In this tutorial The artist uses Bristol Paper, HB pencil, 6B Pencil, blended stump and a kneaded eraser. Once you have the kit then you can learn the skills. With an easy to follow guide the artist shows you what you can expect to achieve with your pencils by showing the photograph from which she works and a still image of the finished drawing. In the following 15 minutes you will be fully equipped to take on your own masterpiece with all the necessary skills to take on any hair style you want!
In this video tutorial you will learn how to dry brush with Claire Watson. The first half of the video describes the variety of brushes used and not forgetting the kitchen roll and the eraser. The paints are Windsor and Newton artisan oils and they are her choice of paints for the dry brushing. She talks of how its like a combination of drawing and painting. Judge for yourself and above all, have fun.
In this video the artist discusses with you the range of different utensils available on the market which are needed to work at a basic fundamental level for charcoal drawings.
He discusses the range and diversity of charcoal pencils and delivers a brief summary on each of them weighing up their pros and cons, for example the sizes and their different weight and density criteria are played off against one another. He briefly talks about pencils and their graphite qualities and compares them to the charcoal pencils by discussing how they are easy to sharpen and sometimes better for outlining and early stages of finer detailing.
Next is the highlight charcoals which as you can imagine are a white charcoal composite and work directly even jet black areas of charcoal. These are relentless and great for adding body to your work so I would suggest these are a must for anybody getting in the game of charcoals.
To finish with comes the accessories low down where the blending stump, comprised of extremely tight wound cotton which is used as the name suggests only really for blending. It is better than your finger because it does not contain all those oils and grease which naturally occur on almost all hands. And finally but by no means least is your best mate the eraser, personally I would steer towards the kneaded one as it can be moulded to your desired shape to get some very fine removal of charcoal, not to mention it doesn’t leave shavings or residue.
Well hopefully this helps you on your path to being a charcoal artist, so sit back and learn the basics.
Armed with a 2H and a B pencil and an eraser, this artist guides you through the process of drawing life-like hair from outline right up to the finished drawing. He adds all the shading and tonal qualities within the outline then works the eraser into the pencil to create suggestions of highlights on hairs. An excellent video for beginners to learn from.
This excellent post demonstrates the use of light and shade in the right proportions to allow a very good likeness to be created of this classic piece of art by the German artist. The artist uses a basic step by step approach to allow the viewer to build up a representation of the Praying Hands.
Clear instructions allow visitors to progress gradually and acheive very rapid progress. It is not just the pencil in use here…the artist uses a blender and a paintbrush to add remove and manipulate the amount of graphite in the drawing. Using different grades of pencil allow the deeper shadows to be achieved; the highlight require the use of the blender and the eraser on the end of a pencil.
Cartoon Block artist Evan Burse takes to a pencil drawing of one of the most popular characters in manga, Naruto. He uses a HB pencil and anime drawing paper to replicate the heroic character from start to finish in a step by step easy to follow style.
He begins by drawing a circle for the basic head shape and follows this with a vertical central line and uses this as a guide to draw a symmetrical jawline to form the basis for his character Naruto.
The key features like the eyes, ears and mouth are all in line next to be drawn and this is the point where Burse uses an eraser to rub out some of his rough guidelines and pencils in bold dark lines to really start establishing his character’s detail. This cartoon tutorial really is easy to follow and a nice foundation from which to draw anime/manga at your own pace and level.
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.
If wanting to learn how to draw film stars is your thing then this is the video for you. It is a realistic time lapse video drawing of actress Angelina Jolie. The artist uses a 7B, 4B, 2B, 2H, 4H, blu tac(eraser) and q-tips to achieve their desired result. There’s no narration just a soundtrack over but it does allow you the insight into which features the artist sketches first and how they’re tackled.
This is a nice quick and to the point video tutorial of how to draw clothes on the female form as a conceptual fashion drawing. The fashion designer in the video has the lady’s figure already pencilled out and she then simply draws her desired fashion garment over the top. This is where the eraser comes out and certain areas are taken away to put the emphasis on the garment rather than the female. An encouraging and easy to follow video for anyone to watch.
This video is a segment of a twenty minute portrait of a young woman. The artist Matthew Archambault expresses heavy focus on the hair and eyes giving you tips and techniques on how to attain the best results. He uses an eraser to add highlights to the areas surrounding the eyes and upper cheek to give a more three dimensional drawing. Fantastic narration and easy to follow instructional advice. Great for the intermediate artist looking to improve their technique in pencil drawing.