Artist Agnes Fabricious shows off her impressive speed coupled with natural eye for detail here. Watch this video and see how she flitters to and from different regions of the face The pencils which are used are special pastel pencils and are an ideal compliment to your portraiture when you are looking to add very detailed features like the eyes, teeth and lips. Pastel pencils can be used in a wide variety of drawing compositions so be sure to have ago at maybe a impressionistic landscape or a morning sunrise.Perhaps you could take this style to your own art and make it work for you?
As anybody interested in fashion knows, portraying your designs correctly as a preliminary design in vital as it serves as a basis for which you must use to create your garment from. If the drawing is scruffy and ill detailed then you will struggle. This video teaches you how to create that fur and silk texture on paper using watercolors and colored pencil. As I’m sure you would agree, the end designs are definitely good enough to work from.
Using the tablet and pen which most digital artists are familiar with, this particular artist demonstrates how to draw the correct proportions of the adult female face. There is a very basic first few minutes where the artist draws the standard proportions if the face, ie, the eyes, ears, mouth and general head shape. This is then advanced onto a more detailed drawing to the right of it. The classic crosshatching technique is used to achieve the shading on areas of the face where tone is expected from hypothetical directional light. Have a watch and have a go, digital or just standard pencils. You might just be surprised with your own result.
Episode 10 in this series teaches the viewer and aspiring artist how they an expect to achieve realistic puddles using only a few tools and a keen eye for color. This is a very detailed and concise video and I would highly recommend it for its step by step approach, final outcome and detailed narrative from start to finish. Grab your kit and and just have a dabble with it.