human figure and redeem the values of classical art from a contemporary perspective.
This video has been cleverly produced to demonstrate the artist at work whilst at times using metamorphoses to take the viewer through to the finished piece, as well as creating a sinister feel throughout. Powder paint and charcoal mediums can be seen within the video, using paint brushes and palette knives to compliment.
This is a fantastic example of the art promoted by Fine Grime Publishing, Bath, UK, who’s growing reputation is an accolade to their style. Further works can be found through their website www.finegrime.co.uk
In this instructional video you can become the envy of your friends by learning how to draw what is potentially one of the hardest subjects in art…the mouth! If you can draw the mouth and teeth you can pretty much take on any part of the anatomy. This is a great step by step video working from an actual picture in a like for like style. Grab your set of pencils and follow this great artist to allow you to draw to your best potential. Easy to follow and well presented throughout.
In this how to draw art tutorial, pencil artist Matthew Archambault draws the basic anatomical make up of the male form to encourage aspiring artists to understand the muscular building blocks of the human form.
When studying the muscles on the body they all have their own unique purpose and position within their areas so with this in mind they will all have a different shape and size. So Archambault teaches through a few drawing techniques how you can notice the muscles properly and transfer them to your pencil drawing. Using contour lines he creates good depth and form within the pencil sketch and it isn’t too long before the major areas of the male model’s torso becomes apparent.
Like nearly all pencil drawings there will be dark lines and faint lines used so this tutorial also makes it clear when these two different types of line should be applied to produce different effects within your drawing. This is an ideal video for beginners and intermediate artists as it offers some very valuable drawing methods to help you establish a more consistent life drawing.
In this fascinating video, artist Liberace guides you through how he takes on the male torso from life. He begins with quick sketches in a charcoal to outline the basic shapes or building blocks if you like which form the muscles. He then goes into detail whilst drawing, the importance of understanding how the muscles contract a cast shadows through their movement. He uses a white paencil to highlight large and small areas of muscle groups but also uses a brush to soften the anatomical values of the figure under study. Personally, I think this is a gorgeous video of a life study and all the beauty which surrounds it.
Artist Wilson Bickford kicks off this video lesson by explaining to you the anatomy of the wave. How it needs to be formed to create a natural organic shape within the painting. He guides you through a series of painting techniques such as highlighting, shaping, spattering and directional movement of the brush to create movement. A variety of brushes are used in this demonstration as well such as the round and flat tip brushes.