This video tutorial shows Elizabeth Tyler breaking many rules of the traditional ways in which watercolor artists paint. In this large seascape painting other than brushes Tyler works with pens, pencils, ruler pens, color shapers, sponges and masking fluid etc. It’s fantastic when artists challenge certain styles which are stooped in tradition, it provokes a freshness and contemporary edge which I believe to be vital to maintaining the upkeep of the art world.?She even uses sandpaper, saucepan scrubbers, razorblades and erasers for corrections. You can see how she still keeps control even when pouring strong color directly over the paper .
In this video Artist Mark Crilley teaches through discussion and application the different styles in which ‘Manga’ cartoon eyes are drawn. Most people will think there is only one style but in actual fact there are lots. Using his pencils and artist’s pad he demonstrates four different styles in this short video and it really is a good example of a how to draw tutorial.
This is a snippet from a how to draw DVD by pencil artist Matthew Archambault where he demonstrates to you how to finish off a hand drawing by considering just a few different drawing techniques.
He expresses the importance of standing away from your subject matter regularly as it allows you a better grasp of the proportion and perspectives of what you are drawing. With drawing hands it can become very difficult to get too caught up in some of the finer line work and shading that you actually lose control of the whole picture and you overshoot vital proportions.
He guides you down the pre shaded side of the thumb and demonstrates how adding a darker line to that side can complete that thumb and bring it closer to the foreground adding the illusion of a three dimensional drawing. This is not apparent in a photograph which is what he is using as his study and mentions that when you are working from photographs you really need to be thinking about how to thicken up the shaded area with the pencil to really create a sense of movement.
He finishes by adding rotational lines around the thumb using faint pencil lines to add a further sense of movement which is vital to make a hand look like its affected by gravity and not just floating in mid air. This combined with heavy tonal and shading work around the wrist brings more depth to the pencil drawing and finishes it off very nicely to create a very realistic sketch.
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.
A well narrated video to show from start to finish how you can expect to achieve drawing a realistic eye using pencils. Why not have a try?
This artist has produced a time lapse video to present to you how he takes on drawing of a wolf. His selected mediums for this picture are chalk pastels and pastel pencils which enable much finer detail as you have a sharper point and greater control.
The artist begins with a very loose application of base colors in only a few shades before advancing with the black chalk to start adding bolder areas of coverage. He uses short stout strokes with the pastel to imitate the lie of the fur and has his finger ready to smudge and blend in the appropriate places. The eyes are the show stoppers in this drawing with their incredible detailing and realistic look. This is where the pastel pencils really come into play. Do you think you can do the same?
This is an excellent video tutorial to learn how to draw lips and teeth from in a realistic way. This is quite literally a step by step video with sped up moments and great quality narration. The artist talks about cross hatching techniques and how you can expect to gain 3D depth, shading highlights and intricate detailing around the teeth and certain areas of the lips. The beginner would have no problems learning to sketch from this. An array of different softness pencils are used throughout.
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 video a Photoshop drawing tablet has been used to illustrate how the basic proportions of the adult male face are laid out. There is then a step by step process to follow which will eventually lead you to the finished product. A mainly linear drawing with lightly detailed dark tonal areas. Have a go on Photoshop yourself or just reach for a selection of soft tipped drawing pencils and have a go yourself with your own photo!!
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.